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Northbrook's Nicholas Oliva to Receive Prestigious Boy Scout Award

Oliva will be the first boy scout in the approximate 100 year history of the Northeast Illinois Scout Council to receive the William Hornaday bronze medal.

This story was submitted by North Shore Public Relations Inc. 

Nicholas Oliva, 17, a senior at Glenbrook North, will receive the WilliamHornaday Bronze Medal at the Northeast Illinois Scout Council's Jamboree at Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda on Oct. 6.

Oliva is the first Boy Scout in the approximate 100 year history of the NEICto receive the Bronze Medal. Only five or six Hornaday medal awards are awarded each year as compared to approximately 50,000 Boy Scouts who earn the rank of Eagle Scout annually. More than 1,000 scouts and adult leaders are expected to attend the event. 

During the past seven years Oliva has continued with his drive and accomplishments, including contributions to scouting, his community and particularly to the environment.

Despite his young age, Oliva has contributed significantly to the area of conservation and the protection of our environment. Oliva is also a Congressional Award Silver Medal recipient, Eagle Scout and a 10th Congressional District Leadership award recipient. 

Oliva is an honor roll student at Glenbrook North. 

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CB September 27, 2012 at 03:43 AM
I am sure this is a wonderful accomplishment, but the article is poorly written. The grammar is woeful. North Shore Public Relations? Yikes. When was Nicholas' photo taken? 1997? Nicholas may have worked hard, but the rest of his support staff phoned it in. The typos, the awkward syntax, the run-on sentences. Nicholas = A+. North Shore Public Relations = F. Terrible. Really bad. You have stained Nicholas' accomplishment.

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