Debbi Stanton became a princess. Angela Vellano contemplated the title of Miss Teenage New York. Musicians from Mohonasen High School showed off new trophies — and young people from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Junior High School considered a journey . . . to the center of the mind. May days in 1986 bustled in Schenectady schools, as students prepared for final exams and summer recess. Teens at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School said “Hello” to Dolly Levi for a stage production. Other kids followed Steinmetz — their outstanding achievements earned them honors at the annual Charles P. Steinmetz Memorial Awards.
James Buhrmaster, seated right, president of the Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce, and John Collisson, standing, chamber vice president, greet winners of the Charles P. Steinmetz Memorial Awards in May 1986. Seated from left are Kindra Kelly of Draper High School, Linda Wicks of Niskayuna, Lucia Piccirillo of Mont Pleasant and Mary Michael Mack of Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons. Standing, from left, are Carolyn Harris of Scotia-Glenville, Lori Rosasco of Duanesburg, Daniel Patrick D'Allaird of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Maria DeAngelo of Schalmont and Arwen Warlock of Linton.
Mohonasen musicians and marchers show off hardware won at a Toronto competition in May 1986. Kneeling in front, from left, are Paul Zarecki, Michele VanPatten and Cheri Goodness. Standing in back are Shelley Haas, Cheryl Fredericks, director Dave Bournazian and John Otte.
Angela Vellano, 14, of Rotterdam receives a hug for luck from her mother, Holly Connelly Vellano, as she prepares for the Miss Teenage New York State competition. Holly won the title in 1967; Angela was a freshman at Schalmont High School.
Debbi Stanton of Schoharie, left, smiles as she is crowned 1986 Schoharie County Dairy Princess on May 8. Outgoing princess Susan Spaulding makes sure her successor is ready for dairy duties. Debbi attended Cobleskill High School.
Thinkers from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Junior High School’s Odyssey of the Mind team prepare for upcoming mind games in Arizona. Sitting at a school computer is Kevin D'Allaird. From left are Drew Nelson, Jamie Lynch, Jenny Capparella, Tom LaViolette, Richard Freitas and Chuck Kabrehl.
Capital Region Scrapbook loves high school plays. So here’s one more rehearsal picture before schools break for the summer. The cast of “Hello, Dolly!” at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School dresses for success in 1986. Heather Frenz, top, plays Dolly. From left, her pals are Mailisa Lindholm, Laura Dowling, Kate Snow, Andy Maycock, Todd Dubrey and James Drake.