Tag Archives: Whitehall High School

Whitehall principal assesses first year

High school principal Jeff Keller

By Matthew Saari While much of the recent focus on Whitehall Central School has revolved around the newest group of graduates, there was also a graduation of another sort – Jeff Keller finished his first year as principal of the high school. Being a principal isn’t solely about punishing misbehaving children, although there is a […]

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School board denies claim of hiring bias

Whitehall Superintendent Patrick Dee

 By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Board of Education held a special meeting last Thursday with the intent of adjourning to executive session but before board president Frank Barber Jr. could do so the board came under fire from a district resident who alleged that school administrators were playing favorites when they hired a teacher for […]

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Whitehall’s 1939 football team joins hall of fame

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By Dan King The unbeaten, untied and unscored upon 1939 Whitehall High School football team will live forever. At the Radisson Turf Inn in Colonie, the team was officially inducted into the Capital District Football Hall of Fame Saturday as part of the hall of fame’s seventh induction class. “They were a great team – […]

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500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High School All-Class Reunion this past weekend. The states represented were Arizona, New Mexico, California, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, South Carolina, North Carolina, Montana, Virginia, Texas, Missouri and […]

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Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

Margaret Lloyd Hoey

By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High School alumni revisited her hometown this weekend for the school’s 2016 All-Class Reunion. “I love my hometown,” she said. “It was such a great place to grow up.” Hoey now lives in Ausable Forks, just […]

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Whitehall student playing for Bayern Munich affiliate

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By Dan King Whitehall High School has never had a boys’ soccer team, but that hasn’t stopped Jake Morales from chasing his dreams. The 15-year-old student is spending his summer playing soccer for an affiliate of one of the world’s best teams – FC Bayern Munich. Morales plays for the 16-U affiliate of the German […]

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Whitehall graduates 46

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By Dan King “The easy part of our lives is over.” That was the message from Whitehall High School’s salutatorian Abby Dickinson during her speech at Friday’s graduation ceremony. And although the easy part may be over, Whitehall’s 46 graduates are optimistic about the future. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem, interim […]

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47 to graduate Whitehall High School Friday

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By Dan King Forty-seven Railroaders are getting ready to join the college ranks, the military and the workforce. Whitehall High School will host its graduation ceremony tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. “It should be a great event,” said interim Principal Mark Doody. The students that make up this year’s Top Ten […]

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Whitehall grad rates up

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By Dan King For the second year in a row, Whitehall Central School’s graduation rates are up. This year the increase is 5 percent from a year ago, state data released last week shows. The four-year graduation rate this year is at 81 percent, compared with 76 percent a year prior. The 81 percent figure […]

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All-Class Reunion set for July 23

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By Dan King The date has been set for another Whitehall High School all-class reunion, and now organizers are trying to reach out to as many alumni as possible. Saturday, July 23, will be the date for the event, and now is the time to start planning, organizers say. “It’s crunch time,” said Cheryl Putorti, […]

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Williams Street snow dilemma

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By PJ Ferguson If you would like to catch a glimpse of what the roads would look like if snow […]

School board gives merger go-ahead

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By Matthew Saari Following much discussion, the Granville Board of Education granted school superintendent Tom McGurl the ability to contact […]

Village hires new attorney

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By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall has parted ways with its attorney, Erika Sellar Ryan of Keller & Sellar […]

Crowd delights in tree-lighting, Grinch

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By Matthew Saari “Christmas is over, Granville!” So shouted the Grinch as he kicked presents and dragged an uprooted Christmas […]

Whitehall rings in the holidays

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By Matthew Saari Below freezing temperatures did little to deter more than 300 Whitehallers from converging on Skenesborough Park and […]

Obituary: Robert S. Banks

Dresden-Robert S. Banks, 71, of Blue Goose passed away unexpectedly, after a long illness. Bob was born in the Bronx, […]

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