To the fourth annual Bike to Work Day for Otsego County, which was held Wednesday.
The aim of the event was to encourage people to choose an alternative "green" mode of transportation that day and as a lifestyle choice in general, according to a media release.
Otsego Regional Cycling Advocates, a committee of the Otsego County Conservation Association, is the sponsor of Bike to Work Day. This year, ORCA teamed with Jason's Run to sponsor the First Alert Sticker & Safety Card Program. The program provides a decal for the outside of the helmet and an information card for the inside of the helmet, with emergency contact information for the bearer of the card.
While biking to work is not possible for everyone, we applaud the effort to encourage those who can do so. We also like the pairing of the First Alert program with the event.
To the Cooperstown Quiz Team for qualifying for national competition.
The team, which is eligible because it won the Catskill Area School Study Council Upstate Academic Competition at the State University College at Oneonta, is scheduled to leave May 31 for the competition in Washington, D.C.
Cooperstown brought two teams to the event at SUNY Oneonta. That winning team, plus one alternate member from the other team, will travel to the nation's capital.
To help with travel expenses, the group held a live quiz show Sunday, pitting the two student teams against two faculty teams.
We congratulate the students on their hard work in getting this far, and we wish them well in Washington.
To the inaugural Arts Field Day held May 11 in Oneonta.
The event, a joint effort of the Oneonta Concert Association, Center Street Elementary School and the State University College at Oneonta Theater Department, featured a performance at the Oneonta Theatre by the Taylor 2 Dance Company, followed by activities at the school with SUNY Oneonta dance students.
According to a media release, an annual Arts Field Day in Oneonta is a continuing OCA project and is expected to grow to involve more schools and students each year.
We're glad to see so many groups work together to help bring an appreciation of the arts to students. We wish OCA continued success and growth in its project.
To the State University College of Technology at Delhi on its centennial.
The college kicked off its celebration May 10 with a gala dinner and the announcement that $1.2 million has been raised in a campaign to swell the coffers of the College Foundation.
"We've made scholarships a top priority of our centennial campaign," SUNY Delhi President Candace Vancko said. "It is our goal to ensure SUNY Delhi remains affordable and accessible so Delhi students can achieve their academic dreams."
We're happy to see the continued growth of the college _ and its scholarship fund.