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Seven get the call to the Hall

Port Jervis High School Inducts seven into Alumni Hall of Fame

Class of 2014 Banquet

October 12, 2014 - The Port Jervis High School Alumni Hall of Fame was formed six years ago to recognize the achievement notable Port Jervis graduates.  Each fall a new group of alumni are inducted into the Hall.  This year saw seven esteemed gradutes enter the hall.

On Sunday October 12th, friends and family gathered at the Erie Trackside to celebrate seven individuals who were elected to the Port Jervis High School Alumni Hall of Fame. With graduation dates spanning five decades, members of the class of '14 have impressive life stories and experiences.

Each inductee was honored with an introduction by a close friend or family member.  Though their stories varied, several themes were common in each presentation.  Community, faculty, friends, and family were the focus of the speeches.  Presenters told of the bond felt here in Port Jervis.  The lists of success and personal highlights were many, but the connection to Port Jervis was the highlight of the evening. 

This years class includes:

  • the late Harry Cashdollar, Class of 1953

  • Lester Friedman, Class of 1963

  • Mark Faller, Class of 1967

  • Dennis W. Simmons, Class of 1969

  • Patricia (Owens) Gessner, Class of 1971

  • Cathy (Pinkala) Mitrano, Class of 1983

  • the late Lt. Col. H. Robert Prager, MD, Class of 1984

PJHS Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 2014

Hall of Fame Class of 2014 (left to right)Mike Beirne(accepting for Harry Cashdollar), Patty Gessner, Ernie Jackson(accepting for Mark Faller), Cathy Pinkala Mitrano, Lester Friedman, Dennis W. Simmons, Rebecca and Joseph Prager(accepting for Robert Prager)
       
Ernie Jackson and School Superintendent Thomas Bongiovi at Port Jervis High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014 Lester Friedman and School Superintendent Thomas Bongiovi at Port Jervis High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014
   
Mike Beirne and School Superintendent Thomas Bongiovi at Port Jervis High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014 Dennis W. Simmons, Ashley Wortman, and School Superintendent Thomas Bongiovi at Port Jervis High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014
   
Patty Gessner and School Superintendent Thomas Bongiovi at Port Jervis High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014 Cathy Pinkala Mitrano and School Superintendent Thomas Bongiovi at Port Jervis High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014
   
Rebecca and Joseph Prager and School Superintendent Thomas Bongiovi at Port Jervis High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014 Patty Gessner and Presenter Thomas Hoppy - Alumni Hall of Fame Ceremony 2014