There were three articles in the August 3 Mid-Hudson Times about outstanding projects and accomplishments by Newburgh Free Academy staff.
"NFA dancers perform at Disney World" by Jessica McAleese, was about a summer trip to Florida by the NFA Dance Ensemble. The dance students performed, received instruction, and participated in mock-auditions.
"They were really excited and it was a great experience for them," Clifford said. "A lot [of] my students are interested in maybe pursing futures in dance and this was a real life opportunity that will help them decide if it is something they want to do as a hobby or something they want to make a career out of."
In "NFA drama teacher publishes collection of plays" (also by Jessica McAleese) NFA drama teacher Terry Sandler was interviewed. Mr. Sandler's work has recently been published.
"My students make me the artist I am," he said, explaining that by getting published he is hopefully teaching them an important lesson about following their work to fruition.
Finally, "Summer a time for competitive running" by Bond Brundgard discussed Friday evening open track events organized by NFA Boys Track Coach Malcolm Burks.
These meets started 12 years ago, and Burks said they needed to help ensure athletes can train and compete away from their varsity and collegiate seasons.
They are for just about anyone who wants to compete.
The Dance Ensemble performance was also covered in this article in the Record.
Can't find the story about Mr. Sandler's publishing online, but here is another interesting one.
Here's the google cache of the summer track events story. (MHT site is not working.)