(Secaucus, NJ––August 18, 2021) High Tech senior Dylan Nally was recently recognized as an Unsung Hero by the Hudson County School Boards Association (HCSBA), announced Ms. Kathy Young, Principal of High Tech High School.
Dylan, who resides in Jersey City, was nominated for the award by her school counselor, Michael Buscio. Mr. Buscio saw that Dylan had been independently working to support the York Street Project––a Jersey City-based organization which works to “provide an environment to shelter, feed, educate and promote the healing of persons in need, especially women, children, and their families” in an effort to eradicate poverty.
To support the York Street Project, Dylan created a GoFundMe page titled “Helping Women Break the Cycle of Poverty.” Through this page, Dylan raised over $1,700. The money was used to purchase products such as washcloths, deodorant, and body lotion which were then compiled into care packages she donated to the York Street Project.
Dylan explained that eradicating poverty was something she feels passionately about, and after reflecting on the state of the world in the past year, decided to take action. Dylan went on to say, “I plan to continue my community service work in the future because I love being able to help in any way I can. Whether it be in a big or small way, I think giving to those in need not only betters our community but also builds empathy within ourselves and contributes to continued self growth.”
Mr. Buscio, the counselor who recommended Dylan to the HCSBA said simply, “I’m so proud of Dylan!”
The Unsung Heros/Heroines Student Recognition Award is given annually to students throughout the county who demonstrate selfless acts and remarkable character. You can learn more about the project and this year’s Heroes/Heroines by visiting this link.