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Dr. Stephen Tong Honored by the Board of Education

Excellence in Action

For his dedication to students and our schools, Dr. Stephen Tong was recently honored by the Board of Education with an Excellence in Action award. Dr. Tong, of Corning Incorporated, has recognized high school Math and Science students for many years. Not only does he provide a certificate of recognition and refreshments for the students, but he arranges a guest speaker for the students at this quarterly event. Science teacher Ms. Seip said, “Over the many years I have known Dr. Tong, he has had an impact on students.” She said, “He has organized tours of Sullivan Park, established the Corning Incorporated Math and Science Awards, facilitated the Partners in Education program that allows local high schools students the opportunity to work with scientists, technologists and engineers and coordinates the One Week Internship at Corning each summer.”


Assistant Principal Mr. Kapral said, “We appreciate Dr. Tong’s dedication to our students and school and for having such a positive influence on them over the years.”


Photo caption: Board of Education member Dr. Webb, on behalf of the entire Board, makes some comments and presents the award to Dr. Tong

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