School Bulletins 07.11.19

Poestenkill Youth Summer Camp

Poestenkill Summer Camp will be held July 8th-August 2nd at Poestenkill Elementary School from 9am-4pm. Each week will be filled with field trips to a variety of locations around the Capital Region including Grafton, Billy Beez, Fun Plex, Liberty Ridge Farm, Valley Cats, Zoom Flume, etc., art projects, STEM challenges, physical activities, water activities and visitors to camp. Swim lessons will be offered at Grafton. Registration information can be found at www.bit.ly/PoestenkillYouth

Contact Town Office at 518-283-5100 with any questions. Submitted by: Tiffany Buker, Camp Director, Town of Poestenkill

Save the date! CHS Annual 70’s Alumni Party

Grads/attendees/teachers of Columbia High School 1970-1979: mark your calendar to attend the annual Alumni Party/Summer Get-Together on Saturday, August 17, 2019. ALL alumni welcome! Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way (off Route 9J), Schodack Landing. Camping available, reserve now; sites are going fast! Watch for further details here and on our FB page: SEVENTIES REUNION. Contact: Caroline Lynch Zeyak at 518-928-3223 or elvis628@nullfairpoint.net.

APHS Class of 1989 30th Year Reunion

Planning is in the works to celebrate our 30th year reunion. August 17th is the tentative date and we are currently looking into possible venues. An email address has been set up for questions, or to contact the planning committee. For classmates who are not on Facebook, please send an email to: aphs1989reunion@nullgmail.com and provide your contact information. For those without access to a computer, you may call or text 518 378-5318. Friends and family of alumni, please spread the word and forward the email address to classmates. We are hoping for a great turnout!

7th Annual CHS 60’s Reunion

Summer is coming and Labor Day will follow, which means the 7th annual CHS 60’s Reunion will be Saturday, September 7, 2019. Please mark your calendar and save the date. As always, we meet every year the first Saturday after Labor Day. All classes from the 60’s including ‘60 to ‘69 along with all pre ‘60’s classes are invited to attend. We will meet again at the East Greenbush Firehouse pavilion on Phillips Road from 4 to 9 PM. Beer, wine, mixed drinks and soda, along with food will be available at reasonable prices. Pictures from previous reunions are available for viewing at www.QECO.com courtesy of Paul Kardos ‘63. No reservation is required. All are asked to pay $5 to cover expenses and the surplus will be donated to CoNSERNS-U for their back to school program. Please share this information with your classmates and encourage them to join you on the 7th. Have a great Summer. Hope to see you in September!

~Bob Flynn ‘63

Columbia High School Class of ‘69 50th Reunion

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Columbia High School, East Greenbush. Class of 1969 is celebrating their 50th year class reunion at Nassau Sportsman Club – outdoor pavilion at 370 Boyce Road,Nassau, NY 12123. The date is September 14, 2019 at 4pm. Food will be served at 5pm. Please RSVP by August 14th with a check payable for $35.00 pp to Colleen Thompson.  15 Thompson Court, Rensselaer NY 12144.

Class Reunion Save The Date

Save the date, October 4, 2019, Catholic Central High School Class of 1969 50th Reunion at Franklin Terrace. More information to follow.

Columbia High School Class of ’79 40th year reunion

The Columbia High School Class of ’79 40th year reunion will be held on Friday, November 29th, 6:30-11:30 pm at The Century House in Latham.

Details on Columbia High School Class of ‘79 Facebook page.

Wynantskill UFSD- Register Kindergartners Now for 2019-20 School Year

Parents of children who will attend kindergarten at Gardner-Dickinson School in the fall are encouraged to register their children now. Your child must be 5 years old by Dec. 1, 2019 to attend kindergarten in September.

To register, parents are asked to call Ms. Fazioli at 518-283-4600 ext. 10, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Forms and registration information are also available at www.wynantskillufsd.org.

Registering your child for kindergarten now will make sure your child is ready to start the school year by ensuring all the necessary pvaperwork is on file. It also helps Wynantskill UFSD plan for the upcoming school year by providing school officials a better estimate of how many kindergarteners will attend school.

Twin sisters, both Troy residents, ending Army National Guard careers after 34 years

Lisa and Lynn Currier joined the National Guard together, served together and went to war in Afghanistan together. LATHAM, NY (07/02/2019) (readMedia)– Twin sisters who began their Army National Guard careers together, went to war in Afghanistan together and share a house in Troy together, are now planning their retirements from the New York Army National Guard together.

