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Bodley Bulletins

By Julia Ludington

As the school year comes closer to its end, it seems as though the schedule of G. Ray Bodley events becomes busier and busier!

Our GRB Quirks Players will be participating in the 55th annual Dramafest at SUNY Oswego May 2.

Rehearsals were held last Wednesday, and will also take place today and tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium.

The group will be performing an excerpt from Curtains, the musical that appeared onstage this spring at GRB. We wish all of our actors and actresses the best of luck!

Yearbooks are still available for pre-order for $60. Students can bring payments to Mr. Senecal in room 228 during Guided Study Hall if they have not yet ordered one.

The yearbook is a fantastic investment and will be valuable to you when you are much older (think how much your grandchildren will love it!). Don’t wait until they are all gone!

If you are attending the junior prom and have not picked up an order form for pictures yet, they are available in Mr. Lacey’s room. Pictures will be taken outside, weather permitting.

Any boys interested in playing soccer this summer and next fall must attend a mandatory meeting May 2.

If you are unable to attend, make sure you see Mr. Murray before May 2 to receive the information you will be missing.

Check out the district website for upcoming sports games and concerts. Sectional matchups are just around the corner, and I am sure that many of our teams would appreciate the support!

Honor rolls at Bodley

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

The following Fulton school district students were named to the G. Ray Bodley High School High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:

Ninth grade high honor roll students with academic average of 89.5 or above  

Erin Baker, Aryelle Barbagallo, Frank Barbagallo, Joseph Barbagallo, Rayshel Barnum, Evan Beckwith, Trent Berry, Miwa Burdic, Marshall Carvey, William Caster, Catherine Cianfarano, Ethan Cimino and Colin Cornell.

Also: Daquan Davis, Stephanie Fowler, Emily Gerth, Andrew Gilbert, Sydney Gilmore, Kimberly Hall, Nicole Hansen, Sydnie Harrington, Mallory Harter, Nicholas Hicks, Mariah Holcomb, Daniel Hotaling, David Houck, Victoria Izyk and Mike Jimenez-Escobar.

Also: Brandin Lane, Trey LaRock, Carissa Lee, Lexi MacDonald, Ryan Morehouse, Daniel Mt. Pleasant, Deirdre Murphy, Megan Nicholson, Zachary Pepper, Kyle Perry, Zachary Pettit, Miranda Prosser, Patricia Pryor, Brianna Ray, Madison Reynolds, Mendez Reynoso, Sarah Rice, Alysa Rosenbarker, Cole Rothrock and Paige Rowlee.

Also: Michael Savich, Rebecca Segouin, Stacey Sereno, Nathaniel Shatrau, Nathan Shaw, Nathen Smith, Philip Summerville, Sarah Tallents, Sydney Tetro, Cara Todt, Abiu Velasquez, Sabrina Verdoliva, Makhali Voss, Nicholas Walberger, James Ward, Emma Warren, Malcolm Wettering, Jr., Ethan Wright, Andrew Yankowsky and Shannon Zych.

Ninth grade honor roll students with an academic average of 84.5 of above 

Brittney Alton, Suzan Bean, Amber Boiko, Connor Broderick, Nicholas Burrescia, Emily Bush, Alexis Caruana, Matthew Coleman, Briana Colon, Cole Daniels, Kenneth Deloff, Dylan DeLong, Asia DeSantis and Ashli Dodge.

Also: Michael Flynn, Adam Gates, James Gray III, Austin Greenier, Garret Hazboun, Emma Holmes, Karly Kearns, Richard King, Nicholas Kinney, Mitchell Labeef, Michael Mankiewicz, Austin McDonald-Hackett, Gage McHenry, Jarred Miller and Skyler Miller.

Also: Lauren Nichols, Reba Noble, Zoe Norton, Mikayla Ogden, Michael Peck II, Sarah-Ann Perkins, Mackenzie Phelps, Austin Poirier, Cody Rhinehart, Alexis Shaw, Kelsi Smith, Tanner Trovato, Jossmar Vasquez-Heaney, Brynn Waloven, Madison Washburn, Taylor Wells, Wyatt Willis and Cassandra Wood.

Tenth grade high honor roll students with an academic average of 89.5 or above

Donna Aiken, Caleb Almeter, Zachary Almeter, Kyle Arroway, Gina Babcock, Callie Beckwith, Hannah Bennett, Kimberlee Bennett, Amanda Blake, Michael Bolster, Mykayla Calkins, Haley Chesbro, Olivia Coakley, Keegan Condon, Shawna Cooper and Victoria Crego.

