The Greater Good: Baseball team honored, BOCES students headed to national competition

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Columbia High baseball players honored

A parade for champions is set for Friday night in East Greenbush. It’s for the Columbia High School baseball team that won a state title last weekend. The parade starts at 5 p.m. at the East Greenbush Bowling Center and ends at Goff Middle School. The parade will include East Greenbush police and fire trucks, and two flatbed trucks carrying the Columbia baseball players and coaches.

Capital Region BOCES students off to SkillsUSA competition

Seven Capital Region BOCES students are eager to represent BOCES at national competition this month in Atlanta. More than 6,500 students from across the United States will compete during the SkillsUSA National Conference, which is billed as the “largest gathering of America’s future skilled workforce.” Competitions include building construction, HVAC, engineering and cosmetology.

Mini-golf tournament helps kids in need

The Pioneer Charitable Foundation held its annual mini-golf tournament Thursday at Pirate’s Hideout in Waterford. People from NewsChannel 13 took part in the event. The tournament raises more than $5,000 to benefit children in need in the Capital Region.

Menands honors ‘Mayor Meg’

June 30 has been declared “Mayor Meg Grenier Day” in Menands. The mayor has served Menands for 18 years – six as a village trustee, and 12 as mayor. She has decided not to seek a fourth term and will be leaving office after this month’s election.