Linden Youth Remember One Of Their Own

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One of Amber’s goal was to become a State Trooper. In this picture, Amber Duncan-Wilson's father received a plaque from the State Troopers in honor of Amber.

One of Amber Duncan-Wilson’s goals was to become a State Trooper. In this picture, her father received a plaque from the State Troopers in honor of Amber.

LINDEN — According to Councilman Derek Armstead, the citizens of Linden should be proud of young people making a difference in their little corner of the world.

Armstead, along with Mayor Richard Gerbounka, congratulated the young people of Linden on behalf of the city for their efforts in organizing a benefit in remembrance of Amber Duncan-Wilson. “What a great benefit program you have put together! You have made your city and parents proud” said Armstead.

The program, held on Aug. 8 in the auditorium of Linden High School, featured cheering, dancing, poetry and a video remembrance celebrating the life of Duncan-Wilson. According to Dr. Rocco G. Tomazic, superintendent of Linden Public Schools, the benefit program will not only help Duncan-Wilson’s family but also establish a scholarship in her name.

Armstead went on to say, “This event was truly a sign of hope, hope for mankind. It was an incredible sight to see these awesome young people united in peace for a great cause. If they can come together to make a difference, so can we.”

If you did not attend this event and would like to donate, you may send checks payable to “LHS Student Activity Fund” with “Amber Duncan Wilson” in the memo to Linden High School, 121 W. St. Georges Ave., Linden, NJ 07036; Attn: Antoinette Modrak, Principal. Call the high school at 1-908- 486-5432 if you have any questions.

Amber Duncan-Wilson, 18, was fatally shot on July 9 while she was walking home with a friend. The recent Linden High School graduate was the captain of the school’s cheerleading team and a member of the Linden Dance Company.


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