Also: Meghan DeMott, Amber DeStevens, Ian Devendorf, Ethan Dexter, Kayla Dingman, Andrew Distin, Julianna Duca, Kailee Fantom, Nathan Gilchrist, Benjamin Hagan, Hunter Hartranft, Althea Henderson, Justin Hood, Sage Hourihan, Joshua Hudson, Haley Hunsinger, Emilee Hyde, Cassandra Jones, Aneisia Kauffman, Taylor Kesterke, Mathew Kitts, Gabriella Lanza, Allen LaPage and Marisa LiVoti.

Also: Timothy McAfee, Jacob McDermott, Benjamin McKay, Mitchell Nelson, Tattiana Pierce, Robert Pollock, Autumn Proto, Daniel Richards, Nicholas Riciputo, Liliana Rivera, Victor Runeare, Derrick Rusaw, Jacqueline Schwanke, Ella Stacy, Dakota Stoutenger, David Tallents and Austin Wilde.

Tenth grade honor roll students with an academic average of 84.5 of above

Charles Alton III, Jacob Bailey, Dylan Batchelor, Austin Beckwith, Christina Blake, Zachary Britton, Michael Brooks, John Brummett, Kevin Cavalier, Adrian Cayer, Cameron Clark, Jasmine Conn, Bianca Delamarter, Samuel DeMott and Kyle Denson.

Also: Jonathan Earl, Mykenzie Finch, Noah Gates, Cody Green, Justin Grower, Erika Hahn, Lilia Hemingway, Shakeemah Hordge, Kimberly Ingersoll, Michael Ireland, Jamie Johnson, Jr., Emily Kerfien, Richard LaClaire III, Jake LeVea, Grant Marriner, Gabrielle Mills and Paige Noel.

Also: Chennyn O’Brien, Kaylin Pafumi, Lane Perl, Bailey Perry, Alexander Poyneer, Bayley Raponi, Christina Ravesi, Ashley Richardson, Garet Roik, Kimberly Rombough and Devon Ruckdeschel.

Also: Tyler Shaw, Jared Simpson, Whisper Smith, Mikayla Stoutenger, James Suphan, Elizabeth Sweeting, Spencer Vono, Greg Wagar, Julia Warner, Evan Waugh, Michael Welch, Jr., Austin Wells and Abbey Zych.

Eleventh grade high honor roll students with an academic average of 89.5 or above

Alexia Abelgore, Emily Aubin, Jacob Batchelor, Jacob Belcher, Robert Borrow III, Kara Bricker, Karli Bricker, Joshua Buskey, Brett Campolieta, MaKenna Cealie, Madison Coulon, Jonathon Cummins and Jacob Cuyler.

Also: Amanda Deavers, Logan Diefenbacher, Thomas Distin, Shelby Drake, Katelyn Ely, Kara Farrands, Lauren Gaido, Emilio Garcia, Tatyana Hoyt, Brian Hudson, Miki Iijima, Kylie Jacklett, Kaela Jarvis, Escobar Jimenez, Thomas Kerfien III, Angeline Kimbrell and Kaitlyn Kinney.

Also: Levi LaBeef, Jennah Lamb, Alexandra LaRock, Cheyenne Laun, Bran Leyva, Dominique Lockwood, Bailey Lutz, Jessica Marvin, Nicholas McIntyre, Susan McRae, Geoffry Michaels, Courtney Parker, Erica Pawlewicz, Zoe Perez, Zachary Perry and Curtis Pollard IV.

Also: Nicholas Reitz, Amanda Rice, William Rinn, Alyssa Rowe, Madden Rowlee, Alaina Schopp, Jacob Seymour, Courtney Smith, Taylor Smithers, Hannah Stanski, Grace Trepasso, Kendra Tryniski, Julia Velasquez, Erika Wallace, Michaela Whiteman and Jolene Willis.

Eleventh grade honor roll students with an academic average of 84.5 of above 

Nicholas Abbott, Derek Ballard, Destiny Boiko, Zoe Bolio, Adam Bruska-Ostrander, Andrew Canfield, Chlarissia Crast, Kimberly Edwards, Abigail Field, Brittany Firenze, Benjamin Fobes, Luke Fobes and Samantha Fox.

