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highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

December 18, 2010
Observer Today

Here are some of the best - and worst - of the week:


ESSAY AWARD WINNER - We want to congratulate Brooke Ostrye for her essay "What the Flag Means to me." Brooke's essay was ranked third against 1,000 entries. A Forestville student, Brooke is in fourth grade and used her family history of war veterans to write the essay. Good job!

STRIKE OUT CANCER - On Thursday, members of the Forestville Hornets boys and girls bowling teams held their "Strike Out Cancer" fundraising event and raised over $1,000. Similarly, earlier this school year Forestville's volleyball team held a "Spike Out Cancer." These events are a great way to tie in sports and address a very serious issue.

GOING FOR A SWIM - On Thursday, Dunkirk High School had a ribbon-cutting for its long-awaited new swimming pool. Funding for the pool came from the state through the EXCEL program. May the facility be used for many years, teaching young people to be better swimmers.


SNOW DAYS - With Dunkirk students from Schools 4 and 5 now attending Wheelock in Fredonia, it seemed strange that on Tuesday, Fredonia canceled classes but Dunkirk didn't. Perhaps Fredonia was being overly cautious. Even so, as long as Dunkirk is sending its students to Wheelock, Dunkirk should always cancel when Fredonia does. Fredonia will know the roads better than Dunkirk. Keep in mind, if there ever is a weather-related accident involving Dunkirk students attending Wheelock while Fredonia was not in session, you can guarantee a lawsuit will be on its way.



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