Master Sgt. Lisa Currier, a senior logistics officer, and her sister, retired Lt. Col. Lynn Currier, an information management branch chief, who both worked at the New York National Guard headquarters here are retiring after 34 years of service.

They will be honored with a retirement lunch on July 12 at Frear Park Golf Course.

Holly Hastings Recognized as Community Service Leader at SUNY Delhi

DELHI, NY (07/02/2019)– The O’Connor Center for Community Engagement (OCCE) at SUNY Delhi has recognized Holly Hastings of Eagle Bridge (Hoosick Falls Central School) for their outstanding commitment to community service. Hastings was named a Leader of Excellence: Bachelors, which recognizes seniors graduating with between 301-400 hours of service.

Averill Park Commencement Press Release

Averill Park Central School District held its 88th annual Commencement at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on Saturday, June 29.

In total, 227 graduates received their diploma, though one would-be graduate was notably absent.

Kelsey Kittleson passed away in July 2017 after a two-year battle with brain cancer. She was a part of the Class of 2019.

On Saturday, High School Principal Heath Quiles and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. James Franchini, delivered welcoming remarks before graduate Emily Armlin spoke to the audience.

Mr. Vincent Gaetani served as the guest speaker for the afternoon. Mr. Gaetani is a long-time teacher at Averill Park CSD who is retiring. This year, seniors chose their commencement speaker.

Graduate Noora Ahmed delivered the farewell address to her class and spoke of her beloved classmate, Kelsey Kittleson.

The Class of 2019 includes:

