Resident earns Eagle Scout award

DOWNEY - Downey resident Mark Montero received the Eagle Scout award, the Boy Scouts' highest accolade, at a ceremony last Saturday at Downey United Methodist Church.Mayor Roger Brossmer presented Montero with a city proclamation; Harold Tskelnis presented him a certificate of commendation on behalf of Downey Rotary Club; and former mayor Meredith Perkins, who as mayor inducted Montero into the Kids Hall of Fame, spoke about how he influenced Montero to go for the Eagle Scout. Montero also received commendation certificates from Pope Benedict XVI, President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and others. A reception was hosted by Montero's parents in the church's Fellowship Hall following the ceremony.

********** Published: March 29, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 50