Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The Rensselaer County Health Department is administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine at pop-up clinics throughout the county this summer. Walk-ins are accepted. Please note, individuals MUST be 18+ to be eligible for this single dose vaccine. View vaccine clinic schedule:

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Students competing in Science Olympiad Regional ChampionshipsColumbia placed 2nd at the Science Olympiad Regional Championships on March 20, qualifying for the state championships on Saturday, April 10.

The Regional Championships had 14 teams, including two from Columbia, compete virtually from separate locations due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Columbia A Team placed 2nd and the Columbia B Team placed 5th. In total, the Columbia teams won 19 medals – seven gold, five silver, one bronze, three 4th place, one 5th place and two 6th place.

Students competing in Science Olympiad Regional ChampionshipsRegional Championship Medalists

  • Anatomy
    • Gold medal for Akkhil Morkonda and Heather Bryant
    • 4th place medal for Austin Ernst and Joann Shirley Pole
  • Astronomy
    • 4th place medal for Nicholas Pugliese and Akshat Arinav
  • Chemistry Lab
    • Silver Medal for Joseph Vitali and Krystal Li
  • Circuit Lab
    • Bronze Medal for Ashish Roddam and Simon O’Connor
  • Code Busters
    • Silver Medal for Buffy Kromer, Heather Bryant, and Maria Rybakov
  • Designer Genes
    • Gold Medal for Maria Rybakov and Ekansh Agrawal
  • Disease Detectives
    • Gold Medal for Clara Xin and Akkhil Morkonda
    • 6th place medal for Joann Shirley Pole and Emily Koenig
  • Dynamic Planet
    • Silver Medal for Buffy Kromer and Teddy Howard
  • Forensics
    • Gold Medal for Simon O’Connor and Harini Conji
    • 5th place medal for Tori Patrissy and Zach Booth
  • Fossils
    • 4th Place Medal for Heather Bryant and Anika Galkiewicz
  • Geologic Mapping
    • Gold Medal for Joe Vitali and Teddy Howard
  • Machines
    • Gold Medal for Simon O’Connor and Ashish Roddam
    • 6th Place Medal for Nicholas Pugliese and Akshat Arinav
  • Ornithology
    • Gold Medal for Krystal Li and Anika Galkiewicz
    • Silver Medal for Alaina Marino and Zach Booth
  • Water Quality
    • Silver Medal for Clara Xin and Harini Conji