Alfred State announces dean’s list

ALFRED — Dr. Kristin Poppo, provost at Alfred State, has announced the dean’s list of academically impressive students for spring 2017. To be listed, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours for the semester and earned a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0. For the ...

Daeman College dean’s list

AMHERST — Daemen College Dean Dr. Michael Brogan announces the following students achieved Dean’s List status at Daemen College for the Spring 2017 semester. Stefanie Briggs of Cassadaga, Holly Peters of Cassadaga, Taylor Tilley of Dunkirk, Emily Ludwig of Fredonia, Sarah Hill of ...

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Anna Gullo is presented the Fredonia-Pomfret Democratic Association ‘s annual $500 John F. Kennedy Scholarship by Michael Ferguson, Democratic candidate for Chautauqua County executive.

JFK Scholarship awarded to Anna Gullo

The Fredonia-Pomfret Democratic Association awards an annual $500 John F. Kennedy Scholarship. The scholarship is based on President Kennedy’s declaration that one person can make a difference in the world. His statement, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for ...

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Sydney Swan (left) is presented the first Fredonia-Pomfret Democratic Association Joe Sweeny Scholarship by Christine Starks.

Sydney Swan recipient of first Joe Sweeny Scholarship

The Fredonia-Pomfret Democratic Association awarded its first Joe Sweeny $500 Scholarship to Sydney Swan. This $500 scholarship is in honor to Joe Sweeny’s never ending dedication to public service, education, worker’s rights, justice and equality. Sweeney was a teacher for 38 years, ...

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The April 4-H SuperYouth is Andrew Waag.

Fredonia student Andrew Waag rates a 4-H SuperYouth

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program connects youth to hands-on learning opportunities that help them grow into competent, caring, contributing members of society. In an effort to recognize the great things that 4-H youth accomplish, ...

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Dunkirk School 5 Students of the Month for June

Submitted Photo Recently at Dunkirk Elementary School 5, several students were honored as Students of the Month for June. David Boyda, elementary principal, presented awards to the following students. Front row from left: Brayden French, Kierra Beckley, Zoamy Mendez-Aquino, Dennis Rubach, ...

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Brocton Elementary Students of the Month

Submitted Photo On Wednesday, June 14, Brocton Elementary School celebrated its character education assembly. Sixteen students were chosen as Students of the Month representing grades K-5. These students demonstrated the trait of self-control on a daily basis. The following students were ...

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Citizenship Award winners in Silver Creek

Submitted Photo These students have been named Citizenship Award winners at the Silver Creek Elementary School. They are good students who treat others with respect, they respect authority and the environment. Front: Abigail Gawron, Emily Bain, Gage Reilly, Cody Neubauer, and Jackson Cook. ...

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Brocton announces Students of the Month for June

BROCTON — Zack Halpainy was selected by the Brocton Middle School faculty and staff as Student of the Month for June 2017. Zack is an eighth grade student at Brocton Middle School and resides in Brocton with his parents Brian and Stephanie Halpainy. Zack is an outstanding student. He has ...

Alfred State local grads

ALFRED — Approximately 800 two- and four-year degree candidates received diplomas from Alfred State. Associate and baccalaureate degrees were awarded in fields of agriculture, health, business, vocational, and engineering technology, as well as the arts and sciences. The following students ...

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 The 2016-17 Spectator staff recently received awards from both the New York Press Association and the Western New York School Press Association as well as staff awards at their end of year dinner at the Clarion Windjammer restaurant. Staff members include: (first row) Casey Huber and Cam Forster; (second row) Kate Fiorella, Emma Deckard, Hannah Suchanick, Sydney Swan, Bre Rosen, Laural Erick, Paige Nicosia, Taylor Lemiszko, and Marissa Burr; (third row) Nate Manning, Corey Dawley, Kevin Siracuse, Sophie Stevens, Lindsay Lotter, Ella Gould and Lilly Fuentes.

