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WRAL-TV Post 5 Members Honored

WRAL-TV’s Sarah Williamson (left) received a $500 check from District Chairperson Carolyn Grant.

The Learning-For-Life/Exploring program of the Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts of America honored several members of WRAL-TV’s Post 5 at its annual awards dinner on Thursday, May 3. The event took place at the WakeMed Center in Raleigh.

WRAL-TV News Clerk Sarah Williamson received “Explorer of the Year” honors. A rising junior at North Carolina State, Williamson works in the WRAL-TV News department as part-time editor. Williamson has been a member of Post 5 for four years and served as host/anchor for “SpeakOut,” a teen-talk show produced by Post 5. She also received a special $500 award from District Chairperson Carolyn Grant. Also of note, Williamson was a finalist for the national ” Young Americans Scouting Scholarship Award ” for 2000.

Members of WRAL-TV’s Post 5 at the banquet were (left to right): Adam Attarian, Sarah Williamson & Ken Smith.

Post 5 President Adam Attarian has been a member of WRAL-TV’s Post 5 for three years and is serving as President for the 2000-2001 session. Attarian has produced and directed most of this season’s productions. A segment of “SpeakOut” on school violence recently aired on WRAL-TV’s “Q&A” news/public affairs program.

Advisors for Post 5 include WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Ken Smith, CBC VP of Community Affairs Paul Pope, and WRAL-TV Director/Producer Clarence Williams.

The Paul Pope Jr. Award, named for CBC’s Pope recognizes outstanding service as an advisor. Tony Fraccola, advisor to Post #371 (left in photo, w/ Pope), sponsored by the Knightdale EMS, received this award.


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