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Achievement

Dunkirk student receives scholarship

Olivia C. Michalak, a junior majoring in Adolescence Education: Social Studies at the State University at Fredonia, received the Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Kenneth E. Cutler, valued at $850, and the Ruth Meda Curtis Wheeler Scholarship, valued at $650. Both scholarships are endowed through ...

CVCS graduate receives Phi Alpha Theta Award at Fredonia

Emily K. Roberts, a sophomore history major at the State University at Fredonia, has received the Phi Alpha Theta Award. The Department of History created the award to recognize and encourage outstanding students who exemplify the spirit of Phi Alpha Theta and outstanding academic achievement ...

Lakewood grad receives Phi Alpha Theta Award at Fredonia

Heidi A. Hoden, a senior majoring in Early Childhood/Childhood Education at the State University at Fredonia, was chosen as a recipient of the Phi Alpha Theta Award in recognition of outstanding achievement. The Department of History at Fredonia presents the award, which was created to ...

Chautauqua Lake announces Top 10 students for 2020

MAYVILLE — Senior recognition traditions continue at Chautauqua Lake Central School to honor the Class of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Secondary Principal, Dr. Joshua Liddell, and Guidance Counselor, Jessica Cowan, announced the Top 10 Students for the Class on 2020 on Friday, May 15. ...

Pratt selected to receive Lanford Presidential Prize

Fredonia native Brigham Pratt has been named the recipient of the 2020 Lanford Presidential Prize from the Oscar and Esther Lanford Endowment of the Fredonia College Foundation. The award, generously created and endowed by the late President Emeritus Oscar E. Lanford and Mrs. Lanford, ...

School 5 Students of the Month

Submitted Photo At a recent morning assembly, Dunkirk Elementary School 5 honored its Students of the Month for January. Principal, Mr Dave Boyda, presented certificates to the students. A special recognition was given to Caleb who was honored at a recent Board of Education meeting for being ...

Dunkirk School 7 announces February Students of the Month

Submitted Photo Front row: Logan Deane, Symphony Rivera, Mario Jimenez, Bentley Cortes, Jaydeen Pabon, Julissa Vazquez-Hernandez. Middle row: Joel DeJesus, Tiana Hough, Jamiee Kelsey, Isabella Ortiz, Shania Jemison, Icesys Brooks, Savannah Goldsborough. Top row: Ismael Santiago, Zaira Cooper, ...

Seven grads celebrated by city school district

The Dunkirk City School Board of Education recently celebrated seven high school graduates, who are now off to their future. The students officially earned their degree in January. Sylvia Root, interim superintendent of Dunkirk schools congratulated the graduating students at a recent ...

2019 Botticello Family Reunion

The Botticello Family reunion was held at Evangola State Park. A chicken barbecue dinner by Weidner’s was severed along with many appetizers, salads, and desserts family members provided. A cake featuring last year’s attendees served as dessert. The highlight of the reunion was a water ...

New York Army National Guard Promotions

LATHAM – Major General Ray Shields, 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. Branden Libby from South Dayton and assigned to the ...

Gary Tripp Memorial Scholarship awarded

The Gary Tripp Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Monica Pokoj of Dunkirk High School. Monica will be attending SUNY Fredonia in the fall. The scholarship has been established using funds from the Gary Tripp Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament was originally started to assist Gary with ...

Forestville American Legion Post 953 sponsors boy to attend Boys State

The Forestville American Legion Post 953 sponsored one boy from Forestville High School Class of 2020 to attend Boys State. Boys State was held June 27 through July 2 at SUNY Morrisville. Representing Post 953 was Lucas Young on the left and on the right is post commander Thomas Halicki ...

Carrier Educational Center holds Senior recognition ceremony

ANGOLA — Students enrolled in Career and Technical Education programming at the Carrier Educational Center celebrated hard work and perseverance during the 2019 senior recognition ceremony held at Lake Shore High School. More than 80 students from Eden, Forestville, Gowanda, Lake Shore, ...

E2CCB Job Corps LPN Program graduates 13

CASSADAGA — The Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Cassadaga Job Corps School of Practical Nursing recently held its 20th graduation ceremony. Family and friends from as far away as California filled Park United Methodist Church in Cassadaga to celebrate the 13 graduates. Cassadaga Job ...

CMHS Class of 1969 celebrates their 50 year reunion

Submitted Photos. Gala event for the 50th reunion involving a school tour of. the old Mindszenty building, Sunday Mass at old St. Mary's (now St. Elizabeth Ann Seton), and dinner and dance at the Clarion, tastings at two wineries, and meet and greet at Rookies.

Westfield Academy Central School announces their 2019 Award winners

Listed below are the WACS 2019 award and scholarship recipients. Jennie Lisa Vandevelde Memorial Scholarship: Hailey Cruz. Westfield Firemen’s Award: Bethany Schaaf and Colby Bills. Wallace-Holbrook Scholarship: Noah Knappenberger. American Legion Post 327 Initiative and Awareness ...

Dom Polski Club announces their scholarship awardees

Mackenzie Gugino, daughter of Michael and Cathy Gugino, who will attend JCC to major in Liberal Arts — Math and Science. Zac Cooper, son of Rick and Tami Cooper, who will attend Penn State — York to study Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science. Taylor Gotowka, daughter of Tim ...

Jackie Pacos Memorial Scholarship awarded

The New York State Nurse Practitioner Association Southern Tier Group presented the 2019 Jackie Pacos Memorial Scholarship to two area student nurse practitioners on June 11. The recipients were Alexis DiPalma BSN, RN from Dunkirk and Jerezem Fegley BSN, RN from Frewsburg. A $500 award ...

Heritage Resident Council Awards Scholarships

The Village Resident Council at The Village, a Heritage skilled rehabilitation and nursing community in Gerry, NY, recently presented $500 scholarships to four local high school graduates, Brittyn LeBaron, Spencer Blake, Rachel Ward and Janie Swanson. The members of the Resident Council ...

Brocton scholarship winner announced

Nancy and Mike Manzella presented the $1,000 Staff Sgt. Darren Manzella-Lapeira scholarship award to Madeline Brogan. Madeline was a graduating senior and valedictorian of the 2019 graduating class at Brocton Central School. She is the daughter of Dustin and Vicki Ackendorf of Brocton and will ...