SEMINOLE — Eagle Scouts Bernard Anthony Kazmierski III, Anthony Zsido and Caleb Nagel were recognized on April 5 by the Clearwater Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution for outstanding achievement and exceptional leadership and citizenship.
Bestowing the certificates of recognition was Arthur Hays, the Boy Scout liaison for the SAR chapter.
This award is earned by successfully attaining the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout. There are 325 requirements to the path of Eagle Scout. Of every 100 boys, fewer than five will attain the rank of Eagle Scout.
All three of recipients are second generation Eagle Scouts, following in the footsteps of their fathers. The awards were presented during an honor ceremony at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Seminole, which sponsors Troop 431.
Each scout earned the recognition by volunteering to lead a community project that involved extensive research, planning, development and implementation. The recipients and their projects are listed below.
Bernard Anthony Kazmierski III,18, a senior at St. Petersburg Collegiate High School, converted an existing open-air garden pavilion at Pinellas Hope in St. Petersburg into a greenhouse and also built a seed and tool storage structure. He has earned 30 merit badges and has attended more than 100 overnight camping events.
Bernard, who is dually enrolled in St. Petersburg College, holds a 4.25 GPA and will receive an associates degree upon graduating from high school in May. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa, a community college honor society.
Bernard, who aspires to become an architect, is the son of Bernard and Mary Kazmierski of Seminole.
Caleb Nagel,17, refurbished the outdoor cooking area at the Heritage Village in Largo. He designed and built a large sturdy table used to prepare meals for large groups. He also gave the water source a vintage look by creating a wooden barrel with a spigot to collect water and built a large cabinet with a vintage look to store heavy black pots a
Caleb has earned 29 merit badges and has attended more than 100 overnight camping events. He is a junior at Seminole High School, where he participates in the Center for Education and Leadership, takes all advanced placement classes and is dually enrolled in St. Petersburg College. He is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society, a member of the track team and a member of the Web Design Club. He aspires to obtain a master’s degree in criminology and become a federal agent, specializing in profiling criminal behavior.
Caleb is the son of Glen and Denise Nagel of Seminole.
Anthony Zsido, 18, designed, fabricated and installed five benches on a bird watching trail at the nature preserve located near the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. The benches were designed from materials expected to last 15-25 years.
Anthony has earned 39 merit badges and has attended more than 200 overnight camping events since becoming a Cub Scout in 2002. He attended the 2010 National Jamboree in West Virginia for the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts organization.
Anthony is a senior at Seminole High School, where he played football for three years. He plans to attend St. Petersburg College and major in nutrition or physical therapy.
Anthony is the son of Dan and Michele Zsido of Seminole.