Top Academic Students

Julia Zaremba

Katie O’Neill-Knasick

Michael J. Beskid

Abigail L. Vandenberg

Jenna Marie Miller

Mariah Hayley St.Onge

Keating Rose Zeleke

Ruthann Flick

Anthony Michael Carucci

Nathaniel Paul Jamison

Class of 2019

Noora Ahmed

Alexis V. Anton

Emily Caroline Armlin

Matthew M/ Atherholt

Ryan Gregory Baker

William R. Ballard

Samuel Bendett

Emily I. Benoit

Jessica E. Beskid

Logan B. Bielawski

Andrea N. Bingham

Martin Lawrence Bond

Olivia M. Bonesteel

Jackie Borland

Jake R. Bornt

Brian Michael Bourne

Jacqueline E. Boyd

Austin William Bradway

Victoria A. Bubie

Emily Anne Bulmer

Hanna Marie Buono

Caterina Ann Burns

Iris A. Bursey

Lillian Abigail Bushey

Emma Card

Molly Abigail Cardamone

Morgan L. Catlin

Taya A. Catlin

Rebekah L. Chambers

Hadley J. Chan

Kaylee M. Clairmont

James S. Cocca

Sean D. Collingbourne

Trevor Collins

Kathleen Cone

Katleyn Rose Cooper

Lucas G. Corbo

Shawn Cornelius

Shauna A. Corry

Jesse C. Crawford-Harris

Emma Crawley

Henry J.E. Crawley

Brooklyn Ashley Darling

Christina Renee DeGroff

Karisa Marie Dell

Matthew P. Deresienski

Arlo DeSimone

Kara Faith Dodge

Justice Dominy

Nicholas J. DonVito

Wesley Doscher

Anna F. Doyle

Gracie A. Driscoll

Anthony Dutcher

Hunter Farrell

Cassidy Film

James Finelli

Bradley Fink

Konnor Fink

Eamon P. Finnerty

William F. Fleming

Declan H. Flynn

Jason A. Foust

Matthew Daniel Gaston

Rachel Elizabeth Gates

Avery M. Gauthier

Gabrielle Lilly Geerholt

Nicholas Franklin Gelder

Sydney N. Gile

Megan E. Glanton

Nicholas Michael Goyer

Sean P. Graf

Xavier Ellen Gray

Jeremy Gregware

Darren S. Griffin

Cameron J. Groff

Marissa Lee Guilbault

Bruce Gumlaw

Thomas K. Hacker

Megan Mary Hale

Dylan Hansen

Kyle A. Harvey

Rick C. Haskins

Julia H. Haworth

Raymod A. Hebert

William Henderson

Abigail G. Hillenbrandt

Carley Della Marie Hinman

Lauren D. Hogle

Jamie E. Holzman

Leena V. Horrocks

Zachary Hotaling

Nicholas J. Houlihan

Philip Jackson

Alyssa M. Jacon

Emily Jaworski

Jacob A. Jokiel

Aiden Reed Jones

Emily Kay Jorden

Owen Joyce

Andrew Kardelky

Zachary Raymond Karhan

Olivia Kelley

Matthew J. Kenneally

Aerianna Kristel

Nixon Kwok

Anthony Lee LaBounty

Michael Xavier LaChance

Dylan William LaPorta

Genna Eve LaRose

Andrew J. Lee

Brian D. Legan

John Thomas Leonard

Taylor A. Liberty

Jacob R. Lucier

Isabella Rose Maddalone

Nicholas Marshall Maggio

Nancy F. Mainville

Stephanie Cecielia Mangene

Tiffany Marie Maroncelli

Morgan C. Mason

Nicholas R. McCart

Michael McCarty III

Michaela McCormack

James I McDade

Zachary M. McGrath

Morgan M. McIntyre

John H. McKenna

Olivia L. Meemken

Logan Messina

Patrick Micheli

Mitchell R. Mihalko

Colin T. Miller

Kyle R. Moak

Kelsey Christine Mohl

Josephine S. Morelli

EmmaLee A. Morgan

Sophia Noelle Morone

Joshua Morra

Alexis D. Moskov

Zachary T. Moskov

Bridget Catherine Mulligan

Marissa A. Nagel

Joseph M. Natalie

Kyle B. Nethercott

Ethan T. Nguyen

Carl L. Nitz

Christina Marie Parrottino

Avery Pascucci

Jewelia Mae D. Pasinello

Nicholas Christopher Pastizzo

Stephanie Elizabeth Paul

Lauren E. Pelletier

Kelsey Grace Perala

Scott J. Petersen III

Madalyne Emilie Piche

Gianna Maria Polaro

Maxwell J. Pollock

Grace Tullidge Powers

Dakota Price

Zachary Tyler Price

Joan Quinones

Audrey Rafferty

Ryan J. Ranken

John Rapello

Nicolina Lynne Rayno

Kyle S. Reasor

Jason Reed

Rayanna N. Reed

Anita Rose Reitano

Emily T. Ruppert

Daniel P. Ryan III

Samantha M. Schupp

Bernadette Sharkey

Tristan Shelhamer

Caitlin Elizabeth Siegel

Micayla E. Slattery

Devin M. Smith

Kyle Jordan Snyder

Logan E. Southard

Nicholas M. Spink

Collin St. Pierre

Stephanie Lynn St. Pierre

Anna Lucia Stern

Christian T. Stuto

Aaron E. Styczynski

Michael J. Sullivan

Cole Daniel Swahlan

Kalila E. Swan

Angela E. Thomas

Kristen W. Thomas

Derek J. Tobin

Celina Rose Tomlinson

Jacob W. Unser

Petra A. Valenti

Madelyn J. VanAken

Aaron R. VanBergen

Morgan P. VanDervoort

Alexander J. Verardi

MeiLin Wachtel

Jack T. Wendell

Aidan R. Westfall

Elijah Edward Wilcox

Kennedi J. Wilkinson

Bradley Joseph Willett

Nathan Willett

Dominic J. Williams

Jessie L. Williams

Alexander C. Williams-Mitchell

Amanda E. Winckler

Laura Alexis Wing

Izabella Dream With

Merrill A.Z. Wrenn

Nikolas C. Yash

Rebekah Zimmerman

Abigail Cancilla of Troy Named to Monroe College Dean’s List for Winter 2019 Semester

BRONX, NY (07/01/2019)– Abigail Cancilla of Troy (12182) was recently named to the Monroe College Dean’s List for the Winter 2019 semester.

St. Lawrence University Students Named to Dean’s List

CANTON, NY (07/01/2019)– The following students have been selected for inclusion on the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring 2019 semester at St. Lawrence University.

Shannon E. Doin of Troy. Doin is a member of the Class of 2020 and is majoring in biology and government.

Sean J. Harrington of Averill Park. Harrington is a member of the Class of 2020 and is majoring in neuroscience. Harrington attended Averill Park High School.

Michael T. Rienzo of Troy. Rienzo is a member of the Class of 2022. Rienzo attended Troy High School.

