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Hudson Shank Recognized as John H. Crowder Service Award Recipient

The late John H. Crowder spent more than 30 years serving the children of Union County.  As a living tribute to him and his legacy, the Union County Board of Education awards the John H. Crowder Service Award every month to an outstanding high school student who is making a difference in their school and community.  Students who receive this award are not only academically successful but also have an established history of community service.

On September 1, the Board of Education recognized senior, Hudson Shank as the September 2020 recipient of the John H. Crowder Service Award.  During the summer, Hudson Shank helped rising ninth graders and new students transition to the school.  He and a few other students created a video tour of the school so incoming students could get a visual idea of the campus’ layout. 
When school started this year, despite the fact he was only required to be in school one day a week, Hudson spent every day of the first week showing students where their classes were. He walked around campus to make sure new students knew how to get to their classes.  Now, the senior has started a program to provide volunteer virtual tutoring for students and families who need additional support in any subject area working through courses in this new digital learning experience.
Hudson also takes the time to focus on his education. With a 4.6 GPA, he’s been a member of the National Honor Society in his junior and senior year.  He’s also involved in school activities. He’s currently the president of Student Government and captain of the Piedmont swim team.  Hudson is an active member of the LEO club and the Recycling club on campus.  
The 17 year-old also gives of his time to the community. He volunteers every year with United Way’s Day of Caring. Hudson is a member of several community organizations such as Unified Champion Schools, assisting with events such as Special Olympics and Victory Junction by helping prepare for their annual camps.

Congratulations, Hudson!