Niagara Gazette

Archive

October 2, 2013

Please Click Here

Niagara Gazette — Every October, the Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association gets together for a little party. Then they honor four of their own with Distinguished Alumni awards.

This year's program is expected to recognize a new batch of graduates from years past, though for the first time in a while, they're all local products who've remained in Western New York.

"It's a bit unusual," Harold Shippy, a member of the selection committee, said. "But it's a good group this year. They're all people who've done well in the community."

Recognitions of the group of four individuals recognized this year will be made during a public ceremony at 10 a.m. Oct. 10 in the auditorium of the district's high school.

This year's group includes a music instructor, a retired iron worker, a West Point graduate and a woman who went to work for the school district she graduated from.

Thomas Pryce, a member of the class of 1972, served 12 years as a member of the Lew-Port School Board. He retired from Iron Workers Local No. 9, out of Niagara Falls, after a lengthy career as business manager and financial secretary of the trades union for more than 20 years. He's was also associated long-term with the Iron Workers District Council of Western New York Pension, Welfare and Annuity Funds and has served on the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, a position he was appointed to, since 2008, where he has served as both treasurer and chairperson.

Nancy Diez Orsi left Lew-Port after graduating in 1963 and pursued her teaching degree from Buffalo State College. She started teaching at Lew-Port until she was afforded an opportunity to enter the district's administrative team as the district's curriculum and instruction coordinator. She's also been involved in Town of Porter business, as a member of the town's planning board before securing her own spot as a town councilwoman for four years. She was named the town's citizen of the year in 2010.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Opinion
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page