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Pascack Valley Multicultural Festival
Pascack Valley High School will host a Multicultural Festival on Friday, October 14th at 11:30 am in the New Gym!
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Graphic: Photo of Superintendent Sarah Bilotti, with the letters "PH" on the left and "PV" on the right
Meet the Superintendent
The Pascack Hills PFA is hosting a "Meet the Superintendent" evening on Monday, September 12.
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Hills Valley Coalition Quarterly Meeting
Please join us via ZOOM on October 3 at 5:30pm for our quarterly meeting to discuss the safety of our children and how best to support our families. Hear from our Juvenile Officers, School Administrators, Student Representatives and local mental health providers.
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Welcome Back!
We are excited to welcome everyone back for the start of the 2022-2023 school year!
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Photo: Sarah Bilotti (left) our new Superintendent of Schools, with Joseph Blundo our Board President
Welcome Sarah Bilotti!
We are excited to welcome Sarah Bilotti as our new Superintendent of Schools.
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Photo: Silhouette of a girl, with the sun setting behind her, reading a book at the beach.
2022 Summer Reading Information
Supervisor of English Ms. Valerie Mattessich provides complete information on the summer reading program.
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Photo: Salad Bar
Summer Meal Outreach
The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has a program that provides no cost meals to those in need.
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Photo: Veronica Fyfe, PV junior student, posing with Head Coach, Courtney Rems.
Pascack Valley NISCA All American Diving
Congratulations to PV student, Veronica Fyfe, on being named to the NISCA All American Team for Diving!
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Photo: PHHS Marching Band
Marching Band Competition
The Marching Broncos competed in the Midland Park Music in the Parks competition on Sunday 10/9. The band competed against bands from around the area and took first place in their size group along with awards for best Music, best Percussion, best Color Guard and best overall effect.
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CPR training for K-8 Nurses
CPR training for nurses in the k-8 districts provided by the Regional Office, Friday October 14, 2022.
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Photo: Class of 2021 Graduates tossing their caps in the air at the end of their graduation ceremony
Graduation Ceremonies
Commencement Ceremonies for Pascack Hills and Pascack Valley High Schools will take place on June 16, 2022.
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PH Dig Pink 2022
The Hills volleyball team has participated in this Side Out Foundation sponsored charity tournament against Pascack Valley. The tournament begins at 4:15pm on October 25th at PH!
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Photo: Pascack Hills boys tennis team, Ari Hirshfield, and children posing all together side-by-side.
Pascack Hills Fundraiser of Sunrise Day Camp
The tennis team conducted a fundraiser to send a child with cancer to Camp Sunrise. Camp Sunrise provides a summer experience for children who have cancer.
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Financial Aid Night Presentation Available
Our district financial aid night was well attended by our community, and the presentation is available online.
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Graphic: District logo on top, with the words "Board Member Vacancies River Vale & Woodcliff Lake" below
Board Vacancy Notification
The Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board of Education will have two vacancies in the Nov. 8 Annual School Election.
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Photo: Senior Student Kareena Shah
PVHS Governor's School of New Jersey Program in Engineering and Technology
Kareena Shah was selected as the Pascack Valley representative for the Governor's School of New Jersey Program in Engineering and Technology.
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Photo (from left to right): Ms. Christine Pollinger, Mr. Thomas Gallione, Mr. John Puccio, Mr. Willie Pico, Dr. Daniel Fishbein
2022 Support Staff Members of the Year
Congratulations to Ms. Marnee Rosen, Ms. Marie Lombardi, and Mr. Washington (Willie) Pico for being recognized as our Support Staff Members of the Year! These professionals work tirelessly to serve our students and the community.
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Photo: PVHS Senior Student, Eva Senande
Senior awarded for the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program
Eva Senande, Pascack Valley 12th grade student, was honored for the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program award this summer. Eva did an outstanding job on her PSAT and AP exams in order to qualify for this award.
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Photo: PV Student, Abby Sheer
PV Student wins AMTNJ Scholarship
Abby Scheer was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey to support her goal of becoming a math teacher.
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Photo: Pascack Hills student Riley Haworth
Senior chosen to the 2022 All-National Mixed Choir
Congratulations to Pascack Hills senior, Riley Haworth, who has been selected as a member of the 2022 All-National Mixed Choir!
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Photo: Jim Cleary and Chris Guinta posing with the donated check.
