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Fulton boys’ lacrosse beats Cortland, Whitesboro

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton boys’ varsity lacrosse team lost 4 of its first 6 games of the season.

On March 28, East Syracuse Minoa slipped past Fulton, 8-7. New Hartford knocked off the Red Raiders 10-6 April 1.

On April 3, Fulton topped Cortland, 11-6 for its first win of the season. Westhill cruised past the Red Raiders 8-2 April 5.

On April 8, Fulton rolled past Whitesboro 12-6. Jamesville-DeWitt came away with an impressive 15-4 win over the Red Raiders April 10.

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Phoenix baseball continues to win

By Rob Tetro

The Phoenix varsity baseball team won its last three games and now has an overall record of 6-2.

On April 22, the Firebirds topped Skaneateles, 7-0. Phoenix rolled past Jordan-Elbridge, 13-2, on April 25 and they beat county foe, Pulaski, 6-1 on April 28.

In the Skaneateles game, the Firebirds jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the first inning. The next two innings were scoreless, but then Phoenix continued to add to its lead.

Phoenix outscored Skaneateles 3-2 during the fourth inning for a 5-3 lead. Then in the fifth, the Firebirds pulled away, scoring six unanswered runs to push their lead to 11-3. Skaneateles did cut into the lead by scoring two runs in the sixth, but couldn’t make up the deficit as Phoenix won 11-5.

Leading the way for the Firebirds were Dan Frawley and Bryce Plante, with 2 hits and 2 RBI against Skaneateles. Following Frawley and Plante was Emilio Tassone with 2 hits, Codie Corso had a hit and 2 RBI, Zach Schlacter, Bradley Dietz and Dylan Borza added a hit and an RBI each while Jordan Jock and Zachary Wells chipped in a hit each.

Emilio Tassone earned the win on the mound for the Firebirds, throwing 6 strikeouts while allowing 5 runs off 8 hits in 6 innings pitched. In relief of Tassone, Dan Frawley threw a strikeout in an inning of work.

In the Jordan-Elbridge game, Phoenix wasted little time establishing a lead, going to 2-0 in the first inning. Following a scoreless second inning, Phoenix began cushioning its lead, scoring five unanswered runs during the third and fourth innings to take a 7-0 lead.

The Firebirds quickly put the game out of reach, outscoring J-E 6-1 during the fifth inning to extend the lead to 13-1. The Eagles scored in the sixth inning to cut the deficit to 11 runs, but that was it as Phoenix cruised to a 13-2 win.

The Firebirds were led by Emilio Tassone with 3 hits and 4 RBI including a homerun. Following Tassone was Dan Frawley with 3 hits and 2 RBI, Bryce Plante had 3 hits, Jordan Jock chipped in 2 hits and 3 RBI,   Bradley Dietz added 2 hits and Dylan Borza and Zach Schlacter combined for a hit and an RBI.

Dan Frawley earned the win for Phoenix on the mound. In six innings of work, Frawley threw 10 strikeouts while allowing 2 runs off 6 hits. In relief of Frawley, Bradley Dietz threw a strikeout in an inning pitched.

The Firebirds jumped out to an early 1-0 lead over Pulaski in the first inning and the piled it on from there. They outscored Pulaski 3-1 during the second inning to take a 4-1 lead. Phoenix then scored two more runs in the third en route to a 6-1 win.

Leading the way for Pulaski were Mike Haskins, Dylan Hess, Kody Koehler, Matt Krebs, Cody Mosher and Tom Taplin with a hit each.

On the mound, Erik Oakes started the game for Pulaski, throwing a  strikeout while allowing 5 runs off 3 hits in 2 innings of work. In relief of Oakes, Tom Taplin threw 2 strikeouts while allowing a run off a hit in 4 innings pitched. Cody Mosher threw a strikeout in one inning of work.

Phoenix was led by Zach Schlacter with 2 hits and 3 RBI, followed by Dan Frawley with a hit and an RBI and Bryce Plante with a hit.

Jordan Jock earned the win on the mound for the Firebirds. In 6 innings pitched, Jock threw a strikeout and allowed one run off six hits. Bradley Dietz earned the save in an inning of work.

