Food for Families Program

The East Greenbush CSD operates a Food for Families Program that provides FREE FOOD to families in need. Boxes of food are packed regularly with a variety of grocery items and then distributed in a confidential process. If your family is in need of some extra support with food, please reach out to Audra Di Bacco at 518-207-2028 or We also accept food donations to help supply this program. If you would like to donate, please contact Audra Di Bacco.

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Students at RPI Science and Engineering Fair

Seven Columbia students presented research at the 2018 RPI Science and Engineering Fair.

Seven Columbia High School seniors recently presented research projects at the RPI Science and Engineering Fair. They competed against students from across New York State.

Congratulations to the following students:

  • Katherine Blake
  • Stephen Blydenburgh
  • Gabriella Broga
  • Albert Chang
  • Aviraj Mukherjee
  • Cameron Plowinske
  • Veda Sripada

“These students should be quite proud to have a project accepted for presentation at this selective event,” said Columbia science teacher Heidi Gleason.

Special congratulations to three of those students for being recognized with special awards:

  • The Brown League Sports Award – Katherine Blake
  • The Momentive Performance Materials Award – Albert Chang
  • The Price Chopper Golub Foundation Award – Veda Sripada

Katherine Blake
Katherine Blake

Stephen BlydenburghStephen Blydenburgh

Gab BrogeaGabriella Broga

Albert ChangAlbert Chang

Aviraj Mukherjee
Aviraj Mukherjee

Cameron PlowinskeCameron Plowinske

Veda SripadaVeda Sripada