A Kellenberg Memorial High School senior with Tourette Syndrome became an Eagle Scout on Saturday after creating a public service announcement that aims to clarify misconceptions about the disorder.

Giovanni Kubanick, of Oyster Bay Cove, achieved the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America during his Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony at The Sagamore Yacht Club in Oyster Bay after his Scout Project was creating the PSA for the Tourette Association of America. 

“Spreading awareness and providing support to others has been ongoing for me,” he said. “My Eagle Scout project is now on the internet and I hope to reach as many people as possible.”

In 2016, Giovanni created The Achievement through Perseverance Award that he has have given out annually to an eighth-grade boy graduate from his alma mater, Holy Family School. Included in the award is a certificate, a medal and $250 that he personally provides through his job as a DJ. 

In September, Giovanni will be attending The American University of Rome where he will major in International Relations and Global Politics.

From an original article in the Long Island Press