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Stephen Struckmann

Stephen Struckmann

Nathaniel Hurd

December 7, 2017


Filed under American Teenager Project, Features, Showcase

Everyone calls me Q because it is a lot easier to say than Stephen. My middle name is Quincy.  The biggest thing that has ever happened to me is moving to Belfast from Texas. It affected me a lot because it was a big change moving from the big city of Houston, Texas, to the small town of Belfast. ...

Keith Weaver

Keith Weaver

Devon Judd

December 7, 2017


Filed under American Teenager Project, Features, Showcase

School gives me something to do instead of sitting around and doing nothing. In order to get anywhere in life, you need an education. I like U.S. History the most because it is interesting to me and it doesn’t bore me. I plan on going to college at Alfred for two years because I have to finish m...

Kevin McCumiskey

Kevin McCumiskey

Hunter Lincoln

December 7, 2017


Filed under American Teenager Project, Features, Showcase

Imagine living in a family of thirty people who are close, and you are the second youngest. My family obviously doesn’t define me. I mean, I am your average teenager: stressed about school, sports, and pretty much that. In fact, probably the thing that bothers me the most would be that I am lazy an...

Mafe Soria Wins 48 Hour Film Project

Mafe Soria Wins 48 Hour Film Project

Gabriel Lindo and Sydney Ace

December 7, 2017


Filed under Alumni Spotlights, News, Showcase

     Many people in the community may remember one of our 2015 graduates, Mafe Soria, a foreign exchange student from Bolivia.  Mafe was an exchange student hosted by Randa and Jeff Harrington. Mafe recently won some awards for a short film she produced. The film can be seen here.  While attending Belfast, Mafe was involved in our production of Sherlo...

Students Trained in Sources of Strength

Students Trained in Sources of Strength

Danielle Cassady and Cassandra Hadaway

December 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sources of Strength

When you hear “Sources of Strength,” what questions do you ask yourself? Sources of Strength is a youth suicide prevention program designed to utilize the power of peer to peer social networks. The goal of Sources of Strength is to prevent suicide and harmful choices by increasing help seeking beha...

Losing a Grandfather

Losing a Grandfather

Rylea and Kyle Comstock

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The following two essays were written by siblings Rylea and Kyle Comstock, reflecting on the loss of their beloved grandfather. Grandpa Rylea Comstock It was December 23, 2016, a normal winter morning and one that I will never forget.  It seemed like a typical morning, except that both my pare...

Melinda Holmes (Bentley)

Melinda Holmes (Bentley)

Gabriel Lindo

November 16, 2017


Filed under Alumni Spotlights, Showcase

Melinda Holmes (Bentley) graduated from Belfast Central School in 2006.  She then attended GCC and Empire State College, earning an Associates in applied science for Physical Therapist Assistant and a Bachelors in Human Services with a concentration in Mental Health. After college, she worked as a ...

Miranda Harms

Miranda Harms

Samantha Burgio

November 16, 2017


Filed under Alumni Spotlights, Showcase

Miranda Harms graduated from BCS in 2001. She attended college at MCC, where she received an Associate’s degree in Humanities and Social Science. She is currently attending SUNY Empire State to finish her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management.  Currently residing in West Henrietta, NY,...

Casey Deming

Casey Deming

Samantha Burgio

November 16, 2017


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Casey Deming graduated from BCS in the class of 2009. After high school, he attended Jamestown Community College. He currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona, with a job in retail operations at DriveTime as a Senior Operations Support Coordinator. As for memorable moments in high school, Casey recalls g...

Haunted Hayride

Haunted Hayride

Charlotte Winchell

November 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

It is a cold and rainy night. There are people lining up at the barn doors getting impatient. As you pull up the long driveway, you are greeted by the snack shack. While on the ride, you are chased by an escaped prisoner, zombies, and people with chainsaws and clowns. For the first stop, we are ...

Driving Legally

Driving Legally

Keith Weaver

October 19, 2017


Filed under Features

I had a late start to getting my learner’s driving permit. On my sixteenth birthday, I was bedridden and had a really high fever. I couldn’t hold down anything that I had been eating. So, it was pretty safe to say that I wasn’t feeling the greatest. It took me a long time to finally get my per...

A Restless Sleeper

A Restless Sleeper

Elisa Houser

October 19, 2017


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Waking up in a cold sweat on the living room floor, wondering how I got there, is a common occurrence for me. As you can imagine, it’s not a very enjoyable experience, but to this day, I am still answering my mother's countless questions to prove my mind is fully awake when I saunter down the stairs ...

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