Also: Kristopher Grow, Dillon Guernsey, Emma Harvey, Corrynne-Elizabeth Horning, Natalie Izyk, Christopher Jones, Taylor Jordan, Lena Kimball, Bryce Knight, Chelsie Knopp, David Mattiaccio, Casey McCann, Mary Medico, Tracie Murphy and Mariah Murrell.

Also, Austin Nairn, Gage Parkhurst, Joseph Paulich, Kimberly Perry, Shania Phillips, Jessica Race, Justina Race, John Russell, Brooke Ryan, Anita Savich, Alec Schell, Corey Scoville, Cayla Weaver, Carly Williams, Hope Williams and Margaret Williams.

Twelfth grade high honor roll students with an academic average of 89.5 or above

Connor Aldasch, Logan Aubeuf, James Bailey, Brittany Bivens, Seth Britton, Ruth Brown, Kristen Budd, Joshua Burnard, Rylie Bush, Amelia Coakley, Courtney DeLong, Scott DePuy, Meriah Dishaw and Fabiane Fernandes Da Silva.

Also: Ross Gardner, Sophia Giovannetti, Frances Green, Mackenzie Grow, Anna Guernsey, Mikayla Guernsey, Chase Halstead, Sarah Halstead, Laura Hamdan, Paige Havener, Kari Holbrook, Michael Holcomb, Jenna Hudson and Yusra Humayun.

Also: Samantha Ingersoll, Hannah Jones, Merrick Kilpatrick, Julia Lee, Tessa LiVoti, Julia Ludington, James Martin, Ashley McCann, Maureen McCann, Siega Mendes, Kayla Munger, Konner Myers, Matthew Nelson, Jensen Paget, Keisha Pierce, Joshua Plonka and Justin Purtell.

Also: Daniel Renner, Coral Reynnells, Alissa Robinson, Danielle Rupert, Anthony Semeraro, Casey Shannon, Abigail Shatrau, Tevin Simard, Taylor Simpson, Noah Sorbello, Jordyn Stone, Jacob Strauss, Nicholas Summerville, Jessica Suphan and Mariah Whipple.

Twelfth grade honor roll students with an academic average of 84.5 of above

Zarina Amirzoda, Mattison Burdick, Neal Burke, Logan Carvey, Nattalie Castellano, Ryan Castro, Adam Caza, Caitlin Chrisman, Kyle Crary, Bradley Crofoot, Seth DeLisle, Elizabeth DeSantis, Johnelle Dishaw and Dylan Dumas.

Also: Monica Falanga, MacKenzie Fanciulli, Mary Green, Cody Hart, Kristin Hartle, Austin Haskins, Erin Hayden, Steven Henri, Rebecca Hill, Christine Hotaling, Scott Hughes, Wilmer Jimenez, Kassidy Kearns, Kirby LaBeef, Jeremy Langdon and George Lewis IV.

Also: Marissa McGraw, Jessica Meeker, Nicholas Miller, Perrin Ogden, Angela Paul, Anthony Paulich, Lena Pawlewicz, Mark Pollock, Chance Porter, Troy Richardson, Timothy Rose, Ashley Seabrook, Jessica Sereno, Amber Swank, Pui-Onn Tran, Jessica Vaccaro and Sandra Walts.

New map to help Rice Creek visitors

Layered look -- A new interactive map of SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek  allows users to click each or all of the trails on or off, and the same for landmarks, habitats and more. Rice Creek and its biological field station are located off Thompson Road, about a mile south of the main college campus.
Layered look A new interactive map of SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek allows users to click each or all of the trails on or off, and the same for landmarks, habitats and more. Rice Creek and its biological field station are located off Thompson Road, about a mile south of the main college campus.

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

SUNY Oswego has unveiled a new interactive, interpretive map for Rice Creek, the college’s 400 acres of streams, fields, marshes and a biological field station south of the main campus.

“Visitors can explore the clickable, interactive, color-coded map and learn more about Rice Creek trails and features to plan a visit, find their way along the trails or to document course projects and research,” said Diann Jackson, assistant director of the field station.

Jackson said the new map could be customized to show one trail or one habitat at a time, as well as locations of benches, footbridges and other landmarks.

“Using a mobile device, it can be used instead of a paper trail map, and that is very good for our environment,” she said. “We will continue to add more pop-ups with photos and information about the trails and encourage visitors to send photos of Rice Creek to share.”

