I was so honored to be chosen as a Distinguished Finalist for the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. A representative from Prudential came to the Horseheads School Board meeting held at this Ridge Road Elementary to present the award. I was given a beautiful bronze medallion as well as a State of NY Legislative Resolution by Assemblyman Christopher Friend. This resolution was presented at the recommendation of Senator O’Mara, Assemblymen Palmesano and Friend. While I was so honored, I must say my favorite part of the evening was the performance about reading from the Ridge Road students. They did a wonderful job.