Nirav Patel’s Eagle Scout Project Earns Him the Jefferson Award

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Livingston Boy Scout Nirav Patel was presented with the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award for extraordinary service, during a ceremony held on Sunday, May 19, at the Patriots Theater of the Trenton War Memorial.

Patel, a Livingston High School junior, was one of eight students receiving the award for Environmental Stewardship. The award was presented by Tahesha Way, New Jersey secretary of state; Sam Beard, co-founder of the Jefferson Awards; and Linda Bowden, president of PNC Bank New Jersey.

The Jefferson Awards is a national volunteer recognition program established in 1972 by the American Institute for Public Service in cooperation with the U.S. Senate and the White House. The New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards is a joint program administered by the Community Foundation of New Jersey, the Star-Ledger/, and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Volunteerism, with support from corporate underwriters.



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