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Great Day at the Dentist

Great Day at the Dentist

MacKenzie Hurd

October 19, 2017


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It all started off as a really bad day. I had to wake up early to go to the dentist, which I hated. And to make matters worse, I slept horribly the night before because of a huge thunder storm. So I was exhausted, scared, and angry that my mom was making me go to that ratchet dentist again. I had...

Hope for Healing

Hope for Healing

Hanah Helms

October 19, 2017


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My journey from having a severely broken leg to walking again was a long, stressful period of time. It was October 1st was when my accident happened. We were playing against Fillmore in the misty, nasty rain, playing on a turf field. Saturday evening, headed onto the school bus, I saw a rainbow that had l...

Paris (France) Weiland

Paris (France) Weiland

Samantha Burgio

October 19, 2017


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Paris Weiland graduated from Belfast Central School in the class of 1980. She attended Alfred State College with a major in Accounting. Currently, she is employed as a Utility Billing Supervisor in the Borough of Grove City.  She is married to Merle Weiland and lives in Grove City, PA.  She has th...

Aran Heaney

Aran Heaney

Samantha Burgio

September 21, 2017


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Aran Heaney graduated in 1987 and resides in Belfast, NY. He graduated from two colleges: SUNY Geneseo with a BA in American History in 1991, and St. Bonaventure with an MS Ed in Advanced Teacher Education in 1997.  He majored in History, Secondary Education, and had a Political Science Minor. Mr. ...

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Gabby Lindo

September 21, 2017


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In January of 2013, I enrolled as a seventh grader at Belfast Central School. I’ve been to other schools in the past: Elmira Heights and Arkport Central School, neither quite like this one. When I first arrived at BCS, I knew right then and there that this would be the school I would graduate from. M...

A Letter to the Seniors After Me

A Letter to the Seniors After Me

Tyler West

June 9, 2017


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(Yes, it’s another one of those) Always remember that family comes first. Take advantage of them always being a few feet away, just down the hall. Appreciate your family dinners, one day you'll realize that it's the last one before you're shipped off to college. Remember the way your mom smells, y...

Patricia Chamberlain Moody

Patricia Chamberlain Moody

Eryn Broshar

June 8, 2017


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Patricia Chamberlain Moody is a Belfast graduate in the class of 1968. She is a resident of Keystone Heights, Florida. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in music from Roberts Wesleyan, she attended graduate school at St. Bonaventure, earning an MS in Guidance and Counseling. ...

A Genius in the Making

A Genius in the Making

Julia Lindo

June 8, 2017


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2017 graduate Hannah Lindo is a student, a sister, and a positive influence to all.  She possesses many talents that are hard for others to acquire, but she doesn’t keep them to herself. She tries to teach and share them with others, making her the greatest influence of all. By the time you’ve fi...

HOBY Experience

HOBY Experience

Hunter Lincoln

June 8, 2017


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Have you ever heard of HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership)?  Probably not. I didn’t until two other students told our class about it. As soon as I heard about it, I knew this was something I wanted to do. I was signed up very early, so I had a long wait. Every month, I would receive emails and I re...

Maxine Warner (Gorney)

Maxine Warner (Gorney)

Eryn Broshar

May 25, 2017


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Maxine Warner (Gorney) graduated in 1995 from Belfast Central School and now lives in Berlin, New Hampshire. She completed her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Master’s in Advanced Instruction at St. Bonaventure University and is currently working on her dissertation for a PhD in P...

Heather Grasso (Foster)

Heather Grasso (Foster)

Samantha Burgio

May 25, 2017


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Heather Grasso (Foster) graduated with the class of 1994 and lives in Lima, New York. She attended Alfred State and Empire State College for her BS in Human Services and then St. Bonaventure University, earning an MSED in School Counseling. Her current job is High School Counselor at Geneva City School...

Geocaching Adventures

Geocaching Adventures

Samantha Burgio

May 25, 2017


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Geocaching is a game in which coordinates are used in order to discover hidden objects. A geocache is a hidden container holding any number of trinkets. Sometimes, there is a  sheet attached to the geocache made to record the number of people who have visited the geocache. Geocaching is not limi...

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