A. Kingston Middle School in Potsdam recently recognized students of the block. Students are selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, citizenship, and extra curricular activities. From left in fron are Madeline Wheeler, Katherine Betrus, Claire Murphy, and Leon Lufkin. In back Adam DiMarco, Tristan Sanford, Megan Kuiken, and Mr. Bennett, AAK Middle School principal.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
A delay on May 20 in opening Massena Central School to prepare teachers on how to respond to a student suicide prompted several media outlets to report about the death of the student. Numerous posts and comments on social media sites contained misinformation about the incident.
Should St. Lawrence County media include the name of the deceased and cause of death when a suicide leads to other newsworthy events, such as a school delay, or other public safety issues?
Results will be posted Monday, June 1.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
The U.S. Border Patrol is investigating an incident involving the use of a Taser on an Ogdensburg woman at a checkpoint May 7 in Waddington. Jess Cooke, 21, said she was pulled in for a secondary inspection after agents said she appeared nervous at the checkpoint. A conversation with agents escalated and Cooke was tackled and Tased after she resisted an agent who grabbed her after she refused to comply with a request for her to move. The scuffle was caught on video by Cooke and can be viewed by clicking here. https://www.facebook.com/jess.cooke.7/videos/884263721635146/?pnref=story.
After viewing the video, do you think the Border Patrol agents handled the situation appropriately?
Do you feel like your rights have ever been violated at a Border Patrol stop in St. Lawrence County?
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Thirty students from the Allied Health Program at Seaway Career and Technical Education Center attended the recent Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) spring conference. Front, Alexis VanBrocklin, Makenzi Fountain, Kurstin Stowell, Ashley Cayea, Cortney Miller. Second row, Chloe Gardner, Desiree Palmer, Ayanna Mason, Kirstin Barkley, Kayla Myers, Kimberly Stewart, Racheal Remington. Third row, Leanne Saxby, Bailie Young, Krista Loran, Karrigan Deon, Katelyn Bertrand, Kelsey Green, Mia Jermano, Bethany Gilbert, Meghan Villnave, Atewerines George, Cristina Chakranarayan. Back, Joel Hinkley, Brent Green, Emily Hurlbut, Alisabeth Furnace, Miranda Collins, Laura Petry, Zachary Williams.View enlarged photo.
From left, Canton Central students Zachary Barnes, Paul Lahousse, Anna Monrae, Sarah Rivers and Molly McMasters, having won the regional competition at Paul Smith's, will be representing St. Lawrence County schools at the state competition in Geneva May 27 and 28. The competition promotes understanding of environmental isses.View enlarged photo.
Gouverneur Head Start recently marked 50 years. The school readiness program is for children 3 and 4 years old. They celebrated the anniversary May 18.
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