Weekly Feature

2017-08-09 / Editorial

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Associate Editor

RECEIVING AN HONOR — The National Society of High School Scholars recently honored Jacob Haas, a Sweet Home High School student, in selecting him to be a member of the organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, academics and community commitment.

BOOKED — The Amherst Public Library team — for the second consecutive year — has won the annual Battle of the Books competition held at Erie Community College South Campus. The winning team included Rebecca Collins, Grace Hwang, Sandeep Karunaratne, Victor Lim, Kelsey Moslow, Madison Wang and Joyce Yoon.

Other team members, who placed in the top five, include Connor Scarpena, Anthony Anzalone, Ben Tobin, Djai Pawlowski, Gavin Griffin, Andrew Schwartz and Muhammad Chawla.

The team was coached by Amherst librarian Kristi Dougherty with assistant coaches Maureen O’Malley and Joseph Kenney.

The competition included 23 teams and 159 participants from 14 libraries.

Congratulations to members of the team on their efforts and defending their title as champions.

IT’S FAIR SEASON — Amherst Central School District will hold a substitute recruitment job fair from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, to hire instructional, teaching assistant, aides, food service and nurse substitutes. Substitutes are needed for the high school, middle school, and elementary schools. The job fair will be held at Amherst High School, 4301 Main St.

All candidates should apply online prior to Aug. 22. Application information for all the substitute positions being filled during recruitment day can be found on the district website homepage, www.Amherstschools.org, at the “Employment” button.

During the job fair, interviews will be held and paperwork will be processed for qualified candidates. Candidates will be emailed an appointment time.

Online applications for these positions are also accepted on a continual basis throughout the school year.

EXHIBITION — Coming up in a few weeks will be an exhibit of acrylic paintings by Rebecca Camhi, set to be on display at the Bunis Family Art Gallery at the JCC of Greater Buffalo, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. The gallery will be available for viewing from Tuesday, Sept. 12, through Tuesday, Oct. 31. An artist’s reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Lippman Lounge, next to the art gallery.

This series of artwork pays homage to the history, mythology and culture of Japan. Camhi’s father served in Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s occupational forces there at the end of World War II, and he brought home photos and gifts for family including hand-painted porcelain featuring beautiful geishas in colorful kimonos.

Camhi grew up hearing tales of her father’s time in Japan and watching documentaries about the war with him.

There is no admission to the gallery. For more information, visit jccbuffalo.org or call 204-2255.

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