(Extensions of Remarks - February 14, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E148]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                      HONORING CONNOR JAMES DERRY


                            HON. SAM GRAVES

                              of missouri

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, February 14, 2013

  Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I proudly pause to recognize 
Connor James Derry. Connor is a very special young man who has 
exemplified the finest qualities of citizenship and leadership by 
taking an active part in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 314, and 
earning the most prestigious award of Eagle Scout.
   Connor has been very active with his troop, participating in many 
scout activities. Over the many years Connor has been involved with 
scouting, he has not only earned 33 merit badges, but also the respect 
of his family, peers, and community. Most notably, Connor has led his 
troop in various positions including Patrol Leader, has earned the rank 
of Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and is a Brotherhood Member in the 
Order of the Arrow. Connor has also contributed to his community 
through his Eagle Scout project. Connor led a team of 15 scouts in 
removing and reconstructing a swing set at Hillcrest Transitional 
Housing in Kansas City, Missouri.
   Mr. Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in commending Connor James 
Derry for his accomplishments with the Boy Scouts of America and for 
his efforts put forth in achieving the highest distinction of Eagle