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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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Amanda Lobban and Tyler Piel at PE Leadership AwardsColumbia High School seniors Amanda Lobban ’18 and Tyler Piel ’18 received Leadership Awards from the Capital Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance on April 29.

They were recognized along with other local high school students for their high level of physical fitness, scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and outstanding community service.

Ms. Lobban has played varsity soccer for four years and was voted team captain by her teammates. She plans on attending SUNY Cortland in the fall.

Mr. Piel plays football and lacrosse and maintains a 98.5 GPA. He plans on attending Clemson University in the fall.

“Both Amanda and Tyler have been exceptional students here at Columbia,” said Columbia Athletic Director Michael Leonard. “They both have a great attitude, strong work ethic and strive to be the best possible people.”