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MQA’s Michael Wojcicki to Receive Diocesan Award

MQA’s Michael Wojcicki to Receive Diocesan Award

 

Michael Wojcicki, athletic director, physical education teacher and coach at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, has been named the recipient of the annual Tim Russert/Sister Lucille Socciarelli/Father John Sturm Making a Difference Award. The honor, presented by the Diocese of Buffalo, will be awarded to “Coach Mike” at the 2014 Making a Difference Dinner taking place on Jan. 30 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

The Making a Difference Dinner is a celebration of Catholic schools and an opportunity to honor those who serve Catholic school students in Western New York. Wojcicki was nominated for the award by Mary Queen of Angels Principal MaryAlice Bagwell.

Students Raise Awareness and Dollars for Breast Cancer Research

Students Raise Awareness and Dollars for Breast Cancer Research

 

Students and faculty at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga wore pink and red clothing to school Tuesday to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. A total of $205 was raised!

The school community participates in numerous activities throughout the year that benefit local, national and international charities and causes.

AutoTech Program Keeps Local Grad Tied to Western New York

AutoTech Program Keeps Local Grad Tied to Western New York

 

As a graduating senior at Tonawanda High School, John Gorman had an idea about what he wanted to pursue for his career, he just wasn’t entirely sure how to put his plan into action. He had just completed the auto tech program offered through Erie 1 BOCES, and he was quite good at it.

So good, in fact, that John and a classmate took part in the annual Niagara Frontier Auto Dealers Association/Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition and finished in second place. That achievement led to the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York City, where the duo would finish in a very respectable seventh place against the strongest teams from across the country. 

Sem to Host Open House on September 29

Buffalo Seminary, a nonsectarian, independent day and boarding school for college-bound girls, will host an open house for prospective students on Sunday, September 29, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Visitors may stop by anytime that's convenient for them during those hours.

At Sem, students from across the region and around the world enjoy more opportunities to develop intellectual independence, creativity, service, character and leadership skills. Small classes, an independent curriculum, a comprehensive hands-on advisory system and individualized college counseling ensure personal attention so each girl can thrive.

Senator Kennedy, University at Buffalo Present School Supplies to Highgate Heights Elementary

Senator Kennedy, University at Buffalo Present School Supplies to Highgate Heights Elementary

UB held university-wide school supply drive to benefit schools throughout Western New York.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, joined officials from the University at Buffalo and Councilmember Bonnie Russell’s office to present new school supplies – which were gathered during a university-wide school supply drive – to students and teachers at Highgate Heights Elementary School in Buffalo.

As part of Highgate Heights’ Back to School event last week, Senator Kennedy and UB officials helped students, teachers and their families celebrate the start of the new school year by dropping off a large volume and wide assortment of needed supplies.

Students Driven to Succeed Can Find Employment Through the NFADA’s AutoTech Competition

Students Driven to Succeed Can Find Employment Through the NFADA’s AutoTech Competition

Growing up in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Tyler O’Callahan loved to get his hands dirty tinkering with four wheelers and dirt bikes. So when he went on to Niagara Falls High School, it’s no wonder he decided to check out the Niagara Frontier Auto Dealers Association’s Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition.

The local competition is open to Western New York high school juniors and seniors enrolled in a Career & Technical school automotive program. Junior’s get their first taste of the program by participating in a Tire Rodeo, while seniors have a chance to put their overall automotive skills to the test and earn scholarships and other prizes. O’Callahan, now 22, participated in both competitions and in his senior year, went on to win the local competition and earn a spot at the national competition.

Rules of the Road when it comes to School Bus Safety

Rules of the Road when it comes to School Bus Safety

                                    Motorists must stop when a school bus flashes its red lights – It’s the law