Last year, Ron Jackson was on hand when Willsboro Central School inducted the members of local emergency squads and fire departments into its Wall of Distinction.
This year, Jackson himself received the same honor at the beginning of the 2013 Commencement ceremony at Willsboro June 21.
“Ron has dedicated his life to many organizations in Willsboro and Essex,” Superintendent Stephen Broadwell said. “He is constantly searching for new ways to serve the community.”
“It is truly and honor to be selected for the Wall of Distinction,” Jackson said.
In his acceptance, the former Essex Town Supervisor talked about how he felt Willsboro Central School helped him.
“I believe that the teachers, staff and the community of Willsboro Central School prepared me for college and life in the community,” Jackson said. “I always say that we who are able to graduate from here are very special students.”
Jackson also addressed the graduates of the class of 2013, telling them to remember to give back to their communities.
“One important aspect of living in a community is giving back to that community,” he said. “It’s not just through a fire department or the rescue squads, but the churches and the many local organizations that would be grateful for any help they can get.”