Roxbury News: June 4, 2008

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Congratulations to Roxbury Central School honor graduates, Alisa Fersch, valedictorian, and Michelle Massell, salutatorian. Alisa was awarded the Scholarship for Academic Excellence of New York State for $1,500 a year for four years. The award is based on regents’ scores. Michelle was awarded the Scholarship for Academic Excellence for $500 a year for four years. Andrew Camillone has received a New York State Lottery Scholarship for $1,250 a year for four years.
Miss Alice Fiske’s third-grade class presents “Pieces of Peace” in song and poetry on Monday, June 9 at 9:15 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the RCS Auditorium.
Moving Up Day for grades K-6 begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 16.
CROP (Creating Rural Opportunities Program) returns to Roxbury. RCS received funds for a five-year program of after-school enrichment for students in grades two through eight.
The Heifer Project Walk-a-thon sponsored by the Methodist Sunday School starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 in Kirkside Park. Proceeds from the event will go toward the purchase of one or more animals to be provided to needy families.
Henry and Margaret Schuster Koch of Roxbury are the grandparents of Catherine L. Koch who completed college, graduating magna cum laude from St. Mary’s of Maryland on May 10. Catherine plans to go on to graduate school in preparation for becoming a teacher. She is the daughter of Donald and Joan Koch of Ellicott City, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore.
There’s a Roxbury stop on the third Annual Delaware County Gallery tour on Saturday, June 14: John Sanders Studio Sculpture Park, 1275 Dugan Hill Road, (one mile off Route 30 between Roxbury and Grand Gorge). Monumental, medium to small-scale abstract sculptures in forged steel, copper, brass and bronze are included. Tour hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: 607 326-3410; e-mail: studio@johnsanders art.com. Website:www.johnsanders art.com. We are privileged to have John Sanders as a special guest regional artist.
“Learning about Nature Through the Words of John Burroughs” is a talk to be held at Woodchuck Lodge at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 7. The speaker is Tom Alworth, deputy commissioner of natural resources for New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The lodge will be open for tours on June 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission; donations are welcome. Take a left onto Hardscrabble Road off Route 30 just north of the hamlet of Roxbury and then go left onto Burroughs Memorial Road.
The Zion Lutheran Church and Community Ringers (all from Schoharie County) presented a musical treat with their handbells on Sunday afternoon June 1 at the Gould Church. Camille Grace, violinist, also played several numbers. The program included folk songs, classical works and hymns. The audience was invited to sing-a-long on two hymns and on “God Bless America.”