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New Voters Look to World of Entertainment for America's Next President

April 7, 2018

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – If the next generation of voters has its way, the nation may choose its next president from the world of entertainment.

In an informal survey conducted inside a mock classroom during Friday's "Spring Into Bonas" admissions event, 11 prospective students were asked to name a celebrity they would like to see as the nation's ...

Two Allegany-Limestone Teams Advancing to State Odyssey of the Mind Competition

ALLEGANY, NY – Two teams from Allegany-Limestone Central School won the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition Saturday and will attend the state tournament in Binghamton on Saturday.

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving program for students from kindergarten through college. Students work together at length to solve a predefined long-term problem and present their ...

Friends of Olean Library Honor School-Age Winners of Bookmark Design Contest

OLEAN, NY – Local elementary school students created their own unique designs inspired by the theme “read to discover” for the annual bookmark contest sponsored by the Friends of the Olean Library Inc.

Approximately 1,300 students in grades 1 to 5 at six schools – Olean’s Eastview Elementary, Olean’s Washington West, Olean Intermediate Middle, ...

NASA Payload Specialist Comes to St. Bonaventure and Speaks About Future Exploration of Mars

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Who’s going to the be the first human on Mars?

NASA Payload Specialist James Pawelczyk believes it’s going to be a woman.

“You are the future; it’s students like you who are our class of Martian astronauts,” Pawelczyk told students of the university and of area schools participating in the fourth annual Twin Tiers Regional ...

NYS Teacher of the Year Returns to Portville, Where He Student-Taught

PORTVILLE, NY – Christopher Albrecht, New York State’s 48th Teacher of the Year, came home Thursday and helped students gain “the one thing that can never be taken away -- knowledge.”

Albrecht, a 1993 St. Bonaventure University graduate who teaches fourth-grade teacher at Fred W. Hill School in Brockport, visited Portville Elementary School, where he ...

Bona's Fingers Speak Club Hosts Second Annual Deaf/Hearing Social

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Richard Reisner had a good-humored comment when Fingers Speak, the university's American Sign Language Club, hosted its second annual Deaf/Hearing Social Thursday.

“You may be good at writing, but you’re not so good at sign language,” Reisner, a member of the Deaf community, signed. “You’re making me ...

Students From Twin Tiers Schools Compete in Annual Science Fair at St. Bonaventure University

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Does caffeine have an effect on plant growth? Does the temperature of water effect blood pressure? What are Tide Pods doing to people’s organs?

High school students participating in the fourth annual Twin Tiers Regional Science Fair on March 22 posed these questions.

Over 40 students from schools in the Twin Tiers area presented their science projects on ...

Allegany Student Named Phi Beta Kappa Honors Prize Winner

ALLEGANY, NY -- Sofia Moore of Allegany has been honored as an Elmira College Class of 2020 Prize Winner from the Pi of New York Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Phi Beta Kappa is dedicated to fostering and recognizing excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Only 280 colleges and universities have been granted a charter for a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Elmira College's chapter was ...

At Olean High School, Students Walk Out for Awareness

OLEAN, NY -- Just before 10 a.m. Wednesday, Olean High School students were called from their second-period classes to participate in the day’s Walk out for Awareness event. Dozens filed through the halls toward the gymnasium, chatting loudly along the way.

Organized by OHS junior Jack Perry in cooperation with the school administration, the event was created to foster strong bonds of ...

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New Scholarship Dedicated to ALCS Teacher “Bernie” Taylor

April 17, 2018

ALLEGANY, NY -- The teachers that make learning simple and fun while connecting with students are often the ones most fondly remembered.

Bernadette “Bernie” Taylor was that kind of teacher at Allegany-Limestone Central School for more than 30 years according to her widower, Thomas Taylor.

“She had the skill of making chemistry easy. Chemistry tends to be tough for ...