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Interim Superintendent's Views 5/10/12

SARATOGA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARDS

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Hadley-Luzerne High School is pleased to announce – Brandon Allen as the 2011-12 Saratoga County School Boards Association Community Service Award recipient.  His parents are Francis and Kristal Allen of Day. Brandon Allen is a solid student and an exceptional young man.  His commitment to school, athletics, and his community has resulted in outstanding outcomes on all fronts.  Respected for being a true team player, Brandon has been a key contributor to our basketball and baseball programs throughout high school.  Outside school, Brandon’s accomplishments are truly outstanding. A dedicated volunteer, he has spent countless hours working with the young athletes providing instruction and support for summer basketball and baseball clinics. Every year he has assisted our youth commission with serving and cleanup for the Breakfast with Santa event.  Most significantly, Brandon has become one of the youngest members of the Hadley-Luzerne Volunteer Fire Department and is on call for emergency service 24/7.  In order to qualify for this critical role Brandon was required to complete 100 hours of intensive training and pass the national Firefighter 1 certification exam. His willingness to place himself in the most dangerous of situations and maintain his readiness through consistent training makes him a critical community resource now and for the future. Given his work ethic, experience, and personality, Brandon will certainly continue to make outstanding contributions to his community in the years to come. Brandon will attend SUNY Adirondack next fall.

 

ADIRONDACK AREA SCHOOL BOARDS

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Hadley-Luzerne High School is pleased to announce – Cheyene Bala as the 2011-12 Adirondack Area School Boards Association Community Service Award recipient.  Her parents are Harry and Brenda Bala of Lake Luzerne. Cheyenne Bala is an outstanding student and an exceptional young lady.  Her commitment to academics and community service has resulted in outstanding outcomes on both fronts.  Working tirelessly at an after school job to help her family, Cheyenne, who will graduate third in her class, has consistently challenged herself to the most challenging courses. Recognized as a student leader, Cheyenne is vice president of both the National Honor Society and the Key Club and has provided critical support to numerous service activities sponsored by these organizations.  Outside school, Cheyenne’s accomplishments are truly outstanding. A volunteer acolyte at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, she is a consistent helper at church functions in support of local youths, the elderly, and the needy.  Her efforts to raise funds for the Stephen Madison Scholarship Fund and encourage donations for our local food pantry have yielded many important contributions.  It is not uncommon to find Cheyenne racking leaves or doing chores to help a needy neighbor on a Saturday morning. Given her work ethic, experience, and personality, Cheyenne will certainly continue to make outstanding contributions to her community in the future. Cheyenne will major in criminal justice at SUNY Brockport next fall.

 

GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K

Glens Falls Hospital School Based Health Program is sponsoring its Fifth Annual 5K on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 starting at 9:00 AM at Betar Byway in South Glens Falls.   This is a non-competitive, un-timed event.  Registration is $12 for a single entrant and $32 for a family of three or more.  Checks should be made out to Glens Falls Hospital.  All proceeds to benefit Girls on the Run of Glens Falls Hospital.  Mail entries to Jodi Brynes, Glens Falls Hospital, 100 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY  12801 by May 28th or register the day of the race from 7:30 am to 8:45 am.  A t-shirt and refreshments will be provided to all entrants.

The race is open to the public. Anyone interested in participation, a registration forms is also available at the School-Based Health Office.  For more information please call Colleen DeMarsh at 696-2337.

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