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Irondequoit High School presents Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution

Irondequoit High School presents Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution next month.

The show will be performed December 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. and December 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Irondequoit High School Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 students and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased at the door, as available or you can call the Box Office at 336-2903.

Emmanuella Edoka to sign letter of intent to play basketball at Siena

Emmanuella “Ella” Edoka, a senior at Bishop Kearney High School, will sign a National Letter of Intent Wednesday to accept a full scholarship to play NCAA Division I basketball at Siena College.

Edoka is a two-time Sectional Champion, 2013 Class C State Champion and 2013 Class C State Champion Tournament All-Star. She helped lead Bishop Kearney to the 2013 state title as a junior, averaging 8 points, 12 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game. Edoka also played for the Albany City Rocks girls AAU team on the Nike National Circuit.

She has a 3.5 grade point average and plans to major in Economics at Siena. She also received scholarship offers from Albany, Eastern Michigan, LSU, North Carolina State, Quinnipiac University, St. Joe's University and Syracuse.

Originally from Nigeria, Edoka underwent successful surgery at Golisano Children’s Hospital in May 2012 to treat a congenital hole in her heart.


Eastridge robotics team fills a bus with taxable items for Irondequoit Community Cupboard

Eastridge robotics team fills a bus with taxable items for Irondequoit Community Cupboard

A total of 1,222 taxable items such as paper goods, cleaning and personal hygiene products were collected by the Eastridge High School FIRST robotics team No. 3157 during its Fill the Bus campaign over East Irondequoit’s homecoming weekend. The team donated all of the items to the Irondequoit Community Cupboard.

“In case not everyone is aware, taxable items like the items that were collected on our behalf are things people cannot purchase with food stamps,” said Debbie Evans, founder and director of the cupboard. “Yet, these items are necessary for every household ... This donation will last us quite a while, and we are so grateful.”

The robotics team held the “Fill The Bus” campaign Oct. 18 and 19 at Eastridge High School. The team thanked the community for its help with the project.

Courtesy: IrondequoitPost.com


Irondequoit athletes to sign letters of intent

Five Irondequoit High School seniors will sign letters of intent on Wednesday  at 11:00a.m. at Irondequoit High School.

Gina Bianchi will sign her letter of intent to play lacrosse at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania where she will be a premed /biology major with hopes of being a neurosurgeon. Gina currently plays goalie and was selected to play on the US Lacrosse Western NY team. She also plays for the Relentless Hustle club team. Gina is ranked third in her class, has earned Scholar Athlete honors and is captain of the debate club and a member of the National Honor Society. She is a mathlete and a host of the IHS morning show, she also volunteers at Rochester General Hospital and the Senior Center.

Eastridge High School Co-Generation Power Plant Event

The East Irondequoit Central School District and The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will be holding a special event to officially unveil the combined heat and power (CHP) system which has recently been installed at Eastridge High School.

CHP also known as cogeneration provided the school with a much more efficient method which helps to reduce energy costs.

This is an opportunity to see firsthand an example of how schools can help the environment and at the same time reduce spending.

The event will be held on Wednesday, October 30 at 11:00 AM at the Athletic Entrance of the School.


Ivan Green Primary School to hold school-wide Zumba class

As part of Red Ribbon Week, Ivan Green Primary School in East Irondequoit will be hosting a school-wide Zumba class on Friday, October 25 beginning at 2:15 p.m.

The class will be held in the school gymnasium.

Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign which promotes a healthy life style for kids and makes them aware of the dangers of drugs and alcohol.


Former Rep. Giffords speaks at RIT homecoming

It was an crime that shocked the nation.

Two and a half years ago a gunman opened fire on a crowd in a store parking lot in Arizona, severely wounding former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Saturday, people here in Rochester got a chance to hear about Giffords' ordeal and witness her miraculous recovery. The former Congresswoman and her husband, Mark Kelly, were the guest speakers at RIT's "Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend."

They came as part of the annual "Horton Distinguished Speakers" series.

In their speech, entitled  "Endeavor to Succeed", they encouraged the audience to persevere in difficult situation. Giffords said, "I'm still fighting to make the world a better place and you can too. Be passionate, be courageous, be your best."