July 1, 2015 RSS feed / Schools

10 From Putnam Becoming Licensed Practical Nurses

Ten young women from Putnam County were among the 28 students who graduated last week as Licensed Practical Nurses from Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES after completing a rigorous course of study in addition to dozens of hours of real-world experie More...

John Swartzwelder  Free Access 

The Lasting Impact of Atticus Finch

Our world is far from perfect. In dark times, we look to an individual who keeps the hope burning in our hearts. It has been said that the true measure of a man is how well he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. More...

Samantha Valdes  Free Access 

Growing up in Mahopac, New York, a middle-class town located in Putnam County, who would have thought that the struggles of addiction, depression, self-harm, etc. More...

Jordan Erickson  Free Access 

The Rewards of Volunteer Service

An important issue that is not only hitting close to home, but on a national scale is the lack of volunteers in our emergency services. More...

María Hitchcock  Free Access 

Write a Letter – a Real One!

3,200. That’s the number of text messages the average teenager sends a month. 3,200 text messages – but not one handwritten letter. More...

Sam Honors  Free Access 

Be Positive, Help Others, Make the Best of Things.

Before entering high school, I wasn't aware or interested in what did not concern me. My life was about friends, family and sports. Each day I went to school, saw my friends and went to football, wrestling or lacrosse practice. More...

Tara Walsh  Free Access 

Evil and Its Extension

Having grown up in a household with three older siblings, I was exposed on numerous occasions to stories of my mother and father's youth growing up in NYC. More...

Putnam Valley Gives Seniors Happy Send Off at Graduation Ceremony  Free Access 

Putnam Valley

This year’s Putnam Valley High School graduation was marked by an atmosphere of hope, anticipation, and fond retrospection. More...

Garrison Says Goodbye to Class of 2015 and Beloved Mrs. I.  Free Access 

Summer is upon us, with its sunshine, barbeques, and beaches – but also, bittersweet goodbyes. More...

St. Philip’s School Celebrates Commencement

Wednesday, June 17th was a beautiful, sunny morning as the Graduation and Moving up celebration was held at St. Philip’s Nursery School. Twelve four-year old “Ducks” celebrated their accomplishments at St. More...

Julia Olsen  Free Access 

Defy Stereotypes and Be Positive

When you think of influential books, historical figures, or movies, Romeo and Juliet, Abraham Lincoln, or 12 Years a Slave may come to mind. More...

Thomas Trainor  Free Access 

The character Holden Caulfield from the book The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger has had a major influence in my life. If I had never read The Catcher in the Rye my life would be very different right now. More...

Kelly Ryder  Free Access 

The Burden of Government On the Lives of My Generation

Even though my generation, the Millennials, does not fully realize the impact of the size and burden of government, someday in the future we will. It has been said that our generation likely will not live as well as our parents' generations. More...

Erik Kraus  Free Access 

Character, the Basis of Citizenship

The definition of character is defined as “a person who demonstrates the following six qualities: citizenship, fairness, caring, responsibility, respect and trustworthiness”. More...

High Achievers

Commencements University of Rhode Island More...

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