Herkimer team takes top prize at FIRST Lego League event

Herkimer Jr./Sr. High’s “Power of T.E.N.” team took home a first-place award from the FIRST Lego League qualifying tournament on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Proctor High School. Herkimer’s 10-student team, named Power of T.E.N. (Totally Epic Nerds), was awarded a first-place prize in the Core Values segment of the competition, in which teams make a …

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District’s ‘fiscal stress’ score improves

A Jan. 25, 2017, report from the New York State Comptroller’s Office identifying Herkimer as being “susceptible to fiscal stress” highlights the need for continued financial support for the district, Superintendent Robert Miller said. Read more: Fiscal Stress Monitoring System Results for School Districts: Four-Year Review Herkimer’s status has improved dramatically over the previous year, when …

Elise Davis honored as DAR Good Citizen

Herkimer High School senior Elise Davis has been selected as the school’s winner of the DAR Good Citizen award. Davis was one of three top students nominated by the faculty. The senior class then chose Davis for the honor. The Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award recognizes students for leadership, dependability, service and …

Art students get perspective on color, media

For Leah Zorn’s Studio in Art students, it’s all about color these days. Zorn said her students at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School have been learning the finer points of color theory — how primary colors (yellow, magenta and cyan) can be mixed to create secondary colors (orange, green and violet) and intermediate colors (yellow-green, yellow-orange, …