Vincent Anthony Hynson was a teacher, coach, pastor and leader in the Chestertown African-American community. He was committed to strengthening the community through its young people. Working within the school system, he taught 6th grade at Rock Hall Middle School and was also a first-year coach for Kent County High School’s tennis and volleyball teams. He lobbied to have the name of Chestertown’s elementary school changed back to H. H. Garnett School to reflect its heritage.
After Hynson’s untimely death in 2004, the newly appointed President of Washington College, Baird Tipson, developed a scholarship to honor the late Rev. Hynson. “The scholarship is presented to an entering freshman who is a graduate of a secondary school in Kent County, who demonstrates financial need, and whose achievements and aspirations most closely emulate the values of community service exemplified by the life of Rev. Hynson. The scholarship covers 100 percent of the cost of tuition, room and board, books, and fees for the recipient.”