Winter Recess

All schools will be closed for Winter Recess starting Monday, February 19 through Friday, February 23.

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Columbia High School students in the Participation in Government class presented their group projects last week, proposing bills to classmates and then lobbying for votes. Legislative Day, as it’s known, is typically held in the auditorium with all of the classes participating together. However, due to social distancing requirements, each class chose its own winning bill.

As part of the project, groups select an issue that they believe needs to be changed. Then they work together to research the issue and write a bill and public policy proposal that is presented to their classmates and teacher.

The winning bills included:

Emmanuel Baffoe, Paige Hausler, and Alexandros Wheeler
Creating a Parent Drop Off at CHS

Emmanuel Baffoe, Paige Hausler, and Alexandros Wheeler

Ryan Johnson, Jacob Martin, and Christian Cirincione
Federal Department of Internet Regulation

Ryan Johnson, Jacob Martin, and Christian Cirincione

Anna Puglisi, Anna Hallock, Lanie Smith, Kylie MatthewsGym as an Elective for Student Athletes
Anna Puglisi, Anna Hallock, Lanie Smith, Kylie Matthews

Victoria Winter and Ella Patterson
Lowering the Drinking Age in NY State

Victoria Winter and Ella Patterson

Shashwat Panigrahi, Justin Sapienza, and Ryan Seely
Rebuilding the Albany Waterfront

Shashwat Panigrahi, Justin Sapienza, and Ryan Seely

Rachel Pearson, Jackie Urschel, and Grace Warburton
Redesign the CHS Parking Lot

Rachel Pearson, Jackie Urschel, and Grace Warburton

Nicholas Melaragno and Enson Tang
Upgrading Technology at CHS

Nicholas Melaragno and Enson Tang