Achievement

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Pictured from left are Dunkirk High School students Christopher Michalski and Emily-Jane Berakah. Berakah took first and Michalski second place in the  fifth annual College Connections student speech contest held at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus.

DHS students win big at JCC public speaking contest

JAMESTOWN — The fifth annual College Connections student speech contest was held recently at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus. Emily-Jane Berakah, a Dunkirk High School senior, won first place. The other contestants were Christopher Michalski, a Dunkirk High School senior, ...

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Pictured are honor students recognized at the Chautauqua County School Boards Association annual meeting and Honors Night at the Williams Center on the SUNY Fredonia Campus on May 17.

CCSBA honors students at annual meeting

The Chautauqua County School Boards Association held its annual meeting and Honors Night at the Williams Center on the SUNY Fredonia Campus on May 17. Raymond J. Fashano, executive director, welcomed the honored students, their families and friends, administrators, staff and school board ...

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Cassadaga Valley Kiwanis scholarship winners

Submitted Photo The Cassadaga Valley Kiwanis Club was proud to honor its 2017 Scholarship winners, Meghan Lanphere and Kylee Bly, at a recent reception at the Cassadaga Country Club. The Kiwanis Club awards scholarships to graduating seniors of Cassadaga Valley Central School who are in good ...

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Four high school seniors were honored as “Scholars of the Month” by the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville during its May 16 meeting at The Parkview in Westfield. Receiving this recognition were (seated, left to right) Brittany Fardink of Chautauqua Lake Central School, Mackenzie Maines of Brocton Central School, (standing, left to right) Joel Vinciguerra of Chautauqua Lake Central School and Joshua Kitchen of Westfield Academy and Central School.

Scholars of the Month honored by Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club

Academic excellence, leadership, volunteer service, athletic skills and positive character traits are some of the words to describe the four area high school students who were recently named as “Scholars of the Month” and recognized by the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville at its May 16 ...

Jamestown Community College holds 67th commencement for 736 students

JAMESTOWN — Theo Collins, a 2009 graduate of Jamestown Community College, delivered the keynote address at JCC's 67th commencement on May 20 in Jamestown. The ceremony honored, college-wide, 547 spring 2017 graduates, 142 December 2016 graduates, and 47 summer 2016 graduates. Marilyn A. ...

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Jackie Pacos Memorial Scholarship awarded

Submitted Photo The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State, Southern Tier Group awarded the Jackie Pacos Memorial Student Nurse Practitioner Scholarship and a one-year membership in the NPA NYS to Elizabeth Gattman and Jill Muntz. Both awardees are from the Jamestown area. The award ...

Forestville student recipient of Western Division award

Western Division is pleased to announce the 2017 Scholarship Award winners. Scholarships are awarded to Western Division members that are high school seniors planning to further their education at a two-or-four year college or university. The six scholarships were awarded to students that ...

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Campus and Community Children’s Center staff including (front, left to right) Beth Mulkin, executive director, joined by Tammi Sullivan, school age coordinator; and (back, left to right) Jennifer Branden, administrative assistant; Teodora Cox, board president; Michele Frederickson, food service coordinator; and Joyce Jabot, finance coordinator.

Distinguished Service Awards to be presented

On the first weekend of June, the Fredonia College Foundation will be presenting the Distinguished Service Award, the foundation’s most prestigious honor, to a well-known volunteer and community advocate, a dedicated State University of New York at Fredonia retiree, and an organization vital ...

Erin O’Rourke

SUNY Fredonia Federal Credit Union names scholarship winners

Erin O’Rourke, daughter of David and Susan O’Rourke, is the recipient of the eighteenth annual Frances C. Granata Scholarship. Granata was the first president of the Credit Union in 1974. Erin is also the recipient of a New York Credit Union Association Jamestown Chapter scholarship. The ...

Dunkirk resident wins scholarship to Alfred

ALFRED — A local resident has been awarded a scholarship to attend Alfred State. Sean Brown of Dunkirk was awarded a $2,000 “Vocational Excellence Scholarship.” Brown is slated to graduate in 2017 from Fredonia High School and intends to enroll in the building trades: building ...

