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Waldby interns at Chirello agency

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Kristin Waldby, a junior communication and sociology double major at the University at Buffalo,  has joined Steve Chirello Advertising this summer as an intern.

Waldby, of Phoenix, will work on market research, various publicity and news writing, and advertising and television production for clients in retail, service, financial and educational fields, Chirello said.  Continue reading

Birdlebough students exhibit at GENIUS Olympiad

John C. Birdlebough High School earth science honors students earned awards at the Regional GENIUS Olympiad in April. Shane Girard, left, earned second place for his research project about the impact of melting ice caps on the environment. The pair of Nicholas Bernard, middle, and Jonathan George earned first place for their research project entitled “How Does Climate Change Impact the Cryosphere?” This first place finish earned the pair an invitation to compete in the International GENIUS Olympiad at SUNY Oswego June 15 through 20. Photo courtesy of Oswego County BOCES
John C. Birdlebough High School earth science honors students earned awards at the Regional GENIUS Olympiad in April. Shane Girard, left, earned second place for his research project about the impact of melting ice caps on the environment. The pair of Nicholas Bernard, middle, and Jonathan George earned first place for their research project entitled “How Does Climate Change Impact the Cryosphere?” This first place finish earned the pair an invitation to compete in the International GENIUS Olympiad at SUNY Oswego June 15 through 20.
Photo courtesy of Oswego County BOCES

By Ashley M. Casey

Two students from John C. Birdlebough High School in Phoenix are headed to the international GENIUS Olympiad, held June 15-20 at SUNY Oswego. The GENIUS Olympiad is a competition for high school students in the areas of science, art, design, writing and music.

Nicholas Bernard and Jonathan George, both ninth-graders in Susan Sharp’s earth science honors class, will present their research project “How Does Climate Change Impact the Cryosphere?” at the competition, which will host about 600 students from more than 50 countries. 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

Cold Toast takes Phoenix talent prize

Pictured are members of Cold Toast, a student ska band that performed and took first place at Birdlebough’s sixth annual talent show. Back row from left: Wyatt Parker, Kevin Borza, Ian Evans, Dylan Switzer and Nick Shafer. In front are Andy Padula and Mike Leach.
Pictured are members of Cold Toast, a student ska band that performed and took first place at Birdlebough’s sixth annual talent show. Back row from left: Wyatt Parker, Kevin Borza, Ian Evans, Dylan Switzer and Nick Shafer. In front are Andy Padula and Mike Leach.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

The junior class hosted John C. Birdlebough’s last talent show of the year on Friday May 30.

The talent show featured 15 student acts, including singing solos, drum covers, musical skits, a comedy routine, an a cappella quartet and a live band. Continue reading

Head Start center proudly flying Stars and Stripes

Representatives from the Phoenix Sons of American Legion Post 418 present the Head Start Classroom at Discovery Day Care Center with a flag for the facility’s new flagpole.  Seated from left are: Pete Andrews, Liz Liberti, Commander Ron Smithers and Tom Mills.  Standing from left are Bob Goettel, Mike Bardin, Bud Lee, Shawn Mills, Gary Mills and Jack Hackett.  The American Legion members were joined by local state and local officials along with other dignitaries for the dedication of the new flagpole.
Representatives from the Phoenix Sons of American Legion Post 418 present the Head Start Classroom at Discovery Day Care Center with a flag for the facility’s new flagpole. Seated from left are: Pete Andrews, Liz Liberti, Commander Ron Smithers and Tom Mills. Standing from left are Bob Goettel, Mike Bardin, Bud Lee, Shawn Mills, Gary Mills and Jack Hackett. The American Legion members were joined by local state and local officials along with other dignitaries for the dedication of the new flagpole.

Stiff winds and heavy rain could not dampen the spirits of those in attendance for the dedication of the new flagpole installed at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix.   Continue reading

Phoenix baseball makes playoffs; loses to VVS in first round

By Rob Tetro

The Phoenix varsity baseball team qualified for the playoffs even though it lost two of its last three regular season games.On May 14, the Firebirds held off Marcellus 2-1, but then lost to Westhill  9-6 on May 15 and county foe Fulton 4-0 on May 17.

Phoenix ended the season 10-7. They earned the #10 seed in the Class B, Section 3 Playoffs where they faced Vernon-Verona-Sherrill on May 22. They lost that contest 6-5. Continue reading