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February 23, 2012

Our Opinion: Roses

Roses to the Cooperstown boys and girls basketball teams for their winning ways this season. The boys record is 18-1 and the girls stand at 16-3 and both teams won their Section Three quarterfinal games last Friday. This Friday, the top-seeded boys will play fifth-seeded Syracuse Academy of Science in the sectional semifinal and the second-seeded girls will face No. 3 seed Fabius-Pompey. We wish both teams the best as they march toward the championships.

Roses to Cooperstown science teacher Daphne Monie, who has been chosen from hundreds of applicants from across the country to participate as a fellow in the National Science Teachers Association New Science Teacher Academy. She is one of only six educators from New York selected to participate in the fellowship program. Monie will participate in a year-long professional development program designed to help promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence and improve teacher content knowledge. Monie, who grew up in Cooperstown, has been teaching at CCS for three years. When asked what she likes most about her teaching career, Monie said it is fun to see students get excited about science.

“It is not easy to get all of them excited about it, but those are the moments that make it all worth it,” she said. “It is also good to see them make connections with their own lives.”

Roses to the organizers, volunteers and jumpers who worked together to make this year’s Polar Bear Jump such a success. Jamie Waters, one of the originators of the event, said $100,625 was raised – a significant increase over previous years. “We have been averaging in the $80,000s the past few years,” Waters said. “It is not the quantity of people that matters, but the quality. Those who showed to jump all have such big hearts.” Money raised this year was presented following the jump during a banquet reception at the Elks Lodge in Oneonta. Funds were raised for seven children, Catskill Hospice, the Milford Fire Department and the Portlandville Methodist Church. The church will be sharing their donation with two adults.

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