This Months Feature Story

Teachers focus on problem solving and hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering and math work

By Tammy DiDomenico

On a warm morning in mid-June, as the final hours of the school year were winding down at Cazenovia High School, engineering and technology instructor Chris Hurd was putting the finishing touches on his 27th year with the district. But it wasn’t the upcoming summer break that had him energized—it was the classes that he still had to teach that day.



On Sunday, Sept. 25, the local chapter of the National Down Syndrome Society holds its annual Buddy Walk in Long Branch Park, on Longbranch Road, in Liverpool. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the two-mile walk starts at 10:30. The walk helps promote acceptance and advocacy of individuals with Down syndrome. After the walk there will be a picnic lunch, music by Bill Ali and the Shotgun Trio, and other festivities. Registration is required in order to take part. Call 682-4289 for information or visit


For other Central New York events taking place in September, visit the calendar!




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