FHS student attends RIT workshop
Julia Brennan, of Bethlehem, a Freedom HS rising 11th-grade student, recently attended Explore Your Future. EYF is a six-day career exploration camp at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)on the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) campus, Rochester, N.Y.
Campers got a taste of possible careers in computer art design, lab science technology, business, computing and engineering. New this year was a course taught by a deaf physician. Students used computers to look up the doctor's "symptoms" and attempted to diagnose his ailment.
NTID, one of nine colleges of RIT, was established by Congress in 1965 to provide college opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who were underemployed in technical fields.
Patriot Band preview set for Aug. 24
The Freedom HS Patriot Band will hold its annual preview night on Aug. 24. There will be a a dinner for all the FHS band and orchestra members and parents at 5 p.m. followed by the FHSBOPO back-to-school meeting at 6 p.m. There will be a 7 p.m performance of the 2012-13 tribute to Chuck Mangione half-time show.
Three weeks prior to the start of school, students spend a minimum of 80 hours in rehearsal learning entirely new music and movements for both the pre-game and half-time shows.
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