Achievement

JCC honors 62 students through College Connections program

Jamestown Community College recently honored 62 area high school students from throughout southwestern New York as the 2017-2018 students of the year in the College Connections program. In selecting the students of the year, schools were asked to consider College Connections participants who ...

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...Vanessa Lyn Gillette of Tustin, California recently earned a master’s degree in kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton. An alumna of Fredonia High School, she also possesses a bachelor of science degree in athletic training and a bachelor of science degree in exercise ...

Chautauqua Lake Central Students of the Month for May

Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for May achievements, are Thomas Gurga, Hannah Roush, Madison Kramer, Lucy Adams, Abigail Parker, and Alexandra Reyda. The student recognition program honors students in grades seven through twelve whose classroom performance, ...

Pine Valley selects top students

Mr. Scott Payne, Superintendent of Pine Valley Central School District, and Mr. John Sheffield, Principal of Pine Valley Junior/Senior High School, announce that this year’s Valedictorian is Megan Stefanik and the Salutatorian is Karson Smuda. Megan is the daughter of Ryan and Lynn ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotary gives Lawson Paul Harris Fellow Award

Westfield resident Felicia S. Lawson was recently named as the recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow Award by the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville for being an individual who demonstrates Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self” through volunteerism. Named after Rotary founder Paul Harris, ...

A stellar season for the Infinity Dance Academy finally comes to an end

Infinity’s 2018 competitive season began at the Imagine Dance Challenge held at the UB Center for the Arts. Their group piece, “River,” featuring Rhianna Nasal, Kristina Jewell, Bella Manning, and Allie Pchelka earned five stars and took first place overall out of 16 entries. Their group ...

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Andrew Murtaugh recently graduated magna cum laude from RIT. He earned his degree in mechanical engineering and technology. He is the son of Lori and Tim Murtaugh of Spencerport and the grandson of Anita Murtaugh of Fredonia and Gail Riforgiat of Portland... ...Skylar Salim of Fredonia is a ...

Chautauqua Lake High announces top grads

Secondary school principal Josh Liddell has announced the top students in the Chautauqua Lake Central School Class of 2018, Joshua Janicki and Anna Sena. Both graduates were members of the championship Envirothon team that placed first in Chautauqua County and competed at the state level, ...

Three seniors honored as Scholars of the Month

Receiving special recognition as “Scholars of the Month” from the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville at its June 5 meeting at the Lakeshore Assembly of God Church in Westfield were seniors Dylan Wagner of Sherman Central School; Lindsey Stahlman of Brocton Central School; and Gavin Kahle ...

New York National Guard announces promotions

Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Jessica Mays from Fredonia, and assigned to the Company A, ...

Mathematical science students honored at awards banquet

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the State University of New York at Fredonia recently held its annual awards banquet. Several local students were recognized, including: Lindsey Aldrich of Dunkirk received the Dr. James McKenna Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Award, ...

P-TECH fetes founding members of its National Honor Society

Eight students from the WNY P-TECH STEM College & Career Academy were lauded for their scholarship, service, leadership and character on Tuesday May 22 at the school on East Benton Street during a National Honor Society induction ceremony. Principal Stephen M. Ruszczyk welcomed the dozens ...

Fredonia student earns Taste of Buffalo scholarship

To support local high school seniors in pursuit of higher education in the food service and hospitality industries, the Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops has awarded seven students with a collective $8,500 to be applied toward their college educations. These scholarships are possible thanks to ...

Forestville announces school valedictorians

Caroline Mary Kaicher, daughter of Cathy Kaicher and the late Jim Kaicher, has been named the valedictorian of the 2018 senior class at Forestville Central School. She has earned an overall grade point average of 104.04 over the past four years. Since seventh grade, Caroline has served as ...

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Jamestown Business College Jamestown Business College has announced the President's and Dean's Lists for the Spring 2018 term. To qualify for the President's List a student must earn a 3.90 - 4.00 grade point average for a term. To qualify for the Dean's List a student must earn a 3.60 - 3.89 ...