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2017-05-18 / Editorials

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BRYAN JACKSON
Cheektowaga Editor

TOP STUDENTS — The end of the school year is racing toward us, and the beginning of the scholastic award season kicks off tonight.

From 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at the Millennium Hotel, Cheektowaga, top seniors from the public, parochial and private schools of Erie and Niagara counties are honored for their academic excellence at the 37th annual Scholastic Achievement Recognition Dinner.

The event, sponsored by the Erie Niagara School Superintendents Association, will honor the top three academic scholars from each of 82 area high schools. They represent city, suburban and rural high schools throughout the region.

Along with the award presentation and dinner, former Niagara County Legislature chairman William L. Ross will deliver a keynote address.

The sponsorship of 66 businesses and individuals makes it possible for these students to be honored with this special event and a specially commissioned crystal bison in honor of their accomplishments.

The school-business partnership has honored more than 7,272 public, private and parochial school graduating seniors since its inception in 1981, according to a press release announcing this year’s event.

FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP — New Hope United Methodist Church will host a free community meal from 4 to 7 p.m., or until gone, Friday, May 19, at the church, 2846 Seneca St., West Seneca. The meal will include a chicken-and-biscuit dinner and dessert. The meal is free as an outreach to the community, but a freewill offering may be made, if desired. Call 864-2989 for more information.

HASHTAG IT — We know how much fun the prom can be, and we want to share in the excitement. When you’re snapping a photograph during the prom, tag your photos on social media using The Cheektowaga Bee hashtag #CKBee to let everyone know you’re proud to be from our area.

LOOKING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS — If you have an interest in taking photographs of news or sports events for one of our nine papers, we’re looking for you. Experience is preferred. All interested parties should email five to six samples of items The Bee would run, such as school concerts and events, community forums, business openings and athletics, to dsherman@beenews.com.

BEE SPORTS LIVE — The Bee recently debuted a Twitter account dedicated solely to sports, @BeeSportsLive, where followers can catch up on stories they may have missed, see live tweeting from games where the reporters are in attendance, and more.

All three sports reporters at The Bee will provide information on the account, so be sure to follow @BeeSportsLive for the latest updates on your favorite teams.

OBITUARY POLICY — The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. Clear photos may also be considered for publication. An obituary form is available from The Bee by contacting our office at 632-4700 or from our website at www.beenews.com.

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