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Laurens Central School

23-Year Superintendent Presides At Final Graduation

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23-Year Superintendent

Presides At Last Graduation

A solemn and longest-serving superintendent of schools, Romona Wenck, the top administrator at Laurens Central School for 23 years, announces awards and scholarships at this evening’s graduation.  She shared the duty with Bill Dorritie, left, the high school principal and her successor in the top job.  Inset left, graduate Elvia Allen prepares to lead the processional of 21 seniors into the open-air commencement in front of the school.  Main Street had been closed off, to allow social distancing so all members of the community could attend.   Valedictorian was Jordan Weir, and salutatorian, Jazmin LaPilusa.  Class President Zachary Shaul welcomed family and friends.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 20

Art Day At The Fenimore

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COMMUNITY ART DAY – 10 a.m.- Noon. Create an underwater scene with the Japanese art of “gyotaku,” (fish printing) using rubber replicas of Otsego Lake fish. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Info, www.FenimoreArt.org.

BROADBAND INFO – 2 p.m. Public meeting to update the community on the Broadband project. Questions welcome. Laurens Central School, 55 Main St., Laurens. Call 607-432-2050 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegoelectriccooperative/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOV. 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOV. 29

Memorial Basketball Game,

Celebrating Coach Patt Grasso

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GIVING TUESDAY

MEMORIAL BASKETBALL GAME – 6 p.m. In memory of Coach Patt Grasso, Laurens Girls Varsity vs. Milford followed by Laurens Boys Varisty vs. Worcester. Admission by donation. Proceeds go to Patt Grasso scholarship fund. Laurens Central School, 55 Main St, Laurens. Info, www.laurenscs.org

HOLIDAY SHOW & SALE – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. browse and buy original arts and crafts by local and regional artists. Help us celebrate giving tuesday at the Coopertown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstownart.com

Education Commissioner Elia Tours Laurens Central School

Education Commissioner Elia

Tours Laurens Central School

Bella Armenti, left, and Lindsey Charrigan, right, both students at Laurens Central School, show Senator Jim Seward and Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia the finer points of dissecting a sheep's  heart in their biology class. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Bella Armenti, left, and Lindsey Charrigan, right, both students at Laurens Central School, show Senator Jim Seward and Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia the finer points of dissecting a sheep’s heart in their biology class. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

LAURENS – Stopping into classrooms and talking with students were all on the agenda as Senator Jim Seward and MaryEllen Elia, Commissioner of Education, visited Laurens Central School this morning to tour the facilities and to discuss the needs of the teachers and changes in NY State testing standards.

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