Aurora High School senior Stephen Cassidy achieved the Eagle Scout rank during the summer. He is a member of Troop 293 out of St. Patrick's Parish in Cleveland.Elected officeholders and church, Scout and community leaders were on hand to bestow the honor upon Cassidy and three others from his troop.Aurora Ward 6 Councilman Tom Dreher spoke and presented Cassidy with a proclamation from the city.Every Eagle Scout candidate must complete a community service project to earn the award. Cassidy built 10 picnic tables for the Moore Education Center.He offers thanks to members of his troop, as well as Aurora Troop 269 and other Aurora neighbors and friends who helped with his project.Cassidy also is a member of the high school band, show choir, cross country and track teams. He plays clarinet in the band, and also enjoys playing guitar and drums.Last year, he had a role in the AHS musical "Anything Goes." He has made the high honors list several times and will receive an academic letter soon.In 2005, Cassidy joined teacher Barbara Cook and other students from his French class for a learning experience and chance to stay with another family in France.During the summer, Troops 293 and 269 traveled to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico for a high adventure hiking and camping trip.Cassidy is a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, where he plays the clarinet at holiday Masses. He would like to thank the Rev. Joe Witmer for his support of local Scouting and Cassidy's efforts in attaining the Eagle rank.He also would like to thank others who helped him to achieve his goal, including Scoutmaster Tom Frank, his parents and those who wrote letters of recommendation to the Boy Scout review board.