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December 1, 2022 - 4:26pm
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The 1st quarter High Honor and Honor Rolls have been released for Byron-Bergen Jr./Sr. High School by Principal Ashley John Grillo. Grillo and the Byron-Bergen Central School District staff offer their congratulations to these students. 

GRADE 7:

HIGH HONOR ROLL – Peyton Alejandro, Evan Bannister, Miguel Caballero, Eala Coniglio, Samantha Copani, Brooklynn Culmo, Emily Diehl, William Duell, Mason Farner, Zachary Gay, Cambria Goodenbery, Lila Graff, Annabelle Haywood, Josiah Hiscutt, Ainsley Kent, Ruth Kuipers, Alexander Kuszlyk, Isabella Lewis, Taylor Louis, Annabella Madera, Levi McGrath, Lillian Meier, Parker Moore, Liliana Moore, Olivia Mundell, Evan Phillips, Alexandra Pocock, Natalie Randall, Lucy Rea, Jenna Redick, Roy Rich, Audrey Rimmerman, Michael Rogoyski, Cooper Sandow, Genevieve Smith, Miley Stalica, Xavier Vargas, Carson Wells, Willow Wilder, Paige Winkler

HONOR ROLL - Stryker Emrich, Colton Erion, Aurora Ladiges, Laney Niedzwiecki, Brook Pagels, Owen Sinclair, Madeline Smith, Joshua Valderama, Jillian Weaver

GRADE 8:

HIGH HONOR ROLL - Nataly Barrera Zuniga, Zoey Bower, Rylee Burch, Emalyn Canfield, Cody Carlson, Gianna Cicatelli, Ryann Culmo, Eric Dickson, Lauren Gartz, Kai Gilbert, Gavin Kinkelaar, Wyatt Lewis, Taylor Lundfelt, Logan Marou, Emma Matthews, Lucia Mueller, Seth Prefontaine, Hannah Riedmiller, Christopher Roffe, Theodore Schelemanow, Mabel Schwartzmeyer, Eden Seppe, Kyle Smith, Elliana Tanner, Ramonita Vargas, Rena Wilson

HONOR ROLL - Alexander Baker, Joseph Brumsted, Leah Cramer, Sophia Davidson, Audrey Dorman, Pearl Dykstra-Culver, Abigail Esparza, Brayden Gelsomino, Isabella Gifford, Samantha Hamilton, Gabriella Ivison, Blake Liles, Leah Mielke, Brandon Schuck, Riley Shallenberger, Bradley Tatar, Jack Walker, Lily Whitney

GRADE 9:

HIGH HONOR ROLL - Katelyn Ball, Liam Boyle, Sarah Campbell, Adam Cardenas, Gianna Clark, Connor Copani, Laura Curts, Justin Deleo, Grace DiQuattro, Gary Donofrio, Gianna Graff, Mia Gray, Megan Jarkiewicz, Pearl Jolliff, Carter Kuipers, Malacai McGrath, Maryn Meier, Grace Mundell, Paige O'Brien, Evan Orto, Bradley Pocock, Colin Rea, Allison Rimmerman, Katherine Rogoyski, Rayne Sheard, Solomon Smith, Hayden Starkweather, Elizabeth Starowitz, Aubrey Stein, Andrea White, Emma Wolfe

HONOR ROLL - Sara Bishop, David Chapman, Addison Cummings, Estelle Dumuhosky, Richar Godoy Olivares, Ava Goff, Hayleigh Griffin, Nial Johnson, Joel Lamb, Kendall Pape, Simone Scharvogel, Evan Williams

GRADE 10:

HIGH HONOR ROLL - Ryan Benstead, Jake Carlson, Deborah Catalino, Kendall Chase, Abigail Cook, Craig DiQuattro, Lea Donofrio, Teagan Finucane, Logan Fregoe, Chesney Fregoe, Brendin Galves, Peyton Goodenbery, Ava Gray, Rachel Hanel, Samuel Hersom, Eli Kupfer, Ella Lewis, Jackson Lundfelt, Martin Mac Connell, Anna McLaughlin, Connor Moran, Kasey Pagels, Adam Piper, Natalie Prinzi, Ian Pulcini, Sydney Salmonds, Ashley Schlenker-Stephens, Trent Sheard, Roman Smith, Lily Stalica, Ruger Starowitz, James Starowitz, Rose Wilson

