7 News All-Stars to receive on-air recognition

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.

  Academic All-Star: Marina Wood

  Career-Tech All-Star: Kierstin Getman

  Arts All-Star: Erica Scragg

North Country All Stars to be Honored with Television Special

  Academic All-Star: Sarah Weaver

  Arts All-Star: Kayleigh Ronas

Continued Coverage

  Academic All-Star: Luke Lundy

  Career-Tech All-Star: Juleanna Duell

  Arts All-Star: Nick Henry

  Academic All-Star: Peter Harvill

  Arts All-Star: Ashlyn Hilts

  Academic All-Star: Chad Mason

  Arts All-Star: Emma Zehr

Emma Zehr plays the piano and the oboe – and she sings.

  Career-Tech All-Star: Kayley Walsh

The South Lewis student is studying veterinary practices at Jeff-Lewis BOCES.

  Academic All-Star: McKenna Cooney

This week's Academic All-Star is is McKenna Cooney, a senior at Immaculate Heart Central School.

  Arts All-Star: Amber Johnston

Amber Johnston says she’s been trying to do more facial expressions in her art.

  Academic All-Star: Ashton Colby

  Career-Tech All-Star: Macee Trudeau

  Arts All-Star: Jaaron Thomas

  Arts All-Star: Zoe Williamson

  Career-Tech All-Star Danielle Duprey

  Arts All-Star: Ysabella Miller

  Athlete of the Week: Jackie Piddock

Jackie Piddock of South Jefferson had an exceptional season, averaging 25 points per game.

  Arts All-Star: Ryan Hayes

As much as he enjoys playing on his own, Ryan Hayes says playing with a group is even better.

  TV Dinner: an Irish feast

There’s no North Country Goes Green Irish festival this year, but you can still enjoy some great Irish food.

  Academic All-Star: Melanie Peabody

This week's Academic All-Star is Melanie Peabody, a senior at Clifton-Fine Central School.

  TV Dinner: ‘Strega Nona’

“Strega Nona” is a children’s book. It’s also a tasty pasta dish that’s perfect for Lent.

  Arts All-Star: Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith wants to tell a story and he wants to share it with the world.

  Academic All-Star: Leah French

This week's Academic All-Star is Leah French, a senior at Hermon-DeKalb Central School.

  Career-Tech All-Star: Casey Davis

Casey Davis is in her second year in the early childhood education program at the BOCES Bohlen Technical Center in Watertown.

  Arts All-Star: Phoebe Hall

Phoebe Hall's musical journey began with a large part in a show in kindergarten.

  Athlete of the Week: Makenna Boliver

Makenna Boliver of Beaver River has closed out an exceptional high school volleyball career.

  Academic All-Star: Trenton Barnes

This week's Academic All-Star is Trenton Barnes, a senior at LaFargeville Central School.

  Arts All-Star: J. Jake Thomas

J. Jake Thomas got bitten by the theater bug when he was in sixth grade.

  TV Dinner: Tequila Mango Flambé

It's Valentine's Day and Chef Chris Manning shows us a romantic dessert.

  Academic All-Star: Matthew McIntosh

This week's Academic All-Star is Matthew McIntosh, a senior at Lowville Academy and Central School.

  Career-Tech All-Star: Justin Geyer

Justin Geyer is learning how to fix cars.

  Arts All-Star Hailey Hunt

Hailey Hunt wants to be a doctor, but the lessons she's learned from dance will always be with her.

  TV Dinner: Chicken Paprikash

It's a simple and satisfying dish Chef Chris Manning used to make when he worked at the Renaissance Restaurant in Watertown.

  Academic All-Star: Riley Aubertine

This week's Academic All-Star is Riley Aubertine, a senior at Lyme Central School.

  Arts All-Star: Matthew Garrison

Matthew Garrison says writing can be frustrating. He even wrote a poem about how hard it can be.

  TV Dinner: Jambalaya

Chef Chris Manning learned how to make jambalaya when he interned for a New Orleans chef named Miss Lolita Dubois.

  Academic All-Star: Karrigan Riordan

This week's Academic All-Star is Karrigan Riordan, a senior at Belleville-Henderson Central School.

  Career-Tech All-Star: Caleb Judd

Caleb Judd is taking engineering and design at BOCES in Lewis County.

  Arts All-Star: Kennedy Vergin

For Kennedy Vergin, performing is "rewarding and kind of breathtaking at first."

