Two eighth-graders win annual essay contest

Eighth-grade students, Uchenna Uba and Maria Morrow took first and second prize, respectively, in the 2018 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest. The annual, non-commercial essay contest is open to all 12 counties in the Capital District. The young writers answered the question: What lessons can we learn from the rise of Fascism in …

RCS students recognized for outstanding musical performances

Five Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk performers were honored with awards from the Schenectady Light Opera Musical Theater Competition this year for their performances in the RCS High School Drama Club’s presentation of Sister Act. Winnie Civill, Tessa Fryer, Madealyn Frankovic, Evelyn Lawton and Lauri DeLara all were nominated for Outstanding Performance and the orchestra was also acknowledged for …

Students take to t-shirts to review books

Middle School English Language Arts Teacher Kasey LaBarge challenged her students, this quarter, to express their understanding of literature in a creative way. LaBarge’s students were assigned to choose a book to read outside of class. For extra credit, they could create a t-shirt based on the book they chose. “My goal is for them …

A.W. Becker Wackadoodles put their training in motion

For the past seven weeks, 37 grade three, four and five students at A.W. Becker have been training to run the 32nd Annual Freihofer’s 1 Mile and 3K Kids Run, on Saturday, June 2. As part of the Wackadoodles Running Club, their training included coming to school early three days a week learn how to …

Forty-one students tapped for National Junior Honor Society

On May 29, members of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School National Honor Society surprised 41 seventh- and eighth-graders, by tapping them for the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). Later that evening, an induction ceremony was held to formally welcome the new NJHS members. To be considered for the National Junior Honor Society at RCS Middle School …

Sixteen RCS High School students inducted into National Honor Society

On May 16, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 16 new students into its ranks. To be considered, each candidate needed a cumulative grade point average of at least 90 percent. Students were then selected by a Faculty Council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character. “When students are …

Floating through the fourth quarter

Students create and race boats made from recycled materials Eighteen boats glided across Lawson Lake in Coeymans on June 2 as students from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School paddled their handmade creations during the Seventh Annual Recyclable Boat Regatta. The competitors, students from Shelly Bevan’s Design and Drawing for Production class, raced around the lake in boats …

Middle school student chosen for competitive science program

A second Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk student, in as many years, has been chosen to participate in the Rising Star internship program at the Dudley Observatory in Schenectady. After a competitive application process, soon-to-be eighth-grader, Jenna Grogan, was selected to the program that runs August 2018 through April 2019. “It is a competitive program and they usually do …

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