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06/22/16 Highlights of this week's edition...

Top of the class

BHS Class of ’16 commencement on Saturday

By Goldee Greene
Staff Writer/Arts & Entertainment

(Continued from Cover)  "I am most impressed by what they both have accomplished here at Beacon High," said principal Dr. Joannes Sieverding. "Not only their academic work but volunteer and community service, and sports."

"My parents did not pressure me, I pressured myself," said valedictorian Ng to the Beacon Free Press. "I had my own goals and these were getting high grades. I always felt motivated to try to achieve more than my peers, in a way, or feel cheating myself out of getting a full experience."

Ng looks forward to attending SUNY/Stony Brook, on Long Island, to major in mechanical engineering. "I like the combination of math, art and science in this field." She also acknowledged her 10th grade chemistry teacher, Mr. Roger Weiss, for being "up-front and kind of blunt, but caring about his students."

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

Renegades sweep into town for new season

The Renegades gathered at Dutchess Stadium last week for the impending start of the season. Among the ’Gades on hand were, from left, Oscar Rojas, Angel Perez, Bill Pujols, Kewby Meyer, Garrett Whitley and John Popadics. Photo by Curtis Schmidt

by Ray Fashona

Most members of the Hudson Valley Renegades arrived at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill on Wednesday, June 15.

Their first game was Friday against the Aberdeen IronBirds. The Renegaddes won their first game of the season, 4-2, at home against the Aberdeen IronBirds before falling to the Ironbirds and State College on Saturday and Sunday.

As Wednesday’s Media Day got underway, players arrived from taking their team physicals. Most had just gotten into town.

“They literally just arrived,” General Manager Eben Yager said.

Manager Tim Parenton, entering his third year as the Renegades skipper, was unconcerned about the lack of practice before game one.

“Most of these guys have been in extended spring training for two and a half months,” Parenton said. He quipped, “We’ll have a team to put on the field.”

The manager said he didn’t know yet what to expect from this year’s team.

“This is a development league,” he said. “The most important thing is getting the guys at-bats and innings pitched.”

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

Also in the June 22-28, 2016 issue:

  • Council member Muhammad running for Assembly

Ali Muhammed


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