Update for Columbia Graduation and Goff Elevation Celebration

In response to further changes to New York State guidelines for outdoor gatherings announced earlier this week, Columbia High School has consolidated its three graduation ceremonies and will instead host one graduation for the Class of 2021 on Friday, June 25 on the CHS turf field at 4:00 p.m. Howard L. Goff Middle School will follow the plan for Columbia Graduation and also host one Elevation Celebration for all 8th grade students on Thursday, June 24 at 4:00 p.m. on the CHS turf field. Each student may be joined by up to four guests.

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East Greenbush Education Foundation Board of Directors

East Greenbush Education Foundation Board of Directors at the 2019 Gala.

The East Greenbush Education Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Columbia High School Alumni Hall of Fame and the Community Leader Award.

Candidates for the Columbia Alumni Hall of Fame are selected annually by a committee for demonstrating one of the following:

  1. Achievement in their profession
  2. Achievement in an area in which he or she takes an active interest
  3. Outstanding service to a specific community (it may include outside the East Greenbush School District)
  4. Contribution to humanity in some special way

The Community Leader Award is given to a resident of the East Greenbush Central School District, not a graduate of Columbia High School, who demonstrates:

  1. Outstanding service to a community group located in the East Greenbush School District or to the
    School District itself
  2. Leadership in making a positive change to the environment, the community, or an organization for
    students and residents of EGCSD

Nominations for both categories are due by December 30, 2019. After inductees are selected, they will be honored at the Education Foundation’s annual Gala on Friday, April 3, 2020.

Nomination Forms