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Godfrey Memorial Award Presented At Leighton

Dakota Ingersoll receives the Laurie Godfrey Memorial Award

Dakota Ingersoll receives the Laurie Godfrey Memorial Award

OSWEGO, NY – Dakota Ingersoll received the Laurie Godfrey Memorial Award for Creative Writing at the annual Frederick Leighton award’s assembly.

Lorraine Smith, Laurie’s mother (second from left), presented the award.

Gathering together are Dakota’s family members: sister, Kamilyn; mom and dad, Camille and Chris Shaw; Frederick Leighton Principal Julie Burger; and sister, Brittany.

Godfrey Memorial Award Presented

OSWEGO, NY – The Laurie A. Godfrey Memorial Award for Creative Writing was presented to a fifth grade Frederick Leighton Elementary student in memory of the former Leighton student.

Olivia DeLorenzo receives award.

Olivia DeLorenzo receives award.

This award has been given for nearly three decades.

This year, Olivia DeLorenzo received the honor.

Gathering with her for the presentation of the award (from left) are her father, Joshua DeLorenzo, and Lorraine Smith, Laurie’s mother.

Godfrey, Mexico Grad, Returns Home From War Duty

Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Justin C. Godfrey has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military operations involving members of the U.S. armed forces and coalition forces participating in efforts to free and secure Iraq. Mission objectives focus on force protection, peacekeeping, stabilization, security and counter-insurgency operations as the Iraqi transitional governing bodies assume full sovereign powers to govern the peoples of Iraq.

Members from all branches of the U.S. military and multinational forces are also assisting in rebuilding Iraq’s economic and governmental infrastructure, and training and preparing Iraqi military and security forces to assume full authority and responsibility in defending and preserving Iraq’s sovereignty and independence as a democracy.

In addition, Staff Sgt. Godfrey was decorated with the Bronze Star.

Godfrey, a civil affairs team sergeant, is assigned to the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, based in Mattydale, N.Y. He has served in the military for nine years.

He is the son of Joe Godfrey of U.S. Route 4, Mexico, N.Y.

The staff sergeant graduated in 2001 from Mexico High School.

Leighton Presents Godfrey Award

Leighton Presents Godfrey Award

Leighton Presents Godfrey Award

OSWEGO, NY – The Laurie A. Godfrey Memorial Award for Creative Writing Award was presented to a fifth grade Frederick Leighton Elementary student in memory of the former Leighton student.

This award has been given for nearly three decades.

This year, Collin Krassowski received the honor.

Gathering for the presentation of the award (from left) are Collin’s grandparents Mary Besanson, Charles Besanson, Lorraine Smith (Laurie’s mother), grandmother Anne Raynor, Collin Krassowski, Ellen Krassowski and FLS Principal Julie Burger.

FLS Presents Godfrey Award

FLS Presents Godfrey AwardSubmitted Article

OSWEGO, NY – The Laurie A. Godfrey Memorial Award for Creative Writing Award was presented to a fifth grade Frederick Leighton Elementary student in memory of the former Leighton student.

This award has been given for nearly three decades.

This year, Vanessa Wiltsie received the honor.

Presenting the award are FLS Principal Julie Burger, Lorraine Smith (Laurie’s mother) and they are joined by Theresa Wiltsie.

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