Mid-Hudson residents ‘On the Move’ for the week of April 18, 2022 – Daily Freeman
Three members of the local community will be inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame on April 23.
Alumni Hall of Fame inductees are Lenny Auchmoody and Peter Miller. Retired Highland teacher Pattie Steffens is this year’s Husky Pride recipient.
The trio of Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at the Highland Educational Foundation’s annual dinner dance and silent auction fundraiser, which will take place as a spring gala this year at Novella’s in New Paltz. .
Miller, Class of 1971, works as the District Operations and Maintenance Manager and is also the Highland Fire District Fire Chief. He is involved with the Lloyd’s Police Department, the Lloyd Town Planning Board, the Highland Town Water and Sewer Committee, as well as school sports teams and Girl Scout troops.
Auchmoody is an Alderman and Deputy Supervisor of the Town of Lloyd. He has been a member of the American Legion for 48 years and was also a member of the Highland Landing Committee, where he played an important role in the development of Bob Shepard Highland Landing Park. As owner of Leonard Auchmoody & Sons, he donated the use of a host of heavy equipment to help transform what had been a sprawling yard for oil storage tanks into the pristine family park that we see today. He also worked as a member of the Water Sewage Committee in Highland and was part of the Highland Rail Trail Association, which was responsible for redevelopment of the old railway line into a very popular footbridge enjoyed by many local residents.
Steffens has been an integral part of Highland Schools since she was hired as a Spanish teacher in 1987. During her many years of service, she has taught Spanish and French in middle and high schools. She has led adventurous trips across Canada, Spain, France and Italy. After retiring in 2010, she continued to serve the Highland community as a translator assisting with communications with parents. Working with students from Highland High School’s Interact Club, as well as staff from the district cafeteria and the Highland Senior Center, Pattie hosted the 10th anniversary of the “Senior Citizen Prom,” and she looks forward to continue this popular event. She also launched the ‘Love Out Loud’ award in memory of her daughter Alicia, who died in a car accident, and has since awarded over $21,000 in scholarships to graduate students in the Highlands.
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