Troop 433 Scoutmaster presents Ryan Steven Martin with the Eagle Scout certificate. Submitted photo

WINSLOW — Leaders of government and civic organizations heaped praise on teenager Ryan Steven Martin of Winslow during his Eagle Scout ceremony held on Aug. 25 at the Winslow Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8835.

“I am so grateful and honored to have been invited to this event tonight to honor Ryan Martin,” Winslow Town Manager Erica LaCroix said, according to a news release from Chuck Mahaleris. “My cousin is an Eagle Scout and I understand what a huge achievement this is. I’m amazed at how many Eagle Scouts are actually in this room with us but look at how many others are here and have never achieved that status. It is truly a great accomplishment.”

Troop 433 Assistant Scoutmaster Millard Davis places the Eagle Scout neckerchief on Ryan Martin. Submitted photo

Martin received a Legislative Sentiment and U.S. flag that had flown over the State House in Augusta from State Senator Scott Cyrway of Albion and State Representative Cathy Nadeau of Winslow. “Your hard work is commendable and exactly what our nation needs,” Cyrway said.

He also received certificates of recognition from both the American Legion and the VFW, but it was his Scoutmaster, Garth Smith, who presented him with his Eagle Scout certificate.

State Sen. Scott Cyrway, left, and State Rep. Cathy Nadeau, center, presented a legislative sentiment to Ryan Martin, honoring from the entire Legislative body. Submitted photo

For his Eagle Scout project, Martin led a team to build benches and chairs which are now located around the town of Winslow for the public. LaCroix said, “The benches and chairs that you did for your project will be enjoyed for years to come by both residents and visitors alike. Wonderful work, and the town appreciates that you chose us to benefit from your service. We wish you all the luck in your future, and we hope to keep you in Winslow for a very long time.”

American Legion District Commander Maureen Mallay, right, presents Ryan Martin with a certificate of commendation and an American Eagle feather. Submitted photo

Martin, son of Diane and Steve Martin, just graduated from Winslow High School in the spring. He is enrolled in the five-year accelerated program for accounting and MBA for financial management at Husson University.

“My ultimate vision in life,” Martin said, “Is to be the person who helps those around them and shows others their full potential. I have tried to do this throughout my life up to this point, whether it was serving as Senior Patrol Leader for the troop or just being that stranger at the store who helps someone load their groceries. I will always hold the Scout Oath and Law close to my heart where all core values should be in life.”

Eagle Scout Ryan Martin, left, receives a Certificate of Recognition from the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Winslow VFW Commander Wayne Vashon made the presentation. Submitted photo


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