National Technical Honor Society
This past week, 43 students from around the region were inducted into the Madison-Oneida BOCES National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). The NTHS is an honor society recognizing excellence in career and technical education. To join the honor society, students must be nominated by their teachers, carry a minimum 3.0 grade point average, demonstrate excellence in their CTE program and participate in extracurricular activities at BOCES and/or their home school. NTHS membership is a distinction achieved by only 3-4% of CTE students nationwide. Our Rome honorees for this year include: Ashely Roux, Auto Body Repair; Halim (Kyle) Abdelhak, Computer Programming; Grace Newton, Cosmetology; Rebecca Stone, Cosmetology; Michael Wittman, Criminal Justice; Joshua Thayer, Criminal Justice; Angeliah Ratley, Criminal Justice; Cassie Shue, Culinary Arts; Joshua Finn, Culinary Arts; Taylor Perron, Culinary Arts; Jennifer Ivey, Equine & Animal Science; Lydia Richards, Graphic Design; Alexandria LoGiudice, Health Related Careers; and Doh Soe, Health Related Careers. Congratulations to all of these students on this wonderful accomplishment!!
Advantage After School Program
The Safe Schools Mohawk Valley organization is currently accepting students for after school programs at Bellamy Elementary school and Strough Middle School - Linden Street. The program is free and provides transportation home following the after school program. Bellamy hours are 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and the Strough program runs from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. To enroll your student, please contact the school building and request an enroll form. Any questions can be directed to Alicia Mangino (Bellamy Program Manager) or Samantha McCarthy (Strough Program Manager).
Observer-Dispatch Teen All-Stars
Each Spring, the Utica Observer-Dispatch recognizes outstanding high school seniors for their contributions to their school and community. The nomination period for the 2017 Teen All-Stars is now open. If you would like to nominate a student, you can access the nomination form at www.uticaod.com/teens. Once there, click the 'nominate' link and follow the prompts. Nominations require a completed application form, a letter of nomination, a list of the nominee's top 10 school/community activities, and a statement describing one accomplishment the nominee is most proud of. All applications are due by noon on Wednesday, April 5.
RFA Travel Club
The Rome Free Academy Travel Club will be having a meeting on Monday, March 27, at 6:00 p.m. to gauge interest in their 2018 trip to Italy and Greece. The club is open to all students and families that would be interesting in attending to learn more about this anticipated trip. The meeting will be held in the RFA Small Auditorium.