CHEERS - To 14. Eyes and ears should be on those involved with merging two school districts into one. The Oppenheim-Ephratah and St. Johnsville Board of Education members have been working together diligently to ensure the merger will become a success. The upcoming election March 19 will include 14 candidates vying for the opportunity to be among the seven members of the new St. Johnsville-Oppenheim-Ephratah school board. They all are showing enthusiasm and interest. We hope those who lose the election will have an opportunity to serve in other leadership roles in the new district. It would be refreshing to see a similar number of candidates come forth for school board elections in other local districts this year. We believe the St. Johnsville-Oppenheim-Ephratah merger will prove its value to the students.