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Mock accident drives the message home

Students at Minnewaska Area High School witnessed a grisly scene last Wednesday. National Honor Society students, in cooperation with emergency personnel and law enforcement, staged a mock car accident in the school’s west parking lot. While the event took months of planning and the efforts of dozens of people, the goal was simple: to make students put down their phones while driving.

Students in grades 9-12 watched a short video of seniors Austin VerSteeg, Trey DeJager, Mason Schlief and Emma Middendorf driving to school—a normal day. Austin drives one car, Trey another, with Emma and Mason as passengers. On the video, Austin gets a text message and looks down.  read entire story. . . .

MAS bids farewell to eight educators

In just a few weeks, Minnewaska Area Schools students, staff and parents will be saying goodbye to eight longtime educators.  read entire story. . . .

MAHS music department celebrates successful year

Students of instrumental and vocal music at Minnewaska Area High School gathered to celebrate a successful year on May 15. The music department hosted the annual awards banquet, held at Lakeside Ballroom, where students were recognized for their outstanding achievements as groups and as individuals.  read entire story. . . .

Three local boys earn Eagle Scout rank

Three join elite group of fewer than 5 percent
At a recent Court of Honor, three local Boy Scouts from Troop 423 received scouting’s highest award and became Eagle Scouts.  read entire story. . . .

 
The Starbuck Times
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