Astronaut Winston Scott Visits Wellington MLK Event

Councilman John McGovern, guest speaker Capt. Winston Smith and Mayor Anne Gerwig with BLAST students from Wellington High School.

On Monday, January 15, the Village of Wellington held its first Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Remembrance Event. The morning opened with breakfast and a welcome message from the Wellington Village Council, represented by Mayor Anne Gerwig and Councilman John McGovern. Local high school students made presentations about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before guest speaker U.S. Navy Capt. Winston E. Scott, a retired astronaut and aviator, shared his experiences of space travel and later answered questions from attendees.