Academic achievements

Area schools name top grads

Staff report
Area schools have announced their top honor graduates from the Class of 2010.

Katie Palen is top grad at Downsville

Downsville — Downsville Central School (DCS) has announced that Katherine E. Palen has been named Valedictorian of the class of 2010. Palen is the daughter of Pete and Cassie Palen of New Kingston. In addition to her academic achievement, she has been active in both school and community activities during her high school years.

RCS team scores at Science Olympiad

Roxbury — The Roxbury Central School Science Olympiad Team claimed six medals and a 10th-place overall finish at the Junior High Science Olympiad State Finals at SUNY New Paltz last weekend. In addition, the Roxbury team, which features students in seventh, eighth and ninth grades, narrowly missed taking home the Best Small School trophy by a mere two places.

Regional spelling bee winners go to head of the class

Roxbury — Winners of in-school Cultural Arts Spelling Bees will compete in the Second Annual Delaware and Otsego counties Regional Bee at The Roxbury Arts Center on Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m. Admission is free to the general public. Light refreshments will be served.

Margaretville School lists third period honor students

Margaretville Central School has announced its Honor Rolls for the third marking period of the 2009-10 school year.

Earning spots on the Principal’s List were:
7th Grade - Claudia Caso-Bennett, Gayathri Jaikumar, Alana Moskowitz and Julian Rauter.
9th Grade - Raeann Bond, Sean Gauntt, Megan Mauro, Diane Perez and Ryan Sanford.

RCS lists 3rd quarter honor students

Roxbury Central School has released its honor rolls for the third quarter marking period.

Superintendent’s List
Grade 7—Allyce McIntosh, Chelsea Munoz, Larrisa Shultis
Grade 8—Emily Arvanete, Adam Loper, Joseph McAfee
Grade 9—Kennedy Faraci, Bailey O’Donnell, Jennifer Wallace
Grade 10—Angela Perazone, Abigail Wallace

Molnar takes silver at conference

During the March 24-27 NYS Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) annual State Leadership Conference, Alexis Molnar of Margaretville received a rating of silver for her Promote and Publicize campaign for FCCLA.

Roxbury Central School Olympiad Team advances to state finals

The Roxbury Central School Science Olympiad Team has qualified for the state finals with a third-place over-all finish in a field of 13 teams at the Capital Area Regional Tournament. The team was challenged by 20 different events involving science concepts and understandings, problem solving and technical construction. All 20 events will be contested at the state finals on April 23 and 24, at the State University at New Paltz, with an additional five events added to the list.

Northern Catskill Occupational Center lists honor rolls

Grand Gorge —The following area ONC BOCES, Northern Catskill Occupational Center students, were named to the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the second quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

Second period honor students named at Margaretville Central School

Margaretville Central School has announced its Honor Rolls for the second marking period of the 2009- 2010 school year.

Honor Roll
7th Grade — Jessica Camano, Benjamin Fairbairn, Tyler Knapp and Eric Mathiesen.
8th Grade — Samantha Hunt, Isacmar Martinez-Cruz, Victor Mendoz, Issis Orrego, Kyle Short and Chelsea Shultis.

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