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Brocton High and Middle schools name Students of the Month for May

BROCTON — Tim Odell was selected by the Brocton High School faculty and staff as Student of the Month for May 2017. Tim is a junior at Brocton High School and resides in Brocton with his parents, Mark and Karen Odell. Tim is an excellent student. He has consistently been on honor roll ...

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Westfield Middle School’s Students of the Month

On a monthly basis, Westfield Middle School honors one student at each grade level as the Student of the Month. Teachers and staff had the opportunity to nominate one student who they believed met the following criteria: 1. Follows Westfield’s Rules of Respect for staff and peers. 2. ...

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On May 2, Ryan Kalie (center), MNE Oasis Program student, received a “Certificate of High Achievement” recognition by Daniel Smith (right), Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville Youth Services Chair. MNE Oasis Program Director Katie Huba (left), Rotarians and guests were present to congratulate Kalie.

Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club recognizes achievement

WESTFIELD — At the May 2 meeting of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville, members recognized Ryan Kalie, a Mercyhurst North East Oasis Program student who is graduating this month, for his achievement in the certificate area of hospitality. The honors were given to Kalie during a meeting ...

Money skills propel high school students to the top of the class

BUFFALO — With a nearly perfect score, Buffalo City Honors School student Elsas DeBoy has won the 10th annual MoneySKILL® Mania competition, an in-school financial literacy challenge sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Management and M&T Bank. As the top-scoring student, ...

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Honorees at the President’s Recognition Luncheon, displaying their framed award certificates with Fredonia President Virginia Horvath (center) are (from left): Dr. Rob Deemer, Mark Suida, Dr. Scott Ferguson and Dr. Jill Reese. Pictured below is Ann Carden.

Fredonia honors faculty, staff at President’s Recognition Luncheon

Four faculty and staff with over 40 years of collective service at the State University of New York at Fredonia — Ann Carden, Dr. Scott Ferguson, Dr, Rob Deemer and Mark Suida — have received the President’s Award for Excellence, while colleague Dr. Jill Reese has been given the Fredonia ...

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Pictured in the photo at left are  participants in Eagle Scout Jordan Cooley’s project. Top: Jeff Wentz. Left to right – Roger Cooley, Jr., Jordan Cooley, Amanda Burlett-Cooley, Brandon Powell, JJ Tuggy, Vince Vecchio, Dave Briska.

Eagle Scout project benefits informational display at Dunkirk Lighthouse

Jordan Cooley of Dunkirk achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on March 19 at his Court of Honor ceremony held at the American Legion Post 59. Paul Wallenhorst was the master of ceremonies and Senior Patrol Leader John Banach led the Advancement of Colors and Pledge of Allegiance. Vince Vecchio led ...

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Forestville Elementary Students of the Month

Submitted Photo These youngsters were selected by their respective teachers as Forestville’s Elementary School Students of the Month because they set an example for their peers. They are kind, respectful, helpful, and hardworking. Back row: fifth grader Benjamin Mescall, sixth grader Aidan ...

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Pictured are some of the recipients of the AAUW scholarship awards. Front row from left: Melodie Perrin, Leah Ratterman, Emily Olds and Hannah Lorenc. Back row: Jennifer Maisonet, Kari Macomb-Gustafson, Rachel Pfeiffer, Kathyrn Andalora and Aliah Sample.

AAUW presents awards to 12 scholarship recipients

JAMESTOWN — The American Association of University Women Jamestown Branch recently honored 12 scholarship recipients from both Jamestown Community College and Jamestown Business College at the annual Membership Social held on April 26 in the Fireplace Room of the James Prendergast ...

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Brocton Elementary Students of the Month

Submitted Photo On Thursday, April 27, Brocton Elementary School celebrated its character education assembly. Fifteen students were chosen as Students of the Month representing grades K-5. These students demonstrated the trait of Fairness on a daily basis. The following students were chosen ...