May recognizes literacy pioneer Ruth Johnson Colvin

Pictured from left are Ruth Johnson Colvin and Senator Rachel May.

The state Senate honored Ruth Johnson Colvin, pioneering advocate for literacy education, in Albany May 21, 2019, as part of the state’s Older New Yorkers Day observance. Senator Rachel May (D-53rd), chair of the Senate Committee on Aging, presented the resolution recognizing Colvin, […]

Daphne Ratnarajah is a 2019 graduate of Bucknell University

Daphne Ratnarajah of Oneida graduated from Bucknell University May 19, 2019.

Community Bank news

Bank supports Oneida City School District Foundation

Sarah Marshall and Community Bank N.A. Branch Manager Cindy Lindauer.

The Community Bank N.A. Oneida 182 Main Street branch recently presented Oneida City School District Foundation with a $500 donation to support its backpack program, which provides students with food for the weekends when they otherwise would […]

Belmont University Announces Spring 2019 Dean’s List

The following students achieved the Dean’s List at Belmont University for the Spring 2019 semester:

Matthew Collado of ChittenangoAllison Wallace of Hamilton

Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

Approximately 32 percent of Belmont’s 8,318 […]

Nazareth College announces dean’s list for spring 2019

The following area Nazareth College students were named to the spring 2019 dean’s list:

Meghan Bargabos of ManliusKayla Bayly of KirkvilleCarley Britton of SherburneDanielle Bross of KirkvilleMateo Capriotti of ManliusIlianna Cohen of Manlius Taylor Coughlin of Sherburne Jacob Dougall of OneidaSophie Fowler of ManliusTessa Hildreth of Waterville Jennifer Hilts of Eaton Jordan Kelly of […]

May 24 is application deadline for Fred Scherz scholarship

Memorial scholarship emphasizes volunteer/community service efforts

The deadline to apply for the Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service that was created by Fred “Fritz” Scherz, Jr., councilman on the Verona Town Board in Verona, is May 24, 2019.

The scholarship is $250 and will be awarded by Scherz to a town […]

Willa Mihalyi-Koch an award winner at Hamilton College Class & Charter Day

Willa Mihalyi-Koch of New Woodstock was named the recipient of The American Chemical Society Award, The Norton Prize and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship at Hamilton College’s Class & Charter Day, held May 13, 2019.

Established in 1950, the event combines the traditional Class Day celebrating the end of classes with a […]

Paige Foster recognized for leadership at SUNY Oneonta

Paige Foster of Hamilton was recently recognized for attaining leadership milestones through SUNY Oneonta’s Leadership Education and Development program.

LEAD@Oneonta is a comprehensive leadership program based on current research and guidelines from the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. All students can choose to participate in the LEAD program, which aims […]

Canastota Alumni Association announces April raffle winner

Amanda Montalbano Douglass (right) hands Lynne Stagnitti Ahnert the winning ticket for the April drawing of the six-month $500 raffle sponsored by the Canastota Alumni Association.

Edward Cerasia is the second Canastota Central School alumnus to have won. Congratulations, Ed! Two more drawings to go….are you holding a winning ticket?


Scholastic Shining Stars

Helen Judge inducted into Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society

Helen Judge of Hamilton earned membership in SUNY Oneonta’s Beta Eta Chapter of the Chi Alpha Epsilon national honor society during the 2018-19 academic year.

To be inducted into XAE, students must earn a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better for two consecutive, full-time […]

Jackie Starks announces retirement

The Madison-Oneida BOCES Board of Cooperative Educational Services on Thursday, May 2, regretfully accepted the retirement resignation of District Superintendent Jacklin G. Starks, effective December 1, 2019.

Starks’ announcement begins the final chapter of a 40-year career in education, including 16 years as the MOBOCES District Superintendent.

“Serving as District Superintendent has been […]

May recognizes four extraordinary students with Youth Leadership Recognition Awards

On Friday, Senator Rachel May (D-Onondaga, Madison, Oneida) invited the 2019 recipients of the New York State Senate Youth Leadership Recognition Awards to a celebration of their accomplishments at the District Office in Syracuse. Award recipients include:

Lauren S. of Oneida High School for the Athletics award Emily M. of Cazenovia High School for […]