(l-r): Robert Stapleton, Maureen Pratt Roberts, Jessica Knowles Farrell, Adam Cornell, Gary Butch (Absent: Honoree Greg Butch)
On October 25, former graduates of Chenango Valley High School returned to their roots and provided inspiration to current Chenango Valley Central School District students.
Chenango Valley was proud to welcome this year’s Chenango Valley Alumni Hall of Fame honorees, also including a distinguished community member, for a day and night of recognition for their noteworthy accomplishments.
The honorees visited each Chenango Valley school building with the help of a high school student as their tour guide. Honorees were warmly welcomed by our Warriors at Port Dickinson Elementary, answered some thoughtful questions at Chenango Bridge Elementary and CV Middle School, and spoke in the classrooms of CV High School students. They also enjoyed a luncheon that included former honorees of the CV Alumni Hall of Fame.
After a day filled with activities, the 2019 honorees were recognized at an evening reception hosted by the Chenango Valley Alumni Association. The event was held at the Holiday Inn Binghamton Downtown. There, the guests of honor were surrounded by community members, district staff, past honorees, family and friends. The students who guided the honorees throughout the day introduced them before their speeches at the recognition reception. A special thank you also goes to Mr. Joshua Vanderslice and the CV Select Choir for singing exceptional musical pieces for our guests.
Proceeds from the CV Alumni Association evening event will help to aid both CV’s Warrior Fund (to assist families in need) and future scholarship opportunities for CV students.
2019 Alumni Honorees of Distinction
- Greg & Gary Butch, Class of 1970 & 1974 - Owners of Elizabeth on 37th in Savannah, GA & Candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize
- Maureen Pratt Roberts, Class of 1983 - Current Court Analyst for the Unified Court System and Trustee at Fenton Free Library, Former Town of Fenton Court Clerk and CV Board of Education Member
- Adam Cornell, Class of 1995 - Writer, Illustrator, Editor & Publisher
- Jessica Knowles Farrell, PharmD, Class of 2001 - Associate Professor at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Distinguished Community Member
- Robert Stapleton – Deputy Sheriff, School Resource Officer at Chenango Valley and Other Local Districts
For more information on these honorees, visit: https://www.cvcsd.stier.org/2019Honorees.aspx