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Fulton Bantams hockey has tough games against Camillus #1

Submitted by Anna Clarke

The Fulton Bantam hockey team, sponsored by Comfort Windows and Doors and Fulton Savings Bank, fell Camillus #1 by a score of 6-3 in a recent game on the road.

Raider team captain Nolan Bonnie stunned the Cougars when he landed a shot from the blue line in the first seconds of play, Mike Smith assisting.

Camillus responded with three in a row to end the first period with a two-point cushion. The Cougars tallied two more goals before Fulton’s Evan Beckwith narrowed the gap by one, thanks to a passing play between Nick Dingman and Caleb Clarke.

The Cougars added another goal near the end of the third stanza. Beckwith scored the final goal for the Raiders after accepting a pass in front of the net from Bonnie.

Adam Bleiweiss stopped 17 shots for Fulton.

Fulton girls’ hoops ousted from playoffs

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton girls varsity basketball team fell to top seeded Jamesville-DeWitt on Feb. 18 in the quarterfinal of the Class A, Section 3 Playoffs.

The score was 59-34.

Fulton’s season comes to an end with a 7-13 overall record.

J-D built a 9-point lead during the first quarter. Fulton became more competitive in the second quarter and was down by 10 at the half.

But J-D pulled away during the second half, outscoring the Lady Raiders by 7 points in the third quarter and then another 8 points i the fourth quarter to win by 25 points.

Leading the way for the Lady Raiders was Nicole Hansen with 9 points, followed by Sydney Gilmore and Michaela Whitman with 7 points each, Mallory Clark scored 5 and Courtney Parker chipped in 4 points.

Lanigan students celebrate, learn about Chinese new year

With the Chinese New Year in full swing, students in Terry Merritt’s class at Lanigan Elementary School in Fulton were able to take part in the celebration with the help of local restaurateur Annie Chen.

Chen, the owner of Dragon City Chinese Restaurant in Fulton, visited her son’s classroom recently to discuss the holiday and offer a sampling of food from her dining establishment.

With help from her son, Charlie, the pair showed pictures that depicted Chinese culture. They also discussed the differences between their New Year celebration and the Jan. 1 celebration that is embraced by other cultures throughout the world.

Students learned that 2014, the year of the horse, began Jan. 31 with a cleansing process.

“In China the new year starts with everyone cleaning the house,” Annie Chen said. “It symbolizes a fresh start.”

In addition to starting off 2014 with a clean slate by scrubbing the house from top to bottom, the New Year celebration also revolves around family and food, Annie Chen said.

Since she is a professional when it comes to Chinese food, students had an opportunity to get a real taste of Chinese culture by indulging in sweet and sour chicken, lo Mein and sugary treats for dessert.

Although not every student was able to master their chopsticks, each walked away with a full belly and a better appreciation for Chinese culture.

Bodley Bulletins, by Julia Ludington

I hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing yet productive week off.

Now it is time to get back to work!

Keep in mind that this third-quarter marking period is technically only eight weeks long instead of 10, since two weeks are devoted to breaks.

This means all work done in this quarter counts a lot more than in the other quarters, so make sure you are on top of things.

Our varsity girls’ basketball team suffered a tough Section 3 loss to Jamesville-DeWitt last Tuesday.

Leading the team was Nicole Hansen with 9 points and Sydney Gilmore and Michaela Whiteman with 7 points each. Despite the outcome, we are very proud of the team and the accomplishments that they have made. Congratulations on a great season!

Mark your calendars in advance for our upcoming Music in Our Schools Month concerts. The G. Ray Bodley chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 20. The GRB bands will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 26 and the GRB orchestra takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. March 27.

The orchestra concert will feature a collaboration of the Symphonic Orchestra and some of the members of the Wind Ensemble. I strongly encourage coming to see what they perform.

Bodley names honor roll, high honor roll students for second quarter

The following Fulton City School District students were named to the G. Ray Bodley High School High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the second quarter of the 2013-2014 academic year:

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

Erin Baker, Aryelle Barbagallo, Frank Barbagallo, Evan Beckwith, Trent Berry, Miwa Burdic, Marshall Carvey, William Caster, Catherine Cianfarano, Colin Cornell, Emily Gerth, Andrew Gilbert, Sydney Gilmore, and James Gray III.

