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School Board honors Albany Options All-Stars

Posted on: February 28, 2017

On Monday, the School Board honored Student All-Stars from Albany Options HIgh School for their motivation, perseverance, growth, and school and community service.

Albany Options students (pictured from left) are:

Amber Scott
Amber is a senior at AOS. She is active with her church youth group. She has collected food and clothing for FISH of Albany, volunteered with the Special Olympics and at the annual carnival at North Albany Elementary each Halloween. She has also done a volunteer clean-up project at Periwinkle Elementary.

Madison Frederic
Maddie is a senior at AOS. She has been active with her school’s program that partners students with senior citizens at a nearby nursing home and with younger students across the street at Sunrise Elementary School. Additionally, Maddie has volunteered at the Albany Senior Citizen Center and with the annual Arts and Air Festival.

Not pictured:

Anessa Johnson
Anessa is a 10th grader at AOS. She has been an active member of her church youth group where she participated in food and clothing drives for FISH of Albany, helped with childcare responsibilities during church services and at vacation bible school. She volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club of Albany and has been an active part of the AOS Leadership class. Through this class, she helped raise money for support of families during the holidays.

Timber Ridge students make art for OSU food pantry fundraiser

Posted on: February 25, 2017

Timber Ridge students are donating to the Empty Bowls Project at OSU, an annual fundraising project to benefit local food pantries. The Empty Bowls Project is held in communities around the country. Attendees make a donation for a meal of soup and bread to support hunger relief efforts. Hand-made ceramic bowls are also available for a donation.

Timber Ridge art teacher Elizabeth Mann’s Sixth, seventh and eighth graders made ceramic bowls to donate to the event, which is scheduled for March 12 on the OSU campus.

“Danica Berry at OSU to see if we would be willing to make some bowls for their empty bowls fund raising event. My 6th,7th, and 8th graders were eager to participate and have made a bunch of lovely bowls to donate,” said Mann.

Mann said the Timber Ridge leadership students took the following photographs of the art class.

CTE Signing Day at LBCC celebrates career training programs

Posted on: February 22, 2017

The second annual CTE (Career Technical Education) Signing Day at LBCC was Feb. 16. It is an opportunity to celebrate students who have committed to attending the community college to study a trade.

Students from Albany Options, South Albany and West Albany high schools were among the high school students from around the region who will attend LBCC in the fall.

Students who enrolled and “committed” to the school at the event are guaranteed a spot in one of the following highly competitive job training programs:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)
  • Crop Production
  • Dental Assistant
  • Heavy Equipment/Diesel Technology
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Medical Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Practical Business and Management
  • Water, Environmental and Technology
  • Welding and Fabrication Technology
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