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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 www.chirello.com.

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.

Charles Melvin Peet, worked at BirdsEye, Red Creek Canning

Charles  Melvin  Peet, 89, of Oswego, passed away at the Pontiac Care and Rehab Center on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

He was born to his late parents, Emma (Blount) and Ellsworth Peet, Jan. 2, 1925.

He was a graduate of  Mexico Academy. Charlie had been a farm hand in Palermo, Volney, and Phoenix areas much of his life. He also was employed at BirdsEye, Fulton and Red Creek Canning factory, as well as working in a sawmill.

He retired from the J. Martin Co., Lake City, Fla. in 1990.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, George Peet in 2006; and his close friends, Homer L. Eastman in 2000 and Velma Ruth Eastman in 2004.

Surviving are his two sisters, Ethel Gleason of Mexico, NY, and Edith J. House of Phoenix, NY;  several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were Feb. 24 in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, with Pastor Barb Ouderkirk Pepper officiating. Spring burial in Pennellville Cemetery, Schroeppel.

Calling hours were Feb. 24 prior to the service in the funeral home.

Fulton resident exhibits art at Oswego Public Library

With wonderful tracery and depth, the art of Sandy Clift is on display until April on the lowest level of the Oswego Public Library.

Her unique work includes many fine details and expands in one’s mind the longer it is enjoyed.

She recently exhibited at the River Walk Artists First Annual National and International Juried Exhibition in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Sandy (Elizabeth) Clift is a retired elementary school teacher who resides in Fulton. After her retirement in 2000, she returned to SUNY Oswego to pursue a life-long ambition to study art.

Since beginning to show her art, her work has been displayed at many local and regional shows as well as national shows in Oregon, Texas, Arkansas, Georgia and Massachusetts.

She has been a visiting artist at Onondaga Community College and Syracuse University.  Presently her work is exhibited at True North Gallery in Hamilton, Massachusetts and Lakeside Artisans in Oswego.  Her work is online at www.fineartamerica.com.  For more information email eoclift@twcny.rr.com.

Kasper promoted at Scotsman Media Group

The Scotsman Media Group has appointed Courtney Rae Kasper as associate publisher of editorial as well as editor-in-chief of Today’s CNY Woman, effective Feb. 12.

An award-winning writer and editor, Kasper brings more than eight years of professional print media experience to the company. Most recently, she served as senior editor for Today’s CNY Woman in Syracuse,  and previously as associate editor for Dance Teacher magazine, New York, N.Y.

Kasper’s work also has appeared in national publications such as Time Out New York.

In addition to overseeing editorial content and design of all the company’s media products, Kasper will be responsible for maintaining the profitability of Today’s CNY Woman, while supporting advertising efforts for all of the company’s publications.

“Courtney Kasper has been an integral part of the Scotsman Media Group for more than two years,” said Scotsman Media Group President William Veit. “With Courtney’s drive, talent, and experience, we are certain our Scotsman Media Group readers and advertisers will be well served under her leadership.”

Kasper reports she will focus on continuing the growth of Today’s CNY Woman with a renewed focus on community events, and will work with focus groups to better understand the needs of the women in the Central New York community.

Under Kasper’s leadership, the editorial team for The Valley News will continue the publication’s long tradition of serving the Fulton community with quality community journalism, including a continuation of its monthly Fulton Families series, city of Fulton and Oswego County government, school sports and other community news coverage.

Kasper received her master of arts degree in magazine, newspaper and online journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Kasper was selected for the 2013 Rising Stars program through the Association of Free Community Papers where she will serve as a mentor for young communications professionals and participate in annual symposiums for the following two years.

Kasper resides with her husband, Don Kasper, in Auburn.

The Scotsman Press, Inc., incorporated in 1954, today is doing business as the Scotsman Media Group, which publishes the award-winning, community-focused publications The Valley News, Today’s CNY Woman, The Finger Lakes Vacationer and other specialty publications. The company also serves hundreds of other publications through its commercial printing services to customers throughout Central New York.

The Scotsman Press, Inc. is currently owned by John J. Badoud, Jr. of Virginia. On Jan. 24, 2014, it was announced that the company signed a definitive agreement to sell the company to its current president, William G. Veit. The sale of the company is expected to close on or about March 31, 2014.

For more information, please visit www.scotsmanpress.com