Name: Nicholas Gabriele - 18
School: Miller Place High School, Class of 2013
Accomplishments: Nick Gabriele attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor that a Boy Scout can achieve. A member of Troop 204, Nick's Eagle project involved beautification of the grounds of the historic William Miller House on North Country Road in Miller Place. He planted two Eastern red trees and two arrow wood viburnum shrubs surrounded by a mulch bed. In addition, he weeded and fertilized the grass on either side of the new brick pathway, as well as cutting and mulching additional beds around two existing trees. He continues to go to the William Miller House multiple times each week to water the plantings.In addition to the plantings, Nick had to raise funds for his project and purchase the materials. He is grateful for the assistance he received from fellow Boy Scouts for the plantings, as well as the guidance he received from scout leaders, his parents, the Miller Place - Mount Sinai Historical Society, Brad Donato of Echo Landscaping, Cornell Cooperative Extension and his friend A.J. McKeown.
Nick will be heading to Quinnipiac University in the fall. He will be enrolled in a 3+1 business program where he will earn his Master's degree in his 4th year. He is considering a career as an attorney.