Congratulations to the SVCS Class of 2017 Valedictorian ~ Olivia Marshall, and Salutatorian ~ Haley DeMenezes
Instrumental Music Teacher, Sarah Rung, Kyleigh Jones, Saleena Berry, Alexis Moyer, Seth Cousino, Jacob Ax, Lenny Gary and Vocal Music Teacher, Erin Belanger
We had two teams participate in the "Battle of the Books Challenge!" Team #1 (Alyssa Enslow, Autumn Mills, Emily Gurbacki, and Mrs. Belanger) took first place and Team Jeffy (Josh Colvin, Ethan Smith, Alex Smith, and Adam Wosjiat) took second place. Both teams walked away with a bunch of great prizes, including gift cards from Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Oneida MoviePlex, and McDonalds; T-shirts donated by the Drama and English Departments; and much more! Thank you again to the SVCS Educational Foundation for supporting us and purchasing the books for our challenge.
Josh Colvin from 7th grade was recently selected by the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as their Showcased Author for the ECHOES Performance presented every year to students in grades 6 – 8. The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse selects one written submission from each school they visit to be incorporated in their ECHOES performance. Introduced to the process in sixth grade, these submissions “echo” student’s creative thoughts and ideas in the form of a play. Colvin’s submission is entitled “The Lincoln House” and is about a group of friends who visit Abraham Lincoln’s house. The only problem is the house is haunted and the ghosts of Abraham Lincoln and his family cannot stop arguing with one another! Also receiving Honorable Mentions at the performance were Caden Jones, Hayla Josephs and Caeleigh Harrington, Keegan Byron, and Myah LaFave.
Stockbridge Valley 8th grader, Camdyn Cross, will participate in the St. Baldrick's Foundation nationwide head shaving fundraiser to raise money and awareness for child cancer research. See the full story at http://www.oneidadispatch.com/general-news/20170220/your-neighbor-cancer-survivor-camdyn-cross-helping-other-kids-fight-back
Olivia Marshall was nominated by News Channel 9's Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppe, Athlete of the Week for all of her dedication and hard work towards the girls varsity basketball team! Tune into News Channel 9 on February 22 for the complete story!!
SVCS Junior Beau Burke wrestled his way to the top of the podium in the Section III finals on Saturday, February 11. He will compete for the state title on February 24-25. GOOD LUCK, BEAU!!
SVCS Senior, Kendra Webb was named Oneida Dispatch's Athlete of the Week for her outstanding volleyball play. See the full story at http://www.oneidadispatch.com/sports/20170209/girls-athlete-of-the-week-kendra-webb-stockbridge-valley-volleyball
Varsity Basketball Captain, Jordan Jacobs was recently named the Oneida Dispatch Athlete of the Week. See the full details at http://www.oneidadispatch.com/sports/20170201/boys-athlete-of-the-week-jordan-jacobs-stockbridge-valley-basketball
Stockbridge Valley senior, Jacob Ax, recently traveled to Phoenix, AZ to speak at the annual American Farm Bureau Convention and IDEAg Trade Show. The subject of his speech was handicap accessible farming, which was inspired by a conversation Jacob had with SVCS cleaner, Randy Mennig back when Jacob first moved to Stockbridge Valley in 2010. Jacob wanted to bring attention to injured farmers and ways to help them continue their livelihood with specialized equipment. Jacob originally wrote his speech for FFA competition last year. He placed 4th at the district level and took 1st place at the sub-state and state levels. In October, Jacob presented the speech at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis where he earned bronze medal status. During this time, a representative from NYCAMH (New York Center of Agricultural Medicine and Health) heard Jacob’s presentation and asked him to share it with the NYCAMH organization in Cooperstown, NY. On his way home from Cooperstown, Jacob received a call requesting his appearance at the American Farm Bureau Convention in Phoenix. After speaking at the convention in Arizona on January 7-9, Jacob gave his presentation to the Madison County Farm Bureau members in Morrisville and is planning another presentation for Bassett Healthcare in June. Jacob is currently the New York State Treasurer for FFA and plans to attend Morrisville College in the fall to major in agriculture business. Jacob is the son of Chip and Karen Ax of Munnsville.
Congratulations to Beau Burke who wrestled his way to win #100 on January 12. Pictured is Beau with his coach, Will Merithew.
SVCS senior, Olivia Marshall was recently named the Oneida Dispatch Athlete of the Week. Check out her story at: http://www.oneidadispatch.com/sports/20161222/girls-athlete-of-the-week-olivia-marshall-stockbridge-valley-basketball