HONOR ROLL - Aiden Barberio, Samantha Beale, Isabelle Best, Zachary Brookhart, Jeremiah Cicatelli, Noah Clare, Isabella Davidson, Jack Farner, Haylee Gartz, Landon Kent, Arianne McLaughlin, Tyler Mielke, Meghan Muscarella, Olivia Senf, Andrew Smith, Hannah Wittman, Jade Wolff, Mikayla Yohon

GRADE 11:

HIGH HONOR ROLL - Emma Balduf, Carlee Barons, Brody Baubie, Jeffrey Borycki, Tyler Chapman, Chloe Gilbert, Gabrielle Graff, Makala Hoopengardner, Callista Kinkelaar, Tori LaMar, Hanna Loewke, Colin Martin, Lincoln McGrath, Dru Nowatchik, Stephanie Onderdonk, Jillian Peters, Novalee Pocock, Carter Prinzi, Victoria Rogoyski, Travis Shallenberger, Riley Sharpe, Malachi Smith, Emma Starowitz, Lukas Volkmar

HONOR ROLL - HannahRae Amador, Trevor Beale, Mackenzie Hagen, Aurora Hiscutt, Kaidance Kimble, Nathan Parsons, Brendan Pimm, Quintin Rich, Gabriel Vallese, Liliana Vanegas, Lydia Zaffrann, Megan Zwerka

GRADE 12:

HIGH HONOR ROLL - Alyssa Ball, Cassidy Ball, Molly Belknap, David Brumsted, Dayanara Caballero, Cameron Carlson, Caris Carlson, Kendan Dressler, Grayson Erion, Robert Gaylord, Emily Henry, Frank Hersom, Caleb Holmes, Alec Kulikowski, Ryan Muscarella, Valerie Pastore, Kendall Phillips, Elizabeth Piper, Emily Salmonds, Brianna Salmonds, Austin Salmonds, Alexandria Schuck, Zoey Shepard, Matthew Tanner, Ava Wagoner, Lillian Walker, Hannah Wies, Julia Will, Sydney Zastrocky

HONOR ROLL - Jack Benstead, Jason Bleiler, Elizabeth Cramer, Sage Johnson, Alexis Kunkel, Ethan Lewis, Haydin Perez, MacKenzie Senf, Gianna Trigilio, Leyna Wheeler, Emily Yun, Christopher Zastrocky

October 31, 2022 - 4:03pm
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Brianna Smith of Oakfield was one of more than 300 students who volunteered on Buffalo State's annual Bengals Dare to Care Day on October 1, 2022. Students volunteered at a variety of community organizations as part of Buffalo State's commitment to community engagement.

Buffalo State is a State University of New York (SUNY) college located in Buffalo, New York. The college offers 79 undergraduate majors as well as many minors and certificate programs. Every year, thousands of students benefit from Buffalo State's community engagement, hands-on learning opportunities, and affordable SUNY tuition. Buffalo State also offers more than 60 graduate programs.

October 26, 2022 - 12:30pm
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Rachael Herold from Pavilion, NY, began their college career at SUNY Delhi in August 2022.

Herold is pursuing a degree in Nursing at the college which is located in Delhi, NY.

SUNY Delhi's hands-on approach to teaching and learning includes over 60 academic programs in specialized areas, including applied technologies, nursing, hospitality, veterinary sciences, applied sciences, business, and liberal arts and sciences. SUNY Delhi offers certificates, associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, as well as master's degrees in a combination of on-campus and online settings.

October 19, 2022 - 5:40pm
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Breton Stephens of Alexander, NY has been named to the summer 2022 quarter Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida Campus in Port Orange, Florida.

Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and largest college in the chiropractic profession, has campuses in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, California; and Port Orange, Florida.

