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North Syracuse Dollars elects board members

North Syracuse Dollars for Scholars elected their board for the 2010-2011 school year at a recent meeting. The following are the new officers for the upcoming school year:

+ Robert Crabtree, president

+ Steven Corapi, vice-president

+ Susie Bastedo, secretary

+ Linda Stubbs, corresponding secretary

+ Dick Buchanon, treasurer

The North Syracuse Dollars for scholars is a not for profit organization consisting of community volunteers who raise funds for area students planning on attending college or post-high school training. Our mission is to send a message to our youth that their community values education and supports the efforts of its youth to seek higher education and achieve their greatest potential.

Also at the meeting, the agenda was set for upcoming activities during the year. The committee runs these fundraisers to raise funds to be distributed via scholarships to graduating seniors within the North Syracuse Central School District, including graduates of C-NS, CBA, Bishop Grimes, Bishop Ludden, Living Word Academy, Faith Heritage and Manlius Pebble Hill. The award ceremony this year will take place at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on June 7, 2011. Last year over 100 scholarships totaling over $60,000 were given out.

The following events will be run in the upcoming year: a Bowl-a-thon, which will occur Jan. 17, 2011 at Strike and Spare Lanes; a Phone-a-thon, which will take place on March 6 and 13; the Golf Tournament, which will occur on June 12; and the annual Gus Macker Basketball Tournament in August.

Check the Star-Review as the events get closer for more information.

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