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Sandstoner Foundation Builds Scholarship Fund

Local high schools think big when it comes to scholarship funds--a report on the Sandstoner Foundation in Potsdam.  Go to full article

Keene Students Learn Piles About Composting

A trip to the compost pile. At Keene Central School, table scraps are part of the educational experience. Beth Schmidt reports.  Go to full article

True Accounts of Living With Alcohol

True accounts of living with alcohol collected and read by Students Against Destructive Decisions, or SADD, from Massena High School. Martha Foley reports.

The Massena Central School students reading in this story are shown above: (l. to r.) Robbie Witkop, Brandon Johnson, Nick Toth, Meagan Carey, and Kristin Murphy. They stand in front of the "Wall of Support," a collaborative project among art teacher Chad Simpson's sculpture students and SADD participants.  Go to full article

Vandalism Spurs Youth Curfew in Tupper Lake

Kids in Tupper Lake will soon face a new curfew that requires them to be off the streets before 10 pm. The law, passed this week by the Altamont town bord, was spurred by a rash of late-night vandalism. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

High-schoolers Hone Job Skills at Clarkson Fair

Nearly 1500 high school students from 18 school districts in St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties had a chance to take part in mock job interviews during the 7th annual "Gateways to Careers" event at Clarkson University. Jody Tosti spoke with students as they prepared for the inevitable.  Go to full article

Hermon-DeKalb Students Fast to Fight Hunger

Students in Hermon DeKalb High School are giving up food for a day to help fight hunger in St. Lawrence County. For the fourth year, teens will forgo meals and snacks for 30 hours to help replenish area food pantries. Jody Tosti has more on the story.  Go to full article

Heuvelton Central School Fights Anti-Gay Behavior

Heuvelton Central School added sexual orientation to its discrimination policies this month. It's one of a handful of districts in the region sending a clear message that anti-gay behavior won't be tolerated. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake Drops "Racist" Mascot Name: Some Say Vote Heralds Change Across New York State

After fifty years, the Saranac Lake Central School has decided to drop its team mascot name. The District school board voted 6-to-1 last night to retire the name "Redskins," a term which some in the community describe as insensitive or even racist. As Brian Mann reports, many of the school's students and alumni oppose the change. Others say schools across the north country will soon have to follow the district's lead.  Go to full article

"Twisted": the Case of the Young Author

Educators are on high alert for signs of school violence in the post-Columbine era. Recently near Cornwall, Ontario, a high school student wrote a drama class essay called "Twisted". It's the story of a bullied teenager who plans to blow up his school for revenge. As a result of the story, the student was suspended from school and served over a month in jail. As David Sommerstein reports, the case has sparked a controversial and highly publicized debate in Canada.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Science Projects

Some suggestions for interesting, low-cost science projects! Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley offer ideas for budding scientists to try at home or at school.  Go to full article

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