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Civil rights history comes to life for local students

A group of Albany students will get a chance to better understand a terrifying time in U.S. history this weekend—by visiting the sites where it occurred. It's an area where many young people were beaten and harassed. Three even died there.

  • Best and Brightest: Katelyn Masullo and Lauren Mahar

    Schalmont's 2014 valedictorian and salutatorian have known one another for years. Their friendly competition has served to motivate them both.

  • Fifth grader on the fast-track to big success

    Brandon Biggane of Genet Elementary School in East Greenbush proves you don't have to be in high school to be a high achiever.

  • Best and Brightest: Laura Treers

    Laura Treers of Rotterdam is a young woman in love with science. The Mohanasen High School student hopes to one day become an engineer.

  • Best and Brightest: Luis Weierbach

    Luis Weierbach of Hoosick Falls Central School not only excels in academics, but he is a sports star and works in his community.  He plans on attending West Point in the fall.

  • Best and Brightest: Grace McCarthy

    Grace McCarthy is a student at Emma Willard who hopes to one day have her name up in lights.

  • Partnering for success

    A local college is partnering with an elementary school to help students develop an interest in STEM projects. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science is teaming up with Brighter Choice schools providing students with weekly STEM related exercises.

  • Teen: sexual assault is an epidemic

    A student from Albany High will be among those taking part in the annual event, Take Back the Night on Thursday.   Lauren Prosper has friends who were sexually assaulted but didn't know how devastating emotionally they were until it happened to her.

  • Volunteers are integral to student's success

    For 15 years volunteers have been coming to the Galway School District to help kids read.   Their help is especially needed at a time of budget cuts and tougher standards.

  • Girls and Science, Engineering and Math

    The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is making a push to get more girls interested in STEM jobs by exposing them to more women who are part of the STEM workforce.

  • Students are 'roaring' against bullying

    Students from Shaker Road Elementary created a lip dub to encourage those who have been bullied to stand strong.  They enlisted the entire student body in the project and put it up on YouTube.