CL raises funds for cancer patient

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Superintendent Ben Spitzer (left) presents a check for $4,757.49 to the family of Chautauqua Lake Central School seventh grader Drake McKane, who is battling leukemia. The funds were raised by the Chautauqua Lake girls’ basketball teams in benefit basketball games and by the National Honor Society, which coordinated complementary fundraising efforts. Accepting the check are (seated) Drake’s father John McKane; Drake and his mother Debbie McKane; and his siblings Logan McKane and Dylan Hubbell. Standing (left to right) are Jesse Zenns, representing the girls’ varsity basketball team; Ryan Wilson of the National Honor Society; Emily Pendl, NHS advisor; Bill Persons, varsity girls’ basketball coach; Maggie Dalton, JV girls’ basketball coach; Leigh-Anne Hendrick, NHS advisor; principal Josh Liddell; Autumn Shuskie, NHS; and Hailey Roush, representing the jayvee girls’ basketball team.