Habitat for Humanity Donation
Jim Cleary and Chris Guinta are the co-advisors for the Pascack Valley Habitat for Humanity Club. During the past two years the club has done an amazing job fundraising. The club was able to donate $4,000, to the Bergen County Habitat for Humanity Organization. Jim Cleary and Chris Guinta presented the check at the build site in Hillsdale NJ.
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Photo: Pascack Hills Students and middle school students who participated in the showcase all posing together in group photo.
Tri-M Project Showcase 2022
On May 24th, Tri-M Music Honor Society hosted a Showcase where we invited all the Tri-M Project 2022 participants willing to perform in the live program.The program was a big success, greatly appreciated by the participants (teachers and students), their families and friends. We strongly believe that Tri-M Project will be continued next year!
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Graphic: Jonathan Mathew & Jake Agranovich, PH Students
Pascack Hills SIA Donation Drive for Ukraine
The Pascack Hills Student Immigrant Alliance conducted a donation drive collecting items to be distributed to Ukrainian refugees entering the United States and to be sent to Ukraine.
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Graphic: Pascack Hills Echoes Magazine Volume LVII
PHHS Echoes Literary Magazine 2022 Now On Sale!
Pascack Hills' Literary-Art Magazine Echoes is now for sale! The 2022 edition is themed "Metamorphosis," as in our year of change and transition. Please see the attached order form for ordering details.
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Food Service Proposal Evaluation
The Pascack Valley Regional High School District has made a request for proposal and subsequent evaluation for a food service provider.
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Graphic: Kareena Shah (student) and Marisa Mathias (teacher) pictured side by side
NJCSS PV Student Recognition Award
Kareena Shah was recognized by the New Jersey Council for Social Studies for her contributions to social studies education in the areas of motivation, leadership, scholarship and her work to the Asian Culture Club here at Pascack Valley.
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PHHS Arts Festival 2022
The annual PH Arts Festival! Including an art display, cupcake wars, fashion display and live music.
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PV Arts Festival & Fashion Show "LookBookLive 2022"
Pascack Valley High School is pleased to present the 2022 Spring Celebration of the Arts on Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30 pm. Student original artwork will be displayed and presented in specific areas.
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Nicole and Evie pictured together.
New Jersey All-State Choir
Two students from Pascack Valley Chamber Choir have been accepted to 2022-2023 All-State Mixed Chorus.
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"Miming Display" Artwork, made by Pascack Hills Student, Tala Atkinson
Congressional Art Competition
Tala Atkinson, Junior student at Pascack Hills High School, recently had her painting, “Miming Display,” displayed at the Fair Lawn Library in the Pine Gallery.
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Graphic: Riley Haworth, PH Student
2022 NJMEA All-State Mixed Chorus Student Acceptance
Congratulations to Riley Haworth on her acceptance to the 2022 NJMEA All-State Mixed Chorus!
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PV Alumnus and Pulitzer Prize Winner to Give Rutgers Commencement Address
David Remnick, PV Alumnus and Pulitzer Prize Winner, will be the Commencement Speaker for Rutgers University
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Graphic: (lft to right) Jake Hanau, Barbara Borghi, and Peyton Gallo
Two PV students earn the Coccia Foundation Italian Studies Student Award!
Peyton Gallo and Jake Hanau are the two award recipients for this year’s Coccia Foundation Italian Studies Student Award! Nominated by Mrs. Barbara Borghi, these students are being recognized as being exemplary students in the Italian language through the Joseph and Elda Coccia Institute (Montclair State University)
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Graphic: Trayee Jha, PH Student
New Jersey Council for the Social Studies Recognition
Congratulations to Trayee Jha for being recognized by the New Jersey Council for the Social Studies for her contributions to social studies education at Pascack Hills!
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Pascack Valley's Newest Podcast La Hora de Café
Students from Pascack Valley High School will debut their new podcast, La Hora de Café on Friday, May 13th from 5:00-7:00pm in the Pascack Valley High School Cafeteria. All are welcome to attend, enjoy light refreshments and listen to their first episodes!
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Graphic: People participating in the Walk to Remember 2022
Alumni in Recovery Poster Contest
Congratulations to Ava Quesada for her Second Place finish in The Alumni in Recovery poster contest this past weekend.
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Pascack Hills Tri-M Project 2022
Starting in the month of March, members of the Tri-M Honor Society, along with other music students at Pascack Hills, began working on the Tri-M Project. This is the second year the Pascack Hills chapter of the Tri-M Honor society has worked to give musical opportunities to the next generation of musicians.
