Harrison Flint wins Century Club award
Date: August 02, 2013
The GFWC Century Club recently awarded the S. Louise
Bell Scholarship at its annual banquet held at Parillo's Armory
Grill. This year the award, in the amount of $1,000, was given to
Harrison Flint, a senior at Amsterdam High School and the son of
Joseph and Deborah Flint of Amsterdam.
He plans to pursue a degree in dance and hopes to
dance professionally in musicals and in theater. In the far distant
future, when he is no longer able to perform, he hopes to use his
degree in the field of rehabilitation helping youths and adults with
He has been studying dance with Madame Phyllis
Latin, director of the American Dance Center in Saratoga for the
past three years. Although he has been dancing in excess of 20 hours
weekly, along with an ambitious work schedule after school, he has
managed to maintain an impressive 92 plus academic grade average. He
has been an active participant in Drama Club, Sons of American
Legion Post 701, JV football, varsity tennis, a member of the
National Honor Society and was chosen for American Legion Boys'
State in his junior year.
Flint has been accepted into the Joffrey Ballet
School, a world renowned ballet training center, for their summer
program and in their four year program which he will attending in
the Fall. The Trainee Program of the Joffrey Ballet School is a four
year post-secondary program that is both highly competitive and
extremely intensive. It trains young dancers in the classical ballet
technique and artistry required for an active career in a
The highlight of the evening was the presence of
Patricia Burba Cleary, of Delmar, a recipient of the S. Louise Bell
Scholarship given by the Century Club in 1948 when she was a senior
at Amsterdam High School. Mrs. Cleary contacted the Century Club
last year and expressed a desire to return the $750 award she
received in 1948 stating that his award turned her life around by
allowing her to go to college and become a nurse and later a
teacher. She has always been very grateful for the GFWC Century Club
award which she claims opened the door for her future.
Joyce and Lionel Fallows were also honored that
evening since they are moving to Clifton Park in the near future.
Joyce Fallows was a past president and a long time member of the
GFWC Century Club.