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Three students headed to national competition
Three Walton Central School students will head to Kentucky over Memorial Day weekend to represent the school at a national competition for the speech and debate team.

The NCFL national competition is May 27-28 in Louisville. The students and adviser Ellen Nary left Thursday.

The three students competing for Walton are Madison Graupman and River Reed, who are competing in the duo interpretation category together; and Emily Sulger, who is competing in original oratory.
 
Third-grade class wins poetry contest
For the fourth time out of four years, a third-grade class at Townsend Elementary has been selected as contest winners for the annual Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest, which is put on by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

Each year, third graders in Barb Geidel’s library class research local history about the towns that were lost because of building the Cannonsville Reservoir. The students also talk about New York City and the need for clean, healthy water from upstate.
 
WCS student, teacher honored by Scholar Recognition program
Walton Central School’s Class of 2017 valedictorian Jared Webler, and teacher Ken Wagner, were recently honored at the Scholar Recognition program at SUNY Oneonta.

The event recognized students and teachers from schools in the DCMO BOCES and ONC BOCES districts.
 
Excelsior scholarship information session to be held at SUNY Delhi
The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) is holding a local information session about the program to provide tuition-free college at New York’s public colleges and universities to families making up to $125,000 via the Excelsior Scholarship.

The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, May 25 at SUNY Delhi in the Sanford Hall Centennial Center. The event is open to the public. Students, parents, and faculty are encouraged to attend to learn how they can benefit from the scholarship.
 
Townsend Elementary School: Third quarter awards for grades 4-5
Townsend Elementary recently held its quarterly award ceremony for fourth and fifth graders.

For award winners, please click the "read more" link below.
 
WCS receives Healthy Kids grant
The Walton Central School District recently received word that it would be the recipient of a Healthy Kids grant, which will allow up to 40 sixth graders to participate in the after-school program.

The Healthy Kids 21st Century Literacy Intervention Program would start sometime during next school year and run in two 10-week sessions. For each session, up to 20 Walton students in sixth grade would be able to participate.
 
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