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10 dental assistant grads inducted into honor society

The Oswego County BOCES’ Dental Assisting graduation was held May 28. Pictured are the students before the ceremony. seated in front left to right are: Brooke Firenze, Miranda Buskey, Macey Kerr, and Rebecca Allen. In back, standing left to right: Rebecca Williams, Sara Rice, Mallarie Byrne, Ashleigh Ecke, Annettie Rice and Stacy Ranieri. Paul Gugel, director of Adult and Migrant Education, said all 10 of the dental assisting graduates were eligible and were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Macey Kerr was named valedictorian with a final average of 96.77 and Rebecca Williams was named salutatorian with an average of 96.73.
The Oswego County BOCES’ Dental Assisting graduation was held May 28. Pictured are the students before the ceremony. seated in front left to right are: Brooke Firenze, Miranda Buskey, Macey Kerr, and Rebecca Allen. In back, standing left to right: Rebecca Williams, Sara Rice, Mallarie Byrne, Ashleigh Ecke, Annettie Rice and Stacy Ranieri. Paul Gugel, director of Adult and Migrant Education, said all 10 of the dental assisting graduates were eligible and were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Macey Kerr was named valedictorian with a final average of 96.77 and Rebecca Williams was named salutatorian with an average of 96.73.

Search and Rescue Academy graduates 11 new members

Students and instructors of the Oswego County 2014 Search and Rescue Academy are, front row from left, Debbie Palm, Aaron Albrecht, Patti Ruffos, Kathleen Shumway, Erica Schreiner, Colleen Borland, and Tom Fazzio;  and back row, Eric Svelland, Sharon Kitchie, Thom Benedetto, Patty Benedetto, Patrick Corbett, David Kitchie, Scott Morehouse, Joe Homola, Karl Lawton, Shawn Narrow, Glenn Charron, Scott Chubon, Tyler Pickard, Dan Arena and Roger Fox.
Students and instructors of the Oswego County 2014 Search and Rescue Academy are, front row from left, Debbie Palm, Aaron Albrecht, Patti Ruffos, Kathleen Shumway, Erica Schreiner, Colleen Borland, and Tom Fazzio; and back row, Eric Svelland, Sharon Kitchie, Thom Benedetto, Patty Benedetto, Patrick Corbett, David Kitchie, Scott Morehouse, Joe Homola, Karl Lawton, Shawn Narrow, Glenn Charron, Scott Chubon, Tyler Pickard, Dan Arena and Roger Fox.

On Saturday, June 14, the 11 students of the county’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Academy completed their final field testing and certification, culminating classroom and field work that started in March and entailed more than 108 hours of instruction.   Continue reading

Commemorating Big Sandy

Paul Lear, left, site manager of Fort Ontario State Historic Site, traveled up Big Sandy Creek to join in the Henderson Historical Society’s commemoration ceremony of the Battle of Big Sandy. Pictured with him are Peter Sterbak (center) of Fort Ontario and Chris Rotunno of the Oswego Yacht Club. This year marks the bicentennial of the Battle of Oswego at Fort Ontario, which was followed by the Battle of Big Sandy and the Great Cable Carry. For more commemoration events, visit www.fortontario.com or www.hendersonhistoricalsociety.com. Photo by Charlene Cole, Sandy Creek Town Historian
Paul Lear, left, site manager of Fort Ontario State Historic Site, traveled up Big Sandy Creek to join in the Henderson Historical Society’s commemoration ceremony of the Battle of Big Sandy. Pictured with him are Peter Sterbak (center) of Fort Ontario and Chris Rotunno of the Oswego Yacht Club. This year marks the bicentennial of the Battle of Oswego at Fort Ontario, which was followed by the Battle of Big Sandy and the Great Cable Carry. For more commemoration events, visit www.fortontario.com or www.hendersonhistoricalsociety.com. Photo by Charlene Cole, Sandy Creek Town Historian

Water chestnut pull set for July 12

Water chestnut plants like these will be pulled by volunteers during a water chestnut pull set for July 12 on the Salmon River Estuary near Selkirk Shores State Park. Members of the public are invited to take part in the pull.
Water chestnut plants like these will be pulled by volunteers during a water chestnut pull set for July 12 on the Salmon River Estuary near Selkirk Shores State Park. Members of the public are invited to take part in the pull.

Volunteers, river guides, and members of local environmental organizations will gather Saturday, July 12, at the Pine Grove Boat Launch near Selkirk Shores State Park for a community water chestnut pull on the Salmon River Estuary. Continue reading