Elm Kid’s Enterprises, 2018 HOC Business Award Recipient

Elm Street Enterprises at Elm Street Elementary School, a STEM curriculum designed for learning through entrepreneurship, giving back, and developing a world vision, including enterprises such as: Sugar Kids Beauty Elm Kids Construction: “Tiny House – Big Dreams” Elm...

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Jay Shell, 2018 HOC Young Heart Award Recipient

Jay Shell is not a lifetime Roman but you’d think he was by seeing the compassion he has for this community. Moving to Rome 19 years ago, he has been involved in the following: Downtown Development Authority as Promotion Chairman and Business Improvement Board Floyd...

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Scott Smith, 2018 HOC Award Recipient

Scott Smith is a native of Bremen, Ga.  He received his B.S. Degree in Business from the University of Georgia and his JD Degree at Mercer Law School.  He is with McRae, Smith and Peek Attorneys in Rome. His involvement in the community began 25 years ago when he...

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Charles Smith, 2018 HOC Award Recipient

A 1980 graduate of East Rome  where he played on back-to-back championship teams in 1977-1978, Charles received a BS Degree in Social Service from the University of Georgia and a Master’s Degree in Early/Childhood Education from Ashford University. Charles has been...

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Lenora Santoro, 2018 HOC Award Recipient

A native of Waterbury, Conn., Lenora received a BS degree from Southern Connecticut State University and a MSW degree from Northwestern University.  She and her husband, Dr. James Santoro, moved to Rome when he started his medical practice. Her community service has...

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Annette Morris, 2018 HOC Award Recipient

A native of Greenville, S.C., Annette has been a longtime resident of Floyd County. She received a BS Degree from the University of South Carolina, a master’s degree from Georgia State University and recently received an Ed. S  Degree from the University of Alabama. ...

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Libby and Ira Levy, 2018 HOC Board of Governors Recipients

Together the Levys have participated in:: Rome Symphony Orchestra Ira as past president. Libby with “Symphony Supper” series. Hosted “President’s Luncheons” for Rome Symphony debutantes. Honored by the Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation. Fairview E.S. Brown...

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Stephanie McElhone, 2018 HOC Award Recipient

Stephanie grew up in Alexandria, Va.  She received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and her MBA from the University of Alabama. Her community involvement: Mary’s Catholic Church – Finance Committee, Vision & Mission Committee, Endowment Committee Mary’s...

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Mike Burnes, 2018 HOC Award Recipient

Mike graduated from Rome High School in 1969 and the U.S. Naval Academy in 1973. He served seven years in active Navy and 23 years in Navy Reserve.  He retired as a Navy captain in 2003. Bill Thornton says, “There is never a job too big or too small for Mike. He is always ready to serve behind the scenes in any capacity for as long as needed or as the person in charge”.

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