Also, Kimberly Hall, Nicole Hansen, Mallory Harter, Jeremy Herlowski, Nicholas Hicks,  Mariah Holcomb, David Houck, Victoria Izyk, Richard King, Trey LaRock, Carissa Lee, Lexi MacDonald, Lane Melton-Gould, Daniel Mt. Pleasant, Megan Nicholson, Kyle Perry, Zachary Pettit, and Miranda Prosser.

Also, Cody Rhinehart, Sarah Rice, Cole Rothrock, Paige Rowlee, Stacey Sereno,  Nathaniel Shatrau, Nathan Shaw, Philip Summerville, Sydney Tetro, Cara Todt, Abiu Velasquez,  Sabrina Verdoliva, Makhali Voss, Nicholas Walberger, Malcolm Wettering, Jr., Ethan Wright,  Andrew Yankowsky, Shannon Zych

Ninth grade honor roll students with an academic average of 84.5 or higher

Joseph Barbagallo, Rayshel Barnum, Suzan Bean, Amber Boiko, Connor Broderick, Nicholas Burrescia, Emily Bush, Alexis Caruana, Cole Daniels, Daquan Davis, Kenneth Deloff, Dylan DeLong, Ashli Dodge, Donivan Fancher, Michael Flynn, and Stephanie Fowler.

Also, Sydnie Harrington, Emma Holmes, Daniel Hotaling, Gabrielle Humphrey, Zoe June, Karly Kearns, Nicholas Kinney, Mitchell Labeef, Michael Mankiewicz, Jared Marden,  Gage McHenry, Jarred Miller, Ryan Morehouse, Deirdre Murphy, Lauren Nichols, Mikayla Ogden, Michael Peck II, Zachary Pepper, Sarah-Ann Perkins, Tyler Potts, and Patricia Pryor.

Also, Brianna Ray, Madison Reynolds, Alysa Rosenbarker, Michael Savich, Rebecca Segouin, Nathen Smith, Breanna Stoutenger, Sarah Tallents, Tanner Trovato, James Ward, Emma Warren, Madison Washburn, Marissa Whaley, and Wyatt Willis.

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

Donna Aiken, Caleb Almeter, Zachary Almeter, Gina Babcock, Jacob Bailey, Austin Beckwith, Callie Beckwith, Hannah Bennett, Amanda Blake, Michael Bolster, Zachary Britton, Michael Brooks, Mykayla Calkins, Kevin Cavalier, Haley Chesbro, Olivia Coakley, Keegan Condon, Shawna Cooper, and Victoria Crego.

Also, Meghan DeMott, Amber DeStevens, Ethan Dexter, Kayla Dingman, Andrew Distin, Julianna Duca, Jonathan Earl, Kailee Fantom, Cody Green, Justin Grower, Erika Hahn, Hunter Hartranft, Althea Henderson, Justin Hood, Sage Hourihan, Haley Hunsinger, Emilee Hyde, Cassandra Jones, Taylor Kesterke, and Mathew Kitts.

Also, Gabriella Lanza, Allen LaPage, Marisa LiVoti, Timothy McAfee, Jacob McDermott, Benjamin McKay, Autumn Proto, Bayley Raponi, Nicholas Riciputo, Liliana Rivera, Victor Runeare, Derrick Rusaw, Jacqueline Schwanke, Ella Stacy, Dakota Stoutenger,  David Tallents, Scott Wells, Austin Wilde, and Abbey Zych.

Tenth grade honor roll students with an academic average of 84.5 or higher

Charles Alton III, Kyle Arroway, Adam Baldwin, Dylan Batchelor, Christina Blake, John Brummett, Moriah Burdick, Madison Cook, Samuel DeMott, Kyle Denson, Daniel DeStevens, Ian Devendorf, and Victoria Eckhard.

Also, Mykenzie Finch, Nathan Gilchrist, Benjamin Hagan, Joshua Hudson, Benjamin Hughes, Kimberly Ingersoll, Michael Ireland, Jamie Johnson, Jr., Aneisia Kauffman, Jenna Lee, Jake LeVea, Kendyl Lutz, Grant Marriner, Katelynn Myers, Mitchell Nelson, Paige Noel, Kaylin Pafumi, Lane Perl, Erica Perwitz, Alesha Phelps, Tattiana Pierce, Robert Pollock, and Alexander Poyneer.

