Portville Hall of Fame

A 1952 graduate of Portville Central School, Helen (Warner) Worth went on to
obtain her BA in English/elementary education in 1971, and her MA in
education in 1976, both at St. Bonaventure University.  Helen was hired as an
English teacher at Portville Central School in 1971, where she taught until her
retirement in 1989.  She served as president of the Portville Faculty Association
from 1976-1980, and as NYS Committee Chairperson for Educational Issues
of NYSUT from 1976-1980.

Following her retirement in 1989, Mrs. Worth became active in many AIDS
organizations.  She has been an AIDS Education Speaker for schools,
churches, and community groups, was a workshop leader on AIDS in the
United States, Women and Health and the Challenge of HIV/AIDS, the World
Council of Churches in Madras, India; was a presenter for the Names Project,
Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa; was a presenter at the United Methodist
Church Latin American/Caribbean AIDS Convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and
was also co-chairperson for the display of the Names Project AIDS Memorial
Quilt at St. Bonaventure University.

Helen is very active in the Portville United Methodist Church, is a member of
the Local Art Association and Friends of the Library, and served as a member
of the Portville Central School Board of Education from 1991-1995.  More
recently, in 2011, Helen was elected to serve as trustee on the Portville Village
board.
The Portville Historical and Preservation Society
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Portville, NY 14770

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Portville, New York
Helen Worth
PCS Wall of Fame ~ Class of 2002 Inductee