Community leader, educator, and motivator Lee Wynn will be the commencement speaker at the Hudson High School graduation ceremony on Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Lee Wynn recently retired after 33 distinguished years in the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, where he started as a Youth Division Aide at the Tryon School for Boys in Johnstown. Most recently, Mr. Wynn served as the assistant director of the Brookwood Secure Center Facility in Claverack. Before that, he held positions at the Cass Residential Center in Rensselaerville, the Brace Residential Center in Masonville, the Harlem Valley Center in Wingdale, and the McCormack Secure Center in Brooktondale. He served as director of the Albany Group Home in 1999.
Prior to coming to New York, Lee Wynn worked as a high school biology teacher and basketball coach in his home state of Alabama. He played Division I Varsity Basketball for four years, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 1980.
Mr. Winn lives in Gloversville with his wife, Joicelyn and their three daughters. He was designated as the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Male Role Model of the Year in 2006, and has also been named in the “Heritage Registry of Who’s Who.” Mr. Winn was recognized by the New York State Senate honoring his retirement on April 17th.
We congratulate Mr. Lee Wynn on this honor. Great role model indeed.
Please be advised the Hudson City School District budget vote is Tuesday, May 21. Polls are open from noon to 9 p.m. at the following locations:
*John L. Edwards School, 360 State St., Hudson (all residents who reside in Hudson).
*Greenport Pumper Company #1, 216 Green St., Hudson (all residents who reside in Greenport).
*Claverack Fire House, 67 State Route 23, Claverack (all residents of the town of Claverack who reside within the limits of the HCSD).
*Stockport Town Hall, Stottville (all residents of Stockport who reside in the HCSD and residents of Ghent residing in the HCSD).
*Livingston Town Hall, Livingston (all residents of Livingston residing in the HCSD and residents of Taghkanic residing in the HCSD).
Your VOTE counts, please come out one and all. Hope to see you!
The Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center Inc will be holding a “Know Your Rights and Responsibilities” seminar and workshop this Thursday May 23rd, 2013 beginning at 5:30pm at 1 North Front Street the Chamber of Commerce. The event will be facilitated by Michael C. Howard, Esq and Former Hudson Police Chief Ellis C. Richardson. This is an interactive event come out ask questions and get the tools necessary to be an engaged citizen.
If these walls could talk, what would they say? Join us for the Prison Public Memory Project.
Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Scholarship Fund
Deadline to apply: May 31, 2013
The Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Scholarship Fund offers scholarship opportunities to any under-served student across the United States.
Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE is May 31, 2013
Qualified applicants must be a high school senior, college student, and/or between the ages of 18-25, pursuing studies at a vocational or trade school. All applicants must be a
US Citizen and complete the on-line application no later than the published deadline date, which is May 31, 2013.
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation is unique in that it offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative schools, students who have earned a GED, students with grade point averages of 2.0 and students who have previously been incarcerated, etc. but desire a higher educational opportunity. This group is generally not the recipients of college scholarships and is typically ignored by the Board of Education.
The Shawn Carter Foundation offers scholarship opportunities to any under-served student across the United States who desires a higher education. One of the key questions asked by the Foundation when students apply for a scholarship is: What are your plans to give back to the community?.
CLICK LINK TO APPLY TODAY!!! http://www.shawncartersf.com/apply/
This scholarship is open to the public. Please apply before the deadline May 31, 2013. Thanks.
Please be advised the Thursday, May 16th open meeting to the general public has been canceled. Thank you. See you next week!
The Badila Family will be hosting a Drum Circle every Sunday in June at the Hudson WaterFront park…Please bring or ask friends to bring a drum, hula hoops, Frisbees or soccer balls..This is a FREE community event with donations welcomed, see you in June!
The Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center hosted a field trip for deserving youth to view the movie “42″; the story of Baseball player Jackie Robinson. After the trip, a discussion about the movie and learning points was discussed.