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Graphic: 2022 Best Communities for Music Education Award
District earns "Best Communities for Music Education" Award
The Pascack Valley Regional High School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The NAMM Foundation recognizes the outstanding efforts of teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who are making music part of a well-rounded education for every child in their communities.
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Graphic: PHHS 2022 Talent Night
PHHS Talent Night 2022
Talent Night, presented by Tri-M Music Honor Society and Chamber Choir, is back at Pascack Hills! We are very excited finally to have a live performance on April 12th at 7pm in the PH auditorium.
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PVHS Students Paint Panther Mural
We are excited to announce that Irene Antonopoulos, Jillian Suarez, and Sophia Loeser have painted the first PV Panthers mural.
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Graphic: Hills Valley Coalition Guest Speaker with Information
Hills Valley Coalition presents a parent/teen education program and mental health fair
Providers form all over the county will be there to present there resources to all who attend follow by Keynote Speaker, Stephen Hill who is the founder of Speak Sobriety, a criminal defense attorney, bestselling author, recovery coach, and a fierce advocate for change. Stephen will share his cautionary tale of addiction and his inspiring story of recovery and beyond.
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Celebrate Languages Through Humanity: Poster Contest Winners
During the week of March 7th, students from Pascack Hills & Pascack Valley in their World Language classes celebrated National Foreign Language week by submitting their own poster representing this year’s theme: Celebrate Languages Through Humanity.
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Photo: Ms. Sarah Bilotti (left) appointed as the new Superintendent of Schools, pictured with Joseph Blundo
Appointment of New Superintendent
Congratulations to Ms. Sarah Bilotti, who was appointed the new Superintendent of Schools at the March 28 Board Meeting.
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Graphic: Students at St. Peter's MUNC Conference
Saint Peter's University Model United Nations Conference
The Pascack Hills and Valley Model UN Teams recently competed in the 31st Annual High School Model United Nations Conference held at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ. A simulation of the UN General Assembly, Model UN allows students to assume the role of Ambassador of an assigned county to debate current issues.
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Pascack Valley Teacher Earns Cybersecurity Award
Nancy Ricca earned a full scholarship from the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity towards a virtual graduate certificate in cybersecurity.
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Graphic: PHHS DECA Awardees
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Graphic: PVRHSD World Language
$8,000 Italian Grant Earned!
Francesca Silvano, Teacher of Italian in Pascack Valley High School, has earned an $8,000 thanks to the generosity of IACE (Italian American Committee on Education). Mrs. Silvano can use this grant money to purchase classroom supplies for her students.
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New Jersey Region I Jazz Choir
Samantha Lagrosa, a Junior at Pascack Valley High School, was accepted to the New Jersey's Region I Jazz Choir.
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109 Seal of Biliteracy earned by students!
We had 109 total seals earned by our PHHS and PVHS students for the State & Global Seals of Biliteracy!
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Two Pascack Teachers Share Expertise at Northeast Conference
Ms. Elena Spathis and Ms. Ivica Kanova presented at the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Language (NECTFL) annual conference for World Language Educators, where Ms. Spathis was recognized as as a Teacher of the Year Finalist for the Northeast Conference.
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Parent Support Groups
The Pascack Valley Regional Guidance Department and Regional Curriculum Office will be partnering up to offer Parent Support Groups to families in our community.
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Graphic: PHHS Tri-M Music Honor Society Inductees
Tri-M Music Honor Society Induction Ceremony
PHHS TRI-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY Induction Ceremony and the Concert took place on Wednesday, February 16th at 7 PM in PH auditorium. A group of 15 gifted musicians shared their talents in performing vocal and instrumental solos and duets in various genres and styles (from classical to contemporary).
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Valedictorians and Salutatorians Announced
Congratulations to our Class of 2022 Valedictorians, Jolie Lefkowitz from Pascack Hills and Harlee Hayden from Pascack Valley, and our Salutatorians, Lina Kim from Pascack Hills and Drew Petaccia from Pascack Valley.
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ECHOES Art & Literary Magazine Wins Awards!
Echoes, Pascack Hills' Art & Literary Magazine, won two prestigious awards for its 20-21 edition!
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Graphic: PVHS Band Student, Elizabeth Barlow
NJ All-State Band
Elizabeth Barlow, a PVHS Junior, has earned the first chair bassoon seat in the 2022 New Jersey All-State Wind Ensemble.