Jacob L. Snyder of Sand Lake. Snyder is a member of the Class of 2022. Snyder attended Averill Park High School.

Brianna L. Wickham of Mechanicville. Wickham is a member of the Class of 2020 and is majoring in neuroscience. Wickham attended Mechanicville High School.

Local residents named to RIT Dean’s List

ROCHESTER, NY (07/01/2019)– The following local residents made the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2019 spring semester. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

William Charbonneau of Hoosick Falls (12090), who is in the chemistry program.

Connor Rollins of Averill Park (12018), who is in the industrial engineering program.

Bridgit Hrubecky of Averill Park (12018), who is in the biomedical sciences program.

Matthew Harris of Troy (12182), who is in the computing and information technologies program.

Zara Davis of Wynantskill (12198), who is in the ceramics program.

Evan Forbes of Nassau (12123), who is in the web and mobile computing program.

Ryan Cacciotti of Troy (12180), who is in the mechanical engineering technology program.

Nicolas Stagnitta of East Greenbush (12061), who is in the business administration-management program.

Bryan Serian of Wynantskill (12198), who is in the electrical engineering program.

Will Clifford of Hoosick Falls (12090), who is in the computational mathematics program.

Zoe Willson of Troy (12180), who is in the packaging science program.

Mark McCowan of Nassau (12123), who is in the computer engineering program.

Spencer Perry of Nassau (12123), who is in the biomedical engineering program.

Kate Bobear of Valley Falls (12185), who is in the graphic design program.

Gabriel Cagara of Mechanicville (12118), who is in the new media design program.

John Lyons of Wynantskill (12198), who is in the industrial design program.

Sabrina Wolfe of Troy (12180), who is in the biomedical sciences program.

Gabe Gibney of Rensselaer (12144), who is in the chemical engineering program.

Kyle Saba of Troy (12182), who is in the civil engineering technology program.

Kerstyn OBrien of Wynantskill (12198), who is in the physician assistant program.

Jordan Palmer of East Greenbush (12061), who is in the chemical engineering program.

Springfield College Recognizes Dean’s List Students for the 2019 Spring Semester

SPRINGFIELD, MA (07/01/2019)– Springfield College has named the following area students to the Dean’s List for academic excellence for the 2019 Spring Semester. Criteria for selection to the dean’s list requires that the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester.

Brennan Fleming of Mechanicville, NY (12118) has been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2019 term. Fleming is studying Applied Exercise Science.

Michael Hoyt of Troy, NY (12180) has been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2019 term. Hoyt is studying Athletic Training.

Emily LaPlante of Troy, NY (12182) has been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2019 term. LaPlante is studying Athletic Training.

Sydney McNall of Troy, NY (12180) has been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2019 term. McNall is studying Computer Graphics/Digital Arts.

Natalie Stoner of Wynantskill, NY (12198) has been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2019 term. Stoner is studying Health Science/Pre-physician Assistant.

Miranda Gaetani of Mechanicville, NY (12118) has been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2019 term. Gaetani is studying Mathematics.

Laurel Zimmer graduates from The College of St. Scholastica

DULUTH, MN (07/02/2019)– Laurel Zimmer of Wynantskill, NY graduated from The College of St. Scholastica with a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management.

Brian Giddings Earns Spring 2019 Dean’s List Honors at Roger Williams University

Brian Giddings, of West Sand Lake, NY, has been named to the Spring 2019 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University, in Bristol, R.I. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that semester.

Jessica Alessi Makes Dean’s Commendation List at Gettysburg College

Jessica Alessi of Nassau, NY (12123) has been placed on the Deans’ Commendation List for outstanding academic achievement in the Spring 2019 semester.

Springfield College Recognizes 2019 Graduates

SPRINGFIELD, MA (07/02/2019)– Springfield College Recognizes 2019 Graduates

Brennan Fleming of Mechanicville, NY, has earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College for studies completed in 2019.

Jennifer Corsi of Rensselaer, NY, has earned a master’s of education degree in Counseling from Springfield College for studies completed in 2019.

Salvatore Cimino of Mechanicville, NY, has earned a master’s of education degree in Physical Education from Springfield College for studies completed in 2019.

Samantha Scanu of Troy, NY, has earned a doctor of physical therapy degree in Physical Therapy from Springfield College for studies completed in 2019.

