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To our parents, There are not words to express how thankful we are for you. You have been there for us since the beginning. You have supported us, lo...

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Gary Passero, Founding Partner of Passero Associates (Rochester, NY) shares personal experiences and Biblical wisdom on how to succeed in college and ...

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Over February break, fifteen Finney students and three Finney parents traveled to Mexico to serve at an orphanage called Rancho De Sus Niños (R...

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You can give an amazing, timeless gift to your child this Christmas, simply by including a book (or two) as one of their gifts under the tree. True, i...

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Dear Parents, The school year is well underway, and many of you have asked how you can support your child. Here are a few hints that may be helpful t...

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I became friends with Pastor Michael Vaughan on a mission trip to an orphanage in Malawi, Africa. Pastor Vaughan loved spending time with the children...

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"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Mark 10:45) The Burch family is deeply...

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“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, a...

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The following speech was delivered at the 2016 graduation ceremony by the valedictorian, Nicolette Pecor Dear Teachers, Faculty, Family and Friends...

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The following speech was delivered at the 2016 graduation ceremony by the salutatorian, Brianna Torrell. Mr. VanLeeuwen, Mrs. Lyon, the school boar...

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My name is Simeon S. Heard, and I am a senior at The Charles Finney School. The Charles Finney School has been my home for the last six years. From th...

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written by Holly Burch If I had to choose one word to describe what being a host family is like, it would be blessing. Since last year, our family ha...

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Hello, my name is Jared Brown and I am a sophomore here at The Charles Finney School. I have an interest in studying journalism and photography in col...

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A Student’s Story Written by Madison, a junior on Finney Robotics Team 1405 Robotics is a lot of fun for many reasons. For one, I get to do ...

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Become a Parent Volunteer to Make a Difference   Parent volunteers are vitally important to the Finney family because their support makes many ...

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The Charles Finney School is proud to introduce this year's Sports Hall of Fame inductees. In the following blog posts, each of the three alumni refle...

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The Power of Praying Finney Parents By Kathy Smith (Kathy is pictured on the right in photo with PTO Chair Val Zombek) I have really enjoyed bei...

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Project Compassion Summer Update   This summer, four members of the Finney class of 2016 — Jacob Dean, Matt Bovee, Gareth Allen, and Ken ...

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Spoken at Commencement to members of the Class of 2015 Hello, everyone. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Meredith Thorpe and I ...

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Written by Suzanne Austin Great things are happening in Rochester, NY. For years, I have heard many ideas for uniting the local church: investing i...

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Sorrow erupted as the bus pulled out of the orphanage in Malawi, Africa, but the joy we experienced before our departure will stay with us for the res...

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Written by Megan Pasquantonio “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Hi...

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Written by Mrs. Joy Moody The Christmas season has essentially begun.  Mrs. P. has already wrapped her Christmas gifts, the stores are decorat...

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“How could you let your daughter do this kind of thing? How are you doing?” My husband and I been asked these questions a dozen times or m...

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Written by Andrew Palmer, new School Counselor As I enter into the Finney community, transition is the word that comes to mind. I just spent the la...

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Written by Christine Roman It's crazy to think of all the people we encounter in a day - at the grocery store, at the bank, and even while driving....

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Written by Mrs. Yvonne Paganelli “Mom, where’s my flute? Have you seen my backpack? Did you sign my planner?” Are these familiar ...

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Written by Pastor Samme As I begin to plan the coming year’s chapel services, I believe God is prompting Finney to establish stronger boundar...

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Written by Aimee Lyon, High School Principal Responsibility…a big word for children and an even bigger job for parents! Honestly, teaching r...

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Written by Rebecca LydonIn the Bible, numbers often hold deep significance. The number 8 in the Bible stands for “New Beginnings.” As I entered my eig...

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Written by Bethany Young-BushenI was 14 when my “first day of school” happened. It was September of 2002 and I stood waiting for the bus wearing a bac...

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Written by Pamela PerezSeveral years ago my daughter (Rachel Perez, Technology/Digital Art/Yearbook Advisor) suggested that the faculty of The Charles...

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The Lord Makes the Way Written by Charity Curtis, Administrative Assistant to the President More than 20 years ago, the Lord laid it on my husb...

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Written by Regina Thorpe, school Librarian School is over, textbooks are closed, but new, enticing summer reading books should be stacked up and read...

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The following is an edited excerpt from Cassandra Kenville, the valedictorian of the Charles Finney School class of 2014. She gave the speech during c...

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Written by Dr. Peter Burch, Bible and Civics teacher and Director of Project Compassion In May of 2014, a torrent of destructive flooding rushed thro...

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Written by Abigail Johnson, Class of 2014  My first day at Charles Finney, I didn’t have a uniform. Instead I had to settle for a pol...

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Oscar Wilde, 19th century author, is quoted as saying, “With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.” For Christian Blackwell (cl...

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Posted in: Alumni Stories
Armed with a Finney diploma, a dream, and an amazing artistic eye, Kirsten Reilly, class of 2008, started college at Fashion Institute of Technology i...

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Posted in: Alumni Stories