Neuhaus Speaks to PJ High School Students as Part of “Excellence Series”

By Yvonne Marcotte
Yvonne Marcotte
Yvonne Marcotte
January 20, 2016 Updated: January 20, 2016

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus met with and addressed students at Port Jervis High School on Jan. 15 as part of its “Excellence Series.” The program includes the top 25 academic performers in grades 9-12 at Port Jervis High. Neuhaus was joined at the event by Orange County Legislator Tom Faggione and Port Jervis Mayor Kelly Decker.

“I enjoyed spending time with the students at Port Jervis and to have the opportunity to give them some insight into county government,” Neuhaus said. “They were a lot of fun and had some great questions. I urged the students to continue to work hard and to pursue a career that they have a passion for.”

Port Jervis High School principal Andrew Marotta hosted the series. “We were very proud to have Steve Neuhaus here at Port Jervis. He did a great job speaking to the students about his life and career. He was personable, approachable, and is great role-model for our students.”

“As a Port Jervis graduate (class of 1990), I was proud to have County Executive Neuhaus serve as the featured guest at this event,” Faggione said. “I appreciate his common sense approach to issues and his positive message. Steve Neuhaus has so much energy and I think that is just one of the reasons why he was so well received by the students and faculty.”

Port Jervis High began the “Excellence Series” last year as motivational assemblies to connect its top academic achievers with distinguished alumni and community leaders who have achieved a high level of success in their professional or personal lives. During the assemblies, the role models share their personal success stories, provide helpful advice, and motivate students to continue to excel.

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