Bailey Wind was just seventeen years old when she was involved in a horrific car accident on the Northway in December of 2012. The accident claimed the life of her boyfriend, Christopher Stewart and her friend, Deanna Rivers. It left Bailey seriously injured and emotionally devastated, but it also left her with the desire to share their story. Bailey will be at CA for a school-wide assembly on Monday, December 22nd to speak about how YOUR bad choices could impact other people and she will share how someone else’s bad choices affected her. Please click here for the link to more information on Bailey's book 'Save Me A Spot In Heaven'.
On Monday and Tuesday, November 24th and 25th, each High School Physical Education class will be traveling to the Greene County YMCA for a tour of this new community resource. Students will be traveling to and from the YMCA with their classmates and teacher on a school bus and will be only away from the HS during their PE class period. Any questions or concerns regarding this field trip can be directed to your child's PE teacher. Thank you.
CA had the privilege of having guest Robert Allen of the Tri County Council of the Vietnam Era Veterans speak on Wednesday. Mr. Allen spoke of his experiences in Vietnam as an aerial photographer. He included excerpts of the Tet Offensive, life "in country", comradely with fellow soldiers, and coming home. His presentation also saw a variety of descriptive photos and included an exhibit of "the things they carried" in the field. We would like to thank Mr. Allen for coming to CA and sharing such a personal life experience. It was our benefit to have him address our students.
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A one-act play co-written by three Coxsackie-Athens High School students was recently selected as the first-prize winner in the annual Student Playwriting Contest sponsored by the Columbia County Council on the Arts (CCCA). The play titled "Poor Zachary" -- written last year by current C-A seniors Meghan Marafioti, Gabriella Peters and Julia Reeves -- was one of several performed as staged readings on Sunday, October 19th during the CCCA-sponsored ArtsWalk festival in Hudson, N.Y. Other Coxsackie-Athens students who wrote one-act plays that were given "script-in-hand readings" during the festival are Amanda Chiesa, Katie Geiss, James Buchanan, Aliyah Poinsette, Caitlin Sitcer, and Allison Stanton. Their teacher is Bob Dial, 11th-grade English teacher at Coxsackie-Athens High School. Congratulations to all the student playwrights!
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