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Port Pride Recognition Awards

January 25, 2017, Port Jervis, NY - Port Jervis City School District Superintendent Thomas Bongiovi created the "Port Pride Recognition Award" as an opportunity for district employees to nominate any fellow staff member for doing something nice for a student, staff member or member of the public.  Recently, Superintendent Bongiovi visited each building and presented the winners with their certificates and limited edition "Port Pride Hershey Bar".

Recipients of Port Pride Recognition Award (Series 5)


  • Jerianne Baumgardner
  • Maura Brady-Wilson
  • Susan Bransfield
  • Nancy Farr
  • Jennifer Grismer
  • Kara Rapp
  • Marlene Santoro
  • Ilene Valentin
  • Matison Williams


Superintendent Bongiovi with
Port Pride Award Winner Kara Rapp

The "Power of Thank You" can be very impactful for both the person receiving it and the person giving it, said Bongiovi.

This initiative is another outward way to promote Port Pride in our workforce and our community.

To nominate someone, click on the link HERE for Port Pride Recognition Nomination Form