The City School District of Albany will induct eight new members into
its Hall of Fame at a special dinner on Oct. 14.
All are welcome to attend the dinner, which will be held at the
Polish Community Center on Washington Avenue Extension. Tickets are $35.
information, contact the Department of Health, Physical
Education and Athletics at 454-3987, ext. 986. The deadline to RSVP is
The dinner kicks off Albany High School’s 2011 Homecoming
festivities, which continue on Oct. 15 with a ceremony that immortalizes
the new inductees on the school’s Wall of Fame. The annual Homecoming
parade follows, from Albany High to Bleecker Stadium for the Homecoming
football game against Gloversville.
The Hall of Fame inductees also will be honored at the annual Albany
Public School Teachers’ Association Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Outing
on Oct. 1. That RSVP deadline is Sept. 16.
Click here for a dinner reservation form. Also, visit the
Hall of Fame page for more information about all of this fall’s Hall
of Fame activities and more information about the Class of 2011.
This year’s inductees are:
Tracy Baskin -- Albany High School ‘83, track star
and former Olympian
The late Richard Cassiano -- Albany High School
‘36, pro football player, Brooklyn Dodgers
Robert Higgins -- Albany High School ‘59, founder,
chairman and CEO, TransWorld Entertainment
Chuck Miller -- Street Academy of Albany ‘81,
freelance writer and photographer
The late Hy Rosen - Philip Schuyler High School
‘40, political cartoonist
The late Alex Sokaris - Albany High School ‘58,
Albany High teacher, coach and football standout
Jennifer Tanzman - Albany High School ‘96,
Sal Villa - Albany High School ‘65, deputy
commissioner, City of Albany Department of Youth and Workforce
The district will accept nominations for the Class of 2012 through Feb.
Click here for a nomination form.