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LaPell graduates and earns honors

ONEONTA — Sara Keene LaPell of Queensbury earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Oneonta at the 129th commencement ceremony held May 12. In three years, LaPell completed a dual major in computer art and mass communication with a minor in professional writing. Sara graduated summa cum laude, receiving departmental honors in both of her majors. She began her graduate studies over the summer at Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English.

Sgambettera part of ‘Into the Woods’

NEW PALTZ — SUNY New Paltz student Grace Sgambettera of Cambridge was part of the cast and crew for the Department of Theatre production “Into the Woods,” which opened Nov. 8 at McKenna Theatre on the New Paltz campus.

“Into the Woods” is a Brothers Grimm-inspired production offering a modern take on the classic fairy tales that are fixtures of our storytelling culture. Characters familiar from “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Jack and the Beanstalk” are forced to unite as a community and make sacrifices to protect each other and save their kingdom.

Thunder players stop by Abe Wing

GLENS FALLS — Adirondack Thunder players Brian Ward and James Henry, pictured with kindergartner and hockey player Madelyn Derush, spent a couple hours at Abraham Wing School on Tuesday talking to kids about various topics but mainly focusing on character education. The hockey players are going to follow up in January with a goal-setting campaign for reading.

Students inducted into honor society

CAMBRIDGE — The Lambda Sigma Gamma chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed 20 new Cambridge Central School students during its 84th annual induction ceremony Nov. 7.

The new inductees for this year are: Eden Bailey, Julia Boyne, Shannon Brainerd, Jordan Brown, Mallory Brownell, Stephanie Brownell, Sarah Burke, Charlotte Butz, R. Hunter Day, Anna Headwell, Daniel Maquire, Abigail Maher, Parker Robertson, Matthew Romack, Alice Roosevelt, Alyssa Rowland, Calvin Schneider, Gabrielle Wilbur, Dominic Williams and Nethanel Woodcock.

Following the induction, High School Principal Caroline Goss shared her vision for the 20 new members of the chapter, encouraging them to promote positive change within the school and broader community.

The National Honor Society members presented a Teacher Recognition Award to Bruce Sausville, a longtime math teacher at Cambridge Central School. Students recognized Sausville’s kindness, willingness to help and sense of humor as a few of the reasons he deserved this year’s teacher recognition award.

Bergquist gets DAR Good Citizen Award

ARGYLE — Argyle Central School senior Owen Bergquist has been selected as the 2019 Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen. Owen was nominated by the faculty at Argyle Central and voted by his fellow class members as best exemplifying the characteristics of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. He is the son of Elicia Brockway and Randy Bergquist.

Owen is active in school and has participated in a variety of extracurricular activities including the Yearbook Club, The Post-Star Academic Team and as vice president of the senior class. He is also a member of the New York State Science Honor Society.

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