Durgee student leaders address sensitive school issues

To address sensitive school issues, the Durgee Junior High School Leadership Team (DLT), a group of ninth-grade leaders, presented skits in all of the school's eighth-grade social studies classes on Oct. 28.

The DLT members wrote skits that reinforced healthy citizenship traits while demonstrating how negative actions and attitudes can adversely affect the school environment. The skits focused on Internet safety, bullying, rumors, academics and the Baldwinsville Central School District's dress code and athletic code of conduct.

Each year, a group of Durgee teachers selects the DLT members, based on each student's academic performance, interpersonal skills and motivation. The youth leaders participate in several activities throughout the year to educate their peers on how to become leaders and how to create and maintain a positive atmosphere in the school.

This year's DLT members are: Casey Alencewicz, Elise Bevard, Weston Blasi, Jon Bovee, Cassidy Bruen, Shawn Calnan, Dan Chapman, Andrew Cuccaro, Kimmy Cushman, Erica Cutie, Nicole Damon, Anthony DeMarco, Cody Dombrowsky, John Duffy, Megan Eubank, Brittany Fahey, Lindsay Farrell, Emma Firenze, Andrew Fleming, Abbey Foote, Mayleena Holm, Mary Joncas, Erin Knaul, Emily Kott, Matt Lawrence, Morgan Marshall, Mattison Maselli, Kassey Milana, Logan Pacelli, Laura Parker, Charis Parker, Amari Pollard, Mallory Porch, Mackenzie Ross, Joshua Savacool, Danielle Sayler, Dominick Sellers, Sydney Slavik, Maggie Tarsel, Harrison Teich, Katie Timmons, Angelica Tomasello, Alyssa Tretowicz and Rachel Valenti.

(From left) Mattison Maselli, Laura Parker, Andrew Cuccaro and Danielle Sayler, members of Durgee Junior High School's leadership team, perform a skit about the Baldwinsville Central School District's athletic code of conduct.

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