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Minetto Elementary School recognizes sixth graders

Minetto Elementary School recently conducted its sixth grade honors program. Winning the Principal’s American Citizenship Award and the New York State Attorney General’s Triple “C” Award were Jack Dodds and Keegan Thompson (Principal Awards) and Triple “C” recipients Nicholas Brown, Alyssa Lapetino, Alyssa Adner and President Award recipient Taylor LaDue. ALso pictured are former Minetto students and Oswego High Class of 2013 members Brianna Favata and Cameron Caruso.
Minetto Elementary School recently conducted its sixth grade honors program. Winning the Principal’s American Citizenship Award and the New York State Attorney General’s Triple “C” Award were Jack Dodds and Keegan Thompson (Principal Awards) and Triple “C” recipients Nicholas Brown, Alyssa Lapetino, Alyssa Adner and President Award recipient Taylor LaDue. ALso pictured are former Minetto students and Oswego High Class of 2013 members Brianna Favata and Cameron Caruso.

Minetto Elementary School sixth graders were in the spotlight at the annual honors program conducted before a cafeteria-packed with parents, friends, family and staff members.

Principal Dean Goewey presented certificates to each sixth grader and also recognized several other students with special awards.

The “Principal’s American Citizenship Award” was presented to Keegan Thompson, Jack Dodds and Taylor LaDue while the New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman Triple “C” Award  for “character, courage and commitment” was given to Nicholas Brown, Alyssa Adner and Alyssa Lapetino.

Former Minetto alumni Cameron Caruso and Brianna Favata, who are members of the Oswego High School Class of 2013, addressed the students and provided them with some information that will benefit them in their academic journey through middle school and high school.

Caruso will continue his education at Evangel University in Springfield, Mo. while Favata will major in biology at SUNY Oswego.

Several students were presented the “President Award for Educational Excellence” as they excelled academically and have exceeded proficiency on the New York State Test in English Language Arts and Math.

The recognized students included Jea Adams, Alyssa Adner, Nicholas Brown, Allison Choate, Jack Dodds, Maria Foti, Alyssa Lapetino, Julie May and Nicholas Victory.

The “President Award for Academic Achievement” was also presented for outstanding educational growth, improvement, commitment and intellectual development.

The honored students included Tia Bevacqua, Christian Clary, Joshua Clyne, Kyle Decker, Donald Ditton, Alexa Fadden, Samuel Waldron, Mikayla Hardesty, Kieran Henrie, Hayleigh Hough, Taylor LaDue, Alex Myers, Kelly Lizotte, Connor Pratt, Jacob Sharkey, Tessa Smith, Christopher Sugar, Keegan Thompson and Isabella Thorpe.

Students also received awards for band, orchestra, vocal music, art, physical education, science, social studies, reading, writing and mathematics.

Joining Goewey for the presentation of certificates to the students were teachers Tracy Anderson, Sara Adydan, David Gaffey and Tanya Wadsworth.

Minetto sixth graders moving on to the Oswego Middle School in September include, from Anderson’s class, Alyssa Beckwith, Olivia Bivens, Nicholas Brown, Maddison Dashnau, Donald Ditton, Jack Dodds, Alexa Fadden, Colby Ferguson, Maria Foti, Mikayla Hardesty, Kelly Lizotte, Margaret McSweeney, Dieonte Parker, Trinity Perry, Connor Pratt, Ethan Proud, Jacob Sharkey, Tessa Smith and Kyle Stewart.

From  Wadsworth’s class are  Alyssa Adner, Tia Bevacqua, Joshua Clyne, Kyle Decker, Savanna DeLong, Zachary Griffin, Jordan Hare, Hayleigh Hugh, Matthew Ingersoll, Julia May, Alex Myers, Benjamin Stevens, Christopher Sugar, Keegan Thompson, Nicholas Victory, Shawn Victory, Samuel Waldron and Shelby Wallace.

