Twenty graduates from the Class of 2013 visited the school for the annual Alumni Day on Friday, January 10. The students visited ninth and 12th grade English classes to answer students’ questions about college life and work and to provide their perspective to the underclassmen about how to make the most of their high school years to prepare for college admissions. Alumni who visited included Karla Valdespino (Binghamton University), Zoe Meras (Bucknell University), Shannon Manley (East Carolina University), Claire Zaneski (Fairfield University), Daniel Kaufman (Jamestown Community College/SUNY Fredonia), Jamari Riddick (Keane University), Nicolette Finder (Mount Holyoke College), Kyle Gerien (Pace University), Gina Curreri (Salisbury University), Alex Ferrioulo (Suffolk Community College), Mackenzie O’Brien (Suffolk Community College), Sean Noonan (SUNY Cortland), Sierra Wiegman (SUNY Fredonia), Nick Leef (SUNY Purchase), Skye Wiegman (SUNY Stony Brook), Ricky Caviness (Tompkins Cortland Community College), Gwen Clarke (University of Delaware), Grace Meaney (University of Mississippi), Vincent Ching-Roa (University of Rochester) and John Kraus (Villanova University).
Rob Colavito’s class visited Blockspot at SYS on Friday, January 10, for real-life, hands-on learning with spatial reasoning and fractions. The classroom teachers, along with Janet Emmons, co-founder of the Blockspot, visited with the students and encouraged them to notice symmetry, units, what proved successful and what presented a challenge as they worked.