Local students honored at colleges

The following local students have received honors at their colleges:

Herkimer County Community College – Xavier Goins of Lacona and Karintha Myslivecek of Redfield were inducted into the Upsilon Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

SUNY Oneonta — David Stanton, a business economics major from Parish, was one of 24 SUNY Oneonta students inducted into the college’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Cornell College — Steven Maynard of Pulaski has been accepted to Cornell College, a private liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Maynard was also awarded the Founders Scholarship.

College of St. Rose – Amelia Jacobs of Constantia, received the Outstanding Senior in History Award and recognition for publication of an article in the College’s Journal of Undergraduate Research. Outstanding Senior Awards are presented to graduating seniors who have at least a 3.50 grade-point average and who meet other criteria specified by the departments in which they study.

SUNY Oswego — David Downum of Central Square, Evelyn Schwartz of Fulton, Alex Bateman of Fulton, Makenzie Laws of Hastings, Chad Grevelding of Hastings, Jason Snider of Mexico were inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

St. Lawrence University — Sarah R. Argersinger of West Monroe, a junior, has been inducted into the Irving Bacheller Society, the St. Lawrence University English Department’s honorary society.

Rochester Institute of Technology – Brandon McGrath of West Monroe, a fifth-year student in chemical engineersing, and Shaemus Spencer of Fulton, a third-year student in illustration, were named 2013-2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars.

Nazareth College – Andrew Francis, of Fulton, was named to the Honor Society of Omicron Delta Epsilon. He is studying  finance, economics and business administration.

Morgan Ross, of West Monroe, was initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi Chapter at Nazareth

Meghan Palmer, of Phoenix, appeared in the recent production of “The Cherry Orchard” at Nazareth.

Heidelberg University – Meghan Yost of Mexico, a junior majoring in history and political science, participated in the Model UN of the Far West Conference as part of Heidelberg University’s delegation.

Paul Smith’s College — Richard DeLong, junior, of Mexico, swimming and woodsmen’s teams and Brandon Morey, junior, of West Monroe, rock climbing team, were named to the Winter National All-Academic Team.

Jessica Lord, of Phoenix and Jason Mattice of Fulton recently received scholarships to Paul Smith’s by competing in the Presidential Scholarship Competition.

Lord is receiving $1,000 while Mattice is receiving $5,000.

Binghamton University — Kara Pafumi, women’s lacrosse, biology major, from Fulton, and Nicholas Tighe, wrestling team, of Phoenix, named to the fall 2013 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

Cazenovia College — Nick Bonacorsi, of Oswego, freshman criminal justice and homeland security studies major; Michael Gill, of Oswego, sophomore studio art/photography major; Brittany Juravich, of Oswego, junior studio art/photography major;  Patricia Talamo, of Oswego, freshman studio art/photography major; and          Logan White, of Pulaski, junior criminal justice and homeland security studies major, all named to dean’s list for fall 2013 semester.

Ithaca College — Brenna Merry, of Fulton, a speech, language pathology and audiology major in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Ithaca College, was recently inducted into the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

 

Bodley students learn consequences of drinking, texting while driving

Fulton Fire Department members use a hydraulic machine to cut victims out of this simulated drunk-driving accident.
Fulton Fire Department members use a hydraulic machine to cut victims out of this simulated drunk-driving accident.
Fulton Police arrest Logan Carvey, the drunk driver in the simulated crash
Fulton Police arrest Logan Carvey, the drunk driver in the simulated crash

G. Ray Bodley juniors and seniors got to witness first hand the consequences of what can happen if they drink and drive.

On Thursday May 1, they gathreed for a mock driving while intoxicated (DWI) drill at the high school.

Participated were the Fulton Police Department in coordination with Oswego County Stop DWI, the Fulton school cistrict, Oswego County District Attorney’s Office, Oswego County 911, Fulton Fire Department, Menter Ambulance, Oswego County RACES, and several other agencies.

Every other year, the event is held for Bodley’s juniors and seniors just before the Junior Prom and Senior Dinner Dance to warn them of the real dangers of driving drunk.

The added danger of texting while driving was also a factor in the mock crash.

