On June 30, Bruce Young (holding plaque) was presented with the Archie F. Hay award for distinguished board service. In the photo (left to right) are Dr. Dario Sforza, superintendent of the Carlstadt-East Rutherford (Becton) Regional High School District; Board President Kathy Fukushima; Bruce Young and Ray Pinney, NJSBA’s director of member engagement.

Young Receives Honor

The Bergen County School Boards Association has honored Bruce R. Young, the NJSBA’s vice president for county activities, for his exemplary board service and his ongoing commitment to improving education in the state.

“Bruce Young has devoted decades of his life to improving opportunities for New Jersey’s schoolchildren. I have relied frequently on his wise counsel and advice and am proud to call him my friend,” said NJSBA Executive Director Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod. “Bruce richly deserves this honor.”

The Bergen County School Boards Association (BCSBA) presented Young with the Archie F. Hay Award, which honors local board members who exemplify Dr.  Hay’s leadership in the field of education and his commitment to the children of Bergen County. Dr. Hay, a former Bergen County superintendent, was responsible for setting up the Bergen County Special Education regions and the Special Services School District.

This award is presented to a Bergen County school board member who, in the opinion of an impartial committee, made up of board members from outside of Bergen County, best exemplifies Dr. Hay’s leadership and commitment.

For more than two decades, Young has served as a member on several school boards including the BCSBA. During his service on the Carlstadt-East Rutherford Board of Education, Young was a four-term president.

With the BCSBA, Young served as vice president for four years and as president from 2017 to 2019.  He was chosen as the NJSBA School Board Member of the Year in 2017.

He is currently serving his second term as the NJSBA’s vice president for county activities. While helping to lead the NJSBA, Young has been appointed to the Board of Directors, the Finance Committee, and the Strategic Planning and School Security committees.

He has earned NJSBA certifications as a Certified Board Member, Master Board Member and Certified Board Leader.