Also, Christina Ravesi, Daniel Richards, Garet Roik, Keysha Rojas-Polo, Kimberly Rombough, Faith  Ross, Devon Ruckdeschel, Mikayla Stoutenger, James Suphan, Elizabeth Sweeting, Julia Warner, Evan Waugh, and Brandon Webb.

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

Alexia Abelgore, Emily Aubin, Jacob Batchelor, Jacob Belcher, Kara Bricker, Karli Bricker, Joshua Buskey, Brett Campolieta, MaKenna Cealie, Jonathon Cummins, Jacob Cuyler, Amanda Deavers, Logan Diefenbacher, and Katelyn Ely.

Also, Kara Farrands, Abigail Field, Brian Hudson, Miki Iijima, Kylie Jacklett, Udiel Jimenez Escobar, Angeline Kimbrell, Kaitlyn Kinney, Levi LaBeef, Jennah Lamb, Cheyenne Laun, Guadalupe Leyva Bran, Dominique Lockwood, Bailey Lutz, Jessica Marvin, Casey McCann, Nicholas McIntyre, and Susan McRae.

Also, Gage Parkhurst, Erica Pawlewicz, Zachary Perry, Shania Phillips, Curtis Pollard IV, Justina Race, Nicholas Reitz, Amanda Rice, Alyssa Rowe, Madden Rowlee, Alaina Schopp,  Jacob Seymour, Courtney Smith, Taylor Smithers, Kendra Tryniski, and Erika Wallace.

Eleventh grade honor roll students with an academic average of 84.5 or higher

Elizabeth Bean, Aaron Bentley, Zoe Bolio, Robert Borrow III, Kyle Buck, Andrew Canfield, Madison Coulon, Kennedie Coyne, Chlarissia Crast, Dakota Diezel, Shelby Drake, Kimberly Edwards, Cameron Filippi, Benjamin Fobes, Samantha Fox, Emilio Garcia, Tristan Gates, and Kristopher Grow.

Also, Emma Harvey, Natalie Izyk, Christopher Jones, Taylor Jordan, Thomas Kerfien III, Lena Kimball, Chelsie Knopp, Alexandra LaRock, Cecilia Bran, Matthew Marshall, Geoffry Michaels, Tracie Murphy, Courtney Parker, Courtney Parsons,  Joseph Paulich, and Zoe Perez.

Also, Jessica Race, Abagail Roberge, John Russell, Brooke Ryan, Kayla Sage, Kathryn Salmonsen, Alec Schell, Trae Sheldon, Beverly Sherman, Breanna St.Onge, Hannah Stanski,  Grace Trepasso, Alixander Tyrrell, Julia Velasquez, Cayla Weaver, Michaela Whiteman, Hope Williams, Margaret Williams, Jolene Willis, Mitchell Woodworth, and Bailey Yager.

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

Zarina Amirzoda, Logan Aubeuf, James Bailey, Brittany Bivens, Seth Britton, Ruth Ann Brown, Kristen Budd, Joshua Burnard, Rylie Bush, Nattalie Castellano, Amelia Coakley, Alyssa Crandon, Courtney DeLong, Scott DePuy, Elizabeth DeSantis, and Meriah Dishaw.

Also, Fabiane Fernandes Da Silva, Ross Gardner, Sophia Giovannetti, Frances Green, Mackenzie Grow, Anna Guernsey, Mikayla Guernsey, Sarah Halstead, Laura Hamdan, Austin Haskins, Paige Havener, Erin Hayden, Kari Holbrook, Michael Holcomb, Christine Hotaling,  Jenna Hudson, Yusra  Humayun, Samantha Ingersoll, Wilmer Jimenez, Hannah Jones, and  Kassidy Kearns.

Also, Julia Lee, Tessa LiVoti, Julia Ludington, James Martin, Ashley McCann, Maureen McCann, Kayla Munger, Konner Myers, Matthew Nelson, Perrin Ogden, Jensen Paget, Keisha Pierce, and Justin Purtell.

