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Best Buddies dedicates month to ending a word

Best Buddies dedicates month to ending a word

Justine Seligson, Photo Coordinator

March 7, 2015

To many students, March can be described by a simple word: long. As one of the few times during the year that is uninterrupted by any significant break, April seems like centuries away. However, for Best Buddies, a club whose mission is to create friendships for students with intellectual and develo...

Best Buddies picks prize pumpkins

Best Buddies picks prize pumpkins

Jessica Gross

November 11, 2014

Fall leaves crunch underfoot, chatter and laughter fill the fields, the scents of apple cider and woodsmoke permeate the air; the landscape burns with autumnal hues of red, orange and yellow. Sunday, Oct. 26 could not have been a more perfect afternoon for picking pumpkins. But finding a flawless...

Patty bids Best Buddies goodbye

Patty bids Best Buddies goodbye

Emma Berry, Opinions Editor

June 20, 2014

Every year, members of the Staples Best Buddies club say farewell to parting members. This year, students say an especially sad goodbye to long-time advisor and friend, Patty McQuone. Some may know her as the smiling face who greets sleepy students as they roll in with questionable excuse notes. Others...

Students Spell Out Compassion in Summer Play

Students take part in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in order to raise money for Best Buddies.

Michael Mathis, Staff Writer

August 27, 2013

July 13 was a magical night at Toquet Hall. Laughs soared to the rafters, applause thundered aggressively. The whole event closed out with a tear-fi lled crowd watching on as a large check was given out to the rightful winner. It was the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Only, it really...

The Best Buddies Ball

The buddies form a conga line as they move to the music of the Kandoo Band.

Ellie Mann, Staff Writer

May 11, 2013

On Saturday, May 11, the Westport chapter of Best Buddies hosted its third annual Best Buddies Ball at Staples. This year, the ball was sponsored by Westport Pizza, Bobby Q’s and Oscar’s Deli. On Saturday evening, Best Buddies chapters from across Fairfield County were invited to dance, sing, play ...

The Kandoo Band Plays at Media Lab, Best Buddies Ball

The Kandoo Band Plays at Media Lab, Best Buddies Ball

March 31, 2011

The Kandoo Band will appear on WWPT-FM’s Live From the Media Lab on Friday, April 1, to promote awareness of disabilities and will provide the music for the Best Buddies Ball at Staples High School on April 2. All of the Kandoo Band members were born with Williams Syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disord...

Making a difference, one club at a time

Making a difference, one club at a time

December 3, 2010

Alexandra O'Kane '13 Staff Writer Despite the fact that Mr. Dodig "absolutely does not mandate service," the vast majority of Staples students, through some organization, participate in charity. "Without any data to back me up, I can say that the amount of community service at Staples far exceeds th...

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