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BOCES students win regional essay contest

June 14, 2018 | Filed in HFM Special Education, HFM Top Stories
Daniel gives two thumbs up while standing next to a bulletin board announcing his essay contest win.

Daniel Wolfe won second place in 2018 Memorial Day Essay Contest, sponsored by the Betz, Rossi, Bellinger and Stewart Family Funeral Homes.

Congratulations to Daniel Wolfe and Garrick Seyfreid for placing 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the 2018 Memorial Day Essay Contest, sponsored by the Betz, Rossi, Bellinger and Stewart Family Funeral Homes. The annual contest is for students in middle and high schools in Montgomery and Fulton counties. This year’s theme was, “What does the word ‘veterans’ mean to me?” Entrants were required to write a 500 word essay with at least two cited sources. Daniel’s 2nd place prize was a cash award of $200 and Garrick’s 3rd place prize was a cash award of $100.

Daniel, a student from the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District, is currently enrolled in the Therapeutic Support Program through the HFM BOCES Special Education Division. Daniel is a senior and will be graduating at the end of June with a Regents’ Diploma. Daniel participated in the contest in conjunction with his Participation in Government class, taught by Ms. Heather LaSalvia.

Garrick shakes hands with a funeral home representative who hands him an envelope

Garrick Seyfreid won 3rd place in the 2018 Memorial Day Essay Contest, sponsored by the Betz, Rossi, Bellinger and Stewart Family Funeral Homes.

Garrick, a student from the Greater Amsterdam School District, is currently enrolled in the Academic Behavior Skills Program through the HFM BOCES Special Education Division. Garrick is a 9th grader and is looking forward to completing high school and moving on to college in the next three years. Garrick participated in the contest in conjunction with his English Language Arts class, taught by Ms. Holly Martin.

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