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Effective immediately, all children ages 12-15 are eligible to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, meaning all state residents ages 12 and up can now be protected against COVID-19. The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting a Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for 12 to 15 year olds at the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College on Friday, May 14 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent and bring proof of age. This is a walk-in clinic. No appointment is necessary.

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Miraj Patel, Mrs. Shepardson and Kayla Scott at the Business and Marketing Educators' Association of the Capital District awards ceremony.

Miraj Patel, Mrs. Shepardson and Kayla Scott at the Business and Marketing Educators’ Association awards ceremony.

Miraj Patel and Kayla Scott were recently recognized as Columbia’s 2017 Outstanding Business Education Students. They received this honor, not only for their academic achievement, but also for their outstanding citizenship and positive attitude.

Mr. Patel has taken Accounting, Microsoft Office, and Business Technical Math. Ms. Scott has taken Marketing, Microsoft Word Essentials, Microsoft Office, and Business Technical Math.

The students received their awards at the Business and Marketing Educators’ Association of the Capital District in Colonie earlier this month where 17 area high schools recognized their outstanding business students.

Business teacher Donna Shepardson also received an award at the event. She was named Business Teacher of the Year for her contributions, dedication, and commitment to Business Education.