The event began at 8 a.m. with a simulated a fatal head-on drunk driving crash involving real students as actors.

Emergency service providers simulated their response, to include the evacuation of the injured by firemen using the “jaws of life” and crash investigation by police.

Several Quirk’s Theater players from Bodley played the vehicles’ occupants.  Nikki Baker-Lanning was the victim killed in the crash, while Logan Carvey was the driver charged with drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter.

Following the outdoor scene, the students were moved to the auditorium where Robert Lighthall from Oswego County Stop DWI stressed the importance of “having a plan” during their after-prom festivities and explained to them the consequences their poor choices can have on their family and friends.

The students watched a video about a real-life accident where a child was killed by a drunk driver.

Thereafter, the reality of drunk driving was brought to the forefront when a victim impact volunteer spoke to the students about her life following the death of her husband at the hands of a drunk driver 20 years ago.

A death notification was also simulated by police, showing the raw anguish that a parent experiences when they learn their child has been killed in a car crash.

Lighthall narrated while the arraignment and sentencing of Carvey was held, showing the court process and legal consequences following a serious drunk driving crash.

Finally, a funeral was held for Baker-Lanning while her friends looked on. A casket was put on stage and every student was invited to “pay their respects” at the end.

Overall, the event was judged as a success by all involved.

“If we get through to just one kid, we have done our jobs today”, said Fulton Police Deputy Chief Tom Abelgore.

Volney Elementary students show good behavior

Volney Elementary School students attended a special assembly to recognize positive behavior and for being role models for April’s character trait, self-control. Principal Lisa Garofalo gave certificates to one student from each classroom that exemplified the character trait for April which is self-control. In addition to the classroom role models, students were recognized and awarded certificates for being “On A Roll” models. After the awards presentation, Garofalo talked to the students about proper behavior on the school bus giving examples of good and bad behavior while riding a bus. In the photo at left, the “On A Roll” students pose with their certificates. They are In front, left to right are: Bryce Greenier, Caden James, Brett Reakes, Joseph Wardhaugh, Hailey Mason and Brody Chace. Second row: Volney Elementary School Principal Lisa Garofalo, Abigail Wells, David Jackson, Amber Jackson, Mariah Sherman and Jason Henderson. Back row: Hannah Woodard, Mikaela Westley, Kyle McEwen, Mackenzie Birdsell, Randy Shattell, and Alex Grinnell. Missing from the photo are Dashaal Buxton and Troy Zbikowski.
Volney Elementary School students attended a special assembly to recognize positive behavior and for being role models for April’s character trait, self-control. Principal Lisa Garofalo gave certificates to one student from each classroom that exemplified the character trait for April which is self-control. In addition to the classroom role models, students were recognized and awarded certificates for being “On A Roll” models. After the awards presentation, Garofalo talked to the students about proper behavior on the school bus giving examples of good and bad behavior while riding a bus. In the photo at left, the “On A Roll” students pose with their certificates. They are In front, left to right are: Bryce Greenier, Caden James, Brett Reakes, Joseph Wardhaugh, Hailey Mason and Brody Chace. Second row: Volney Elementary School Principal Lisa Garofalo, Abigail Wells, David Jackson, Amber Jackson, Mariah Sherman and Jason Henderson. Back row: Hannah Woodard, Mikaela Westley, Kyle McEwen, Mackenzie Birdsell, Randy Shattell, and Alex Grinnell. Missing from the photo are Dashaal Buxton and Troy Zbikowski.

 

In this photo, the Role Model students show off their certificates. They are in front, left to right: Lauren Bush, Elliot Prior, Faith Cobb, Niyah Humphrey and Natalie Gulliver. Second row: Volney Elementary School Principal Lisa Garofalo,  Aliah Clark and Joely LaPage. Third row: Gage Zupancic, Elijah Turner, Paige Kingsley, Jason Johnson, and Jewell Grinnell. Fourth row: Landon Howard, Jayda Borrow, Hunter Clark, Thomas Smith, and Andrew Dunning. Missing from photo: Luna Catano-Matip and Jason Riebel.
In this photo, the Role Model students show off their certificates. They are in front, left to right: Lauren Bush, Elliot Prior, Faith Cobb, Niyah Humphrey and Natalie Gulliver. Second row: Volney Elementary School Principal Lisa Garofalo, Aliah Clark and Joely LaPage. Third row: Gage Zupancic, Elijah Turner, Paige Kingsley, Jason Johnson, and Jewell Grinnell. Fourth row: Landon Howard, Jayda Borrow, Hunter Clark, Thomas Smith, and Andrew Dunning. Missing from photo: Luna Catano-Matip and Jason Riebel.

