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Achievement

Westfield Academy High School Honor Roll

WESTFIELD —The Westfield Academy and Central Schools have announced merit and honor rolls for the high school. MERIT ROLL: Students earning an average of 85.00-89.499% are awarded recognition by having their names placed on the Merit Roll. The following high school students make up the ...

Alumni Association awards Forestville grads

Thanks to the generous donations from our Forestville Central School alumni community, the Forestville Alumni Association was able to award five substantial scholarships to the deserving Forestville graduating seniors pictured. At top, from left, Kaitlyn Alguire, Sydney Frost, Ashley Forbes, ...

Ceremony honors outgoing Fredonia scoutmaster

Fredonia Boy Scout Troop 267, sponsored by American Legion Post 59 in Fredonia, held a virtual Court of Honor and ceremony to honor Scoutmaster Thomas Annear as he passed the torch to new Scoutmaster James Stenger. Annear served as Troop 267 Scoutmaster from 2017 to 2020 and as assistant ...

Dean’s List recipients from area announced

FRANK — Sage Frank of Sinclairville was named to the fall and spring semester Dean’s Honor List at Cedarville University. The recognition required students to maintain a 3.75 GPA for the semester while taking a minimum of 12 credit hours. HENRY — Abigail Henry of Dewittville was named ...

Fredonia student participates in conference

Emma Munsch was one of 400 young women selected to attend the 79th American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls State session which was held virtually for the first time ever. As part of the annual program, outstanding students are chosen from their local high schools to spend a week learning about ...

Named to dean’s list

Rachael Goodrich of Forestville was named to the State University of New York at Brockport’s dean’s list for the spring of 2020. She is also a member of the women’s club volleyball team and the Brockport dance team. She is majoring in tourism management and communications.

Mayville native receives Doctor of Pharmacy degree

ERIE, Pa. — Ashley Diane Crandall of Mayville has received a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and will enter a PGY1 residency with LECOM Health Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie. In 2020, the LECOM School of Pharmacy, with campuses ...

CLCS grad earns doctor of osteopathic medicine

Dr. Jed Walsh graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree in May. Walsh was vice president of the Class of 2020 and a member of the Student Doctor of the Year selection committee. Walsh earned a bachelor of science degree in ...

Westfield announces valedictorian, salutatorian

WESTFIELD — Katie Joy Bodenmiller, daughter of Thayne and Louella Bodenmiller, is the 2020 Westfield Academy and Central School valedictorian. Katie said she has grown up in a very loving, but driven, home. She has been a WDOE Player of the Day and Player of the Week for soccer, as well ...

Dunkirk resident earns medical degree from LECOM

ERIE, Pa. — Kaitlyn Alexandra Crossan of Dunkirk has received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and will undergo surgery/general residency training with McLaren Greater Lansing in Lansing, Michigan. Osteopathic medicine ...

Dunkirk grad wins $1,000 credit union scholarship

Erica Rojas, who plans to attend the University at Buffalo and major in political science, has received a $1,000 scholarship from the Western Division Federal Credit Union. She is a member of the Class of 2020 from Dunkirk High School. “We are a strong believer in education; our young ...

Dunkirk Democrats issue scholarship

The Dunkirk Democratic Committee announced it will be awarding Erica Rojas a $250 scholarship from the Dunkirk Democratic Committee Scholarship Fund. Bob Bankoski, the driving force behind the Scholarship Fund, has notified Erica and dropped off the scholarship check at the Dunkirk High School ...

Local student earns degree at D’Youville College

Dominique Riforgiato, a Fredonia High graduate class of 2017, received her degree from D’youville College in Buffalo in May as a member of Lambda Sigma, a national honor society for second year students, and Chi Alpha Sigma, a national college athlete honor society. She received the ESS ...

Gerry resident receives Phi Alpha Theta Award

Senior Catherine J. Oag, a history major at the State University at Fredonia, has received the Phi Alpha Theta Award. The Department of History at Fredonia presented the award, which was created to recognize and encourage outstanding students who exemplify the spirit of Phi Alpha Theta, the ...

Jamestown Community College May graduates

Jamestown Community College has announced the names of students who are degree and certificate candidates for graduation in May. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on large public gatherings, traditional commencement ceremonies for JCC’s May 2020 graduates are postponed until December and will be ...

JCC announces College Connections honors

Jamestown Community College recently honored 72 area high school students from throughout southwestern New York as the 2019-20 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 ...

Culinary students place first, second in virtual competition

ANGOLA — Students enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at the Carrier Educational Center thought for sure their chances to compete in the New York State ProStart Invitational were erased after schools closed their doors on March 15. Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES students on the ...

Forestville announces Valedictorian, Salutatorian

Jake Alan Smith, son of Sharon and Richard Smith, has been named the Valedictorian of the 2020 senior class at Forestville Central School. He was a safety on the football team, a forward on the basketball team, and a sprinter on the track team. He plays alto saxophone in marching and concert ...