Simply, every goal to which Sarah Margaret sets her mind and body, she aggressively commits. This relentless pursuit saw her attend- for all 13 years- and graduate, in the top echelon of one the most prolific and largest classes in Hudson history; 2004, where she was the founding Sports Editor of the Explorer newspaper, guest-writer for the Cleveland Browns, member of the National Honor Society, Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor, District qualifier on a state-ranked swim team, and undisputed female Champion of the Hudson High School Weight Room Bench Press (225 lbs.); a record that is deeply untouched. “One of the most powerful aspects of my identity is, unequivocally, Hudson,” said Hulburt. “The level of competition and pure intelligence that surrounded me in school and sports was absolutely unparalleled, and really drove me to push the limits on what I expected to achieve.”
Sarah has embarked on her latest community endeavor, serving as a representative of the legal profession on an elite career panel.
Sponsored by a renowned community non-profit, Hudson Community First, the panel will speak to high school students about potential career paths.
Members of the panel, including Sarah, will then select an intern who will enjoy a day-in-the-life of their career interest.
Sarah already encourages her 18 trial students to pursue a path in the legal field.
"The career panel is a natural extension of the Hudson Mock Trial [HMT] idea. The goal is the same-to show young people that within a few years, they could be practicing law; and that the practice of law is incredibly rewarding and fun."
As a young person herself, Sarah enjoys working with the students.
"My career is so exciting to me. I like to spread that excitement to students because that was me a few years ago."
The Career Panel will take place at 7:00 p.m. sharp on Thursday, November 10th, at the Hudson High School Media Center, 2500 Hudson-Aurora Road, Hudson, Ohio 44236.
For those that are not enthralled by Supreme Court action, then you may not have heard that the almighty Court rendered a really rare Second Amendment decision this session.
Newbie Samual Alito authored a majority opinion in McDonald v. City of Chicago. Specifically, the gun law in question came from Chicago, a city that had a long-standing handgun ban dating back to 1983. The Court told a lower court to reevaluate the law, stating that states and cities must respect the Second Amendment. Although the Court didn’t flat-out strike the law as unconstitutional, the effect is to invalidate outright gun bans across the nation. According to the opinion, law-abiding citizens have to a right to act on the belief that
“their safety and the safety of other law-abiding members of the community
would be enhanced by the possession of handguns in the home.”
The Court was far from clear, which Stephen Breyer saw as a problem in his dissent. The decision did not specify the constitutional limits on gun laws. A few key issues that could be litigated include:
-Bans on people under the age of 21 buying or owning guns;
-One-gun-a-month purchase limits in California, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia;
-Georgia’s ban on carrying guns into churches;
-Bans on guns in bars
Another issue that could potentially alter gun jurisprudence is the make-up of the Court. The decision was the most narrow possible at 5-4. If one conservative justice is replaced by a liberal one, the Court’s stance could change drastically.
For many politicians, guns are symbolic connection to their constituency. Here are a few photos of politicians touting their Americanism. I say, as usual, Arnold does it best.
Anyone that was a swimmer for Hudson Explorers knows about Toothless Crossing Guard Lady. Hudson swimmers, you see, trained not at the high school, but at Eastwoods Elementary School. Everyday after school, we’d zoom over. We disobeyed every conceivable traffic law in our rush to not only get to the best snacks awaiting us in the pool lobby, but also to arrive before Toothless Crossing Guard Lady [herein referred to as Toothless] appeared. You see, Eastwoods has some rule that no vehicles besides buses can enter the parking lot from 3-3:15. If a swimmer arrived at 3:01, Toothless threw her rather rotund body in the line of your car, waiving her meager Stop sign as if it meant anything to teenagers.
Many a brave soul tried to pass her…with various techniques, including hit the gas, distraction, and pleading. None worked…and the poor swimmer would be forced to drive 2 miles out of their way to reach the school and the butterfly set awaiting them for tardiness. Although I was a fairly adept butterflier, there came a point where I decided to attempt a new technique…the non-turn signal one. I drove along, never giving eye contact to her, then suddenly did a hard right into the lot. She never saw it coming. And then, my comrades in arms followed suit, zooming by her as she was distracted by me. All control was lost for her on that day – which was, for Toothless, going to eat away at her soul. Otherwise, she would not have taken my license plate number [had she been sane].
That evening, when the Hudson Police officer arrived at my home, my mother was quite shocked that he asked for me. I came out to the deck and was swiftly confronted by hostility. He rattled off a statute, 6 month in jail warning, and hefty fines. Looking back, I realize that he was full of threats but nothing more. At the time, all I knew was…well, I knew nothing if not how to thwart authority. You see, I was decidedly pro-anarchy when it came to adult figureheads. I had the amazing ability to pretend I was doing as told..but in reality, I rarely did.
Anyway, I suppose the officer was not prepared for my counter-diatribe in which I informed him that he was on private property, that I was innocent until proven guilty, and besides, where was he when I allegedly committed the aforementioned offense? [My poor mom was horrified by my defiance.] Nonetheless, he recognized a kernel of truth when he saw it. The fact was, he had nothing to go on legally. And his threats fell on deaf ears.
The moment he left, I felt triumph. I stood up to authority – albeit obnoxiously. I realized that if I knew more about the law, I could confront cops on a weekly, if not daily, basis. [And yes, my mom is still frequently horrified by my "disrespect" for law enforcement.]
Now, I look back on Toothless not as a completely insane, paranoid fanatic, but as the impetus that allowed me to enter a really neat profession. For that, Toothless, I thank you.