Application process for ‘Get On Your Feet’ Student Loan Forgiveness Program now open

Deputy Majority Leader Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that New York State began accepting applications for a new student loan forgiveness program Thursday, Dec. 31.  

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CBA students spread holiday cheer to children

Christian Brothers Academy students have been busy spreading holiday cheer.

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Fayetteville Elementary collects 15,000 items in annual food drive

Surpasses goal by 5,000 food items

They did it! Fayetteville Elementary School surpassed its goal of collecting 10,000 food items for its annual canned food drive and finished on Dec. 18 with a total of 15,000 items.

DCL's ‘Discovery to Go’ collection makes science, math, and engineering fun

Thanks to a $20,000 New York State Special Legislative Grant sponsored by then-Assemblyman Sam Robert, the DeWitt Community Library is circulating collections of kid-friendly science, math and engineering equipment, materials and resources, all packaged with easy, do-it-yourself activities and directions.

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Students and parents learn the importance of technology with ‘Hour of Code’ event at ESM

Jobs in technology are growing at an extremely rapid pace — currently in New York state, there are more than 39,100 open computing jobs. That’s why educators and administrators at the East Syracuse Minoa School District believe teaching kids with computer science activities is essential. On Dec. 9, about 100 students from all grade levels at ESM gathered in the high school’s main library to participate in computer and programming related activities through the worldwide Hour of Code event.

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Le Moyne announces $6.5 million donation

Gift from John and Kathy Purcell renames School of Professional Studies

Le Moyne College has announced a gift of $6.5 million — the third largest in its history — from John ’65 and Kathy ’66 Purcell, a Rochester couple who met while students at the college. In recognition of this extraordinary gift, Le Moyne has announced the renaming of its School of Graduate and Professional Studies as “The John & Kathy Purcell School of Professional Studies.”

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Fayetteville Elementary students hope to break food drive record

Students at Fayetteville Elementary are in the spirit of giving — and they have been working hard to break their goal of collecting 5,000 food items to benefit the Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area and the F-M Community Outreach Food Pantry by Dec. 18.

American Red Cross offers babysitter’s training Dec. 19

The American Red Cross of Central New York will host a babysitter’s training class for youth ages 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec 19, at the Red Cross office at 344 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. 

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Red Cross honors ‘Real Heroes’ at annual event

Local residents among those honored

The 17th annual Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast brought about 1,000 people to the Syracuse OnCenter on Dec. 2 to celebrate numerous stories of heroic acts and people in the Central New York community during the past year — including individuals from the Eagle Bulletin coverage area.

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Fayetteville-Manlius High School juniors inducted into National German Honor Society

The Fayetteville-Manlius Delta Epsilon Phi German National Honor Society, New York Beta Alpha Chapter, recently inducted eight F-M High School juniors.

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ESM Spartan Marching Band earns state championship

The East Syracuse Minoa Spartan Marching Band won the New York State Field Band Conference Championship in the Small School 1 Division held at the Carrier Dome to bring home the Governor’s cup.

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Don’t be fooled by non-approved Career & Technical Education programming

In recent years, many Central New York school districts and BOCES have answered the call and created CTE opportunities for their students.

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Transforming health care

CNY doctors learn about treating transgender youth

Many people experience anxiety before a visit to the doctor, but for transgender youth, that anxiety is amplified. There are few providers in Central New York who cater specifically to transgender populations, and some trans people have reported being harassed or turned away from seeking care.

Best college prep? Unplug and read

Parents of high school students often inquire what they can do to help their children prepare for college. They consider AP classes, sports, even SAT prep work as the silver bullet. My two suggestions surprise most.

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Ten girls’ lacrosse athletes at CBA sign Division I collegiate letters of intent

Christian Brothers Academy has announced that 10 student-athletes, all girls’ lacrosse players, have signed letters of intent to continue their intercollegiate athletic careers at Division I institutions next year.