Mock Trial Team Earns First-Round Win

Congratulations to the Nottingham Mock Trial team which defeated Marcellus in the first round of this year’s county competition.

Advisor Don Little shares the following: Lawyers were Katrina Tillapaugh, Patrick McCarthy and Kodie Hayes. Both Kodie and Katrina picked up these parts in the last few weeks, so they had a lot to do in far less time. Witnesses were Nick Lozoponi, Alysa Zinkovitch and James Erdman. Nick stepped up big time, picking up the witness part five days ago. This week we were the plaintiffs, next week we are the defense. We will host next week’s competition, beginning at 3:30 on March 5 in the Nottingham library, and we welcome visitors to stop by and show their support.

Thanks to our legal advisers are Peggy Conan, Frank Hunt, and Ed Luban.

Senior Ranya Shannon Wins InterFaith Works Award

Congratulations to senior Ranya Shannon, honored by InterFaith Works with its 2015 Racial Justice Award (youth category). Ranya has attended Seeds of Peace summer camp twice and continues to build on the leadership and negotiation skills she developed while at Seeds in Maine. Through Seeds, Ranya has also had the privilege of attending a three-day Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Seminar as well as speaking at the United Nations on International Peace Day about the work she is doing in Syracuse.  ranya Shannon

She has also been a part of Community Wide Dialogue for two years, an intense dialogue program that bridges the gaps between Syracuse’s inner city and suburban schools.

Bulldogs Host Sectional Game on Tuesday, Feb. 24

The Bulldogs have won the Central New York Counties League (CNYCL) American Division, earning a #2 seed for the sectionals. We’ll play the winner of 7-Corcoran & 10-Rome Free on Tuesday, February 24, at Nottingham. Tip-off is 6 pm.  You’d better be there or you’re going to be in the Dawghouse!
Long sleeve dry fit T-shirts are available from Coach Greg Jones. Cost is $20. If you’re interested, send him your name and size at gjones [at] scsd [dot] us

Nottingham Indoor Track Team Has Good Showing at Sectionals

Congratulations to the Nottingham boys and girls indoor track team, which crowned two sectional champions last night. Shaheed Dickerson (pictured)Dickerson and Ke’arra Allen both won the 55m dash.

Jaleel Berry had his best performance of the year in the shot put with a throw of 44-6 and came in 3rd place. (He entered the meet as the 10th best thrower.) Shayna Santerelli-Hansen came in 2nd place in the shot put with a throw of 38-8.

For full results you can check out the following link:

School Leadership Team Looking for Two Parent Members

The Nottingham School Leadership Team (SLT) is looking for two parent members.  The SLT meets once a month on Tuesday, from 3-4 pm.  Members address important school issues, and parent members would have an opportunity to represent parent concerns and impact school decisions.  Joining the SLT would introduce you to several Nottingham teachers and staff members and allow you to better understand the challenges and opportunities Nottingham is working with.

The SLT has three sub-committees:  School Climate, Academic and Behavior, and Principal David Maynard is especially interested in parents serving on the Behavior sub-committee.

If you are available and interested in this important parent role, please contact FACES president Lisa Neville at lneville [at] verizon [dot] net

Scholarship Offered by Eastwood Neighborhood Association

The Eastwood Neighborhood Association (ENA) is looking for local high school seniors who could use an extra $1,000 to help pay for college-related expenses.  The neighborhood association is giving away two, $1,000 scholarships to qualifying applicants who attend any local high school, but reside in the 13206 zip code, plan to attend a 2- or 4-year accredited college or trade school for the first time in 2015, and who return a completed Community Scholarship Award Application by the deadline of March 1, 2015.

Winning applications will be judged based on community involvement, volunteerism, academic achievement, extracurricular activities and the quality of the written essay.  The Eastwood Community Scholarship is not based on financial need.

For more information about ENA’s Scholarship program and a downloadable application visit: or email info [at] eastwoodneighbor [dot] com.