Jason Paige was a beloved attendance officer at Peekskill High School who died at the age of 39 last October. Perhaps his most remarkable accomplishment was the positive effect he had on Peekskill’s youth.
His family has chosen to honor his legacy with a scholarship fund for Peekskill students headed to college. A fundraiser for the memorial fund will take place Tuesday. Read below for more information from the family on the event:
“A Night of Stars” showcasing talents in song, dance and spoken word will take place on Tuesday, May 31 at the Peekskill Middle School. This night for community talent is presented by the Peekskill School District Black Culture Club in memory of the late Jason C. Paige a former advisor for the Peekskill High School Black Culture Club and Attendance Teacher for the school district. Mr. Paige died on Friday, October 29, 2010, at the age of 39, but he leaves a legacy of love, hope and service.
In tribute to Jason, the Paige family has collaborated with the Peekskill School District for the Jason C. Paige Memorial Scholarship to provide financial assistance to deserving young students who have overcome the odds and plan on attending institutions of higher learning.
Jason worked diligently with youth that had given up hope and youth that adults had wrote off as well. He was determined in his role as Attendance Teacher to bring every student back to Peekskill High School. This scholarship is truly for the students that have overcome the odds and have been given a second chance.
“A Night of Stars” is FREE for all students and the suggested donation for adults is $5.00. All donations are to support the Jason C. Paige Scholarship. Those seeking to make a donation by check can make all checks payable to the Jason C. Paige Memorial Scholarship. Come out and enjoy a night of talent and support a meaningful cause. For more information please contact, Tuesday Paige McDonald at 914-649-8461.
What: A Night of Stars- Talent Show Fundraiser
Where: Peekskill Middle School, 212 Ringgold Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
When: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Doors Open at 5:30 PM
Showtime: 6 – 8 PM
Photo of Jason Paige taken in 2007 by TJN/Meuse