Jackson conceived of the online map more than two years ago and worked to create it with assistance from the college’s Office of Public Affairs.

Joe Fitzsimmons, associate web developer, and Pat MacNeill, web coordinator, in the Public Affairs Office helped bring the map to fully functional reality.

Fitzsimmons said the map utilizes Google Maps’ application programming interface and the talents of other developers and graphic design students.

“I am a native of Oswego and went there (to Rice Creek) in grade school and high school,” Fitzsimmons said. “I guess it’s something I always wished I had access to — an interactive map. So it was nice to work on this and help make it a reality.”

Rice Creek and its biological field station are located off Thompson Road, about a mile south of the main college campus.

The map can be found at


Oswego High grad designs winning Harborfest poster

Catherine Wells with her winning Harborfest poster design.
Catherine Wells with her winning Harborfest poster design.

The winner of the Harborfest poster design contest for 2014 is recent Oswego High School graduate Catherine Wells.

Each year, Harborfest has an elaborate poster design. Sometimes it goes with a theme, or there is a contest with guidelines.

In the most recent years, posters have been created by Oswego High School students in a computer graphics class taught by Melissa Martin.

They are given a description of what should be included in the Harborfest poster. This year the students were given ships and the lighthouse.

The winning design is chosen by Harborfest staff, and the overlay to turn it into the Harborfest poster is done by Step-One Creative.

Wells graduated from Oswego High School in 2013 and was senior class vice president and the National Honor Society president, as well as a member of Key Club, student council, and played soccer throughout high school.

She is attending Ithaca College where she is studying television-radio.

“Computer graphics my senior year was the first art class I’d taken,” said Wells. She went on to explain “it shows how great a teacher Mrs. Martin is — her students learn how to use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop in a short span of time, but are able to create awesome projects by the end of the year.”

Harborfest is July 24 through 27. Saturday night will feature fireworks by Grucci presented by Entergy Nuclear.

For more information, call Harborfest staff at 343-6858.

Health clinics for week of May 5

The Oswego County Health Department offers a variety of services to all residents of Oswego County, including preventive health services, certified home health care, long-term home health care, certified hospice, and a maternal and child health program.

Walk-in influenza clinics are held weekdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego for people age 19 and older. No appointment is needed; walk-ins are welcome.

Immunization clinics are held every Tuesday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 70 Bunner St., Oswego, and the third Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski.

Children’s flu vaccine is now available every Tuesday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Oswego, and the third Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski.

The children’s flu vaccine is available at no cost to all children who qualify for the Vaccines for Children Program provided by the state Health Department. For those who do not qualify, the cost is $37 for the inactivated vaccine.

The health department accepts cash or checks for payment. The department does not accept credit or debit cards.

Patients with private insurance, Managed Medicaid, Managed Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare, and Medicare Part B should bring their benefit cards with them to the immunization clinic.  No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

The following services will be offered during the week of May 5 at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

  • Adult Influenza Clinic: Monday through Friday, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., walk-in clinic.
  • Immunization Clinic: Tuesday, May 6, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., walk-in clinic.
  • Pregnancy Testing: Free pregnancy testing is available. Call 349-3391 to schedule an appointment.
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing and Treatment Services: Call 349-3547 to schedule an appointment.
  • HIV Counseling and Testing Service:  Call 349-3547 to schedule an appointment.
  • Pulaski Rabies Clinic: The health department will hold a rabies clinic for cats, dogs, and pet ferrets from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Oswego County Highway Garage, 957 Centerville Road, Pulaski. A $5 donation is suggested.

For more information about public health services offered by the county, contact the County Health Department, weekdays, phone 349-3547 or (800) 596-3200, ext. 3547.

For information on rabies clinics, call 349-3564.

Event planning courses at SUNY Oswego Metro Center

Employees tasked with planning the annual holiday party, volunteers or board members for nonprofit organizations helping with an annual event, small-business owners working on a project or parents planning a graduation party can attend SUNY Oswego’s Event Planning Program to learn about becoming more effective and efficient event planners.

The two-course program, offered at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center, 2 Clinton Square in downtown Syracuse, consists of two separate courses. The first course is 6 to 9 p.m. May 7 and 14; the second is 6 to 9 p.m. May 21 and 28.

Students who successfully complete both courses will earn a Certificate of Completion and one continuing education credit (CEU).

