Candidate Doheny visits Massena schools
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 11:44 am

MASSENA -- Matt Doheny, congressional candidate for the 23rd Congressional District, campaigned at Massena Central School District Monday, meeting with faculty, students and staff, and discussing school issues.

Doheny met with Director of Curriculum Sarah Boyce, to discuss federal education programs. Boyce talked about the value of Title I programming and the importance of securing future funding. And Doheny spoke with Director of Special Education Susan Lambert about special education programs. And he met Assistant Superintendent for Business Cynthia Yager, to talk about the economic status of the school district.

Doheny toured Massena High School, admiring the recent capital project renovations, and went to the cafeteria to talk with faculty and students.

“This was a great opportunity for our students to be able to meet one of the candidates for the 23rd Congressional District,” stated Superintendent Roger B. Clough II. “He was very accessible to both the teachers and staff, as well as to the students.”

Doheny, a businessman from Watertown who was raised in Alexandria Bay, was impressed with the schools, the staff, and the facilities.

"This was an incredibly uplifting visit," he said. "You feel the vitality of the students and the staff; you see innovative programs at work. I congratulate the Massena Central School District for paving the way to a bright future not only for their students but their community, too."