The Hudson City School District is excited to celebrate Zachary Zibella for being the first student to complete a Capstone project for the New York State Seal of Civic Readiness initiative! The New York State Education Department approved the Hudson City School District to offer the Seal of Civic Readiness, effective from the 2022-23 academic year onwards. This seal serves as a mark of distinction aimed at acknowledging students who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to enhancing the public life of our communities. It underscores a holistic approach to civic engagement, encompassing not only knowledge and skills, but also attitudes and real-world experiences.

The Seal of Civic Readiness, bestowed by the New York State Education Department, holds considerable significance for students, their families, prospective employers and college admissions officers alike. It stands as a tangible testament to a student’s achievements and contributions, carrying weight on both their high school transcript and diploma. This recognition serves to validate the dedication and efforts of students in fostering positive change within their communities.

One notable avenue through which students can earn credit towards the Seal of Civic Readiness is by undertaking a Capstone project. Zachary Zibella, a senior at Hudson Senior High School, has emerged as a trailblazer in this regard, becoming the first to complete such a project. Zachary’s remarkable achievement involves overseeing the planning and execution of a concrete walkway at the American Legion Post 184, as his Eagle Scout project. This endeavor not only showcases Zachary’s leadership and organizational skills, but also exemplifies his commitment to serving the community. By providing safer access to a memorial garden for veterans, Zachary’s project embodies the spirit of civic responsibility and underscores the transformative impact of civic engagement initiatives.

Way to go, Zachary! #HudsonTogetherWeCan