The program will provide key strategies for managing event logistics, critical planning techniques for negotiating contracts, tactics for dealing with sponsors and overall insight into the intricacies of event management.

“This is a fun, interactive program that provides participants with valuable information,” instructor Bill Motto said.

“A lot of people know a little bit about event planning; this program takes them a step further and lets them plan events that impress. Often times it’s the small things that make big impacts. It’s just the edge that a lot of people are looking for,” Motto said.

Participants may take one course for $199 or both for $349. Additional discounts are available for SUNY Oswego alumni, faculty, staff and current students. CSEA vouchers are accepted.

Course 1 provides an overview of event planning and presents critical planning, logistics, hospitality, negotiations and contracts. Course 2 focuses on risk management, marketing, financing, merchandising, economic impact and charitable events.

To register, or for more information, visit or call the SUNY Oswego Metro Center at 399-4100.


Connecting with customers focus of May 1 meeting


When it comes to embracing products and services, To succeed as entrepreneurs, people must differentiate themselves and rise above the clutter to connect with customers and clients.

Susan Conklin will show how to find opportunities to connect with our customers and clients at the next Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training’s (WNET) monthly breakfast meeting at 8 a.m., Thursday, May 1, at the SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center in the Oswego County Industrial Park, Phoenix (exit 14, State Route 481).

This presentation focuses on using process mapping to identify opportunities to add value to your customers’ experience, by understanding how and when to effectively make contact.

Conklin is a university-level instructor, consultant, trainer and coach.

Owner of Concentric Personal and Professional Growth, she uses her 20 years of corporate experience managing people and projects to design and facilitate training programs that improve business performance.

The cost for each seminar is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.

The WNET annual (Sept. 2013-Aug.2014) membership cost is $25. Each seminar includes a light breakfast.

Pre-registration is required. Call Operation Oswego County, weekdays, at 343-1545, or via e-mail

Porky and Buddy: How to find a lost pet

Dear Jo and all of our readers,

Last week we offered some advice to Jo about precautions she could take to prevent her new dog becoming lost.

This week we want to talk about what to do if the worst case scenario happens and your dog comes up missing.

First, panic! Then get over that and start working.

(You might also want to feel guilty, but you don’t have time at first, so save that for later.)

There are many steps you can take to locate your missing dog. Swift action coupled with major neighborhood networking, will increase the odds. The key is to get the information out to as many people and places as you can.

So enlist the help of friends, family and neighbors in your search.

Knock on doors and talk to the people in your own neighborhood first. Cover at least a three-block radius, or if you are in a rural area, go to the nearest neighbors.

Hand out flyers with your pet’s picture on them, the date of loss and your phone number, and offer a reward..

Give copies of your flyers to veterinarians, groomers, trainers, pet stores, the post office, the grocery store and any place that gets neighborhood traffic and ask them to put them up. There is very good advice about how to turn your flyers into effective posters here.

Contact all of the Animal and Dog Control Officers, and all animal rescue groups, including the Oswego County Humane Society, in a 20-mile radius.

Visit the local shelters in person, bring a picture and ask to see their animals. Don’t give a description over the phone; descriptions can be misinterpreted. Go back every couple of days.

Don’t assume that your Animal or Dog Control Officer will be looking for you. Under New York Law, they are required to hold the pets they find for five business days to give you time to find them.

If your pet has no identification (or has lost it), the god control officers and animal control officers who may have found your pet have no resources to conduct a search for you but they do love to reunite pets with their owners. So keep contacting them.

Many local newspapers and shopping guides allow free “Lost and Found” ads. Also check the newspaper listings for Found Dogs and Cats. Some people look only in the local newspaper to locate an animal’s owner..

You can often register your pet online on services such as the online newspapers and Craig’slist and even upload a picture.

You should also search the “found” section of these same online services.  There are also online lost pet recovery services that charge a fee. One is

Do it all again and again …

Don’t give up. Lost pets have been found weeks, months, and occasionally years after they go missing. Good luck!

When you find your missing best friend, that is when you can indulge in guilty feelings, but you won’t want to because you are so relieved.

Speaking of guilt, the Oswego County Humane Society is always in need of dry cat and kitten food for its foster cats and for low income families in our county.

There will be a collection cart at the Fulton Price Chopper until May 4. Stop by to chat with Oswego County Humane Society volunteers and make a donation if you can.

The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County.

Our office is located at 265 W. First St., Oswego, New York. Phone is 207-1070. Email is Website is