Picente Honors Utica Star Will Smith
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today honored Utica native Will Smith, a member of the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints.
“Will Smith of Utica has shown greatness as an outstanding football player with the World Champion New Orleans Saints of the NFL, building on a career that began here in Oneida County during his days at Utica’s Proctor High School,” Picente said in a proclamation naming April 3rd as Will Smith Day in Oneida County.
Picente said that in honoring Smith, he is also reminding all local young people that they, too, can be champions. “Will Smith has risen to the top, as part of a team that rose to the top this past season, by applying the traditional values of hard work, diligence, focusing on the future, and giving the job every hand every last ounce of commitment and strength,” Picente said in his proclamation.