The Heritage Museum of Orange County has won the prestigious Outstanding Contributions to Education Award from the Orange County Board of Education and William M. Habermehl, County Superintendent of Schools.
In a recent ceremony at the county Department of Education offices, the award was presented to Candace Chromy, Executive Director of the museum. The honor is bestowed monthly to individuals, groups or organizations “whose efforts have contributed significantly to the education of Orange County students,” including administrators, cafeteria workers, community volunteers, counselors, nurses, crossing guards, custodians, teachers, aides, transportation staff and others.
“It is truly an honor to win this award and to be selected from so many deserving nominees,” said Chromy. “It is a reflection of our dedication to preserving, promoting and restoring the heritage or Orange County and the surrounding region through quality hands-on educational programs for students and visitors of all ages. Among our most popular programs are educational field trips attended by more than 16,000 elementary school students yearly.”