Also, Alissa Robinson, Danielle Rupert, Raymond Sanderson, Anthony Semeraro, Casey Shannon, Abigail Shatrau, Tevin Simard, Alysia Smith, 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 or higher

Jessica Abelgore, Connor Aldasch, Lacey Allen, Dominique Baker-Lanning, Dylan Blair, Montana Blair, Mattison Burdick, Neal Burke, Jenna Capria, Ryan Castro, Adam Caza, Caitlin Chrisman, Bradley Crofoot, Seth DeLisle, Johnelle Dishaw, Tashia Ellis, Monica Falanga, MacKenzie Fanciulli, Ciarra Ferguson, Steven Gilliland, Shelby Gleason, and Connor Goss.

Also, Chase Halstead, Kristin Hartle, Merrick Kilpatrick, Kirby LaBeef, Brandon Ladd,  Jeremy Langdon, Marissa McGraw, Augusto Mendes Siega, Nicholas Miller, Samantha Miller,  Donald O’Bryan III, Cassondra Orr-Savage, Angela Paul, Anthony Paulich, Joshua Plonka, Mark Pollock, and Richard Prent.

Also, Daniel Renner, Coral Reynnells, Dawson Samson, Taylor Simpson, Amber Swank, Pui-Onn Tran, Jessica Vaccaro, and Caden Zahn.


Ferro interns at Chirello agency

Sarina R. Ferro, a senior marketing major at SUNY Oswego, has joined Chirello Advertising this spring as an intern, it was announced by Steve Chirello, owner.

Ferro, a native of Greece, NY, will be working on research, writing and production for advertising campaigns dealing with newspapers, magazines, TV commercials, brochures, video production, and web design. Within the marketing realm, Ferro will be working on advertising and marketing tactics as well as publicity.

“Sarina will be involved in market research for our clients in financial and retail arenas, copywriting, and assisting with advertising, marketing, public relations planning and operations,” Chirello said. “We are delighted to have her passion and enthusiasm for public relations and marketing here at Chirello Advertising.”

At SUNY Oswego, Ferro is a member of the American Marketing Association, and through it works with social media, promotional events, local businesses, faculty and student involvement, and club awareness on campus and throughout Oswego.

Since starting at Chirello Advertising, Ferro had the opportunity her first day as an intern to travel to the Channel 9 television station in Syracuse to be in one of Oswego County Federal Credit Union’s TV commercials.

“I never realized all the little details that went into creating a 30-second commercial and I could not believe that they wanted me to be the girl in the “Pod of Gold,” prize vault to catch as much play money as I could in thirty-seconds,” Ferro said. The commercial is a part of a current membership referral campaign.

Following completion of her bachelor’s degree at SUNY Oswego in May, Ferro plans to begin an internship in Rochester, Baltimore and Texas with Frito-Lay, owned by PepsiCo., this summer.

“After completing the 12-week program in sales and marketing, interns are often offered full-time employment,” Ferro said.

Located in Fulton, Chirello Advertising celebrates its 18th anniversary in 2014. The firm offers full service advertising, public relations, and marketing expertise to a variety of industrial, professional, institutional and retail clients throughout Central New York.

The agency, working with in-house staff and outside associates, specializes in public relations planning, web design, streaming video, video production, television, radio, print advertising and collateral material.

Chirello can be contacted at 592-9778 or visit the website at

Christine M. Wagner, loved her time at camp

Christine M. Wagner, 50, of Granby, lost a courageous battle with breast cancer on Friday, Feb. 21 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born on Feb. 7, 1964 in Syracuse, she attended high school at Onondaga Central. Chris worked at Price Shopper Supermarket in Fulton for more than 20 years.

She loved to spend time at her camp with her family and friends as well as digging and planting flowers throughout her numerous gardens. She was one tough cookie and will be missed by many.

Surviving are her loving husband, Robert H. Wagner Jr., of Granby; three children, Megan Wagner of New Milford, NJ, Nicole Wagner of Rochester and Matthew Wagner of Granby, along with many close family and friends.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 (today) at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

There will be no services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and care givers of the University Physicians Hematology / Oncology Oswego and Oswego County Hospice.