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Kirkville resident named second runner-up in Miss New York Pageant

Miss Heart of New York will compete in National Sweetheart Pageant in September

Kirkville resident and East Syracuse Minoa graduate Nina Zesky said she never thought she would be the type of person who would be involved in pageants — but that all changed during her senior year of high school in 2014 when her dance teacher shared a link with information about an upcoming scholarship pageant.

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CBA’s Smith receives appointment to United States Air Force Academy

Michael Smith, a member of the Christian Brothers Academy class of 2015, recently received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy.

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Students learn about Onondaga Nation’s culture at F-M Archaeology Camp

Despite the rainy weather last week, about 20 students took the opportunity to get their hands dirty and learn about the Onondaga Nation at the annual F-M Archaeology Camp, which ran from June 29 to July 3 at the district owned excavation site off of Broadfield Road in Manlius.

Editorial:Graduates, live a good life

The latest group of high school seniors from our coverage area (Fayetteville-Manlius, Jamesville-DeWitt, East Syracuse-Minoa) have crossed the stage and become high school graduates, and the recent commencement ceremonies were as well done and moving as ever. It is difficult to know what to say to recent graduates when seeking to give them life advice, especially if one wants to avoid clichés and repetition. We’ve heard various messages given over the years, with some of the most meaningful being to live a life of purpose and responsibility.

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Meet Jen Milligan: the new Manlius Library director

On June 8, Jen Milligan started her job as the director of the Manlius Library, and has been settling into the position since.

Seniors honored as Section III Scholar-Athletes

Each of the area’s high schools was well-represented as their top performers on the field and in the classroom were honored June 8 during the Section III Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena.

Le Moyne College adopts test optional admission policy

Students applying to Le Moyne College to begin study in fall 2016 will now have the option of submitting their SAT and ACT test scores or withholding them for consideration as part of the admission process.

Column: Some advice on how to research colleges

The first step in planning a college campus visit is to research the institution. Once a college has you on campus they will wow you with impressive renovated dorm rooms, state-of-the- art athletic facilities and exotic meal options. While these amenities may be attractive, they are not why you are attending college. Taking a non-emotional look at a college is a smart start.

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ESM graduates nearly 250 at 2015 commencement

On the evening of June 26, East Syracuse Minoa graduated nearly 250 students in the class of 2015 at the OCC SRC Arena.

Clonan takes over as ESM athletic director

On Tuesday, Bob Campese spent his last day at East Syracuse Minoa before stepping down from his post as athletic director and heading into retirement.

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Syracuse Woman Magazine editor narrates book

Eagle news employee and Syracuse Woman Magazine Editor Alyssa LaFaro recently narrated a book called “The Finger Lakes Region: A Photographic Portrait,” published by Massachusetts-based Twin Lights Publishers. The book features photos from all over the Finger Lakes Region, taken by local photographer and Keuka Lake resident Bill Banaszewski.

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East Syracuse native graduates from U.S. Naval Academy

John (Jay) F. Sloan Jr. of East Syracuse, successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy on May 22 with a bachelor’s degree in system engineering and a commission as a U.S. Navy Ens.

Additional Moving DeWitt forum scheduled at Barnes and Nobles

An additional forum is scheduled at Barnes and Nobles in DeWitt to continue gathering information from the public about ways to make the town of DeWitt more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.

Column: Update on Deer Control

As soon as spring weather permitted it, I undertook to build and rebuild my deer fencing with the objective of excluding deer 100 percent this season. Here is what I did.

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Wellwood students donate thousands of sandwiches to Syracuse soup kitchen

Local community members in need received some extra help this year, thanks to the efforts and generosity of Wellwood Middle School students and staff.