Student Spotlight

Evan Belkin sits in the control center of the WIRO station at Iroquois middle school.

Student Spotlight: Evan Belkin

By Indiana Nash Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- Evan Belkin, an eighth grader at Iroquois middle school, is usually referred to as “mini-meteorologist” by fellow students and teachers alike. “His reputation precedes him,” said Victoria Wyld, principal of Iroquois, “When he first…

First lady Michelle Obama looks to actress Gabriella Pizzolo, third from left, as she speaks during the Broadway at the White House event for high school students involved in performing arts programs in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Seated from left are actors Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Morrison, Pizzolo, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and director Diane Paulus. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Gabriella Pizzolo: From Broadway to White House

By Kate Bunster Gazette Reporter “Here to sing the song ‘Ring of Keys’ from Fun Home is Gabriella Pizzolo,” announced Lisa Kron, Tony Award-winning actress and playwright. The crowd broke into applause as Pizzolo made her way to the stage,…