Fredonia school newspaper efforts reap many awards

By BRE ROSEN and LAUREL ERICK Special to the OBSERVER Fredonia High School’s student newspaper, “The Spectator,” received seven awards from the New York Press Association at their annual conference in Saratoga Springs. The paper placed in five different categories among schools ...

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Silver Creek Elementary School Principal Merrie Maxon with students Brielle LaValle, Kyla Ziegler and Lacey Tarnowski.

Elementary students have the ‘write’ stuff

Storytellers win contest, receive certificates and books dents at the Silver Creek Elementary School have been named winners of the 2017 PBS Kids Writing Contest. Kindergartener Brielle LaValle, who is in Mrs. Shannon Matson’s class, wrote a story titled “The Easter Bunny.” ...

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Dunkirk School Three Students of the Month

Submitted Photo The following Dunkirk School Three students were selected by their teachers as Students of the Month for June: front row: Joyce Villegas, Liana Jimenez, Keiryanis Crespo, Taniyah Buchanan, Itzel Melendez and Zurianjelys Algarin. Row 2: Gionnavan Lacen, Javien Battle, Arcangel ...

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Forestville Elementary School sixth grader Camren Stana is pictured with his parents, Lisa and Robert at the 6th Grade Moving-Up Day Awards Assembly. The Stanas received the Senator James H. Donovan Award as part of the Parents as Reading Partners program.

Stana family honored with Senator James H. Donovan Award

FORESTVILLE — The Stana family was honored recently with the Senator James H. Donovan Award. The award and plaque were presented at the 6th Grade Moving-Up Day Awards Assembly on June 22. Sixth-grader Camren Stana was joined by his parents, Lisa and Robert at the assembly. It is because of ...

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The Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville Scholars of the Month for June are pictured and include: Garrett McFadden of Brocton Central School (left), Delaney Brooks of Chautauqua Lake Central School, and Hunter Howes of Westfield Academy and Central School

W-M Rotary honors year’s final Scholars of the Month

WESTFIELD — Dedication to academic studies, diligence and determination are a few of the descriptors of three high school graduating seniors who were named as the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville Scholars of the Month for June. Garrett McFadden of Brocton Central School, Delaney Brooks of ...

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Forestville Elementary Students of the Month

Submitted Photo The Students of the Month from Forestville Elementary School for month are pictured. Back row from left: fifth-grader Jenna Emerson, fourth-grader Hannah Kwilos and sixth-grader Brooke Waterman. Front row: second-grader Noah Gruber and kindergartener Avery Rebmann. They were ...

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Post 59 names annual scholarship winner

The Fredonia Memorial Post 59 of the American Legion of New York is proud to announce the winner of its annual scholarship that has been given to one of the many outstanding students in the Fredonia Central School Class of 2017. The winner is Kate Fiorella. Kate Fiorella is the daughter of ...

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FHS seniors in Tri-M Music Honor Society

Submitted Photo Pictured are this year’s graduating seniors in Fredonia High School’s 2016-17 Chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Tri-M Music Honor Society was founded in 1936 and today there are over 1800 chapters nationwide with over 75,000 students participating. These students ...

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Salutatorian Hannah Boothe and valedictorian Brandon Birner at the Honors Night and Annual Meeting of the Chautauqua County School Boards Association held in the Williams Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

CCSBA lauds top Silver Creek students

The valedictorian and salutatorian of the Silver Creek Central School District’s Class of 2017 were two of the region’s top students feted during the Chautauqua County School Boards Association’s Honors Night and annual meeting held Wednesday, May 17 at the Williams Center on the campus ...


County Legion names Scouts of the Year

Submitted Photo The Chautauqua County American Legion chose the Scouts of the year at its annual convention held on June 3 at Dunkirk Memorial Post 62. Joseph Bowers (left) of Fredonia Troop 267 was named Boy Scout of the Year. Riley Smith Mallon of Fredonia Pack 267 received Cub Scout of the ...