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SOPHOMORE FRANK HAUBER DASHES HIS WAY TO THE OCR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Posted May 26 at 9:33am

Sophomore Frank Hauber placed a strong second in the 5K Warrior Dash in Warwick on Saturday, May 21. The feat qualifies him for the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships (OCRWC) being held in October, in Ontario, Canada.

 

The Warrior Dash is a 12-obstacle course featuring muddy trenches, roped tunnels, leaping over fire, monkey bars, and climbing over walls of varying heights. This event benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and has raised over $13 million to date.

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BUSINESS STUDENTS TAKE THE APPRENTICE CHALLENGE

Posted May 25 at 1:57pm

Each year, high school students in Mrs. Cricchio’s  Business Ownership/Entrepreneurship class break into teams, elect a project manager and enter into an  Apprentice-like challenge to put their business skills to the test.  Challenges included fundraising for local charities and raising money at the Tasty Treats Café alongside students in the Career Achievement Program, with the help of Mrs. Peters.


This year’s winning team was the APT Corp. led by project manager Eric Heinzelmann. Eric was named the 2016 Apprentice. "Persistence, courtesy and the boldness to ask will take you a long way,” Eric said.


 

“I learned how important it is to get to know the people you are working with. It's critical to identify with their strengths and weaknesses in order for the group to move forward in a positive and profitable way,” said Julia Paone, project manager for Team EXcel.

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IN THE NEWS: JROTC STUDENTS HONOR THOUSANDS OF FALLEN VETERANS

Posted May 25 at 11:29am

Twenty-nine cadets in Minisink Valley’s JROTC program placed 3,000 flags at the Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen on Tuesday, May 24. Their memorial gesture made news on Verizon FiOS1 News/Lower Hudson Valley, channels 501 and 1. Cadets Justin Mitts and Bethany Carpenter and ROTC instructor Lt. Colonel Jon Brooks were interviewed on camera.


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MVHS STUDENTS PARTICPATE IN KEY LEADER PROGRAM

Posted May 20 at 10:27am

Minisink Kiwanis and Minisink Key Club proudly sent Austin Sullivan and O'livia MacIntosh to a Key leader leadership program in Rochester, NY from Friday, May 13th to Sunday, May 15th.
Key Leader is a weekend experiential leadership program for today's young leaders. This life-changing event focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership-development experience. A Key Leader will learn the most important lesson of leadership—it comes from helping others succeed.  Students have opportunities to learn leadership skills that will help them to change their schools, communities, and world for the better. While exploring leadership in a whole new way, participants will make amazing new friends and have experiences they will never forget. Positive, ongoing interaction with other Key Leader graduates offers continuing reinforcement, encouragement and growth of leadership skills.
Congratulations Austin and O'livia on participating in such a rewarding program!

CONGRATULATIONS TO SOJOURNER TRUTH AWARD RECIPIENTS

Posted May 19 at 2:55pm

Thirty-two Minisink Valley middle and high school students were recently honored for their achievements in varying categories at the 26th Annual Sojourner Truth Awards ceremony, a program of the Orange County Community College (OCCC).  Among them was a high school student who was awarded a scholarship by the OCCC Foundation.

 

The Sojourner Truth Awards Program celebrates the cultural diversity of Orange County youth, recognizes the accomplishments of students and empowers them to pursue their education goals.


Student honorees are nominated by their teachers for achievements in the categories of Athletics, Citizenship, Creative Arts, Diversity, English Language Arts, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Perseverance/Effort, Sciences, and Technology. 

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ROBOTICS TEAM COMPETES AT REGIONAL BOTMALL TOURNAMENT

Posted May 19 at 12:26pm

The MVHS Robotics Team, now in its fourth year, competed in the New York / New Jersey Regional Botball Tournament on Saturday, May 14th.  Botball is a two-month long competition that requires teams to submit 3 online reports, give an onsite presentation, and build and program two autonomous robots that participate in both a "Seeding" Round and a "Double Elimination" Round.  Team Minisink was recognized with a Certificate for its strong 3rd place "Seeding" Round finish and would end the day with its best overall finish ever with a 5th place (out of 16 teams).  Team Minisink also won the Judges Choice Award for Outstanding Team Spirit for the 4th straight year!

TRACK & FIELD PROGRAM: SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Posted May 19 at 8:33am

Minisink Valley’s boys and girls’ track and field teams have had a strong season, marked by new school records, and are confident of continued progress as championships begin.

 

The girls’ freshman 4 x 800-meter relay team broke the MV high school record by over 20 seconds at Kingston Tiger Relays. Team members were Julia Wallace, Claire Brenner, Leila Khoufaify, and Giuliana Sadler. Giuliana also set a new freshman school record of 10:52 in the 3000 meters at the Brian Ahearn Invitational in Warwick.

 

At the Kingston Tiger Relays, Jamie Granata, a sophomore, and Behailu Bekele-Arcuri, an 8th grader, both finished among the top-10 in the highly competitive varsity boys 1600 meters. In the 3200 meters at the Brian Ahearn Invitational in Warwick, Jamie finished second, and Behailu finished third. Both athletes finished the almost-two-mile race in less than 10 minutes. 

 

 

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NOT ONE MORE FORUM

Posted May 18 at 3:20pm

Minisink Valley High School will host a Not One More Forum the evening of May 18th.  Held in conjunction with Minisink Kiwanis, the forum is designed to encourage safe driving among teenagers.  Registration for Juniors who attend will begin at 6:30.  The event will commence once all Juniors have been registered.  All are welcome to attend.

VARSITY CLUB HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BOWL-A-THON

Posted May 18 at 11:41am

Over 30 participants came out to support the Varsity Club first annual fundraising Bowl-a-thon on Sunday, May 15, at Quinnz Pinz in Middletown. Organized by club president Dani Clifford, the event featured prizes for the winning team and pizza and drinks for everyone. “We were together for two hours, and it was a great experience. It's always great to see our students outside of the school environment, having fun with each other,” said Nicholas Emanuele, physical education teacher.

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MVHS SENIOR JILLIAN DOLCE HONORED WITH WOMAN OF THE FUTURE AWARD

Posted May 18 at 8:22am

Jillian E. Dolce was one of nine women recognized at the Women of Achievement of Orange County annual dinner on May 11. Her youth and achievements stood out among her fellow honorees, all of them career women, and earned her the additional distinction of Woman of the Future.

 

An accomplished MVHS student-athlete, Jillian was raised by a family of volunteers and was always taught to put others before herself. In seventh grade, moved by the struggle of a peer’s parent battling Lymphoma, she organized her first fundraising walk to benefit cancer survivors and raised $16,000. Before she completed seventh grade, she started her own non-profit, One Step at a Time. Since then, Jillian’s fundraising initiatives have raised $101,000 for a variety of causes. 

 

As a high school sophomore in Minisink, she started the CARE Club – Cancer Awareness Research & Education – to learn and educate others about different types of cancer and to help individuals and families in the community fighting the disease. CARE currently boasts 15 members. 

 

 

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