Students honored at BOE meeting

On Nov. 2, the Baldwinsville Central School District Board of Education honored 16 students with the President's Spotlight in recognition of the students' outstanding achievements.

The Board honored Abigail Johnson, Gregory Johnson and Lisa Quinn, seniors at Baker High School, for being named 2010 National Merit Scholarship Commended Students.

The Board honored Durgee Junior High School orchestra students Andrea Carvalho, Antonio Martinez, Michaela Ennis, Della Patterson, Abraham Kim, Taylor Pelkie, Sarah Allen, Rachel Brown, McKenna Curtis, Julia Gorski, Julianna Grabowski, Mary Joncas and David Magowan for being selected to perform at the NYSSMA Junior High Area All-State Music Festival Nov. 6 and 7.

On Nov. 16, the Board honored three students with the President's Spotlight.

The Board honored Scott Hudson, a senior at Baker High School, for his outstanding leadership skills in planning, coordinating and directing a landscape project for the district's digital sign. Hudson, a member of Boy Scout Troop 71, completed the service project in order to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

The Board also honored two Durgee Junior High School students for their accomplishments in a local poster contest. Sarah Abraham, an eighth-grader, received first-place in the Most Creative/Original Idea category of the CNY Veterans Parade 2009 Poster Contest. Haley Kinnetz, a ninth-grader, received first-place in the contest for best depicting the theme, "Thanking Our Veterans."

Before the meeting began, orchestra students from Van Buren and Palmer elemetary schools performed under the direction of strings teacher Rebecca Dusart. The students are: Allison Lange and Shannon Lauko from Van Buren; and Helen Peshko, Karen Caswell, Aleda Collins, Bryanna DiGregorio, Nicole Harry, Jessica Ingerson, Abby Mott and Lily Sochan-Rosen from Palmer.

Orchestra students (from left) Karen Caswell, Allison Lange, Abby Mott and Nicole Harry perform for the Nov. 16 Baldwinsville Board of Education meeting.

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