October 19, 2022 - 5:38pm
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Kylie Tatarka, of Batavia, has received a partial scholarship to Rochester Institute of Technology to pursue performing arts in instrumental music.

Tatarka, a graduate of Batavia High School, is a first-year student in the Environmental Science BS program.

Since 2019, more than 1,400 RIT students have received Performing Arts Scholarships, renewable for up to five years, as long as the students stay involved in performing arts. The students come from each of RIT's nine colleges, with the majority from engineering and computer sciences.

RIT President David Munson has said the best students are students who are also involved in performing arts, which allow them to think creatively. The experience also gives students a leg up with prospective employers who seek the best, well-rounded candidates who can think creatively in a variety of situations.

A School of Performing Arts opened this year at RIT to offer non-majors in performing arts more opportunities to continue their performing passions in college.

The opportunities for performing artists continues to grow on the RIT campus with the addition of two new buildings being erected to provide more rehearsal, stage, studio, and theater spaces.

 
October 19, 2022 - 4:09pm
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Major General Ray Shields, the adjutant general for the state of New York, announces the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Zachary Albright from Elba and assigned to Company D, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, received a promotion to the rank of private.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential.

These promotions additionally recognize the best-qualified soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard.

October 19, 2022 - 4:02pm
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Bryce Yockel of Byron was among over 700 students who earned named scholarships at Baldwin Wallace University this fall. Yockel, a graduate of Byron-Bergen High School, earned the Florence N. Gray Scholarship.

BW has a long history of scholarship support from alumni, faculty, trustees and friends. Over 430 named scholarships provide more than $4.7 million to help students attend, persist and graduate from BW. In addition, they carry on the donors' legacies through the lives of the students who receive their support. The scholarships vary in requirements, with many specifying financial need, a course of study, involvement on campus or a commitment to excellence in a particular field. BW offers a wide range of financial support to its students - more than $52 million for the 2022-2023 academic year.

 

September 14, 2022 - 2:46pm
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Wendy Spence of Oakfield, has earned an Award of Excellence at Western Governors University College of Health Professions. The award is given to students who perform at a superior level in their coursework.

September 14, 2022 - 1:30pm
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Rachel Best, of Bergen, has enrolled at the University of Findlay for fall 2022. New students began their studies at UF on Aug. 15.

Best is pursuing a degree in animal science.

August 23, 2022 - 5:34pm
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Elmira College recently announced this year's recipients of its annual Key Award. This year's award was given to 761 students across 14 states and Puerto Rico. A tradition that goes back to 1935, the Key Award is presented to outstanding students in their junior year of high school or preparatory school. Those receiving the award included:

  • Aden Chua of Batavia, NY
  • Noah Pickard of Batavia, NY
  • Aidan McClurg of Elba, NY
  • Hannah Spencer of Pavilion, NY
  • Ben Robinson of Le Roy, NY
  • Maylee Green of Byron, NY
  • Colton Yasses of Oakfield, NY
  • Joshua Rendon Euceda of Basom, NY
  • Evan Sidhu of East Bethany, NY
  • Francis Grant of Linwood, NY

This year, the award was given to 761 students across 14 states and Puerto Rico. Recipients receive an $80,000 scholarship over a four-year period, $20,000 per year, upon enrolling at Elmira College.

"This award is given to those who have exhibited their potential to excel academically and serve as leaders," said Charles Lindsay, president of Elmira College. "We hope they will choose to make Elmira College their place."

Speaking to students during the 2022 Key Award Ceremony on August 22, Patrick Gillette, director of admissions said, "We know you are someone who would thrive as a member of the Elmira College campus community, and we want to invest in your success at Elmira College."

Sponsored by the Alumni Association, the Key Award recognizes students for high scholastic achievement, leadership, citizenship, and participation in extracurricular activities.

The more than 120 attending recipients met with Elmira College professors, staff, current students, and athletic coaches; attended information sessions about EC programs; and toured the campus.

