Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc throughout the Northeast but did not stop Christopher Caruso of West Babylon from completing his Eagle Scout project at his high school, Holy Trinity Diocesan High School, in Hicksville.
On Thursday, Nov. 1, less than 48 hours after Hurricane Sandy made her mark on Long Island, volunteers from Eagle Scout Troop No. 104 of West Babylon went to Holy Trinity to help Caruso begin installation of a prayer garden at the Faculty and Senior entrance of the school.
The entire project was donated with the help of local merchants, Holy Trinity community, friends and family.
The project was finished on Saturday, Nov. 3 and at the completion of the project, Christopher, a junior at Holy Trinity, was all smiles.
“This is another wonderful addition to the many things that make Holy Trinity a special time, place and spirit,” he said.
Holy Trinity High School is a private, co-educational Catholic high school founded in 1966 drawing students from Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. It has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education Exemplary Schools Program and is nationally known for its outstanding Academics, Athletics and Performing Arts programs. For more information, visit www.holytrinityhs.org.
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