Bodley Bulletins

By Julia Ludington

Happy May!

Many exciting events are going on at G. Ray Bodley and in the surrounding community this month.

The 35-week marking period ends Friday, and progress reports will be mailed the following week.

Once again, the Annual Spring Clean-Up will take place May 17 at 9 a.m. Please bring gardening gloves and any tools that you feel might be of use to the volunteers. Make sure to wear clothes that you are willing to get dirt on!

On May 20 and 21, the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Major Organization Festival will take place. Our music groups have prepared pieces to perform in front of a panel of judges.

The festival is a great way to get a professional’s opinion of your hard work and to receive useful feedback. Good luck to our performers!

The Fulton Memorial Day Parade will take place May 24. GRB students will be playing in the band and many will also be seen volunteering at the booths at the War Memorial.

Stop by after the parade for some great food and entertainment. Don’t forget school is closed May 26, Memorial Day.

Any seniors with scholarship forms they would like to complete and turn in should do so as soon as possible. Check the Guidance Office for forms with June return dates.

Many students are in the midst of their AP exams this week. If you are one of the students taking a test, make sure to relax the night before, get a good night’s sleep, and eat a good breakfast.

Get to the testing center well ahead of the test start time to reduce stress. Finally, go into the test with confidence: as FDR said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

I wish everyone the best of luck!

Dillon Middle lists Gold Star and Silver Star recipients

Emerson J. Dillon Middle School recently named those who earned Gold and Silver Stars for the third marking period.

Students are awarded a Gold Star for achieving a quarterly average of 90 or higher, with no incomplete or failing grades. A Silver Star is earned for a quarterly average of 85 to 89.99, also with no incomplete or failing grades.

In addition to receiving an award certificate provided by the E.J. Dillon PTO, honor students are also offered a reward activity. The reward for third quarter honor students will be a trip to a Syracuse Chiefs baseball game next month.

Grade 5 Gold Stars:

Isabella Allen, Shay Altman, Shayna Applebee, Christopher AuClair, Amaya Baker, Nicholas Bartlett, Ashleigh Besaw, Natalie Brown, Sara Brunell, Kelsie Burgess, Chloe Calkins, Kaelyn Cartwright, Cameron Cerul, Hannah Charleston, Emma Clark, Tabitha Clarkand Sophia Crandall.

Also: Abigail Czyz, Faith DeAnthony, Brielle DeRoberts, Hailey Fredericks, Francesca Goodell, Noah Gordon, Cierra Harvey, Mattison Hess, Alivia Lamphere, Miranda LaRobardiere, Jock Li, Owen Lytle, Zack Mills, Joslyn Mintonye, Garret Morrissiey, Kylie Mulcahey, Alex Olschewske, Imari Piscitelli, Andrew Quinn, Connor Roberts and Lily Roberts.

Also: William Semanchuk-Enser, Aiden Southworth, Isabella Stacy, Liam Sweeney, Benjamin Thibault, Corinne Thibault, Zoie Tracy, Melody Trask, Aidan Trumble, Thomas Uhl, Mason Watkins

Grade 5 Silver Stars:

Chase Altman, Gracie Altman, Haley Bowersox, Alexander Coons, Kolby Costello, Haley Crossett, Dylan DeBarth, Haylie Dodge, Alivia Eusepi, Emma Fatcheric, Ethan Fox, Madison Gaca, Alexis Gambocorto, Axel Gates, Bryce Grover, Katherine Holbrook, Amanda Justian, Lillyann Kingsbury and Nathan Kosakowski.

