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Ti alumni group to present awards

TICONDEROGA - The Ticonderoga Alumni Association will once again honor outstanding Ti High graduates.

An association committee is now seeking nominations for the 2009 Distinguished Alumni awards. Nominations will be accepted through April 30.

Any person who graduated from THS before 1999 is eligible to be nominated. Nominees need not be Ticonderoga residents.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is given each year to alumni who are positive role models for students and who have distinguished themselves through their career, community service and other endeavors. The Distinguished Alumni Awards are selected by a committee from nominations submitted by the public.

This is the fifth year for the awards.

"The Ticonderoga Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to once again have the opportunity to recognize distinguished alumni," said association President Joyce Cooper. "It is hoped their achievements and contributions to society will inspire future graduates of the Ticonderoga school community."

Award winners will be recognized during the annual Ticonderoga Alumni Association Golf Tournament July 25 and 26. Honorees are recognized on a plaque located at the main entrance to Ti High. A book detailing each honorees accomplishments is kept in the high school library.

For more information or to obtain a nomination form, contact Joyce Cooper at 585-2640.

Nomination forms are also available to download online at www.ticonderogaalumni.com.

In 2008 a pair of business leaders and two civil servants were honored by Ticonderoga Alumni Association.

Charles A. Moore Jr. of Queensbury and Howard Rathbun of Ticonderoga were given Distinguished Alumni Awards during ceremonies July 26, while Special Service Awards were given to Ticonderoga Supervisor Bob Dedrick and Ti Historian Bill Dolback.

Moore graduated from Ti High in 1968 and earned a degree in accounting from SUNY-Canton.

He started work at International Paper in Ticonderoga in 1970 and stayed until 1995, becoming a process manager and area manager. He then worked for IP in Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania before retiring in 2002.

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