The Board of Education recognizes students each month for outstanding leadership qualities. Students are recommended by staff members. Recipients attend the monthly meeting with family members. Principals share why the student was nominated for the award. The Board of Education President congratulates the student on behalf of the entire Board and the student receives a certificate and a Purple Eagles shirt.
The Board of Education periodically recognizes individuals, groups, community organizations, and businesses that support the education of our students and staff. The recipients receive a certificate of thanks for their commitment to Albion Central School District students.
APRIL 2018 - Melissa Barnosky was recognized by the Board of Education as the 2018 New York State Oratorical Contest winner.
On March 3rd, Melissa Barnosky took 1st place at the New York State Constitutional Speech/Oratorical Contest in Albany. Melissa competed against four other Zone level winners from across New York State. Melissa received a $6,000 scholarship.
As the New York State winner, she moves on to the National Oratorical Contest. It takes place on April 14-15 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She competes against 53 other contestants from around the country.
It was a long process to get to the State level competition. First Melissa had to win the school contest. Then she moved on to the County level where she competed against students from all five Orleans County schools. She then moved on to the District level in Buffalo, where she competed against students from Western New York schools. She advanced to the Zone level competition in Mount Morris and competed against students from an eight county area to be the Zone 5 representative at the State contest.
The oratorical contest is sponsored by The American Legion. Melissa was sponsored by our local Sheret Post 35.
View the NYSLegion Oratorical Contest link for more information on Melissa's win in Albany.