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The top priority for Clinton's ABC scholars is their schoolwork. We are a college-preparatory program, after all. But we also hope our scholars make lifelong friends, participate in extracurricular activities and become involved in the local community. ABC students have been class presidents, team captains, NHS members, lead actors in the musical, community volunteers and Model UN participants, to name just a few of their school activities. The boys also regularly attend Syracuse University football and basketball games, participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in nearby Utica, learn to ski or snowboard, and host a very popular annual Halloween party. Trips to the Adirondacks and to the Storm King Art Center have also taken place in recent years.

Kevin and Marley check-in with the newest addition to the ABC House. Congratulations Liz and Travis on the arrival of Bennett.
Kevin and Marley check-in with the newest addition to the ABC House. Congratulations Liz and Travis on the arrival of Bennett.
Mala's mom joins him for senior night to celebrate all of his accomplishments as a Clinton Warrior.
Mala's mom joins him for senior night to celebrate all of his accomplishments as a Clinton Warrior.
The boys spent a day in January learning to snowboard at a local ski resort.
The boys spent a day in January learning to snowboard at a local ski resort.
Malaquias was recognized prior to the varsity boys' basketball game on January 17 for surpassing 1000 points in his career. Congratulations Mala!
Malaquias was recognized prior to the varsity boys' basketball game on January 17 for surpassing 1000 points in his career. Congratulations Mala!
Carlos helped the Clinton boys' indoor track team win the Center State Conference Championship
Carlos helped the Clinton boys' indoor track team win the Center State Conference Championship
The boys attended the Syracuse University men's basketball game against Florida State at the Carrier Dome.
The boys attended the Syracuse University men's basketball game against Florida State at the Carrier Dome.
Mark Bowling is a member of the Clinton Bowling Team ... naturally.
Mark Bowling is a member of the Clinton Bowling Team ... naturally.
It's tradition for the person celebrating a birthday to pick the restaurant for dinner. Travis chose the buffet at Turning Stone Resort
It's tradition for the person celebrating a birthday to pick the restaurant for dinner. Travis chose the buffet at Turning Stone Resort
Malaquias gave the ball he was presented for scoring his 1,000th point to his mom who was on-hand for the special occasion.
Malaquias gave the ball he was presented for scoring his 1,000th point to his mom who was on-hand for the special occasion.
Marley surprised Resident Director Travis Hill with a visit to his office on the Hamilton campus.
Marley surprised Resident Director Travis Hill with a visit to his office on the Hamilton campus.
Marley chose to celebrate his birthday at Olive Garden.
Marley chose to celebrate his birthday at Olive Garden.
The ABC House has a new ping pong table. Thanks to Carlos for helping to put it together.
The ABC House has a new ping pong table. Thanks to Carlos for helping to put it together.
Game night at the Clinton ABC House has begun.
Game night at the Clinton ABC House has begun.
Kevin was honored as the "Flyest and Freshest" at the Model UN Conference. Congratulations Kevin!
Kevin was honored as the "Flyest and Freshest" at the Model UN Conference. Congratulations Kevin!
When the weather gives you snow .... make snow forts ... which come in handy when the RD starts a snowball fight.
When the weather gives you snow .... make snow forts ... which come in handy when the RD starts a snowball fight.
Andres was the lead in Beauty and the Beast, the musical staged by Clinton High School in 2013.
Andres was the lead in Beauty and the Beast, the musical staged by Clinton High School in 2013.
Tonight was the annual ABC Halloween Party, which brought many people to the house to support the program, including recent ABC graduate Oneil (left), who made the trip back from Colgate where he is a freshman. A special thanks to all who donated food and
Tonight was the annual ABC Halloween Party, which brought many people to the house to support the program, including recent ABC graduate Oneil (left), who made the trip back from Colgate where he is a freshman. A special thanks to all who donated food and
Passing the torch: Oneil and Lenny (standing) in May 2014 before graduating and starting their college careers at Colgate and SUNY Oneonta.  They are pictured here in 2014 with next year's seniors Carlos and Malaquias.
Passing the torch: Oneil and Lenny (standing) in May 2014 before graduating and starting their college careers at Colgate and SUNY Oneonta. They are pictured here in 2014 with next year's seniors Carlos and Malaquias.
Mala conducted an impromptu interview with Omega following his debut with the varsity football team.
Mala conducted an impromptu interview with Omega following his debut with the varsity football team.
Carlos and Malaquias at the senior game. Carlos's sister Bianca was able to join and sang the National Anthem.
Carlos and Malaquias at the senior game. Carlos's sister Bianca was able to join and sang the National Anthem.
Marley always finds creative ways to keep everyone entertained.
Marley always finds creative ways to keep everyone entertained.
The whole town joined in observing Clinton ABC's 40th Anniversary in 2012.
The whole town joined in observing Clinton ABC's 40th Anniversary in 2012.
Lenny and Oneil are ready for the Junior Prom.
Lenny and Oneil are ready for the Junior Prom.
Trip to the Storm King Art Center in May 2012.
Trip to the Storm King Art Center in May 2012.
Lenny and Andres met a new friend on a visit to the Storm King Art Center a few years ago.
Lenny and Andres met a new friend on a visit to the Storm King Art Center a few years ago.
Andres participated in the annual 100-mile bike Ride for Missing Children to raise money for this worthy cause.
Andres participated in the annual 100-mile bike Ride for Missing Children to raise money for this worthy cause.
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Photos courtesy of Nancy Ford, Travis Hill, Liz Doherty and other friends of Clinton ABC.