Stirpe names C-NS school of the month

Assemblyman Al Stirpe has named Cicero-North Syracuse High School May's School of the Month, a distinction reserved for Central New York schools that demonstrate academic, athletic and extracurricular excellence. C-NS is the first school to receive Stirpe's award.

"Cicero-North Syracuse is a great school that not only challenges our children academically, but offers them the all-around experience they'll need to succeed in the workforce of tomorrow," Stirpe said. "I'm proud of all the students' accomplishments, both today and in years past. I wish our graduating seniors the best of luck in their future endeavors."

Stirpe toured the school and presented a proclamation to the District Superintendent Jerome Melvin and C-NS Principal James Froio on Friday, May 22. Stirpe noted that several of C-NS' recent accomplishments set it apart, including:

winning second place in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition by building a hydrogen fuel cell car that was able to achieve more than 1,400 miles per gallon;

winning the Section III girl's basketball championship for the first time in 24 years and advancing to the AA state quarterfinals.

the C-NS career center celebrating 20 years of helping students find meaningful careers.

the C-NS color guard winning gold in the Winter Guard International World Championships.

the C-NS Orchestra and Northstar String Pops Ensemble winning two gold awards at the New York City Heritage Festival of Music.

Stirpe also presented a $10,000 check for the school's Hydrogen Fuel Cell Program to the Technology Department.

"I will continue pushing to fund programs like the hydrogen fuel cell effort that will help prepare our students and our region for the jobs of tomorrow," Stirpe said.

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