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Liverpool recognizes districtwide achievements

In light of recent tragedies the Liverpool Central School District has endured, Superintendent Dr. Richard Johns shared some honors and awards that called for celebration.

Musical marvel

Liverpool High School junior Adam Rothenberg was one of three students, and the only junior, selected to perform a solo with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra after being named a winner in the Syracuse Symphony outh Orchestra (SSYO) and the Civic Morning Musicals (CMM) 40th Annual Concerto competition.

Rothenberg is a pianist who also plays cello in the SSYO, and was one of 11 pianists in New York State chosen to perform in the Piano Showcase at the 2009 New York State School Music Association s Winter Conference.

National DECA competitor

LHS senior James Polak has been invited to participate in the International DECA Competition to be held in Kentucky in April. James was one of three LHS students who competed at the state level competition, and is the first LHS student to qualify for the international competition in recent memory. DECA is an international association of high school and college students whose goal is to improve education and career opportunities for students interested in careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship.

Teacher of the Year

LHS Annex technology teacher Karin Dykeman was named the Central New York Technology Education Association's Teacher of the Year. Karin was honored for her development of the Annex's outstanding technology program with fellow Annex technology teacher Todd Dischinger, her support of the technology education profession, and her involvement in local, college and state technology education associations.

UPK named School of the Month

New York State Assemblyman Al Stirpe has honored the District's Universal Pre-K program as his most recent School of the Month. Stirpe visited the UPK program at Liverpool Elementary last week, where he presented the District with a proclamation honoring the program. The School of the Month award is a distinction reserved for Central New York schools and programs that demonstrate academic, athletic and extracurricular excellence. The UPK program was honored because of its success in preparing our youngest students for kindergarten and beyond.

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