On Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Clifton Park Town Officials dedicated a new electronic sign honoring the achievements of young adults in the Clifton Park community as well as local men and women excelling around the country.
As part of the unveiling, 2019 Shenendehowa Valedictorian Emily Wang and Salutatorian Courtney Golden’s names were displayed on the sign alongside recent Eagle Scouts and Girl Scout Silver Awards. Other examples of people or groups that will be recognized in the future include athletic and academic championship teams, Youth Court leadership, and other instances of outstanding achievement or leadership.
In addition to a championship team or scout that may be featured, the Town will also highlight the accomplishments of professional athletes from the community. Current professional athletes recognized for their accomplishments on the new sign include Kevin Huerter of the Atlanta Hawks, Ian Anderson of the Mississippi Braves, Ben Anderson of the Spokane Indians, and Justin Yurchak of the Ogden Raptors.
“The Town of Clifton Park is proud to honor and recognize the achievements of young men and women in our community pursuing their dreams and personal goals,” said Town Supervisor Phil Barrett.
The new sign will also honor state championships on a regular basis. Previously, there wasn’t a static sign in Town that featured all past championships. Due to the high volume of championship teams, it was difficult to feature every winning team with static signage. Not only will the new sign allow flexibility, but it will also ensure every team is identified.
“It is very important for the Town of Clifton Park and our entire community to display our appreciation for the wonderful contributions made each day by many young people in our Town,” added Town Councilwoman Amy Standaert.
“The young men and women of our community are the future leaders or our Town and Nation. Showing our appreciation for their hard work and commitment is just one way for the Town to support their efforts,” concluded Town Councilman James Whalen.
The sign will be visible to visitors as soon as they enter the main entrance of Clifton Common off Vischer Ferry Road.
Funding for the electronic sign was provided by utilizing rental income from the Common cell tower for improvements at the Common.