Taylor Lockrow of Troy, NY, has earned a master’s of science degree in Physician Assistant from Springfield College for studies completed in 2019.

Anthony Carnevale of Troy, NY, has earned a master’s of education degree in Psychology from Springfield College for studies completed in 2019.

Local Students Graduate from SUNY Delhi

DELHI, NY (07/02/2019)– More than 690 students graduated from SUNY Delhi in May 2019. Commencement was held on May 18, 2019, and over 750 certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees were conferred upon the Class of 2019.

Leah Harris of Nassau () earned a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management.

Allison Murray of Troy (Lansingburgh High School) earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.

Nolan Sutton of TROY (Grayson High School) earned a bachelor’s degree in Business and Technology Management.

Kendra Burris of Troy () earned an associate’s degree in Veterinary Science Technology.

Garrett Fiske of Stephentown () earned an associate’s degree in Residential Construction.

Elizabeth Kempter of Poestenkill () earned an associate’s degree in Veterinary Science Technology.

Area SUNY Oswego students named to President’s List for spring 2019

OSWEGO, NY (07/03/2019)– SUNY Oswego has named high-performing students to the President’s List for spring 2019 for earning grade point averages of 3.80 and above on the 4.00 scale.

Victoria A. Panzanaro of Holser Road in Averill Park, a senior biology major

Kevin G. Farrell of Cavalry Course in Mechanicville, a sophomore biochemistry major

Elizabeth A. DeRubertis of Mountainview Terrace in Rensselaer, a senior wellness management major

Justin Akin of Madigan Road in Schaghticoke, a senior finance major

Emily M. O’Brien of Matthew Drive in Schaghticoke, a junior creative writing major

Kirsten R. Klingaman of Spring Avenue in Troy, a junior criminal justice major

Pierce M. Hurd of Craver Road in West Sand Lake, a sophomore computer science major

Amanda Young of NY Highway 355 in Wynantskill, a senior technology education major

Jodie Waldron of Eagle Bridge is a Practical Nursing Spring 2019 Graduate

RANDOLPH CENTER, VT (07/03/2019)– Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that Jodie Waldron from Eagle Bridge (12057) of the Practical Nursing program is among the 142 students who graduated from the program in the spring of 2019.

SUNY Oswego recognizes area students on Deans’ List for spring 2019

OSWEGO, NY (07/03/2019)– Students earning a grade point average of 3.3 to 3.79 appear on SUNY Oswego’s spring 2019 Deans’ List, including several from the area.

Emily M. Olds of Miller Road in Castleton, a sophomore majoring in zoology

Casey Bariteau of Michael Road in East Greenbush, a sophomore majoring in childhood education

Madeleine G. Kaleta of Tamara Court in East Greenbush, a senior majoring in zoology

Meghan E. McKosky of Tamara Court in East Greenbush, a junior majoring in business administration

Bryan M. Farrell of Cavalry Course in Mechanicville, a junior majoring in business administration

Katrina L. Gorman of Bliss Schoolhouse Road in Nassau, a senior majoring in English

Evan J. Crawley of Plank Road in Poestenkill, a senior majoring in information science

Amanda K. McCullough of Delaware Avenue in Rensselaer, a senior majoring in childhood education

Jacob E. Southworth of Georgia Court in Rensselaer, a senior majoring in theatre

Danielle M. Jones of P.O. Box 243 in Stephentown, a senior majoring in biology

Megan R. Bloom of Madison Avenue in Troy, a junior majoring in human development

Maggie E. Bulmer of Banbury Road in Troy, a junior majoring in public relations

Vanessa A. Feliciano of Orr Street in Troy, a senior majoring in political science

Charlotte Gates of Roosevelt Avenue in Troy, a junior majoring in marketing

Joshua J. Helenek of Lavin Court in Troy, a senior majoring in criminal justice

Jacob D. Lewis of 109th Street in Troy, a junior majoring in broadcasting and mass communication

Brandon J. Macey of Albert Drive in Troy, a senior majoring in broadcasting and mass communication

Ryan J. Heslin of State Route 67 in Valley Falls, a senior majoring in biology

Dylan G. Farley of Shaver Road in West Sand Lake, a senior majoring in finance

Thomas A. Connolly of Dobert Court in Wynantskill, a senior majoring in broadcasting and mass communication

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