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Natalia Baage-Lord

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Natalia Baage-Lord is the Public Relations Specialist for the Valhalla Union Free School District and the Greenburgh Central School District. She has a decade of experience as a newspaper reporter and editor in Westchester County, and has extensive knowledge of social media, feature writing and online publications. She is originally from Belgium, and earned her Master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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  1. Valhalla Middle School Students Travel Back To Medieval Times

    Valhalla Middle School Students Travel Back To Medieval Times

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- The Valhalla Middle School sixth-grade class culminated its unit on the Middle Ages with a field trip to Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, N.J. Highlights included a history lesson by a "king and his noble court," at the location, which is an 11th Century castle-like space.The trip enhanced the curriculum that students learned in the classroom by providing a ...

  2. Valhalla High School Junior Kyra Hickey Honored For 'Superior' Writing

    Valhalla High School Junior Kyra Hickey Honored For 'Superior' Writing

    VALHALLA, N.Y. – The National Council of Teachers of English has recognized a Valhalla High School junior for her “Superior Performance in Writing.” The award is the organization’s highest honor.Kyra Hickey was one of 533 high school juniors from across the country to apply for the Achievement Awards in Writing Program and one of 260 to receive recognition.Hickey, who received support ...

  3. Valhalla Geography Celebrity Ben Rieber Scores High In State Competition

    Valhalla Geography Celebrity Ben Rieber Scores High In State Competition

    VALHALLA,  N.Y. -- Seventh-grader Ben Rieber won the Valhalla Middle School Geography Bee last December by knowing that Vancouver was a Western Canadian city that hosts a soccer championship. In April, he competed in the New York Geographic Bee State Finals and tied for 21st place. After winning his school’s competition, he passed an online test in January to qualify for the state bee. ...

  4. 4 Valhalla Students Recognized By NYSATA For 'Distinguished' Art Portfolios

    4 Valhalla Students Recognized By NYSATA For 'Distinguished' Art Portfolios

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Four seniors at Valhalla High School have received "Distinguished" awards from the New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA) for their outstanding art portfolios.Pearse Callaghan, Marc Charbonier, Chiaki Hashizume and Sabrina Bellantoni received the honors earlier this month at SUNY Purchase College.NYSATA's Portfolio Project is an initiative developed ...

  5. Valhalla High Senior Sara Pennella Earns Summer Cultural Trip To Italy

    Valhalla High Senior Sara Pennella Earns Summer Cultural Trip To Italy

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Valhalla High School senior Sara Pennella will visit Italy on scholarship for a cultural trip this summer. “This is a great opportunity,” Pennella said. “I’ll get to see and learn about new areas. Everybody talks about Rome, but this is different. I’ll visit the town of Narni and other local spots.”Pennella will study culture, history and language in the Umbria region ...

  6. Valhalla Alumna Brandi Coon Earns Place On MAAC All-Rookie Softball Team

    Valhalla Alumna Brandi Coon Earns Place On MAAC All-Rookie Softball Team

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Valhalla High School alumna Brandi Coon was recently named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team. Coon currently plays on Marist College's Red Foxes softball team and majors in computer in science. Her minor is accounting. She graduated Valhalla High in 2015 and received an academic scholarship to Marist College. Coon played varsity softball for ...

  7. Valhalla Schools Show Appreciation On National School Nurse Day

    Valhalla Schools Show Appreciation On National School Nurse Day

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Students throughout the Valhalla Union Free School District walked into the nurses' offices to wish them a happy National School Nurse Day, May 11."This is a time to honor the nurses who make a difference in the lives of children every day," said Valhalla Athletic Director Jamie Block. "School nurses play a significant role in improving students’ health ...

  8. Native Dominican Educator Visits Valhalla High School Spanish Students

    Native Dominican Educator Visits Valhalla High School Spanish Students

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Jose Cenac, a Dominican-born writer, visited Valhalla High School's Spanish classes to discuss culture and history of his native country. Cenac met with the students on April 29. He currently works as a teacher in the Bronx and is pursuing a second Master's degree in Childhood Education with a Bilingual Extension in Spanish at Lehman College. To build upon the ...

  9. Valhalla Middle School's 'Spike To Bike' Fights Cancer

    Valhalla Middle School's 'Spike To Bike' Fights Cancer

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- A recent "fundraising" volleyball tournament was held at Valhalla Middle School to support Valhalla alum Adriana Babak, who is riding across the country to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund.Every year for the past 10, Valhalla Middle School has dedicated one afternoon a year to raise money for a special cause.This year's charity helps young adults ...

  10. Valhalla High School Book Club Hikes Appalachian Trail

    Valhalla High School Book Club Hikes Appalachian Trail

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Following reading the novel "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson, a group of Valhalla High School students took a hiking trip to echo the experience. On April 29, the VHS Book Club, chaired by teachers Cayne Letizia and Kerry Dinsmore, took a field trip to the top of Bear Mountain. Together, approximately 30 students and a handful of chaperones, hiked the ...

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