Jerry Jennings had a reason to celebrate. Albany’s new mayor had been on the job for three full months when he had lunch with city firefighters on April 1, 1994. Meanwhile, students at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park were designing a comfortable home for the Antarctic, the coldest place on Earth. Teens received help from NASA astrophysicist and Antarctic researcher Peter Wasilewski. Teacher Dan Nelson had met Wasilewski in 1993, and dialogues between students and scientist began. The collaboration culminated with Wasilewski’s visit to Shen.
Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings observed spring — and his first full three months on the job — during a spaghetti lunch with Albany firefighters on April 1.
Favorable March temperatures convinced students at Schenectady Christian School in Scotia to eat lunch outside. From left are seniors Randy Morris, Becky Richmond and Heather Iffland. Schenectady Christian is now Mekeel Christian Academy.
From left, Shenendehowa juniors John Lawyer, Cory Trembath and Taryn Williams listen to NASA astrophysicist Peter Wasilewski (far right) during the government man’s visit on March 23, 1994. Teacher Dan Nelson listens to the conversation.
Mandee Pixlee hits the heights at Galway High School’s indoor rope-climbing course on March 23.
Distance runner Lori Hewig of Schenectady was back on her toes in 1994, after suffering a broken foot the year before. In this photo, Hewig celebrates good health and springtime weather with a few miles at Albany’s State Office Campus.
Michael McGrath, 8, aims for a street hockey score — at the expense of Charles Lescault — at the Lescault residence in Stillwater on April 1, 1994.
Fifth-graders Darla Coppola and Erica Besenval listen to a spring lecture at the Immaculate Conception School on Bradt Street in Schenectady.