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Shane McGaffey

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Shane McGaffey is general manager of PCTV in Pleasantville and serves on the Board of Education.

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  1. Pleasantville Students Gain National Merit Semifinals

    Pleasantville Students Gain National Merit Semifinals

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pleasantville High School students Laura Chapman and Sophie Dora Tulchin are among the approximately 16,000 seniors nationwide who have attained semifinalist status in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Chapman and Tulchin are now eligible to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be ...

  2. Pleasantville Students Recognized As Hispanic Scholars

    Pleasantville Students Recognized As Hispanic Scholars

    PLEASTANTVILE, N.Y. -- Michelle DeSa and Sophia Maldonado of Pleasantville were recognized as National Hispanic Scholars by The College Board for scoring in the top 2.5 percent of the Hispanic and Latino students who took the PSAT/NMSQT in October 2014.

  3. Pleasantville Fourth-Grade Inventor Interviewed On Fox 5

    Pleasantville Fourth-Grade Inventor Interviewed On Fox 5

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- An 11-year-old inventor from Pleasantville Middle School was interviewed by Ernie Anastos on Fox 5 New York.Grant Becker, dressed like an entrepreneur in a black suit and maroon tie, talked to Anastos about the Gogo Bike, an invention he said was inspired by one of his fourth-grade classmates who uses a wheelchair. The detachable bike fits on any standard ...

  4. Pleasantville Community TV Upgrades Technology

    Pleasantville Community TV Upgrades Technology

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Fifteen years ago, PCTV opened its doors at 2 Jackson St. after receiving a grant from Cablevision to equip it with what was "State of the Art" technology at the time.After many years of wear and tear and new technology initiatives in the video and production world, the station recently finished upgrading its studio in September to bring it to high ...

  5. Pleasantville HS Students Launch Spirit Week In Pajamas

    Pleasantville HS Students Launch Spirit Week In Pajamas

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pleasantville High School kicked off Spirit Week with Pajama Day. Part of the school's buildup to homecoming, Spirit week also includes USA Day, Wacky Wednesday and Green and White Day. Homecoming week culminates with a pep rally, bonfire and football game. 

  6. Pleasantville Seeks For Teen Committee Coordinator

    Pleasantville Seeks For Teen Committee Coordinator

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Empowering teens to start off life on the right foot is what the Safe Teens Real Opportunities New Goals Coalition is all about. Currently, the STRONG organization is looking to hire a coordinator for its coalition steering committee. The community-based coalition works with law enforcement, the city, schools, businesses, health care organizations and faith-based ...

  7. Pleasantville High School Music Students Earn Recognition

    Pleasantville High School Music Students Earn Recognition

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Several Pleasantville High School students have been recognized for the musical talent.James McCarthy will perform in the All-National Honors Ensembles Choir on Oct. 28 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. Each year, the National Association for Music Education and the New York State School Music Association showcase the top high school musicians at ...

  8. Pleasantville Students Named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

    Pleasantville Students Named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pleasantville High School students Laura Chapman and Sophie Dora Tulchin are among the approximately 16,000 seniors nationwide who have attained Semifinalist status in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Laura and Sophie are now eligible to to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be ...

  9. Pleasantville Senior Earns National Medal For Artwork

    Pleasantville Senior Earns National Medal For Artwork

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pleasantville High School Student Achievements senior Emily Harter earned a National Medal in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her artwork, "Witch Mountain."She is the first art student from the school to receive a national medal in this contest. Both she and art teacher Jim Maron were honored by Scholastic with gold medals. Additionally, ...

  10. Pleasantville Strong Receives $125K Drug-Free Coalition Grant

    Pleasantville Strong Receives $125K Drug-Free Coalition Grant

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pleasantville Strong was awarded a federal drug-free coalition grant of $125,000 per year for five years that will be used to pay for drug prevention activities for Pleasantville youth. Pleasantville Strong (Safe Teens, Real Opportunities, New Goals) is a coalition whose vision is to create a safe, healthy, drug- and alcohol-free community.The organization was ...

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