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Business owners, school officials honored at Capital Conference

Honored during the 34th Annual Capital Conference Brunch presented by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) in Columbus, were, from left, John Miranda (COO, Alphaport, Inc. and SilverApple), Rosella Miranda (CEO, Alphaport, Inc. and SilverApple), Mark Lamoncha (President and CEO, Humtown Products), Paul Taylor (Columbiana County Educational Service Center board member). (Submitted material)

COLUMBUS — Our area was represented Nov. 11 with four recipients honored with highest regard awards during the 34th Annual Capital Conference Brunch presented by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) in Columbus, Ohio.

Paul Taylor (Columbiana County Educational Service Center Board Member), was presented with the Distinguished Service Award for ESC Governing Board Member award for his dedication to serving Columbiana County schools as a long standing board member.

Recipients of the Outstanding Leadership Award in Community Service included Dr. David Dees (Dean, Kent State University for Columbiana Counties) for his commitment to pursuing continuous changes in the delivery of education including virtual classroom technology and the Rural Scholars program that supports lifelong learners.

Additional recipients of this award, Mark Lamoncha (President and CEO Humtown Products) and John and Rosella Miranda (CEO and COO Alphaport, Inc. and SilverApple) for their partnership commitment to STEM and project-based learning in Crestview Schools by offering students the opportunity to create an integral starting point with intent to deliver a real time solution for Humtown Products.

The awards were significant to the recipients because as Lamoncha said, “The fabric of success is lined with selflessness. That’s how we will grow into a real time society for solving real time opportunities for improvement.”

Award recipients were nominated by the Columbiana County Educational Service Center and Anna Marie Vaughn (CCESC Superintendent).

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