7 News All-Stars to receive on-air recognition

All-Star celebration

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - How do you honor the 7 News All-Stars and maintain social distancing?

Each year 7 News honors its All-Stars with special dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn in Watertown, but the coronavirus pandemic makes that impossible.

So, this year they’ll be honored with a television special. Craig Thornton, who coordinates the station’s All-Star program, talks about it during a 7 News This Morning interview.

“North Country All Stars: A Celebration,” will air Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. on WWNY/CBS and on Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m. on WNYF/FOX.

The show will honor awardees for Athlete of the Week, Academic All-Star, Arts All-Star, and Career-Tech All-Star.

Four $1,000 scholarships (one for each discipline) will be announced during the broadcast.

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