Ben Colley understands and appreciates the responsibility of giving back to his community and he continues to do so, even after earning the rank of Eagle Scout.
Kathleen Snyder is in her second year with “Interact Club,” helping to make young kids comfortable about who they are. She wants to be a software and technical engineer, attending Rochester Institute of Technology or Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Gianna Romano has created a venue and support system to help Amsterdam High School students practice Christian faith. She also shadows doctors at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
Emma Greenberg is dedicated to establishing a volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-on-one friendships through the "Best Buddies" program at Shenendehowa High School.
Sarah Tuzzolo is a "Best Buddy" to several students at Albany High School. She treats these young people with dignity and respect and says she has learned a lot from them as well.
Andrew Cosgrove works with Hi-Five Sports at Shenendehowa, guiding young people with special needs into sports.
Josselyn Roosenberg and her family have adopted two young refugees. She has tutored other refugees struggling with their school work. She graduates Loudonville Christian School in June and plans on pursing a medical route to become a doctor.
Will Byron is a senior at Christian Brothers Academy in Albany. He finds time to assist in any number of community service projects throughout the year with special focus on raising funds for a project far away in Africa.
Malerie Muratori, a junior at Shaker High School, has a passion for helping to rehabilitate injured wildlife and return the animals back into the wild.
Anna Brewer is a junior at Hoosick Falls Jr./Sr. High School. She plans to go into the medical field and she is building a strong foundation for that pursuit by volunteering at the Hoosick Falls Rescue Squad.
John Cogan is a senior at South Colonie High School, and the president and spokesperson of a student run organization called iCARE, which stands for “Integrity, Community, Accountability, Respect, Empathy.” John is also committed to several other causes including “Raiderfest,” a community-wide inclusive event to raise funds and awareness about battling cancer and leading a healthier lifestyle.
New York's governor has launched an investigation into racial bias in the state prison system following an investigation by The New York Times.