HIT: To taking education to the next level.
Abbie Moskov, of Auburn, recently completed a course covering science and engineering skills sponsored by NASA. Moskov is currently enrolled at Onondaga Community College and was chosen to join 170 other students from across the country for NASA's Community College Aerospace Scholars program.
Although apprehensive at first, believing her background too limited, Moskov led a team of students to a first-place finish in a competition that required building a working rover capable of collecting and analyzing samples. Moskov said the experience has opened her eyes to an endless list of career choices down the road.
MISS: To local schools being disrupted by fear.
In the wake of a mass murder at a high school in Florida, schools across the country have been subjected to threats of violence. In Cayuga County, two people have been charged with felonies for allegedly threatening to cause harm to students. And in two separate incidents this week, schools were put on lockdown after ammunition was found in school buildings.
In the case of bullets being found in a locker, police determined that a student had brought the ammunition to school accidentally and that no law had been broken. But police will continue to track down anyone who makes a threat of harm at a school — and we hope those offenders are treated harshly to serve as an example to others who might have similar ideas.