Friday, August 27, 2010

Democrats Rally to Support Education

The Jefferson County Democrat Committee is pleased to announce the awarding of the 1st Annual JCDC Collegiate Scholarship. This year’s recipient, Douglas Osborne Jr. of Watertown NY, was chosen for his continued leadership and dedication to making the North Country a more progressive community.

When asked about Doug, the Jefferson County Democrat Chairman Sean Hennessey stated, “Doug has played an incredible role in organizing Young Democrats all over the North Country. His leadership and ability to connect with young progressives from across the region has impressed me the most.”

Senator Darrel Aubertine stated, “We're all certainly very proud of Doug. His hard work over the years and commitment to the Jefferson County Democratic Committee is recognized. This scholarship is a small but important thank you for all he's done. I know he will do well in school and come back to the North Country with his familiar spirit of community involvement."
Over the years Doug has volunteered on a number of key campaigns.

One recent campaign was that of current Jefferson County Sheriff John Burns; who stated:

“Doug has been a supporter for years and although we hate to see him go…We know that he’ll bring that go get’em attitude wherever his future brings him. He’s a great young man and I wish him all the best”.

Congressman Bill Owens attended the presentation and stated “The North Country is home to some of the hardest working students in America, and Doug is no exception. I applaud his dedication to his studies and wish him the best of luck as he takes the next step in his education."

Assemblywoman Addie Russell added : "Congratulations to Doug on being selected to receive this year's scholarship. I wish him success as he furthers his education at the University at Albany, one of the State University of New York's excellent universities. Doug is an exceptional young man and I hope that we are able to work together in the future to serve and help improve the community we both love.”

People interested in being considered for the 2011 JCDC Scholarship can contact the Jefferson County Democratic Committee headquarters located in Watertown NY by calling (315) 788-4590 or by emailing us at (click HERE)

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