In Scotia, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will be providing a free family lunch every Friday through August 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The free sandwich lunch is open to any member of the public looking for a good meal and company. In addition to the food, cotton cloth will be provided for those who would like to cut squares for a quilt that will be sewn for City Mission, Birthright and St. Peter’s Shelter in Albany.
In Schenectady, high school students from Scotia-Glenville, Mohonasen and Bethlehem schools volunteered their time last week to teach kids with disabilities like autism how to ride bikes. The students were running for 75 minutes at a time and smiling the whole way. Most have been volunteering with the program for multiple years. Program director Mark Moran said that without the dedicated group of volunteers, the program would not be possible.
In Schenectady, students from Schenectady high school expressed their hopes for the future as they waited to receive their diplomas last Friday. The goals were as varied as the students themselves, but all of them are setting their sights high. Diamond Lukesic intends to pursue a career in archeology. She said she wants nothing more than to discover a lost pharaoh in Egypt. Her classmate Ravendra Boodram plans to study criminal justice at Schenectady County Community College. In two years, he hopes to return home to become a police officer in his neighborhood of Hamilton Hill. “I want to be a police officer and clean up my neighborhood,” he said.
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