Education officials and local Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, D-Round Lake, met at a Stewart’s Shop in Fort Edward to take part in the 10 gallon challenge, a campaign where officials buy 10 gallons of milk to donate to after-school programs or local food shelters.

Jim Dexter, superintendent of Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES, said he liked the challenge because it was a great way to support local community partners, farmers and shelters.

“I saw it and I thought it was a great way to bring attention to food pantries and after-school backpack programs,” Dexter said.

Dexter participated after all 31 superintendents within his region took the challenge themselves.

Woerner said she was eager for someone in her district to challenge her, and she was also looking forward to challenging other people in the state government to keep the effort going.

Students design new logo

A Corinth High School student has launched a project to design the logo for newly formed Adirondack Center Stage, a not-for-profit theatre group based in Corinth.

Jovanni Mosca, who also serves as a student member on the nonprofit’s board, is working with the New Media program at the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES to have students submit designs and eventually pick a winner to be the new logo.

Ten students have submitted designs, and board member Kendra Schieber said in a release she was pleased with what she has seen so far.

“The quality of the creative work that has been done is truly remarkable, excellent work,” Schieber said.

Mosca will also host a karaoke night on Friday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corinth High School to raise more funds for Adirondack Center Stage.

Cambridge superintendent hunt

Cambridge Central School District is closing in on a new superintendent to replace the retiring Vincent Canini at the end of the school year.

The Cambridge Board of Education has already had the first round of interviews with four candidates, and the next round will take place in early March, according to Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES Superintendent Jim Dexter.

Dexter said this round of interviews will be done by community stakeholders who include parents, teachers, students, support staff and others. There will be two groups of 12 interviewers each to evaluate the candidates and make their recommendations to the board.

He also said the online surveys the district put out were very helpful in narrowing down the kinds of candidates the board should be looking for.

“We got a lot of feedback from the online survey,” Dexter said, “And from my perspective, we were happy so many people from the community chimed in on what they wanted to see.”

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Samuel Northrop is the education reporter for The Post-Star. He can be reached at snorthrop@poststar.com.


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