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March 8, 2013

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Held on March 2 at SUNY Potsdam, the regional tournament featured seven teams competing in 19 science- and technology-based events.

The following members of the Stafford Middle School team, which comprises a total of 12 students in grades seven and eight, garnered first-place scores in their events: Brooke Kelley and Saana Teittenen-Gordon for “Anatomy,” Zoya Qudsi and Kiernan Fischer for “Crime Busters,” Kiernan Fischer and Rory Fischer for “Food Science,” Lucas Micheels and Ian Salvamoser for “Forestry” and “Road Scholars,” Chet Guenther and Connor Cota for “Helicopter,” Alex Puchalski and Ian Salvamoser for “Heredity,” Chet Guenther and Ben Ouellette for “Reach for the Stars,” Connor Cota and Lucas Micheels for “Rocks and Minerals,” and Saana Teittene-Gordon and Zoya Qudsi for “Sounds of Music” and “Write It Do It.”

Coaching the Stafford Middle School team are Plattsburgh High School chemistry and biology teacher Sonal Patel-Dame and assistant coaches Corey Mousseau, who teaches physics at PHS; Stafford Middle School technology teacher Wendy DeMane; Steve Tice, who teaches chemistry at PHS; SUNY Plattsburgh physics major and former PHS student Justin Collins; and Dr. Mary Roden-Tice, a professor of geology at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Lake Placid and Chateaugay central schools also sent teams to the regional tournament, placing third and fourth, respectively, overall.

The New York State Science Olympiad will take place on April 12 and 13 at Syracuse University.

Rotary Club’s Peace forum planned for Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH — The Rotary Club of Plattsburgh will hold its Peace at Home, Peace at Work Forum Tuesday, March 12, at American Legion Post 20 on Quarry Road.

The forum will run from 9 a.m. to noon and will feature speakers Bonnie Black, director of Employee Assistance Services at Behavioral Health Services North, and Susan Kelley, director od STOP Domestic Violence.

This educational event is designed to encourage businesses to take steps toward a safer workplace by discussing domestic violence and its impact upon the business community.

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