NewsChannel 13's Bob Kovachick speaks with Dr. Jim Reed, president and CEO of St. Peter's Health Partners, at our "13 Kids Who Care" banquet. The banquet was held Tuesday evening at the NYS Museum in Albany.
Hannah Shoemaker has gone all the way from Averill Park High School to Guatemala to help set up a medical clinic. It’s part of a partnership with the Glens Falls Medical Mission Foundation. She wants to pursue a nursing career and hopes to return to Guatemala in the future.
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.
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.
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.
Out of heartbreak comes a silver lining. Even before the sun came up Friday morning, people were reaching out to help the kids who were impacted by an arson fire that destroyed the football equipment at Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons.
It may not be until next month, when three men are extradited from Virginia to face murder charges in Troy. The three are suspects in the murders this week of Javier Gomez and Christian Gonzalez Hernandez.