Jack Wilson, recipient of âGood Scout Awardâ
Westborough – Jack M. Wilson was named the Good Scout Award winner at the Westborough Doubletree Hotel Nov. 17. Wilson, a Westborough resident, is also the University of Massachusetts president. He was given this prestigious acknowledgement at a dinner in his honor.
Gov. Deval Patrick congratulated him in a letter that said: “I have seen first-hand the level of concern and commitment you have for students at all levels of the educational spectrum – with a special commitment and loyalty, of course, to the 68,000 students of the University of Massachusetts system. I also know how hard you have worked to improve economic circumstances throughout the commonwealth and recognize that your efforts emerge out of a sincere desire to improve the lives of all of our fellow citizens.”
Wilson also received congratulatory citations from the Massachusetts House and Senate.
According to the organizers, “The Good Scout Award is bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated integrity and genuine concern for others in both their professional and personal lives. The recipients need not have been scouts but must carry the “Spirit of Scouting” into their adult lives. They are people who have been unselfish in their service to others on an individual and community basis. They seek no return for their service, other than the satisfaction of aiding their fellow citizens, their community and their nation. The Good Scouts are people who truly capture the respect and imagination of our youth.”
Friends, family, town, business and scouting representatives were on hand to celebrate the award winner. State Rep. Caroline Dykema spoke to the crowd about Wilson’s many accomplishments and presented the award citation to him on behalf of the state of Massachusetts.
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