Newsday: Eagle Scout hopeful leads mural project at St. Bernard's Church school building in Levittown

Jan 18 2015

James Giella is a senior at Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Article by Newsday’s Carl Corry:

James Giella is hoping to be an Eagle Scout, and he already has an eagle eye.

Dressed in his tan-and-green Boy Scout uniform, the 17-year-old member of Hicksville-based Troop 381 stands back to survey the work of the dozen or so volunteers he’s corralled on a recent Saturday to help revitalize a long, bland hallway in the lower level of the St. Bernard’s Church school building in Levittown.

The task at hand: a mural of religious-themed storefronts.

Various colors of paint have been laid out on a table for Giella’s 11-year-old sister, Jackie, “the paint mixer,” to work her magic, as one scout ventures onto a scaffold to reach the top of the 11-foot, 6-inch-tall mural.

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