Elementary and secondary teachers from the Brockport Central School District will go head-to-head during the third annual staff basketball game to benefit the Unified Sports Program.
Game day is Wednesday, February 28. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the Oliver Middle School gym, located at 40 Allen St. in Brockport.
Donations collected at the door and proceeds from concessions and shirt sales will go towards
items such as awards and uniforms for the Unified Sports Program. More than $1,600 was raised
last year to benefit the program.
The Unified Sports Program pairs students of all abilities together to train and compete in
athletic games. Extending far beyond the scope of the game, the program inspires unity,
inclusion and empowerment for team members with and without intellectual disabilities.
Members of the Brockport CSD Unified Basketball Team will be honored during halftime.
Excellence in scholarship, service, leadership and character earned 45 Brockport High School
students admittance into the National Honor Society this year.
Students were presented with certificates during an induction ceremony held at Brockport High School on Jan. 8.
The evening began with greetings and remarks by High School Principal Dr. Brian Weller, then
National Honor Society advisors Patricia Arnold and Rebecca Barrett spoke about past NHS
successes and future opportunities.
This year’s keynote address was delivered by Garth Fagan, iconic dance choreographer born in
Jamaica who moved to Rochester where he established his own dance company.
Fagan inspired students with his messages of hard work leading to success. He shared the importance of both formal and experiential education and explained the philosophy of being demanding of oneself before putting demands on others.
The evening concluded with a reception for students, teachers and family members to celebrate
their tremendous accomplishment.
Ann Marie Marseglia
In preparing my February 4, 2018 Democrat and Chronicle column on the late Cpt. Robert Bager and Bobby's Valentines, I had the opportunity to talk to several of his friends from his time at the College at Brockport.
Many of them had beautiful things to say about Bob and I want to share some of their words with you:
Bob was charismatic and had instant leadership skills, you never wanted to let him down or fail him. He would listen to you and made you feel like you were a part of the team instantly. In the fall of 2001 my National Guard unit was called up to respond to 9/11. I remember going down there and helping out at ground zero and how it changed me. I spent a lot of time talking to Bob about our duty to protect those who couldn’t protect themselves and to do good in the world. He is the reason I joined the active army as an officer after that. Gary Barney, Fairport
I had the honor and pleasure of knowing Bob Bager since my first day of college, when I was 18 years old. From the first moment I met him, I knew he was a special person as his energy and personality would light up a room. I was a few years younger than him and always saw him as another big brother and mentor. He would always look out for me, as well as everyone else, and kind of became another guardian angel for many of us. Scott Decaro, Victor
Bob was the epitome of a patriot, I always respected the fact that even though he did not have to go into the military, it was something he dreamed of doing and made his dream come true. The day Bob passed, society lost one of the good ones entirely too soon. Dwayne Hayward, West Henrietta