Sunday, December 5, 2021

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Connor Clark: Marathon Dance helped him come out of his shell

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Senior Connor Clark raised $5,189 last year for the South High Marathon Dance, and hopes to collect more this year.

“It will be a great time, with lots of dancing,” Connor said. “It’s fun. You see your new friends and your old friends.”

Connor, a dancer since 2013, is on the autism spectrum. When he was a freshman, seniors Carly Weller and Becca LaPoint …

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Recipient Missy Howe fighting adrenal cancer, constant pain

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Missy Howe of Gansevoort, a Fort Ann native and married mother of two daughters, is a recipient of the South High Marathon Dance for the second straight year.

Mrs. Howe was diagnosed with marginal zone lymphoma of the spleen on Oct. 23, 2014, and has been getting treatment ever since. Her local doctor is Dr. Eric Pillemer, and she also has a team of …

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Julie Coon, so used to helping others, is now on receiving end

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Back in 2003, when Skyler Munson was three years ago, her then step-father’s National Guard unit was deployed to Fort Drum and then onto Iraq. That’s when Skyler, now a South High Marathon Dance student chairperson, first got to know Julie Coon.

Julie, a volunteer, ran the Guard’s Family Readiness Group at the old Armory on Warren Street in Glens Falls. Her husband Arthur …

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Marathon Dance adds heated tent & fun for alums

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The 39th annual South High Marathon Dance will for the first time feature a heated outdoor tent where alumni can gather.

“Three years ago, we got so crowded in the gym that we told the alumni that they couldn’t stay unless they were working,” said Tom Myott, longtime faculty advisor. “There were some hard feelings, so we came up with the idea of an …

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Congresswoman: Marathon Dance ‘electric, inspiring, I’m coming again’

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik attended her first South High Marathon Dance last year.

“It was one of the highlights of my first year in office,” she wrote in response to a Chronicle query.

“The energy of the event was electric and it was moving and inspiring to see students from all social circles and walks of life united for a common purpose — to raise …

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