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My Sources of Strength

My Sources of Strength

Julia Lindo

March 6, 2017


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Everyone knows that in school it can be hard to get by, especially when everywhere you turn, there’s a test, homework, Regents exam, or even a specific class that brings you down because you simply can’t understand it. And that’s just what I relied a source of strength for, to learn how to overcome t...

In Memory of Sassy

In Memory of Sassy

Samantha Burgio

March 6, 2017


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 As my mom came back to the car with a little white dog run- ning beside her, I didn’t know my life would change forever. One day in 2010, when I was ten, my mom told me that she was taking our dog Tete, a Chihuahua and Jack Russel mix,  to a place in Belmont to aud- ition for a dog show. Tete was ...

Joseph Damiano

Joseph Damiano

Payton Catalino

January 27, 2017


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Joseph Damiano graduated with the senior class of 2013 and is now attending classes at Alfred State College.  He currently owns his own DJ business and has even played for high school dances at Belfast in the past.  His favorite high school memory was hanging out with his friends on their senior tri...

Nicole Dodge

Nicole Dodge

Samantha Burgio

January 13, 2017


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Nicole Dodge lives in Buffalo, NY and graduated in the class of 2007.  Her favorite high school memories include attending homecoming events and being involved in the arts. She attended the University of Rochester as an undergrad majoring in Biology, then later attended the University at Buffalo medic...

Collin Jones

Collin Jones

Samantha Burgio

January 13, 2017


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Collin Jones is from Caneadea, NY and was in the BCS class of 2012. He attended Jamestown Community College for his Associate’s degree, Alfred State College for his Bachelor’s degree, and St. Bonaventure University for his Master’s degree. He majored in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sports Management,...

Lindsey Taber Weaver

Lindsey Taber Weaver

November 21, 2016


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Lindsey Taber Weaver, a 1997 graduate of Belfast Central School, went to Fredonia and Alfred University for college, majoring in Elementary Education. She now is a Kindergarten teacher at Friendship Central School and lives in Belfast with her husband and three children.   When asked to give advice t...

Ashley Yackeren

Ashley Yackeren

Erin Cole

November 21, 2016


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Ashley Yackeren graduated from BCS in 2002 and went to St. Bonaventure University, where she majored in Business Administration, and her current job is as an executive administrative assistant at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville. Her favorite memory from high school is seeing the entire school and town come...

Michael Burr

Michael Burr

Erin Cole

November 21, 2016


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Michael Burr graduated Belfast with the class of 2002. He went to SUNY Alfred as an undergrad, where he majored in web development. He currently works in technology services as an MCTSS for Erie 1 BOCES. His favorite high school memory was hanging out with his friends and playing tennis and soccer. ...

Noah Alessi

Noah Alessi

Hannah Arnold

November 4, 2016


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 Noah Alessi resides in Syracuse NY and is a 2007 graduate. He went to Houghton College for both undergraduate and a masters in Music Education and Vocal Performance. Currently, he is the general manager of Interstate Batteries of CNY and is a Youth Director for Community Wesleyan Church of Baldwi...

Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert

Gabriel Lindo

November 4, 2016


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Do you remember Sara Gilbert? She was once a student at Belfast Central School and is now an Investigator Specialist in Durham, North Carolina. Before this position, she was an undergrad at Mansfield University and then a Sr. Accounting Associate. Sara informs students at BCS that “There are more opportunitie...

Kerri Smith Davis

Kerri Smith Davis

Gabriel Lindo

October 31, 2016


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Kerri Smith Davis was a student at Belfast Central School and graduated fourteen years ago, in 2002. Her favorite high school memories are sports, art, community events, and as she puts it, “an amazing group of teachers, peers, and best friends!” Kerri is currently a teacher for BOCES at Friendship Central Sch...

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