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The Kenmore West Alumni Association will award four scholarships to graduating seniors this spring.

The association will award two $3,000 scholarships to seniors who pursue a four-year college or university degree and two $1,000 scholarships to students who pursue a two-year college degree.

Any senior at Kenmore West High School who has a minimum of an 80 average for six semesters is eligible. Applicants must demonstrate a career goal, school citizenship, school or community involvement, perseverance and honesty.

Students who are interested in applying for the 2001 scholarships may pick up an application in the school's guidance office until March 16. The award winners will be announced at Kenmore West's annual awards ceremony May 22.

For information, call the alumni association's office at 873-3233.

7 Williamsville students in merit elite

Seven students from the Williamsville Central School District have been named finalists in the 2001 National Merit Scholarship competition, district officials announced.

The finalists are Iesan Tsai and Cynthia Tung of Williamsville North High School; Sameer Deshmukh, Eun-Ju Lee, Elizabeth Terragnoli and Robert Welch of Williamsville East; and Aaron Franklin of Williamsville South.

The selection of about 7,900 National Merit Scholarship winners from about 14,000 finalists nationwide is now in progress. Winners will be announced in April and May. Last year, the Williamsville district had two National Merit winners.

Day off planned by Williamsville district

The Williamsville Central School District has designated Friday as a staff development day, giving students the day off while teachers attend seminars and other activities related to the annual Superintendent's Day.

Students there and in other districts also have Monday off for Presidents Day. Classes are to resume Tuesday.

Kenmore West choir at Kleinhans

The Kenmore West High School choir will perform at Kleinhans Music Hall in the Mary Seaton Room 1:30 p.m., March 4, prior to the Buffalo Philharmonic's concert at 2:30 p.m.

The choir's repertoire will include classical works, such as Last Words of David and Cantique, spiritual pieces, Broadway medleys and selections from the Women's Barbershop. The choir's performance is free.

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