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Somers SEPTA Honors Teachers; Renames Award for Sherri Mangus

June 20, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y. – Special education teachers, both past and present, were honored at this year’s Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) awards ceremony. Carol Haber-Cohen, who has worked in the district since 1995, was given the Award of Excellence, and Robert Fisher was presented the Award of Merit.

“We’re honoring them for their outstanding service to our ...

Somers Intermediate School Fifth Graders Bring History to Life

SOMERS, N.Y. - In a dazzling three-dimensional display, replicas of historical figures and pop-culture icons created by the fifth-grade students lined the hallways of Somers Intermediate School at the annual Images of Greatness Wax Museum showcase on Thursday, May 18.

Crafted with Madame Tussaud’s-like accuracy, the costumes were convincing enough to make the hallway feel like it had ...

Solar Panels Installed at Somers Middle School Under K-Solar Program

SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers Middle School has installed 390 solar panels on one of its roofs, becoming the first school in New York to do so under the state’s K-Solar clean energy initiative.

The initiative, introduced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2014, provides public and nonprofit schools throughout the state the opportunity to sign up for a free solar installation program. The panels were ...

Lookin’ Good, Class of 2017! Somers Seniors Go out in Style

SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers High School seniors and their dates gathered in front of the high school on Friday, June 9, before making their way to the senior prom. The sunny weather was the perfect backdrop for friends, family and The Somers Record to document the occasion.

Rotary Celebrates Young Authors, Entrepreneurs and Diversity

SOMERS, N.Y. – The celebrated authors and keynote speakers who gathered in the auditorium of Kennedy Catholic High School for the annual “On My Mind” book launch successfully published a written piece of work before ever leaving high school.

For the 12th year in a row, the Northeast Westchester (NEW) Rotary Club published its student-penned publication, which features ...

Somers Students Tour Iceland with Tusker Travels

ICELAND – On April 10, Tusker Travels, Inc. left for an adventure-packed trip to Iceland with 32 Somers High School students and five chaperones. The goal of Tuskers Travels is to enhance education through travel, helping students to develop global perspectives. Its directors have previously led educational travel experiences through the Somers Journeys program with the Somers Central ...

Somers Senior Rocks WISE Project

SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers High School senior Luke Totoro late last month presented his WISE project to an auditorium filled with classmates.

Totoro, an accomplished guitarist and pianist, has played with the high school jazz program for four years. For his semester-long WISE project, which stands for Wise Individualized Student Experience, Totoro composed five original songs. He recorded the ...

Somers Teen Musician Awarded Scholarship by Yorktown's Veatch Fund

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Seven graduating seniors from six high schools will be honored later this month when The Justin Veatch Fund presents each of them with a $1,000 music scholarship.

The award comes with a personally inscribed metronome, which has become synonymous with the honor. The 2017 recipients are Cooper Aquilino of Mahopac, Grace Dashnaw of Somers, Emily Fareed of Hendrick ...

Author’s Day at Somers Intermediate School Celebrates Town’s History

SOMERS, N.Y. - Each year, the Somers PTA and a committee of teachers bring three authors to Somers Intermediate School to give students an additional glimpse into their favorite library books. For the silver anniversary (25 years) of the event, organizers folded in another layer, and chose authors whose works reflect the town’s rich history.

This year’s authors were James Bruchac, ...

Somers Students Earn Scholarships from Circolo da Vinci

JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. – Four Somers High School seniors were awarded scholarships Tuesday, May 16, by Circolo da Vinci, a nonprofit Yorktown organization that promotes Italian-American heritage. The 35th annual scholarship dinner was held at Ceola Manor in Jefferson Valley.

This year’s scholarship award recipients were: Alexa DelBene of Yorktown High School, Melissa Corcione of ...

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