August 16, 2022 - 12:07pm
posted by Diane Burroughs in batavia, Announcements, Dinners.
Sunday, September 18, 2022 at St. Paul Lutheran Church & School. 31 Washington Ave., Batavia, N.Y. 14020 Serving Time is 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Drive Thru Only. Includes 1/2 Chicken, Macaroni Salad, Baked Beans, Roll & Butter. Cost is $14. Tickets can be purchased at the Church Office or Pre-Order by calling Diane, at 585-356-8789. Deliveries can be made between 12 and 1 p.m.
August 4, 2022 - 4:10pm
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Laura Schrenker of Bergen, NY is among the students who graduated from SUNY Oneonta following the spring 2022 semester. The college's commencement ceremony was held on Saturday, May 21. Laura earned a Master of Science in Education degree as an Educational Technical Specialist .

August 1, 2022 - 10:14pm

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Registration is now open for the 22-23 Faith Formation Program at Resurrection and Ascension Roman Catholic Parishes in Batavia.   The parish families are excited about this joint venture to share the faith with our families and children.  All sacramental preparation classes (Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation) will be offered and enriching programs for the entire family.

Please contact Jason Smith from Resurrection Parish at [email protected] or Ann Pratt from Ascension Parish at [email protected] for information.

Classes will begin on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. Mass at Ascension Parish, followed by lunch, meetings, and a fun kick-off event!  Come and join us!

July 27, 2022 - 12:20am
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As the sporting season has come to a close, we would like to highlight our student-athletes for their dedication in the classroom. 24 total Lazers were placed on the NJCAA Region III All-Academic team for the 2021-2022 season. Onondaga also placed 19 student-athletes were placed on the NJCAA  2021-2022 All-Academic Team. 

To be considered for the Region's All-Academic team, student-athletes must have earned at least 24 credit hours with an associated grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for the academic year. 

These worthy student-athletes earned a position on the 2021-2022 Region III All-Academic Team:

  • Jake Humes of Batavia

Additional info provided by his family:

Humes graduated Suma Cum Laude from the Lillian Slutzker Honors College at Onondaga Community College in May. In addition to graduating with a cumulative average of 3.98,  he also was the only student-athlete in region 3 of NY that was named to the NJCAA All-Academic 1st  team for Baseball. Humes begins RIT in the fall to begin working on a degree in Business Management.

 

July 27, 2022 - 12:15am
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SUNY Oswego recently recognized several Genesee County residents as high academic achievers on its President’s List and Deans’ List for the spring 2022 semester.

President's List students are those attaining semester grade-point averages of 3.8 or higher while carrying required academic credits. Students on the President’s List include:

  • Chase N. Monachino, Batavia, history

Deans' List students are those attaining semester grade-point averages between 3.3 and 3.79 while carrying required academic credits. Students on the Deans’ List include:

  • Charles T. Burton, Batavia, creative writing 

  • Alisia L. Compton, Batavia, business administration (online) 

  • Bailey Geoghegan, Attica, criminal justice 

  • Ty C. Kornow, Basom, psychology 

  • Bryson M. Tobolski, Oakfield, political science 

July 26, 2022 - 11:14pm
posted by Press Release in Announcements.

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Major General Ray Shields, the adjutant general for the state of New York, announces the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Jillian Menzie from Bergen, N.Y., and assigned to the Company D, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, received a promotion to the rank of sergeant on May 6, 2022.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential.

These promotions additionally recognize the best-qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard.

July 26, 2022 - 11:13pm
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Breton Stephens of Alexander, NY has been named to the spring 2022 Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida campus in Port Orange, Florida.

 

July 26, 2022 - 11:00pm
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210 students from Genesee Community College named to Dean's List. Students honored on the Dean's List have maintained full or part-time enrollment and earned a quality point index of 3.50 to 3.74.

