Achievement

Westfield Middle School Students of the Month for September

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. ...

Westfield High School announces September Students of the Month

The requirements are: 1. Follows Westfield’s Rules of Respect for staff and peers. 2. Shows outstanding effort and improvement or shows achievement and consistent high scores on tests, quizzes and projects commensurate with ability. 3. Prepared daily to participate in all classes. 4. Serves ...

Local Club takes top places in District 65, Area 14 Speech Contest

Concord Spellbinders Toastmasters Club members Ned Lindstrom and Mark Hess in the District 65, Area 14 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest. Lindstrom and Hess have the opportunity to compete at the Division A Contest scheduled for Saturday, November 10, Moog Space & Defense Group, East ...

Gowanda High School names their students of the month for October

GOWANDA — The staff at Gowanda High School singled out seven hard-working students to be honored as Students of the Month for October. Congratulations to: Kirk Mohawk: PRIDE Student of the Month, Tyee Nagel: Health, Alex Wampler: LOTE (Language Other Than English), Lincoln ...

Gowanda shines spotlight on school board members

GOWANDA — The New York State School Boards Association recognizes October 22-26, 2018, as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. The Gowanda Central School District joins all public school ...

Newell to receive Jessie Hillman Award for Excellence

State University of New York at Fredonia alumna and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Julie L. Newell of the School of Music has been selected to receive the Jessie Hillman Award for Excellence. “Her dedication to the teaching profession, including 29 years at Fredonia in the Voice ...

Karen Begier receives the Poummit Secretarial Award

Karen Begier, who has been instrumental in the growth of the division of Advancement, Engagement and Economic Development since its inception five years ago at the State University of New York at Fredonia, has received the Poummit Secretarial Award. Named in honor of Janet Marks, a former ...

Dunkirk Elks Lodge #922 holds appreciation dinner

The Dunkirk Elks Lodge #922 gathered with families and friends on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the lodge for an Appreciation Dinner. The Exalted Ruler, Myra Thomas, welcomed attendees by stating, “The officers and members would like to show our gratitude and appreciation to those who have kept ...

JCC graduates for 2018

Several students were awarded degrees or certificates from Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in August 2018. One student earned highest honors (4.0 GPA), 10 students earned high honors (3.50-3.99 GPA), and three students earned honors (3.25-3.49 ...

Jana G. Goodrich named 2018 Penn State Alumni Fellow

ERIE, PA — Erie businesswoman Jana G. Goodrich, a Fredonia native and a 1995 graduate of Penn State Behrend’s M.B.A. program, was honored as one of 14 2018 Penn State Alumni Fellows at an early October ceremony on the University Park campus. The lifelong title of Alumni Fellow is the ...

P-TECH students participate in Summer Bridge Program

Teamwork and communication are the cornerstones of any successful business model. To put these best practices to use, P-TECH WNY STEM College and Career Academy students recently participated in the Summer Bridge Program. The six-day-long program housed primarily out of the P-TECH facility ...

Chautauqua Bright Spots to celebrate ‘youth empowerment’

JAMESTOWN — As Margaret Mead once said, “The young, free to act on their initiative, can lead their elders in the direction of the unknown.” Youth empowered to explore their creativity, talents and acts of community service can truly impact our world. With this in mind, Chautauqua Bright ...

Gowanda High names Students of the Month

GOWANDA – Seven upperclassmen have been singled out for special recognition at Gowanda High School. The following students have been named Students of the Month for September 2018: Nate Gernatt for Science/Technology with Swanson; Galatee Kerfourn for Social Studies with Maginnis; Justice ...

SUNY Fredonia announces summer graduates

Fredonia President Virginia S. Horvath announced the following students who are summer 2018 graduates. The students, their hometowns and degrees are as follows: Dunkirk Stephanie Wisniewski, Master of Science in Education, Curriculum and Instruction Erin M. Wright, Master of Science, ...

Cheerleaders participate at Eastern Regional Cheerleading Camp

The Hott-Shot All-Star Cheerleaders Senior Level 3 and Youth Level 2 competitive cheerleading teams recently participated and competed at the Universal Cheerleaders Association Eastern Regional Cheerleading camp and Regional qualifier. The UCA Cheer camp was held at the Pocono Mountains Pine ...