The DesRosiers of Fort Edward have a battle on their hands each morning when it comes to who gets their Post-Star first.
Their puppy, Berkley, likes to retrieve the print edition, but has a habit of chewing it instead of just bringing it in.
Kari DesRosier sent in a photo of Berkley on Friday, holding onto that day’s paper.
“Berkley is still a puppy so today is progress with not destroying it,” she wrote in an email.
— Don Lehman
Future business leaders
About 120 students from four school districts competed in business-related competitions at a Future Business Leaders of America event held Thursday at the Lake George Holiday Inn Turf.
Students from Lake George, Greenwich, Peru and Queensbury school districts participated in a variety of events in which they had to take a written or oral test. Area business professionals judged the speaking events.
The results in the various competitions are:
Job interview — First place: Autumn Shaughnessy, Lake George; second place: Maria Vincelette, Peru; third place: Lauren Desorbe, Greenwich;
Intro to Public Speaking — Megan Gianchetta, Lake George, was the sole entrant in this category;
Public Speaking — First place: Jack Mellon, Lake George; second place: William Ess, Peru;
Impromptu Speaking — First place: L.J. Nuzzo, Peru; second place: Dylan Seale, Lake George;
Client services — First place: James Matthews, Peru; second place: Jenna Wilbur, Greenwich;
Basic decision-making — First place: Carly Collins, Lake George; second place: Arianna Spiezio, Greenwich.
The students who placed first and second have qualified for the three-day New York State FBLA competition, which will take place April 11-13 in Binghamton. More than 500 students are expected to attend and compete in 55 events.
Students also took part in written tests that were trial runs for the state competition in the categories of business law, career financial management, personal finance, sports management, intro to financial math, marketing, intro to business, intro to FBLA, economics, entrepreneurship, business calculations and business communications.
— Michael Goot
Local artist Erik Johnsen recently visited Argyle Central School to display an original Willem de Kooning painting valued at more than $300,000.
Johnsen had been hired to frame the artwork from a private collector before it was shipped to New York City for purchase, according to a news release.
De Kooning was a post-World War II abstract expressionist artist from the Netherlands.
Argyle art teacher Rick Fleury coordinated the visit, according to a news release. Students observed the painting, learning about deKooning, and had a discussion about abstract expressionism and surrealism.
“This is a once in a lifetime, amazing opportunity,” said Sara Wadsworth, a sophomore in Fleury’s studio art class.
— Michael Goot
Founders’ Day Awards
The parent teacher student associations at each school in the Glens Falls City School District have presented their 2018 winners of the Founders’ Day Awards.
The Big Cross Elementary PTSA has chosen parent volunteer Sara Quartiers. She has been actively involved for the last six years. She attends monthly school board meetings to report on all of the PTA happenings and has served as chairwoman of several events, including the harvest dance, spring fair, homeroom parents tea and fourth-grade moving up ceremony.
The high school PTSA has selected math teacher and department chairman Bob Cote. His involvement in the school is advising the student council, decorating the lobby for the holidays and chaperoning student events, according to the district’s website.
The middle school PTSA has chosen parent volunteer Stacie DiMezza and math teacher Yvonne Anderson. DiMezza has served many roles in the organizations and has coordinated the spirit wear fundraisers during the last two years. Anderson is an eighth-grade math teacher who is in the master teacher program and was selected for her dedication and professionalism, according to the district.
Kensington Road Elementary PTA has selected Marybeth Chambers for her contributions to events such as the holiday workshop, garden, spring fair prizes, bike rodeo, backpack program, staff appreciation, talent show and homeroom parent committees and events, according to the district.
The Jackson Heights PTA has chosen teacher Chris Wettersten, and aide Marcia Fitzgerald. Wettersten is a kindergarten teacher who has worked in the district for 30 years. She is described as having a heart of gold and a great sense of humor. Fitzgerald is a teacher aide who was selected for going above and beyond to make the school day flow easier, according to a news release.
— Michael Goot