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The Lion King, Jr.

The Lion King, Jr.

Aidan Heaney and Hunter Lincoln

December 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

BCS Drama Department proudly presents The Lion King Jr this Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm! This classic story of redemption, family, and sacrifice told for the entire family to enjoy is something you cannot miss! This production glistens with talent, and the sets and costumes transport the audience...

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...

Girls Varsity Basketball

Girls Varsity Basketball

Morgan Hamer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Another sports season has started. From last year, the girls varsity lost four seniors including Michaela Pastorius, MacKenzie Hamer, Sarah Marsh, and Eryn Broshar. Since losing them, including big scorers Michaela and MacKenzie, things have been a little rough this season, but we’re getting there slowl...

New Social Media in Belfast

New Social Media in Belfast

Samantha Burgio

December 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Many BCS organizations have social media pages for everyone to see this year. Why not check them out? From general Belfast news to Belfast choir Youtube stars, we have it all! If you haven’t already, check out the new Belfast website at www.belfastcsd.org. We also have a Belfast Central Mobile A...

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...

Students Tour New Era Field, Learn About Sports Management

Students Tour New Era Field, Learn About Sports Management

Adam Enders, Austin Gustason, MacKenzie Hurd, and Kevin McCumiskey

December 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, students from  Belfast, Fillmore, Bolivar-Richburg, and Franklinville  took a Sports Management field trip to New Era Field, home of  the Buffalo Bills.  This was intended for students to look at a career they might want to pursue in sports management, finance, scouting, and medicine...

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Gabriel Lindo

November 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Students in grades ten through twelve reported what they were thankful for this year. Responses varied, including: family, friends, pets, food, sleep, belongings, education, sports, hunting season, dinner with no empty seats, and the soldiers who serve our country. Roseanna Lanning said, "I am thankful...

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 ...

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