  • Macie Riggs of Alexander
  • Kelsey Fuller of Alexander
  • Amarri Watts of Basom
  • Benjamin Streeter of Batavia
  • Maxwell Hutchins of Batavia
  • Megan Tenney of Batavia
  • Scott Little of Batavia
  • Rachel Laesser of Batavia
  • Zachary Stephens of Batavia
  • Azalea Wierda of Batavia
  • Emily Velletta of Batavia
  • Trent Ryan of Batavia
  • Jonah Luplow of Batavia
  • Joshua DeVries of Darien Center
  • Kayla Yax of Darien Center
  • Casey Biro of Oakfield
  • Mellisa Walton of Oakfield
  • Julia Hawley of Byron
  • Xandria Jackson of Le Roy
  • Megan Shaffer of Le Roy
  • Logan Shirley of Le Roy
  • Olivia Steffenella of Le Roy
  • Dylan Dziekan of Pavilion
  • Kevin Neureuter of Batavia
  • Charles Norton of Batavia
  • Jill Kratz of Batavia
  • Daniel DiMartino of Batavia
  • Peyton Woeller of Batavia
  • Donato Fiorentino of Batavia
  • Tylin Torcello of Batavia
  • Nicholas Mirabal of Batavia
  • Sarah Reynolds of Batavia
  • Olivia Lippold of East Bethany
  • Brianne Amico of East Pembroke
  • Cole O'Donnell of Oakfield
  • Kara Tobolski of Oakfield
  • Fiona Burke of Bergen
  • Corden Zimmerman of Bergen
  • Mitchell Gonyea of Byron

Genesee Community College serves over 6,000 students per semester through more than 70 academic programs, certificates and micro-credentials.

GCC's new Student Success Center makes admissions, financial aid and enrollment a simple and efficient process. The college has earned three national sports titles; most recently, the Men's Soccer team brought home the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association D-III title. The athletics program, housed in the brand new, state-of-the-art Richard C. Call Arena hosts more than a dozen intercollegiate men's and women's teams.

Highly convenient, GCC operates campus locations throughout Western New York, as well as a significant online learning program. College housing is available at College Village, just a three-minute walk from the Batavia Campus. With small class sizes and state-of-the-art technology both inside and out of the classroom, Genesee Community College is known for being 'high-tech' and 'high-touch'.

July 26, 2022 - 10:33pm
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Rochester Institute of Technology conferred more than 4,300 degrees at all of its campuses in the 2021-2022 academic year. The following local residents received degrees:

  • Marissa Dispenza of Batavia received an ME in sustainable engineering.
  • Ava Vescovi of Le Roy received a BS in business administration-marketing.
  • Bethany Zwolinski of Corfu received a BS in biomedical sciences.
  • Tyler Henry of Byron received a BFA in illustration.
  • Lauren Burke of Bergen received a BS in applied mathematics.
  • Amelia Pestillo of Batavia received a BS in management information systems.
  • Triton Adamski of Corfu received a BS/MS in game design and development.
  • Lucas Kohorst of East Pembroke received a BS in applied arts and sciences.
  • Fiona Kraynik of Batavia received a BS in business administration-marketing.
  • Jay Lewis of Batavia received a BS in mechanical engineering technology.
  • Zachary O'Brien of Batavia received a BS in electrical engineering.
  • Charles Carroll of Oakfield received a BS in chemistry.
  • Matthew Pencille of Le Roy received a BS in biomedical engineering.
  • Michaela Mesiti of Le Roy received a BS in biomedical engineering.
  • Jacob Steffenilla of Stafford received a BS in mechanical engineering technology.

RIT's 137th academic convocation celebration was held in May and featured remarks by Kimberly Bryant, founder of the nonprofit organization Black Girls CODE.

RIT is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,700 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.

For news, photos and videos, go to www.rit.edu/news.

July 26, 2022 - 10:29pm
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Alex Dean from Bergen was one of 70 Mansfield University student-athletes to earn Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athlete recognition for the recently completed 2021-22 season.

Dean is a member of the Sprint football team for the Mounties.

In order to be eligible, the 2021-22 student-athletes must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 upon completion of the academic year.

With 4,144 student-athletes eligible, it marked 53% of the PSAC student-athlete population. The PSAC has now registered at least a 30% rate for 14 consecutive years.

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