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Boardman Schools advocate honored with lifetime achievement award
April 26, 2018

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Longtime Boardman School Board member Kim Poma was honored by the Boardman Civic Association with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 28th Annual Academic Achievement Banquet on April 16. Poma served the Boardman Schools for 32 years, the first 16 as a PTA member and president, and then as a Board of Education member for the following 16 years, also serving time as President. She retired from the Board in January.

Civic Association member and emcee Mark Luke described Poma as extremely dedicated to the schools and the Boardman community, calling it a "labor of love." Poma has resided in Boardman since 1985, and she and her late husband, Jim, raised their two children here.

"During her tenure of work with the Boardman Schools, the District maintained academic excellence and fiscal responsibility," said Luke. "Of course, Kim would be the first to credit the Boardman taxpayers, families, students and school staff for the continued, excellent performance."

Poma graciously accepted the award, and it was evident her support of the schools and the community is far from over. She was very encouraging to the room full of graduating seniors, who were there to be honored for their academic achievements.

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