To celebrate Youth Art Month, the art department, faculty, staff, and students of Edwards-Knox Central School created a huge school color wheel. Students were assigned a specific color to wear and they were organized in the gym to create this amazing image. Submitted by art teacher Jennifer Impey.
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
The presidents of SUNY Potsdam and Canton say they are excited and preparing for the rollout of the Excelsior Scholarship, despite many unknowns, while the presidents of Clarkson and St. Lawrence universities are not talking about it.The controversial state scholarship program offers taxpayer-subsidized SUNY tuition to middle class students whose tuition costs are not covered by the federal Pell Grant and the state Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). It was recently approved as part of the 2017-18 New York state budget. For more, see story.
Will you or anyone in your home likely apply for the Excelsior Scholarship?
Results will be posted May 1.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
St. Lawrence County Legislator John Burke, R-Norfolk, wants to prohibit the sale of tobacco products for those under 21, but County Legislative Chair Kevin Acres, R-Madrid, says the proposed law is “government overreach.” St. Lawrence County legislators agreed to hold a public hearing in June on a resolution that would raise the age requirement on purchasing tobacco products. Burke says the law would include prohibition of sales of e-cigarettes to those under 21 as well.
Do you support this legislation?
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This snapping turtle took advantage of the warm weather by soaking up some sunshine in Richville. Highs reached around 81 across St. Lawrence County, which did not break the previous record of 89 which took place in 1990. Photo submitted by Sharon Dafoe.View enlarged photo.
Potsdam students recently heard first hand from a student who witnessed one of the worst terrorism attacks recorded. Mateen Ahmed, above, went to school in Peshawar, Pakistan on Dec.16, 2014, expecting the day to be like any other. By the end of that day he had witnessed an attack that killed 148 students, teachers and staff. Over 100 others were injured, according to a press release from Potsdam school. See story for details.
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Massena Central High School students Kourtney Peets and Megan Eddy try to add up their fingers the quickest during a game in Lisa Aldous’ class. The game was led by Massena Link Crew leaders to improve education by getting everyone to work together in the classroom. Photo by Kayleigh Peets of Massena High School public relations class.View enlarged photo.
Tracy DeRushia’s pre-kindergarten class at Lawrence Avenue Elementary School recently visited the school’s library. Top row, Addison Noble, Mason Niles, Nevaeh Michaud, Lily Spencer, Lincoln Pinegar, Kane Smith and Olivia York. Bottom row, Allen Watson, Electra Mastorakos, Kassidy Wright, Seth Jones, Jarrett Fink, and Natalie Ashley.View enlarged photo.
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