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100 Black Men organization honors members

Noble Wray, Al Studesville celebrated at annual banquet

MADISON, Wis. - Leaders in Madison's black community came to celebrate success and honor the legacies of two of their own Tuesday night.

The Madison chapter of the 100 Black Men organization held its fifth annual banquet at the Kohl Center.

The group honored men and women in business, sports and community service.

One of those honored was Madison Police Chief Noble Wray, who received the first service award.

Wray said the organization inspires him to make a difference.

"I'm looking at some men who are accomplished; I'm looking at men who want to accomplish and it's a powerful thing," said Wray.

Also remembered was Al Studesville, the beloved teacher who was killed in a motorcycle crash in June.

"Al has always been an individual who wanted to give back to the community and he was also involved in actually walking the talk," said Donald and Larry Studesville, Al's brothers.

The event also raised money for school supplies that will be given out this weekend at the group's annual picnic.

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