|

Birthday boy wins Pinewood Derby

Nicholas Stolecki, age 11, with his Pinewood Derby Finals Commemorative Sam HarryTrophy.
Nicholas Stolecki, age 11, with his Pinewood Derby Finals Commemorative Sam HarryTrophy.

Nicholas Stolecki, 11, proudly holds up his Pinewood Derby Finals Commemorative Sam Harry Trophy. Photo by David Stolecki

On his 11th birthday Nick Stolecki took home the trophy at the local Pinewood Derby Finals.

Nick’s pinewood derby car posted a lightning fast new track record of 3.04 seconds and raced against the fastest cars from the local Cub Scout packs. This annual event was held at Silva Valley Elementary school on Saturday, Jan. 29.

The commemorative trophy Nick took home is named for Sam Harry, who was especially fond of Cub Scouts and a friend to all who met him. Sam found that scouting encourages an environment where everyone is accepted as they are — without prejudice. The only trophy Sam ever won in his life was in the Pinewood Derby.

Nick, a Webelos II from Pack 645 at Lake Forest, declined to give away his trademark secrets except to say, “They are all Scout legal”!

Short URL: http://www.villagelife.com/?p=4404

This story falls on page ""
Posted by on Feb 16 2011.
Last Login:
Filed under Featured Stories, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Recently Commented

  • latest bonus plans and rewards: Finding the best casino bonus is not easy because almost every online casino offers a...
  • Concerned Citizen: Sounds like this editorial was written by the Chamber of Commerce and/or Parker Development.
  • Citizen for a more responsible EDHFD: The EDH FD continues to dupe EDH citizens out of our tax dollars with their...
  • John G.: Let’s be clear here, the only disaster at play is if you are a large land developer. The policy allows...
  • Ellen Van Dyke: Anyone who commutes Hwy 50 does not need Caltrans to tell them that they are sitting at a standstill...