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James Van Develde

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James Van Develde has been the Director of Communications in the Lakeland Central School District for the past 30 years following ten years as a newspaper reporter/editor. He is also in charge of the district's Continuing Education program.

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  1. Two Lakeland Field Hockey Players Sign Letters Of Intent To Play In College

    Two Lakeland Field Hockey Players Sign Letters Of Intent To Play In College

    Two members of Lakeland High School's championship field hockey team will be playing in college next year.Caroline Cahill and Kelsey McCrudden recently signed letters of intent to play at James Madison University in Virginia and the University of Albany, respectively. The two starred on the field hockey team, which recently celebrated an undefeated season and captured its 9th straight ...

  2. Lakeland Field Hockey Goes Undefeated, Captures 9th Straight Title

    Lakeland Field Hockey Goes Undefeated, Captures 9th Straight Title

    SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- Lakeland is champions of field hockey again.The school captured its 9th straight New York Class B Championship Sunday after defeating Vestal High School 5-0 in upstate New York. The Hornets finished 22-0 and have not lost to a New York State team since 2008.The team was greeted by parents and supporters as they were escorted by Yorktown Police and Mohegan Lake Fire ...

  3. Walter Panas Choir Wins Gold

    Walter Panas Choir Wins Gold

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- The Walter Panas High School Chamber Choir went for the gold last week.The choir won a Level 6 Gold Rating at the NYSSMA Major Festival on May 23. Level 6 is the highest level that NYSSMA has designated for choirs.This is the first time the choir received a gold ranking. The group performed "Saul" by Egil Hovland, "Battle of Jericho" by Moses ...

  4. Walter Panas Bowler Wins State Championship

    Walter Panas Bowler Wins State Championship

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Nick Perrone is a whiz on the lanes. Perrone, a sophomore at Walter Panas High School, was the top individual bowler at the New York State High School Championships in Rochester, knocking down 1392 pins over six games. Perrone had the highest regular season average in the state with a score of 238.More importantly for Perrone, Walter Panas' finished fourth ...

  5. 'Hamilton' Star Follows Path Back To Walter Panas High School

    'Hamilton' Star Follows Path Back To Walter Panas High School

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- The journey from acting in high school plays to landing a part in one of the hottest plays on Broadway is a long and uncertain one, says former Cortlandt Manor resident Anthony Lee Medina.But it’s well worth the effort if that path leads you back home once in a while where you can inspire and encourage others the way you were when you were starting out.The 28-year-old ...

  6. Walter Panas Junior Named Volleyball Player Of The Year

    Walter Panas Junior Named Volleyball Player Of The Year

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Yvette Burcescu is being rewarded for her monster volleyball season.Burcescu, a 6'3 junior at Water Panas High School was named the 2016-2017 Gatorade New York Volleyball Player of the Year. Burcescu is the first Walter Panas student to win the award.It was a banner year for Walter Panas volleyball, as it won the state championship for the first time this year, ...

  7. Walter Panas Grad Lands Role In Hit Broadway Musical 'Hamilton'

    Walter Panas Grad Lands Role In Hit Broadway Musical 'Hamilton'

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- When Anthony Lee Medina, a Cortlandt Manor native, found out that he had been cast in "Hamilton," he immediately dropped his phone and cracked it.Medina, who will start in March, plays both John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the acclaimed musical about Alexander Hamilton, one of America's Founding Fathers. Medina's addition to the cast of the hottest ...

  8. Lakeland Foundation Honors Yorktown Funeral Home, Social Workers

    Lakeland Foundation Honors Yorktown Funeral Home, Social Workers

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown Funeral Home will be among the honorees at the Lakeland Education Foundation's annual Casino Night, Silent Auction and Dinner Dance at Mahopac's Villa Barone, on Saturday, March 11.The funeral home is one of the LEF's community partners."We at Yorktown Funeral Home feel honored to be recognized by the Lakeland Educational Foundation for our support of ...

  9. Lakeland Wins 8th Straight State Field Hockey Championship

    Lakeland Wins 8th Straight State Field Hockey Championship

    SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- The Lakeland High School field hockey team continued its dynastic run by securing its eighth consecutive state championship by defeating Garden City High School 1-0 on Sunday. Cameron Lischinsky scored the lone goal with 5:37 left in the first half off an assist from defensive standout Mia Lennon. Lischinsky's goal was the game winner as well on Saturday in the state ...

  10. Lakeland School Has Predicted Every Presidential Election Since 1968

    Lakeland School Has Predicted Every Presidential Election Since 1968

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- If the vote from the students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is any indication, Hillary Clinton will be our next president.The K to 5th grade school in the Lakeland Central School District has voted for the winner of every presidential election since 1968. This year, students picked Clinton over Trump 277 votes to 230 votes. "The purpose is to ...

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