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What College Admissions Committees Are Really Looking For

by Bettina Weil Many students applying to college this fall will no doubt fret over every detail of their applications. The truth is, however, that college admissions committees do not treat all aspects of the application equally. So, students should take heed... More »

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Irvington High Junior Semifinalist in International Competition

by Anna Young –  Irvington High School junior Jerry Wu won semifinalist honors last month in the prestigious international Breakthrough Junior Challenge competition. The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is a global initiative that aims to develop and demonstrate ... More »

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Kids’ Club of Tarrytown – And the Winner is….

And the Winner is….Everyone!: Kids’ Club of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow was honored on Saturday, September 8 to receive a generous donation from Tarry Crest Swimming & Tennis Club from funds raised at their Ladies’ Member/Guest tennis tournament. Despite some ... More »

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Local Teens Gain Valuable Experience with Summer Jobs

by Tom Pedulla –  For teenagers facing an array of summer options, life can become complicated. For every lifeguard, there may be someone traveling with peers domestically or abroad on a Teen Tour. For every camp counselor sweating beneath the mid-day sun, the... More »

Daniel Livingston, a recent graduate of Sleepy Hollow High School.
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Local High School Students Give a Civics Lesson

by Charlene Weigel – No one likes to fail a test, especially as the school year comes to a close. On June 5, that sad news was delivered to a roomful of learners. The test? Distinguish fake from real news. The teachers? Juniors and seniors from Hackley School ... More »

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College Dreams – Kid’s Club of Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow

Helping to Make College Dreams a Reality: Kids’ Club of Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow, Inc. hosted its 5th Annual Breakfast for Bedding on June 19 at the home of Board President, Jennifer Green. More than 50 guests donated new dorm room bedding and gift cards for ... More »

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Student Hosts Forum on Gun Violence

by Anna Young –  With mass shootings a recurring incident nationwide, an Irvington High School student hosted a special gathering at the Irvington Town Hall Theater on May 23 to discuss measures that would put an end to the rash of gun violence and mass shooti... More »

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High School Females Learn About Running for Political Office

by Charlene Weigel –  The list of reasons why I shouldn’t be here is staggering. People say you are too dumb. Too shy,” State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins confided to 43 female high school students from around Westchester County. She reflected on her challen... More »

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Rivertown Teens Talk Politics and Engagement

by Charlene Weigel –  You see something on social media. You look at it more. You get riled up, and want to take action,” said Emma Sylves-Berry, a senior at Sleepy Hollow High School. “Now, more than ever, students are involved.” With Jamie Kramer, a junior a... More »

Tarrytown Music Hall - photo by Tim Thayer
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Tarrytown Music Hall to Launch Summer Programs for Youth

  by Rick Pezzullo –  The Tarrytown Music Hall is teaming up with theater educator Peter Royston to offer summer workshops to aspiring youth. The Music Hall Academy, utilizing traditional concepts of creative mentorship, will help youngsters develop vital life... More »

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Teen Travel Camp Being Offered in Sleepy Hollow

by Kevin Brown –  Seizing on a missing opportunity for local kids who are too old for summer camp but too young to work over the summer, Matt Arone, Sleepy Hollow Recreation Superintendent, is trying out a something new in town.  For kids entering 7th, 8th or ... More »