Columbia High School seniors Chase Durivage and Taylor O’Brien have started a fundraising campaign to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). They assembled a team, named Columbia Kicks Cancer, with a goal of raising $25,000 to improve medical research for blood cancer patients. Their mission is to contribute to a cure for cancer.
Eighth grade students are learning important career development skills in their Intro to CTE – Home & Career Skills class through meetings with local professionals. Earlier this month, students were joined virtually by two human resource directors and the president of the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce. The students learned about potential careers and what skills are required to obtain a job and succeed.
Columbia High School students in Operation Graduation, who are also Interact Club members, completed community service hours making blankets for individuals in need earlier this week. The students are donating the blankets to the emergency shelter at St. Paul’s Center in Rensselaer.