PLAINFIELD, NJ — Board of Education members on Tuesday welcomed and honored Plainfield High School student Walter W. Young III who was recently awarded the U.S. Air Force 2020 Chief of Staff Private Pilot Scholarship. Assemblywoman Linda Carter and Freeholder Rebecca Williams were both on hand to present Young with resolutions.

Young also received a resolution from the City of Plainfield at its February 10 meeting.

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Before presenting Young with the Senate and General Assembly Citation, Assemblywoman Carter commented that the community was filled with amazing young adults and leaders in the community, and it continues to show. She mentioned she was especially pleased to honor Young during Black History month, and remarked that was truly history as there are not many African American pilots in the industry.

“It is an honor to acknowledge you, Mr. Young, with all the accolades possible, for your leadership, scholastic ability and all the things that you will be doing, including the full scholarship for pilot school,” Carter added.


Freeholder Rebecca Williams presented a resolution, as well as a Union County Black History pin, from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.



Young, in addition to thanking his parents and ROTC Chief Wilson for their support, stated that he was honored to represent Plainfield, from the city to the high school and the town. is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield for all of your Plainfield local news.


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