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ORLEANS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS WIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

ORLEANS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS WIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Three students at the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center were the beneficiaries of three SkillsUSA memorial scholarships set up in the memory of beloved Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ employees.  David Oddi, who was in the Security and Law Enforcement Program, was the recipient of the Kathy Hollenbaugh Memorial Scholarship.  Candace Orton, who was in the Cosmetology Program, was the recipient of the Kimberly Hollenbaugh Memorial Scholarship.  And Garrett Van Lieshout, who was in the Diesel/Agriculture Mechanics/Heavy Equipment Program, was the recipient of the Art Polychronis Memorial Scholarship. 

NIAGARA WHEATFIELD'S ERRICK ROAD ELEMENTARY STUDENTS BRING HISTORY TO LIFE

NIAGARA WHEATFIELD'S ERRICK ROAD ELEMENTARY STUDENTS BRING HISTORY TO LIFE

The fifth graders in Andrea Gentile’s, Debra Haseley’s, Nora O’Bryan’s and Wendy Reddy’s classrooms recently entertained guests at Errick Road Elementary with their knowledge of historical figures throughout history. 

ERRICK ROAD STUDENT’S FUNDRAISER HELPS OUT LOCAL SPCA AND VETS

ERRICK ROAD STUDENT’S FUNDRAISER HELPS OUT LOCAL SPCA AND VETS

In a lot of ways Kyle Stoddard is a typical eight year old that enjoys his family, friends and classmates at Errick Road Elementary School in Niagara Wheatfield.  How he is extraordinary is his desire to help others less fortunate and servicemen and women.  His mother Jen says it started when Kyle was reading his bible.  “He wanted to know how he could help people.  We have friends who do charity work and that was really appealing to him.”
 
So last Christmas, Kyle asked his friends and family if they would donate toys, washcloths, towels and snacks to give to disabled veteran’s children and to the Cornerstone Manor, which is run by the Buffalo City Mission for women and children.  “It made me feel good to help them out,” he says.  

NOAH HILLMAN WINS WILLIAM RAKONCZAY SR. SCHOLARSHIP

NOAH HILLMAN WINS WILLIAM RAKONCZAY SR. SCHOLARSHIP

Noah Hillman, a senior from Newfane, was recognized for his outstanding work in his Precision Machine Technology Program at the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center at their awards ceremony. 

Hillman has been in the Precision Machine Technology Program for the past two years and was selected by his classmates and teacher as the most deserving student for the Bill Rakonczay, Sr. Scholarship. 

 

Mr. Rakonczay, Sr. was a former teacher of the program and the scholarship was set up to honor his memory by his son Bill Rakonczay, Jr. who now teaches the program.  “Noah is very impressive,” says Mr. Rakonczay, Jr.  “He has a great work ethic and a wonderful attitude.” 

 

Noah will be working full time at Nuttall Gear in Niagara Falls after graduation. 

KAYLA REIST NAMED OUTSTANDING ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE

KAYLA REIST NAMED OUTSTANDING ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE

 

Kayla Reist, a senior from North Tonawanda, has been named the Outstanding Electrical Apprentice in her class at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center.  Her teacher Tony Botticello says he is very proud of her achievement, especially because she is the first female to ever achieve this award.  “She is an amazing student and a very hard worker, I expect great things from her.” 

 

IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) representative Mark Grozio, who is also a Niagara County Legislator, was on hand to recognize Kayla. 

Daemen to Host National Conference on Student Affairs for First Time

Daemen to Host National Conference on Student Affairs for First Time

As higher education faces many changes and challenges, student affairs leaders from colleges and universities from across the United States will discuss the latest issues and effective programs at a conference being hosted June 21-24 on the Daemen College campus. It is the first time the national conference will be hosted by Daemen.

The three-day residential program, “2014 Small Colleges and Universities Institute,” is being offered by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Small Colleges and Universities Division. It’s geared to chief student affairs officers and other senior-level leaders from small colleges and universities with enrollments of fewer than 5,000 students.

Niagara Wheatfield's Errick Road Elementary Has Spirit!

Niagara Wheatfield's Errick Road Elementary Has Spirit!

For an end of the year fundraiser the students and staff at Errick Road Elementary School donated money to take part in various theme days for Spirit Week.  The K-Kids organized the event to raise money for Summit Educational Resources.  Anyone who wanted to participate in the Dress Like You are 100, Twin Day, Western Day, 80’s Day and Formal Day had to pay either 25 cents per day or one dollar for the week.  A grand total of $300 was raised for the cause.