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District Searches For New Superintendent of Schools
The Pascack Valley Regional High School District is seeking a new Superintendent of Schools.
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Demographic Study Presented to Board
On January 3, 2022, Statistical Forecasting LLC presented a Demographic Study for the district to our Board of Education.
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PVHS Environmental Club Holds Used Toy Drive
The PVHS Environmental Club held a used toy drive to keep gently used toys out a landfills but also to bring some job to others in need this holiday season.
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Superintendent Search: Seeking Input Through Survey and Community Forum
The Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board of Education has hired the executive search firm Strategic Educational Advantage to assist with finding our next superintendent of schools.
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PVRHSD's Veterans Visit English Classes
PVRHSD's veterans visit with English classrooms with students reading "All Quiet on the Western Front".
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Photo: Students who achieved Bergen County Band and Choir (left to right) Nicole Choi, Kareena Shah, Gabrielle Brayman, Elizabeth Barlow
Students Selected to Bergen County Band and Choir
Seven students from the district have been selected to the Bergen County Band and Chorus
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Photo: Music Performances During the Holiday Season
Music Performances During the Holiday Season
The Music Departments in each of our high schools are excited to perform this holiday season!
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PV Student Publication Wins 42 State Awards
The Pascack Valley Student Publication won 42 state awards from the Garden State Scholastic Press Association.
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Celebrate Language Ceremonies Will Be Held In December, 2021
The Celebrate Language ceremonies will take place at Pascack Hills HS on Thursday, Dec. 2nd and at Pascack Valley HS on Thursday, Dec. 9th at 7pm.
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2021-2022 Teacher and ESPs of The Year
Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Teacher and Educational Services Professionals of the Year!
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Danielle Stanchak Finalist in Seton Hall University Pirates Pitch
Pascack Valley’s Junior, Danielle Stanchak, has been selected as one of the top 10 Finalists in the 7th Annual Seton Hall University Pirates Pitch.
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Happy Veterans Day
The History Clubs of both Pascack Hills and Pascack Valley created tributes to honor our Veterans.
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Graphic:  Pascack Hills HS Junior, Maddy Leibman
Maddy Leibman, a PH Chamber Choir junior, got accepted to All-State Treble Chorus 2021
Maddy Leibman, a Chamber Choir junior, will proudly represent Pascack Hills in All-State Treble Chorus performance at NJ PAC in Newark, NJ on February 26, 2022
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Pascack Valley High School 2022 National Merit Scholarship program Commended Students. Pictured (from left to right) are: Alex Schlessinger, Preston So, Benjamin Carter, and Katherine Wang.
Pascack Valley Class of 2022 Scholars
Congratulations to the PVHS 2022 Commended students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship program.
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Photo: 2021 NJSPRA Communication Award, 2nd place for Website, Pascack Valley Regional High School District
District Website Wins Award in State-wide Contest
The PVRHSD website won 2nd place in the New Jersey School Public Relations Association awards contest.
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Photo: Auditorium of parents attending Financial Aid Night
Financial Aid Night Presentation
On Wednesday, October 6, the PVRHSD school counseling department held its annual financial aid program. Jim Anderson, Director of Financial Aid at Montclair State University, was the guest speaker.
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Photo: Dr. Mallya presenting at the AASA / NJASA / NJPSA 5th Annual Women's Leadership Conference
Dr. Mallya Speaks at Women's Leadership Conference
Dr. Aarti Mallya, District Supervisor of Science and Technology Education, was invited to speak at the AASA / NJASA / NJPSA 5th Annual Women's Leadership Conference at the Palace in Somerset, NJ on Friday, October 1.
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Pascack Valley Special Officer Helps Save a Life
While off duty this summer, Officer Ames helped a man involved in a serious accident.
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Photo: PH Students from Class of 2022 who are National Merit and/orAP Scholars
Pascack Hills Class of 2022 Scholars
We proudly recognize PHHS Class of 2022 National Merit Scholars and AP Scholars.
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One Spirit Presents: Exposing Erasure: Archeology in the Pascack Valley
Dr. Eric Johnson, a historian and archeologist from Harvard, spoke with students about exposing erasure through archeology in the Pascack Valley area.
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Photo: Libby Wikfors (right) honored for her work with children, pictured with her teacher Claire Mazan (left)
Wikfors Receives Proclamation for Efforts
Libby Wikfors received a Proclamation from the Borough of Bergenfield and was honored with the key to the city for her dedication and generosity.
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