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Zias, Nicholas Frank

Nicholas Frank Zias, 17, is the second born son of Dr. John and Mary Zias. His siblings are Eagle Scout Christopher, 19, and Stephanie, 13. Nicholas is the grandson of Mrs. Joan DeCelie of Staten Island, NY and the late Mr. Frank DeCelie, Sr., and Mrs. Kalitsa and Mr. George Zias of Bayside, NY.
 
Nicholas is currently a senior at Lubbock High School. In 2009, he was inducted in the National Honor Society and is ranked in the top 3% of his class. He served as a Student representative for Student Council during his Sophomore Year. Nicholas has played Varsity Golf since Freshman year. He qualified at the district championship level during his Sophomore and Junior years. He is an active member of North Texas Junior PGA and the Legend Junior Golf Tour. Nicholas serves as an altar boy at St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Church. He is a member of FCA.
 
Nicholas was born November 28, 1992 in Lubbock, TX. Growing up he enjoyed playing baseball for Midwest little league, YAL Football, soccer and basketball. He attended preschool at TTU Child Development Research Center. He attended All Saints Episcopal School through 8th grade. While at All Saints, he played the viola for the orchestra from 3rd-8th grade. He was a member of the Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra. His extracurricular activities included basketball, golf and the swim team.
 
Nicholas' scouting experience began in 2003 with Trrop 157. He attended Philmont during the summer of 2008. He became a member of the Order fo the Arrow during the summer of 2010. He cherishes the skills and values that he has acquired through scouting. He has enjoyed all of his weeks spent at summer camp in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He especially enjoyed going a day early to help set up camp. He has served as Librarian, Scribe and Quartermaster for the troop. For his eagle project, Nicholas organized a group to clean, resurface and paint the parking lot at St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Church.
 
Nicholas wants to attend Texas A&M University and major in Aerospace Engineering. He would like to join the Corp of Cadets with the aspiration of being a Fighter Pilot one day. Through his experiences with Troop 157, he has learned that perseverance, persistence and perspiration are the keys to success. He realizes that these are the qualities that will sustain him throughout his life.
 
Nicholas would like to thank the leaders of Troop 157 for your support, encouragement and belief in him throughout the years. Troop 157 has been a blessing in his life. The dedication of the leaders in Troop 157 is admirable. Nicholas would like to thank all the scouts, friends and family members who helped with his Eagle project. He would like to also thank those who wrote letters of recommendation on his behalf.