Also: Aliyah Ladd, Elizabeth Lamach, Patricia Lamach, Jacob LaRocque, Tori-Lenn Loosen, Robert Minard, Rocco Mistico, Victoria O’Connor, Morgan Petrie, Nakea Rebensky, Tyler Redhead, Keaton Renfrew, Roemello Rondinello, Brett Sears, Katrina Smith, Garrett Strang, Caitlyn Sutkus, Sophia Trinca, Molly Werth, Courtney Worden

Grade 6 Gold Stars:

Violet Ameele, Grace Arnold, Cade Bacon, Rachel Blake, Garrett Bowman, Michael Dion, Matthew Doane, Elisabeth Dona, Darren Fischel, Alexandra Galle, Caitlin George, Hailey Goudy, Allison Grabowski, Samuel Guthrie, Cassadee Handville, Samantha Harrison, Keera Hazen, Laila Jones and Madison Kalt.

Also: Katelyn Kenner-Carbonaro, Jena Klimaszewski, Zaya Koegel, Brigid Lawless, Tina Li, Bradyn Lough, Anthony McCann, Joseph Murphy, Savanah Neupert, Gregory Ojiem, Skyler Patnode, Ethan Remington, Jillian Ricard, Alan Seever, McKenna Squier, Jacob St. Laurent, Daniel St. Phillips, Tamika Stobart, Sarah Thorn, Teresa Uhl, Nicholas Vaverchak, Grace Vestigo

Grade 6 Silver Stars:

Emma Allers, Riley Belknap, Olivia Bigelow, Mason Bresett, Jadan Bruno, Brianna Buonagurio, Alexis Capenos, Danielle Case, Jeffrey Cooper, Riley Crandall, Patrick Davern, Mackenzie Davis, Camron Fordyce,  Julia Francisco, Leah Green, Adam Hahn, Nicholas Harrington and Andrew Hemingway.

Also: Carly Ingerson, Paige Isabell, Natalie King, Morgan Kosakowski, Lauren Kraft, Julianna Lewis, Hailey Liscomb, Chloe Lytle, Matthew Maestri, Christian McKay, Alexandria Mills, Caitlyn Mitchell, Taylor Petrie, Love Phillips, Aubrianna Renfrew, Vanessa Rivera, Lilly Salotto, Leah Schlachter, Briana Schreffler, Ayden Slack, Chase Trumble, Nicole Tulowiecki, Matthew Walker, Madison Watkins, Seth Watkins

Grade 7 Gold Stars:

Annabelle Adams, Gabriella Allen, Kearra Backus, Marcus Berube, Erika Brown, Gianna DeRoberts, Brianna Gates, Hannah Gilbert, Xander Harrison, Declan Hawthorne, Kimber Hendrix, Megan Hess, Emilie Hilliard, Morgan Johnson, Ashley Kenner-Carbonaro and Wendy Li.

Also: Ashley Margrey, John Matzke V, Alayna Merrill, Makayla Newvine, Olivia Ripley, Kristine Rowe, Mariah Sheirer, Crystal Stobart, Olivia Thrall, Joshua VanGorder, Garrett Watkins, Edward Zellar, Natasha Zody

Grade 7 Silver Stars:

Maggie-Lee Basile, Madison Bird, Daniel Braun, Cole Britton, Christopher Caltabiano, Abigail Clark, Hannah Edwards, Allison Ernestine, Matthew Francis, Robert Fredericks, Kirsten Greenleaf, Bryon Halstead, Caroline Harrington, Courtney Holland, Ethan Hunt, Christian Johnson, Jeffrey Lamach and Trevor LaRobardiere.

