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25 years ago

May 7, 1988

MOUNT UPTON — Mount Upton High School Valedictorian Susan Harrison will give her valedictory address before dawn on the day after graduation, but her friends, family and fellow graduates will be up and waiting to hear it.

She’ll be speaking from 12,000 miles away on the island of Tasmania to her classmates and others gathered on the elementary school lawn in Mount Upton via telephone with the help of the BOCES telecommunications program, said Superintendent Michael J. Klockowski.

For those in Mount Upton it will be 2 p.m. June 26, but for Harrison in Tasmania it will be 4 a.m. June 27, said Frederick Kirsch, assistant superintendent.

Harrison, 18, has been an exchange student in Tasmania, an island near Australia, since February. She’s expected home in August, said her mother, Janet Harrison.

She is living and going to school in South Launceston on the northern part of the island, where one of her courses has been kayaking, said Mrs. Harrison.

She went on the foreign exchange program because she had finished all the required course work to graduate and was looking for something different, her mother said.

At Mount Upton she was a member of the Student Council and Honor Society, and played softball, soccer and basketball. She plans to attend Syracuse University for radio and television communication this fall.


50 years ago

May 7, 1963

DELHI — Waldo H. Roy, Roses Brook, South Kortright, Senior Investigator, Bureau of Criminal Investigation, New York State Police, Monday was signally honored by the Delaware County Bar Association.

Immediately preceding the opening of the May term of county court by Delaware County Judge Walter L. Terry, in the presence of a group of attorneys, Atty. Richard H. Farley of Delhi, representing the Bar Association, presented Mr. Roy with an engraved silver bowl, on which was inscribed, “In recognition of his conduct in promoting human dignity and understanding in law enforcement.”

“This Law Day memorial,” said Mr. Farley, “is the first award made by the association to a person not a member of the legal profession. It is being presented to Mr. Roy in recognition of his efforts in winning respect for law and order.”

Mr. Farley emphasized the fact that the award was not made because of Mr. Roy’s efficiency in police work in the sense of the number of arrests he had made, but in the manner he has conducted himself as an officer and gentleman in his police work.

“The award,” said Mr. Farley, “is also in recognition of Mr. Roy’s work, especially with young people in the county. Sensing that certain young people were heading for trouble, Mr. Roy would contact them and steer them away from it, keeping them out of the toils of the law.

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