The remaining sixth graders, in  Gaffey and Adydan’s class, moving on to OMS are Jea Adams, Allison Choate, Christian Clary, Michael Crouch, Colin Dowling, Evan Giocondo, Jacob Harrington, Kieran Henrie, Johnathan King, Taylor LaDue,  Alyssa Lapetino, Breonna Parrott, Isabella Thorpe, Skylar Wallace, Alexander Wetzel and Bailey Whalen. 

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Minetto Elementary School students present ‘Cinderella’

Minetto Elementary School students recently presented this year’s musical “Cinderella” on stage at the Oswego High School Robinson-Faust Theatre for the Performing Arts. Pictured are Fairy Godmother (Taylor LaDue) and Cinderella (Julia May).
Minetto Elementary School students recently presented this year’s musical “Cinderella” on stage at the Oswego High School Robinson-Faust Theatre for the Performing Arts. Pictured are Fairy Godmother (Taylor LaDue) and Cinderella (Julia May).

“Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo” provided a magical moment as the Minetto Elementary School students recently presented this year’s musical “Cinderella” on stage at the Oswego High School Robinson-Faust Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Once again, elementary age students enjoyed the opportunity to participate in live musical theatre as the combined fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade chorus members presented a memorable production.

Directed by music teacher Debora Bartholomew, with music by Dr. Juan LaManna and Heather Sweeting, the students presented the two-hour performance before friends and family.

Julie May was “Cinderella” and took the audience on a magical ride. The huge cast filled the stage for ensemble numbers various times throughout the 20 scenes.

Among the cast were Jordan Hare (Jaq), Maggie McSweeney (Lizzie), Alyssa Adner (Tiny Tina), Kelly Lizotte (Gus), Hayleigh Hough (Lucifer), Alyssa Lapetino (Bruno),  Allison Choate (Druzilla), Tia Bevacqua (Anastasia), Tessa Smith  (Stepmother), Diente Parker (King), Keegan Thompson (Grand Duke), Carson Colucci (Messenger),  Taylor Ladue (Fairy Godmother), Cody Vincent (Pumpkin), Mikayla Hardesty (Coachman), Savanna DeLong (Footman), and Dylan Cohen and Cody Vincent (Ball Announcers).

Also, Matthew Caraccioli (Prince), Kyle Roland, Zeida Olson and Morgan Samson (Coach Horses) and narrators Maria Foti, Maddison Dashnau, Allison Griffin, Aidan Thompson, Olivia Bivens, Abby Brancato and Morgan Samson.

Producing a stage version of “Cinderella” would not be possible without birds, mice and numerous guests at the ball.

Holding the roles of the birds were Maddie Jones and Cody Vincent. The mice and guests included Julian Allan, Hailey Babcock, Olivia Bivens, Hannah Blackburn, Abby Brancato, Lucas Capstraw, Mason Cass, Jennifer Ciarla, Ezra Clemons, Carson Colucci, Kaitlyn Czerow, Maddison Dashnau, Savanna DeLong, Maria Foti, Allison Griffin, Angie Guarerra, Anna Guarerra, Mikayla Hardesty, and Brayden Hardter.

Also, Ben Hough, Sarah Jones, Adam Lofthouse, Morgan Mace, Tyler May, Zeida Olson, Seth Perrin, Jennifer Pittman, Lillian Reese, Kyle Roland, Morgan Samson, Natalyia Smith, Melanie Solanno, Ashley St. John, Aidan Thompson, Maya Upcraft, Kylie Wallace, Shelby Wallace and Brianna Waldron.

Behind the scenes the coach design and construction was completed by Steve Braun and the OHS Tech Crew while art teacher Crystal Mason did the coach painting and art students were also involved in the props.

Costumes were completed by Joanne Choate, Cindi Hermann, Crystal Mason and Debbie Bartholomew.

Make up, hair, dressers and crowd control were provided through the services of Brenda Getman, Linda Doud, Crystal Mason, Linda Stummer, Pam Caraccioli, Kris Adner, Barb Czerow, Dinah Olson, Michele May, Kim LeRoy, Sharon and Hannah Griffin, Heidi Samson, and Amy Jones among others.

Also contributing to the smooth flow of the production were stage manager Angella Bandla and deck manager Deanna Santiago along with T.J. Bandla and the entire OHS Theatre crew.