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New York State Fair starts today: Send us your competition results

If you or someone you know has entered a competition at the state fair, send us the result — and a photo if you have one — and we will print it in the Eagle Bulletin.

J-D students take AP scholar-level distinctions

In the 2015 school year, 85 Jamesville–DeWitt high school students earned a total of 87 AP scholar-level distinctions. The achievements and students named are as follows:

Manlius Library to create teen and technology room with $25,000 grant

The Manlius Library is one of three libraries in the 127th State Assembly District who will receive grant funds for vital renovations and repairs, and Manlius has big plans to update its facilities to make it more technologically-friendly with an expanded teen center.

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Empire Innovation scholar comes to Upstate to unlock mysteries of the brain

Upstate Medical University’s newest Empire Innovation Scholar, Wei-Dong Yao, Ph.D., is studying the fundamental underpinnings of how some of the world’s most vexing diseases, such as schizophrenia and autism, affect the brain. Yao resides in Manlius.

JCC to offer “Flu Shot Q&A” lunch program Aug. 28

The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center will hold a “Flu Shot Q&A” program, as part of its monthly Senior Lunch and Learn series, on Friday, Aug. 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the JCC of Syracuse on 5655 Thompson Rd. in DeWitt.

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F-M, J-D named to Newsweek list of top 500 high schools

Newsweek magazine has released its 2015 list of the nation’s top 500 high schools and Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt were included as no. 79 and 252, respectively.

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CBA student attends prestigious conference

Christian Brothers Academy’s Catherine Carter ’16 represented New York as a National Youth Delegate to the 2015 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University June 28 to July 3.

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State releases grades 3 to 8 assessment data

F-M performs above average

On Aug. 12, the New York State Education Department released results from assessment tests that students across the state in grades 3-8 took in the spring of 2015, giving teachers and administrators insight into curricular areas that may need to be refined to support student learning.

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Elizabeth DiGennaro Awarded P.E.O. Sisterhood STAR Scholarship

The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year was awarded to Elizabeth Louise DiGennaro, a recent graduate of Jamesville-DeWitt High School.

Tillie's Touch to hold school supply giveaway in East Syracuse

“Tillie’s Touch,” a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to students in need of “back to school” essentials, is holding its ESM Youth Day Picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Hanlon Pool, Ellis Field Park, in East Syracuse.

Column: Advice to college students on substance abuse

One of the subjects seldom discussed before students head off to college is the use and abuse of substances. Parents can try to convince themselves, “not my kid,” but the reality is that most college age students experiment with alcohol and drugs. College is a time of growth, exploration and independence. While we may not like it, most students will go to parties, drink and try other substances.

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Fayetteville resident studying contemporary political poetics with Emerson grant

John Rufo, the son of Laura Spring and David Rufo of Fayetteville, and a rising senior Hamilton College, is taking poetry beyond the personal and into the political this summer with an Emerson Foundation research project titled “Hybrid Forms, Hybrid Voices: A Creative Study of Contemporary Political Poetics.”

JCC’s “So-Long Summer” vacation camp starts Aug. 24

Looking to add some fun and excitement to the final weeks of your child’s summer vacation? The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse will make the last two weeks of summer a blast during its upcoming “So-Long Summer” vacation camp.

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ESM’s Sally Mitchell earns Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship

Will spend upcoming school year in Washington, D.C.

East Syracuse Minoa Chemistry teacher Sally Mitchell is heading to Washington, D.C. as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow. She was selected nationwide along with 10 other esteemed STEM educators after a rigorous selection process.

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Wellwood students recognized by FHS alumni

The Fayetteville High School Alumni Association recently awarded eight Wellwood Middle School students with achievement awards.