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Roald Dahl was many things: an author, pilot, spy and inventor. Dahl books have been a part of many childhoods; with countless summer hours spent reading James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Witches and Matilda amondg many, many other influential works.

See much more on his official website.

Canajoharie Students meet "Charlie"

Students in the Summer Stars program got a chance to meet Dr. Peter Ostrum, who portrayed Charlie Bucket in the classic 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Students at East Hill Elementary have been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as our 2022 Summer Reading selection. This visit gave our students a chance to connect the novel and film. They also got a chance to learn more about veterinary sciences from Dr. Ostrum.

Dr. Ostrum is now a veterinarian working at the Countryside Veterinary Clinic in Lowville, NY. According to his biography, he graduated from Cornell University with his veterinary degree in 1984. He also completing an internship with the ambulatory department at the University of Florida Veterinary School.


Dr. Ostrum has been featured on the YouTube series "Vets on Call", a reality series sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health. This series provides a unique glimpse into the daily life of a rural dairy veterinarian.


Everyone at the Canajoharie Central School District thanks Dr. Ostrum for taking the time to meet with our Summer Stars!