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2016-05-26 / Editorial

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Lancaster/ Depew Editor

CRUNCH TIME — End-of-year exams, particularly Regents testing, can be very stressful.

I remember trying to read through whole notebooks and hundreds of pages of text, making flash cards and staying after school in the weeks leading up to summer because I was so nervous.

Being well prepared takes a great deal of the pressure off, and the Town of Lancaster Youth Bureau is offering to help local students do just that.

The bureau is accepting registrations for its Regents exam preparation sessions, which will take place from Tuesday, May 31, to Thursday, June 16.

Preparation sessions are available in algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2/trigonometry, earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, global history and geography II, and U.S. history and government.

There are a limited number of spaces available in the sessions, and students can register from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Lancaster Youth Bureau, 200 Oxford Ave., Lancaster. For more information, call 683-4444.

ACADEMIC ACCOLADES — Speaking of exams, as the end of the year draws near, students everywhere are being chosen and recognized for what they have accomplished during the past nine months.

As has been the case on so many occasions since I began editing The Lancaster/Depew Bee, I am glad to see that so many students from the area are accomplishing great things academically.

In our own middle and high schools, the names of students achieving the honor roll continue to pour into my email, and I am always impressed by the number of students of the lists.

Beyond the halls of those schools, however, young adults from Lancaster and Depew are going on to places of higher education and taking that work ethic with them.

I receive numerous releases from colleges regarding Lancaster and Depew residents who have been named to deans’ lists, presidents’ lists and “Who’s Who,” as well as graduating from colleges near and far with assorted honors.

If you know of a Lancaster or Depew native who has achieved a scholastic honor, send his or her name, school and information about the student’s accomplishment to julieh@beenews.com or 5564 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221, to be considered for the On the Campus section of our paper. If you have any questions about how to publicize this information, call 204-4924.

Congratulations to all the students who have given exemplary performances in the classroom during the 2015-16 school year.

LAST CALL FOR FATHER’S DAY — The deadline to receive entries in The Bee’s annual “Draw Your Dad” is Friday, May 27. Children up to age 14 are eligible to draw their dad for a chance to win a grand prize of a 48-inch LED television from Dirt Cheap TV. There also will be 11 runners up with all winners chosen at random. All Father’s Day drawings will be published in a special Bee section on June 15 & 16.

Entries can be mailed to The Bee or submitted as a “actual size” photo on your smartphone to fathersdayphoto@beenews.com. Complete contest rules and information can be found in this week’s Classified section.

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