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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 ...

Dunham reaches for the stars and receives Hagan Young Scholar/Artist Award

State University of New York at Fredonia Department of Physics Assistant Professor Michael Dunham, whose research and scholarship interests are in observational studies of star and planet formation, is the recipient of the 2020 William T. and Charlotte N. Hagan Young Scholar/Artist Award. In ...

Just Between Us

... The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to acknowledge that Connor M. Lynden of Fredonia has made the Dean’s List for the February 2020 session in the College of Applied Technologies. Full-time students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or better to be named to the Dean’s ...

Former Fredonia resident graduates from Fordham

Elizabeth Sawka, daughter of Rosemarie Sawka of Lancaster, formerly of Fredonia, and the late Vincent Sawka, earned a Masters of Social Work from the Graduate School of Social Services at Fordham University during their 2020 commencement. Elizabeth is the Creative Arts Specialist for ...

Brocton resident named to national honor society in education

Senior Matthew Woleben of Brocton was named to the Zeta Upsilon Chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi national honor society in education at the State University of New York at Fredonia. An Earth Science Adolescence Education major, he is the son of Bruce Woleben of Brocton and the late Wendy ...

Kayla Suchanick graduates from The Ohio State University

Kayla R Suchanick, 22, of Fredonia graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. A virtual ceremony took place on May 3. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Human Ecology for Fashion Retail Studies. Suchanick was in two honor societies as well. She ...

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 ...