No School - Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day)

All schools and district offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. However, Friday, May 26 and Tuesday, May 30 will be regular school days for all students and staff due to the district's use of five emergency closings this school year.

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Columbia High School students will be performing music, comedy and poetry at the CHS Talent Show, presented by Ethnic Coalition, on Friday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the school auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Admission costs $10 and the money will be donated to the Albany Social Justice Center.


  • Mia Williams – Reading an original poem
  • Holly Thorpe – Singing “Love Song” by Sarah Bareilles
  • Nick Rizzo – Playing on the piano “Don’t Stop Believin” by Journey
  • Josh Trop – Playing on guitar and singing “Pompeii” by Bastille
  • Ozzy Szczesniak – Singing “The Strays” by Sleeping with Sirens
  • Shea Thorpe – Playing on the piano and singing “The Way It Is” by Bruce Hornsby
  • Guess the Masked Teacher
  • Aries Raphael – Playing guitar and singing
  • Snakkee Grant & Elizabeth Carrier – Performing “HOT” by 17 
  • Alex Saddlemire – Singing “Cut Off” by Set It Off 
  • Nick Pugliese – Performing an original comedy skit 
  • Niyah Ventrice & Phillip Maughan – Singing and playing “Lovely” By Billie Eilish & Khalid 
  • Cheyenne Bott – Singing “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton

Special thanks to the judges Mr. DeFrias and Mr. Lapolla and to the hosts Niyah Ventrice, Estreya Bennett, Mark Kamauff, Sophia Damiani and Sophia Arduini!

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