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District inducts eight into Hall of Fame Class of 2011

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 14, 2011) – The City School District of Albany Hall of Fame grew by eight individuals in 2011.

 

A former Olympian, a renowned political cartoonist and a mechanical engineer who worked on NASA projects were among the distinguished people inducted into the hall at an Oct. 13 ceremony and dinner at the Polish Community Center.

 

They were honored again on Oct. 14 when their names were unveiled on the district Wall of Fame at Albany High School and they were recognized during halftime at the annual homecoming football game in Bleecker Stadium.

 

Pictured in the photo above are, front row, from left: Chuck Miller, Jennifer Tanzman, Sal Villa, Don Gisotti (nephew of the late Dick Cassiano). Back row, from left, Tracy Baskin, Dr. Benjamin Rosen (son of the late Hy Rosen) and Greg Sokaris (son of the late Alex Sokaris).

 

Click on a name below to read more each of these amazing people. You also can click here to see a photo gallery of the Hall of Fame festivities.

  • Tracy Baskin, Albany High School ‘83, track star and former Olympian

  • The late Richard Cassiano, pro football player, Brooklyn Dodgers

  • Robert Higgins, Albany High School ‘59, founder, chairman and CEO, Trans World Entertainment

  • Chuck Miller, Street Academy of Albany ‘81, freelance writer and photographer

  • The late Hy Rosen, Philip Schuyler High School ‘40, political cartoonist 

  • The late Alex Sokaris, Albany High School ‘58, Albany High teacher, coach and football standout 

  • Jennifer Tanzman, Albany High School ‘96, mechanical engineer 

  • Sal Villa, Albany High School ‘65, deputy commissioner, Albany Department of Youth and Workforce Services

Hall members also are selected in two additional categories: administrators, coaches and teachers who demonstrated exceptional leadership, character and achievement during their careers; and contributors who have been loyal and devoted supporters of the district. Click here to see the members of the inaugural Class of 2009.

 

The mission of the City School District of Albany is to educate and nurture all students to be responsible citizens, critical thinkers and lifelong learners to successfully compete in the global community by providing an academically rigorous and safe environment in partnership with parents, students and the community. The district serves approximately 8,400 students in 16 elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities for students.

 

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