Also: Danielle LeFebvre, Taylor Mattice, Erin McArdell, Emmalie McIntyre, Riley Munger, Michaela Murdie, Leo Murray Jr., Makenzie Nodine, Jacob Palmatier, Dakota Palocy, Caytlyn Prickett, Gabriel Rebensky, Hannah Root, Hannah Sallis, Payton Scruton, Mairin Sgroi, Joshua Smith, Colton Winks, Mark Zogg

Grade 8 Gold Stars:

Gabrielle Crandall, Alyssa Goudy, Morgan Gravlin, Natalie Hart, Zoe Heckert, Alexandra Hoag, Megan Maestri, Emily McDonald, Breanna Mitchell, Catherine Musumeci, Lauren Schmidt, Sean Sievers, Alexis Smith, Brianna Squier, Haley Stellingwerf, Alisa Trudell, Ben Vienneau, Kaitlin White, Leila Wooding, Julianne Yates

Grade 8 Silver Stars:

Dixon Ameele, Andrew Avery, Hunter Bell, Mikalah Bell, Scott Bell, John Blackwell Jr., David Burgess Jr., Lorenzo Campanino, Jordan Cole, Julie Daubek, Victoria Dievendorf, Jonathan Downing, Devin Dubovik and Emily Forget.

Also: Becka Fuller, Dakotalee Gelling, Brandon Germain, Hannah Grabowski, Trinity Green, Bradlee Hess, Brittney Hunter, Corinne Januszka, Nina Lewis, Gabriella Liberty, Jacob Marr, Ethan Murakami-Hamm, Jacob Murphy, Bailey Otter, Lawrence Pilon, Dana Stoutenger, Zachary Tulowiecki, Jordan Williams, Cheyenne Wilson, Kolbey Young, Paul Zogg.

Oswego coaches, athletes enter hall of fame

The Oswego High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony was conducted on Saturday, April 26 at the Oswego Country Club.  In front (left to right) are Howard Mulcahey, Maggie Lester, Alice Reardon and Debbie Mann. In back are representatives of the 1991 OHS boys’ tennis team including Brian Mitchell, Steve Babcock, Nate Morey, Matt Saltalamachia, Bryan Brustch, Jason Walbourn and Coach Bill Fatiga.
The Oswego High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony was conducted on Saturday, April 26 at the Oswego Country Club. In front (left to right) are Howard Mulcahey, Maggie Lester, Alice Reardon and Debbie Mann. In back are representatives of the 1991 OHS boys’ tennis team including Brian Mitchell, Steve Babcock, Nate Morey, Matt Saltalamachia, Bryan Brustch, Jason Walbourn and Coach Bill Fatiga.

Submitted by Oswego schools

The “Class of 2013” was inducted into the Oswego High School Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, April 26 at the Oswego County Club.

 This year’s class included athletes Maggie Lester and Howard Mulcahey with veteran coach and contributor Alice Reardon and swimming coach Debbie Mann.  

Also inducted was the 1991 Section 3 Class A championship tennis team coached by Bill Fatiga. The team consisted of Brian Mitchell, Jason Walbourn, Dan Lapus, Brian Cole, Anuj Agrawal, Bryan Brutsch, Matt Saltalamachia, Matte Lindgren, Anders Dalmean, Drew Narayan, Kevin Moore, Jeff DeSantis, Matt Weber, Steve Babcock, Nate Morey and Joe Deal..

Nearly 100 people were present at the event that was marked by emotional and sincere speeches from the newest  inductees.

The Oswego Buccaneer Boosters Club continues its support of the Hall of Fame as the sixth class will be introduced and inducted as members will have their plaques placed on the “Wall of Fame” in the Oswego High School lobby.

 Since its inception the Oswego High School Athletic Hall of Fame has recognized deserving teams, athletes, coaches and contributors.

Maggie Lester was an outstanding Buc golfer who went to continue her success at Penn state and in competition.  She is a 2003 graduate of OHS and was first team all league five times as well as a five time team most valuable player.

Alice Reardon was instrumental in the implementation of Title IX within the Oswego City School District. She started the Girls Athletic Association which fostered fair competition, fellowship and sportsmanship and provided clinics to teach skills and rules. She made substantial contributions to the growth of women’s sports in the district.

Debbie Mann guided the Bucs in the late 1990s through 2003.  Her teams accounted for tremendous success including a 45 meet winning streak.

 Howard Mulcahey was a 1974 graduate of OHS and was most accomplished in football and wrestling.  His honors included the 1974 Onondaga League Tournament championships and he was a two way lineman on the gridiron as he played four seasons of football.

 The 1991 boys’ varsity tennis team is the only Oswego squad that won the tournament and Section 3 titles.