  TV Dinner: Maple Mustard Sauce

Chef Chris Manning's Maple Mustard Sauce is simple and easy to make.

  Academic All-Star: Jaymie Monnat

This week's Academic All-Star is Jaymie Monnat, a senior at Beaver River Central School.

  Arts All-Star: Cristofer Tidd

For Cristofer Tidd, music is a stress reliever, "a big stress reliever for me and I just love seeing how much joy it brings people."

  TV Dinner: Maryland Hot Crab Dip

If you're hosting a football game-watching party, this dish would be a sure crowd pleaser.

  Career-Tech All-Star: David Zimmer

David Zimmer is learning a skill he says is very useful.

  Arts All-Star: Veronica Gibbons

For Veronica Gibbons, music is a great way to cure a bad day.

  Academic All-Star: Shawn Mason

This week's Academic All-Star is Shawn Mason, a senior at Alexandria Central School.

  TV Dinner: Amatriciana

It's called Amatriciana and it originates from Amatrice in central Italy northeast of Rome.

  Academic All-Star: Leon Lufkin

This week's Academic All-Star is Leon Lufkin, a senior at Potsdam Central School.

  Arts All-Star: Gerard Powers

Gerard Powers remembers his first voice lessons.

  Athlete of the Week: Kyle Gaumes

Kyle Gaumes of Lyme is making an early impression for his new team. The transfer from LaFargeville is averaging 24 points a game.

  TV Dinner: loaded potato pancakes

It’s a tasty and hearty way to start the New Year.

  Academic All-Star: Olivia Berghaus

This week's Academic All-Star is Olivia Berghaus, a senior at Ogdensburg Free Academy.

  Arts All-Star: Katherine Vito

Katherine Vito has been surrounded by music her entire life.

  TV Dinner: Beef Cacciatore

Most people have heard of Chicken Cacciatore, but Chef Chris Manning introduces us to the less-renowned Beef Cacciatore.

  Academic All-Star: Holly Young

This week's Academic All-Star is Holly Young, a senior at South Jefferson Central School.

  Arts All-Star: Shacoria Jackson

Shacoria Jackson says some of her sketches take hours.

  TV Dinner: Baccala Vitorio

Salt cod is an Italian tradition at Christmas.

  Academic All-Star: Keyan Deom

This week's Academic All-Star is Keyan Deom, a senior at Copenhagen Central School.

  Arts All-Star: Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis could sing all of "Annie" before she could speak in coherent sentences.

  Career-Tech All-Star: Austin Fayette

Austin Fayette is learning to weld at Southwest Tech in Fowler, part of the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES.

  TV Dinner: Sauce Robert

It might look like your typical steak sauce, but it's not.

  Academic All-Star: Andrew Victoria

This week's Academic All-Star is Andrew Victoria, a senior at Watertown High School.

  Arts All-Star: Morgan Wheat

Morgan Wheat plans to major in art and psychology in college and wants to become a teacher.

  TV Dinner: Cajun barbecued shrimp

It's a page from famed New Orleans Chef Paul Prudhomme's "Louisiana Kitchen" cookbook.

  Academic All-Star: Itai Parnes

This week's Academic All-Star is Itai Parnes, a senior at Carthage High School.

  Career-Tech All-Star: Johnathan Konopka

Johnathan Konopka has been into computers and video games since he was a little boy.

  Arts All-Star: Kat Frank

Kat Frank got into drums and percussion in the sixth grade.

  TV Dinner: Thanksgiving dinner leftovers

There can be more to Thanksgiving dinner leftovers than turkey sandwiches.

  Academic All-Star: Macey Cooper

This week's Academic All-Star is Macey Cooper, a senior at Thousand Islands High School.

  Arts All-Star: Frankie Schwab

Frankie Schwab says she comes from "a very artsy family."

  TV Dinner: Thanksgiving tips

Chef Chris Manning has some ideas to make your Thanksgiving special and it's sort of a family affair.

  Academic All-Star: Cory Millard

This week's Academic All-Star is Cory Millard, a senior at South Lewis Central School.

  Career-Tech All-Star: Tia Briot

Tia Briot wants to become a wildlife photographer and she’s honing her skills at a BOCES program in Lewis County.

  Arts All-Star: Hailey Weber

Music is important to Hailey Weber.