Keeseville alumni needed

TO THE EDITOR: The Keeseville Central School Alumni Association will hold its annual banquet Saturday, July 20 at the Keeseville Elks Club. It will begin with a happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m., with dinner following at 6.

Since 1993, the Keeseville Alumni Association has given $66,300 in scholarships. This year $4,000 will be given to students attending traditional colleges, and $1,000 to a student attending a trade school.

The association is always looking for new members. To become a member you must have graduated from, or have attended KCS or AVCS. Dues are $10 per year, to be paid on a yearly basis or at the time of registration for the banquet.

The cost for the dinner, which includes tax and tip, is $18 for the chicken and $20 for the prime rib. Special food accommodations will be honored if communicated at the time of the banquest reservation. Guests of alumnus are always welcome, and dues are not required, just the cost of the meal.

Last year we had 112 attendees who enjoyed a delicious meal of prime rib and stuffed chicken. We are hoping to not only see our regular alumni members, but new faces as well.

Classes celebrating special anniversaries (classes ending in "4" or "9") are asked to contact us. For further information regarding reservations and/or membership, please contact Betty Brelia at jbbre67@charter.net (518-834-7138) or Jim King at jandmking@charter.net (518-834-7896 ).

Please look for our coming-soon Facebook page, titled "Keeseville Alumni Association."

SHEILA MACK

ELIZABETH SMITH

KCS Alumni Committee

Keeseville

Showcase was success

TO THE EDITOR: The Career Connect Showcase was held on Tuesday, May 21 at Clinton Community College.

The purpose of the Career Connect Showcase is to provide 8th and 9th graders the opportunity to interact first-hand with representatives from local businesses and organizations about the various career clusters they have been researching this year. Students from seven schools were present at this year’s event, learning from over 50 business and industry representatives and eight colleges present. This opportunity strengthened students understanding of career pathways and the post-secondary opportunities that lay in their future.

During the day the students rotated through three buildings at Clinton County Community College; each building contained a different area of focus for the students. The Forrence Building was centered around the business and industry participants; here students spoke with representatives from the three clusters they researched. In the IAM Building students explored various advanced manufacturing options and opportunities that are a part of the Clinton Community College program offerings.

In the Stafford Center, students practiced interviewing and “soft skills” such as speaking with eye contact. They also previewed a play from Peru High School students on professionalism and social media. Students also spoke with colleges about potential options and what is needed to attend college.

This event's success was the result of several groups collaborating for our students. Special thank yous go to the planning committee, Clinton County Community College Staff, school representatives, business and industry partners/attendees and those who donated prizes (Regal Cinema, Cumberland 12 Cinema, North Bowl Lanes, Sweet Frog, Pizza Palace and Rulf's Orchards) for student attendees.

More details can be found at: https://www.cves.org/instructional-services/instructional-support-services/career-connect/.

AMANDA ZULL

Plattsburgh