Student Spotlight



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Niskayuna junior, Catie LaCours in a performance of "Wild Tales" at The Glimmerglass Festival. (2016)

Student Spotlight on Catie LeCours

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- Although only a junior at Niskayuna High School, Catie LeCours has put many musical productions in the books. Her work at the Glimmerglass Festival, however, is not something she will merely be putting on…



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Lauren Wood, a Senior at Niskayuna High School and a camp counselor at Niskayuna's Parks and Recreation summer program. Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

Student Spotlight: Lauren Wood

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- There are few other senior students who are as proud of their hometown as Lauren Wood. “When I first started working at Play It Again Sports, I told my friends that my first pay…



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Niskayuna Junior, Derek Wolfe coaches swimmers at the Town Pool. Friday, July 8, 2016.

Student Spotlight: Derek Wolfe

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- At the town pool on any given morning of the week, one will find Derek Wolfe surrounded by a small crowd of young swimmers, coaching them or directing them to play another round of…


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Elias Assimakopoulos, a recently graduated Senior of Niskayuna High School readies to head off to the Crane School of Music in late August. June 28, 2016.

Student Spotlight: Elias Assimakopoulos

NISKAYUNA — Recent graduate Elias Assimakopoulos proved his dedication to music again and again throughout his high school career, by attending every school concert and performance since his freshman year. And of course, by performing a bit himself both in…


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Evan Pritchard, a Junior at Niskayuna High School, poses outside of the Niskayuna Public Library. Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

Student Spotlight: Evan Pritchard

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Growing up in suburbia can shelter kids from the realities of real-world issues. Or so Niskayuna High junior Evan Pritchard has found. But it doesn’t make him bitter about his hometown. It makes…


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Amani Dinar was recently honored for her essay on patriotism. June 14, 2016.

Student Spotlight: Amani Dinar

By INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — She may only be in fifth grade, but Amani Dinar already has most of her life planned out. “I want to be either a neurologist or a cardiologist … and maybe when I…


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Veronia Liu, a Niskayuna Senior, poses in the art wing of the high school. Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

Student Spotlight: Veronica Liu

By INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Some students enter high school with one goal: graduation. Others enter freshman year hoping their four years will have an impact on the school that lasts. Veronica Liu, a senior at Niskayuna High…