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Honor Roll / Recognizing the accomplishments of Western New Yorkers

Clark W. Greene, program coordinator of Buffalo State College's technology department, has won the New York State Technology Education Association's College Teaching Excellence Award for advancing the technology education profession at the college level.

Greene, assistant New York State supervisor of the National Technology Student Association, has provided statewide in-service training to teachers and is published in several scholarly journals and magazines.

He will head a free summer program next month to train teachers on how to help middle and high school students pass rigorous pre-engineering courses and heighten their interest in engineering as a career.

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Five new Eagle Scouts were honored earlier this month when Boy Scout Troop 618 of St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Elma, held a dinner and ceremony. This is the largest group of new Eagle Scouts the troop has honored in a quarter-century. They are:

*Paul Berger, a sophomore at West Seneca East High School. His Eagle project was to design and construct an outdoor display for the Stations of the Cross in front of the St. Gabriel Church Guest House. His project took 488 hours.

*Andrew Carland, a junior at West Seneca East. His project, which took 185 hours, involved cleaning, clearing away debris and restoring Evangelical Cemetery in Cheektowaga.

*Nicholas Komisarof, a sophomore at Orchard Park High School. His project was to design, build and install bat houses to help control insects in Kenneglenn Nature Preserve in South Wales. He also led a group of 24 volunteers in clearing, widening and marking the Ridge Trail at Kenneglenn. His project took 266 hours.

*Joseph Natalzia, a freshman at Iroquois High School. His project, which took 180 hours, was to clean up Oakhill Cemetery in Elma. He also made a new sign for the cemetery and placed it at the entrance.

*Joseph Walker, an eighth-grader at Lancaster Middle School. He organized and led a general landscaping and exterior house cleaning project for the Franciscan Center in South Buffalo. His project took 241 hours.

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Erie County Judge Michael F. Pietruszka will serve as liaison on the Judges' Advisory Committee of the America Bar Association's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. Pietruszka journeyed to Chicago earlier this month for the initial meeting of the ABA's newly formed judicial policy implementation panel.

Long active with the ABA on legal and judicial policy issues, Pietruszka is a a former chairman of the ABA's 4,000-member National Conference of Specialized (nonstate or federal trial court) Court Judges.

The goal of the new committee, which will meet quarterly, is to inspire serious consideration and adoption of a new judicial conduct code nationwide, based on the model code approved by the ABA's House of Delegates in February.

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The Rev. David G. LiPuma, vice chancellor for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, will be inducted into Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church's Wall of Fame on June 29.

The Wall of Fame designation annually honors an outstanding parishioner. LiPuma is a graduate of Our Lady of Pompeii School and a life-long parishioner of the church. He is the only man ordained to the priesthood from the parish in 98 years.

There will be a dinner in the school hall, 129 Laverack Ave., Lancaster, at 6 p.m.

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Three area high school students have received Excellence in French Studies Awards: Emily McNally, who is finishing her senior year at Clarence High School, won a first-place cash award of $550; Isabelle Bateson-Brown, who is completing her senior year at Eden High School, second-place, $350; and Amanda Barrett, who is finishing her sophomore year at Brocton Central School, third-place, $250.

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