Victory Mills Citizen of The Year – Cathy Ippoliti
At each stop on the Small Town Tour we're recognizing a citizen who has gone the extra mile for the community and presenting them with the honor of being citizen of the year. Victory Mills had some great nominees - but the people have spoken and we're proud to recognize the Victory Mills citizen of the year.
One of our fans who nominated Cathy said:
She's GREAT! She lives in the hamlet off of Victory Mills known as Smithville and teaches special education kids at Schuylerville central school. They learn life skills.. I have seen them in Walgreens stocking shelves with her as part of their learning how to work.. she cares for each of her students very much.
Cathy dedicated her award to all of the students she's worked with over the years. With tears in her eyes she also reflected on a student that was tragically lost just this week. A bittersweet moment for Cathy, an extraordinary lady in a great village.