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Cultural fair at Fairley

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Third-graders at Fairley Elementary School learned about various countries at a Cultural Fair June 5. Students and their families sampled food from foreign countries and students wrote reports about a specific country’s history, language, celebrations and national sport. Celeste Stevens (right) shares facts about Brazil with her mother Nancy.

Marc Mero tells students to work hard for goals

Dennis M. Kenney Middle School student Alivia Diefenbacher meets with motivational speaker Marc Mero after a Champion of Choices assembly held Friday in the school cafetorium.
Dennis M. Kenney Middle School student Alivia Diefenbacher meets with motivational speaker Marc Mero after a Champion of Choices assembly held Friday in the school cafetorium.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Former professional wrestler-turned-motivational speaker Marc Mero used his wealth of life experience to inspire Dennis M. Kenney Middle School students during an assembly May 30.

Mero, who gained notoriety as a wrestler with the World Wrestling Federation in the early 1990s and later struggled with addiction and adversity, brought his message of hope to Hannibal students.  Continue reading

Ninth-graders shine at Birdlebough earth science symposium

Cassady Konu earned the Scientific Method Award at the inaugural John C. Birdlebough Earth Science Research Symposium. She presented a research project to a panel of judges about the impact of global warming on hurricanes.
Cassady Konu earned the Scientific Method Award at the inaugural John C. Birdlebough Earth Science Research Symposium. She presented a research project to a panel of judges about the impact of global warming on hurricanes.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

An inaugural Earth Science Research Symposium at Phoenix’s John C. Birdlebough High School featured the research of 42 students from the school’s freshman class.

Earth science honors students from Susan Sharp and Andrea Ackles’ classes started tackling their research project assignments for the symposium back in early October.  Continue reading

Fulton Rotary learns about workforce program

Fulton Rotary Club member, Steve Osborne, right, introduced Chad Whelsky from Workforce New York, at a recent Rotary Club meeting. Whelsky said the purpose of  Workforce New York is to put people to work and keep them in Oswego County. They try to tailor training to what companies in Oswego County need. They train the unemployed, the underemployed and those not happy in their line of work. There are tax dollars available to local private businesses through grants. The tax incentives include people on assistance, veterans, ex-felons and the disabled. Whelsky reported that Workforce New York has many ideas and plans to get people employed. One of the techniques that works very well is the Mock Interview. Once an unemployed person has mastered the techniques of the interview, they are much more at ease when talking to a prospective employer about a job.
Fulton Rotary Club member, Steve Osborne, right, introduced Chad Whelsky from Workforce New York, at a recent Rotary Club meeting. Whelsky said the purpose of Workforce New York is to put people to work and keep them in Oswego County. They try to tailor training to what companies in Oswego County need. They train the unemployed, the underemployed and those not happy in their line of work. There are tax dollars available to local private businesses through grants. The tax incentives include people on assistance, veterans, ex-felons and the disabled. Whelsky reported that Workforce New York has many ideas and plans to get people employed. One of the techniques that works very well is the Mock Interview. Once an unemployed person has mastered the techniques of the interview, they are much more at ease when talking to a prospective employer about a job.