The Boys and Girls Club of Buffalo named Anfernee Moore the 2013 Youth of the Year at their AkidEMY Awards ceremony held Oct. 24 at the Tralf Music Hall in Downtown Buffalo.
Anfernee received a $500 scholarship for continuing education. He plans on attending a culinary college where he will work towards his degree in the culinary field with hopes of opening his own restaurant. He will also compete regionally for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship.
The award is given to a Boys and Girls Club of Buffalo member who achieves, despite a difficult background, in areas of leadership, academic, service and/or arts.
“Anfernee was able to overcome obstacles through engaging in several extracurricular activities and achieving high academic standards,” said Diane Rowe, chief professional officer. “Instead of making poor choices, he maintains an overall positive attitude and has become a true leader in the club and an inspiration for so many others.”
Several military personnel have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C
Army Pvt. Nicholas Darrow is the son of Peter Darrow and Margaret Nose, both of Alden. He is a 2011 graduate of Alden High School.
Army Reserve Pvt. Nicholas G. Brem is the son of Kathleen Brem of Marilla. He is a 2007 graduate of Iroquois Central High School, Elma.
Army Pfc. John F. Stacey is the son of Arcadia Stacey of Buffalo. He is a 2009 graduate of Charter School for Applied Technologies, Buffalo.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate New York Chapter has honored nine for their hard work and determination to rid the world of multiple sclerosis at the Champions on the Move luncheon held in September at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott in Amherst.
The awards ceremony and networking luncheon showcase local MS activists, honoring them for their activism, volunteerism and philanthropy. Some of the award winners have raised thousands of dollars for MS research, programs and services. Others have led research to find a cure or treatments for the disease, and some have shown tremendous spirit and dedication by volunteering their time and talents.
The honorees were recognized in five categories:
Young Persons On the Move, Derek McIntyre of Buffalo, and Joanne Schiffhauer of Orchard Park; the Stephen H. Kelly Award: Professionals On the Move, Ralph H.B. Benedict, professor of neurology and psychiatry, and Murali Ramanathan, professor of pharmaceutical sciences and neurology, both from University at Buffalo; Volunteer on the Move, Denise Herkey-Jarousch of Buffalo; Anne L. Scheull Inspiration Award/Inspirational Persons on the Move, Van DiBernardo of Buffalo, and Pearl Kibler of Tonawanda; Groups on the Move, Families Touched by MS based in Depew and the employees of Sam’s Club in Niagara Falls, Jamestown and Cheektowaga.
On the Move is a nationwide educational and fundraising event that helps increase public awareness of MS and the National MS Society, while acknowledging and encouraging the advancement of philanthropists, community leaders and volunteers. Multiple sclerosis, a central nervous system disease, affects more than 3,400 people in the Buffalo Niagara region, and more than 12,800 across upstate New York.
The Fenton Building at 2 East Second St., and the Hotel Jamestown, at 106 West Third St. in Jamestown, were recently recognized by New York State as historic landmarks. Prominent attorney, Supreme Court Justice and Nuremberg U.S. Chief Prosecutor Robert H. Jackson maintained offices for his law practice in both buildings.
During a recent visit to Jamestown, Jackson’s former law clerk, E. Barrett Prettyman Jr., visited both locations and gave his official “seal of approval” on the placement of the historical markers. “These markers recognize the achievements of a person who, from rather humble beginnings, invested of himself and reached a very high pinnacle, not just in this community, but nationally and internationally as well,” stated Prettyman, who also serves on the board of the Robert H. Jackson Center. “I am proud to have known and worked with him.”
Jackson had a law practice in Jamestown for more than 20 years, from 1913 until 1934, when he joined Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal administration and relocated to the Washington D.C. area. He went on to become solicitor general, attorney general and an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. Following World War II, Justice Jackson was selected by President Truman to be the Chief U.S. prosecutor at the International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg, where he personally led the trial against the senior Nazi leadership for crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes of aggression.
Chris Kirkland of Snyder, a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh, was recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization at the university. Sigma Alpha Lambda rewards academic excellence and outstanding leadership qualities and promotes strong community service.
The Canisius College chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) won two awards at the 2013 CEO National Conference and Competition that took place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 in Chicago. The Canisius chapter competed against more than 400 colleges and universities to win these awards.
The team won the CEO Best Chapter Award in the Marketing Plan category. Canisius’ marketing plan submission was developed by Stephen Grimm, Class of 2014, a marketing and finance major. Ji-Hee Kim, director and associate professor of entrepreneurship in the department of management, won first place in the CEO Best Chapter Advisor category. Nominated by her students, this is the third time Kim has received this award. She was also recognized in 2008 and 2011.
A total of 11 Canisius students attended the CEO National Conference and Competition. Students led three panels: Kathryn Turner, Class of 2016 and Stephen Grimm, Class of 2014 led a session on “Creating Connections: Ways to Interact Cross-Campus and Within Your Local Community.” Nobel Daniel, Class of 2015, and Samuel Garofano, Class of 2014, led “Pitch Competition on Your Campus.” Kevin Walsh, Class of 2014, and Josh Leonardo, Class of 2014, led “Getting the Word Out: Successful Entrepreneurial Events.” Steve Codd, Class of 2015, the 2013 Empire Creativity Competition Champion at Canisius College, participated in a national “elevator pitch” competition that included more than 80 campus champions from North America.