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2018-08-09 / Editorial

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JENNIFER WATERS
West Seneca Editor

PURPLE HEART—One action, two words, an unlimited number of ways to say “Thank You.”

On Tuesday, Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns was joined by more than 50 Purple Heart recipients and their families to unveil the new “William J. Donovan Purple Heart Recipients Book of Merit.”

The book is a collection of 405 names of veterans from Erie and surrounding counties who were awarded the Purple Heart for their service to the U.S. The book is named after Purple Heart recipient, Buffalo native and leading advocate for the Central Intelligence Agency William J. Donovan.

Purple Heart veterans and their families attended, as well as family members representing fallen veterans and Purple Heart recipients.

GIRL SCOUTS — The Girl Scout Difference Campaign unleashes the power of the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) and shows why Girl Scouts is a pre-eminent leadership development experience for girls. The awareness and recruitment campaign runs from Aug. 1 to Nov. 30.

This Girl Scout Difference Campaign raises the voices of local Girl Scouts and female professionals about the difference Girl Scouts makes in the lives of women.

During the campaign, current members and alumnae will share how Girl Scouts has made a difference in their life or the life of someone they care about with quotes and photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #GirlScoutDifference.

According to the organization, Girl Scouts takes the potential of girls, combines it with skill-building programming, and adds caring adult mentors and strong female role models. The Girl Scout program reportedly helps girls thrive in five key ways: develop a strong sense of self; seek challenges and learn from setbacks; display positive values; form and maintain healthy relationships; and identify and solve problems in the community.

ON THE CAMPUS — We receive the news for “On the Campus” in two ways. Some schools send us lists of everyone from West Seneca who made the dean’s list or graduated. Parents or students can also submit the information to The Bee.

Space constraints and deadlines may mean that these items will not get published immediately. We always make it a priority, but we must receive it before the next semester ends.

If you, your child or your grandchild has recently been named to the dean’s list, won an award or scholarship, or graduated from college, we want to hear about it.

You can drop off or mail the information to 5564 Main St., Williamsville NY, 14221; or email it to jwaters@beenews.com.

LOOKING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS — If you have an interest in taking photographs of news or sports events for one of our nine papers, we’re looking for you. Experience is preferred.

All interested parties should email five to six samples of items The Bee would run, such as school concerts and events, community forums, business openings and athletics, to dsherman@beenews.com.

All applicants should have a digital SLR camera.

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