Local Civic Group To Honor People of Excellence

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On April 21, the Greater Huntington Civic Group will hold the first annual Greater H.O.P.E. Awards (Huntington’s Organizations, People & Places of Excellence).  The event will also feature the first-ever State of the Township Address.

Greater Huntington Civic Group Inc. President Steven Spucces announced that seven distinguished Honorees have been selected by the Group’s Executive Committee as the very first recipients of the Greater H.O.P. E. Awards for outstanding service, good work or other charitable endeavors that reflect favorably on the Township of Huntington.

“We are pleased and proud to announce our first-ever honorees who have distinguished themselves by their service to the community,” said Mr. Spucces. “They represent what makes our Township great – people and organizations that have an unwavering dedication and commitment to serving the needs and interests of our unique and diverse community with an impact that, in some cases, reaches far beyond the Township’s borders.”

The Honorees are:

  • James W. Polansky, Superintendent of Schools, School District #3, Huntington.
  • Rev. Jerry Artis, U.S. Veteran and clergy leader who creates outreach programs for  minority youth.
  • Juli Coraor, Huntington High School senior who was named a semi-finalist in the National Intel Science Talent Search Contest.
  • Marta Smith, a leader of the Latin Task Force and Clergy Task Force, which look to support revitalization efforts within the area’s Latin community.
  • Alfred Sforza, D.D.S., lifelong Huntington resident and Township historian and author.
  • Megan Hansen, Huntington High School junior who conducted breast cancer research in Boston and created a cancer-prevention program aimed at middle school students.
  • Josh Solomowitz, Huntington High School junior who conducted breast cancer research at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.

Each honoree will be presented with the Greater H.O.P.E. Award at the Gala event, which will include the first-ever State of the Township Address with remarks by Town Council Members.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets visit the GHCG Website.


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