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Colette Connolly

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Colette Connolly serves as the public relations specialist for Southern Westchester BOCES as well as the Elmsford and Bronxville school districts. Colette has been living in the Bronxville area for over 10 years. She is also a successful freelance writer, covering business topics, health, family matters and education for a number of local publications. A native of Ireland, Colette's volunteer activities include serving as an officer in the County Sligo Social & Benevolent Association of New York, which keeps her close to the Irish community and brings her in contact with others who work diligently to keep the bond between Ireland and the U.S. strong.

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  1. Former College Football Player Urges Elmsford Students To Win In Life

    Former College Football Player Urges Elmsford Students To Win In Life

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Ten years ago, a tackle turned into a near-death situation, and students at Elmsford's Alexander Hamilton Jr./Sr. High School crowded into an auditorium Tuesday to hear Inquoris "Inky" Johnson's story. That tackle was intended to stop a wide receiver streaking downfield in a Tennessee Volunteers versus Air Force  football game, but it became a grave ...

  2. Southern Westchester BOCES Take On Restoration Of 9/11 Mural

    Southern Westchester BOCES Take On Restoration Of 9/11 Mural

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- A 9/11 mural created by Westchester County artists will be restored and maintained thanks to an initiative with Southern Westchester BOCES/Center for Career Services. The large mural with over 1,500 individually handpainted tiles was constructed at Richard Presser Park on Central Avenue (Webb Field), but hasn't held up, likely due to changing weather conditions. The ...

  3. BOCES Launches Real World Learning Projects For High School Students

    BOCES Launches Real World Learning Projects For High School Students

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Getting the new crop of high school graduates ready for the real world is behind the SWBOCES Center for Career Services in Valhalla.Establishing everyday connections for students interested in one field or another is the idea behind the new service learning initiative. Once only open to special education students, this opportunity is now available to the general ...

  4. Teachers Learn About Active Learning At BOCES Workshop

    Teachers Learn About Active Learning At BOCES Workshop

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Educators from all over the Hudson Valley got a feel for how active learning should take place at the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center’s Active Learning Center in Harrison on Aug. 22 and 23. The interactive seminar helped educators learn to teach in an active learning space and to prepare for their own transition to an educational setting that is intended to be ...

  5. Chappaqua Woman Turns To Acupuncture Career After Sticky Medical Ordeal

    Chappaqua Woman Turns To Acupuncture Career After Sticky Medical Ordeal

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Pain seared through Chappaqua's Toni King during her freelance artist career. She found relief in acupuncture, became credentialed and now owns a thriving practice.The path from freelance artist to respected Acupuncturist was a twisted one. King needed to find relief because pain hampered her work. “My right illiosacral joint was injured,’’ said King, who owns Spotted ...

  6. Graduation Day Provides Hope For Young Offenders

    Graduation Day Provides Hope For Young Offenders

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- Students behind bars were lauded for their academic accomplishments at the Sprain Brook Academy at the Westchester County Jail Four students graduated from the SWBOCES Sprain Brook Academy and others completed the Westchester County Department of Correction’s Young Offender Program.The students were commended for their drive to succeed despite the stress of ...

  7. Former Trustee James Henson Named To Elmsford Board Of Education

    Former Trustee James Henson Named To Elmsford Board Of Education

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. – Former trustee of the Elmsford Union Free School District’s Board of Education James B. Henson will serve as trustee once again when he fills the position left vacant by Vice President Betty Funny-Crosby.Henson, an attorney, was appointed to fill the last year of Funny-Crosby’s three-year term. He brings nine years of experience as a member of the board. After his ...

  8. SWBOCES Licensed Practical Nursing Program Turns Out Close To 70 Graduates

    SWBOCES Licensed Practical Nursing Program Turns Out Close To 70 Graduates

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- The 2016 graduation ceremony for the Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Adult and Community Services’ Practical Nursing Program was held on June 21 at Manhattanville College with a combination of 70 students between the 10-month full-time and 20-month part-time programs.Before the graduates received their nursing pins and certificates, several of them were ...

  9. Alexander Hamilton’s Class Of 2016 Urged To Be Leaders

    Alexander Hamilton’s Class Of 2016 Urged To Be Leaders

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. – Several Alexander Hamilton High School students were awarded scholarships and all were urged to “do the right thing,” recently during the school’s 2016 commencement ceremony on June 25.Among the students honored were Sarin Itty, the class’s valedictorian, who was awarded the American Association of University Women Westchester Branch’s Outstanding Student Award; ...

  10. SWBOCES Center For Career Services Celebrates Graduation Of 270 Students

    SWBOCES Center For Career Services Celebrates Graduation Of 270 Students

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Two hundred and seventy-three students from the Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Career Services in Valhalla walked across the White Plains County Center stage June 6 and accepted certificates from an array of career and technical education programs.The annual Recognition Ceremony began with an introduction from Center Director Dahlia Jackson and followed with ...

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