2018 regional scholars named
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 17, 2018) -- The Business and Education
Partnership on Wednesday honored three Albany High School seniors in
this year's regional Scholars Recognition Program.
Gail Cabahug, Erin Lippitt and Harry Zay are among high school seniors from 11
neighboring counties who were nominated by their schools for
outstanding academic achievement, leadership skills and service to their
community and school.
They were honored at
a May 16 dinner and recognized in a special
Times Union section May
lauding the students, the Scholars Recognition Program spotlights
teachers who have had a significant effect on the students' education.
From the Times Union: "In
addition to being a top scholar, Gail is the Senior Class vice
president, a talented musician, two-year captain of the tennis team and
a very sought-after tutor. She has spent countless volunteer hours at
15-Love, Equinox and Make-A-Wish in addition to tutoring her classmates.
Her thirst for knowledge is only outweighed by her desire to help. She
believes education is a privilege and plans on using hers to support
students and teachers: From left, teacher Margot Wyan, senior
Gail Cabahug, senior Harry Zay, teacher Vincent Amodeo, senior
Rebecca Lippitt and teacher Megan Donohue.
Cabahug had this to say about the influence of teacher Margot Wyan:
will never cease to inspire me. She is one of the hardest-working people
I know, and she does it all while bringing sunshine wherever she goes."
From the Times Union: "Erin is an
exceptional student who excels both in and outside of the classroom. In
addition to pursuing a very demanding course load, she has spent many
hours as a community activist. Erin is the president of the school's Key
Club and co-caption of Winter Guard. Erin is a humble student who is
supportive of others. Her enthusiasm is contagious and her time at
Albany High will be remembered by many."
Lippitt had this to say
about teacher Megan Donohue:
has been my guiding light the past two years. I'm grateful to her for
being my mentor, confidante and supporter whenever I needed."
From the Times Union: "Harry Zay is a
standout student whose determination and adaptability as a learner are
impressive. He has a strength and passion for science and mathematics.
His leadership, respect and concern for others is reflected through his
activities, which include being Falcon Council president, an
Anti-Defamation League member and a volunteer at the Student Help Desk
and in English as a new language classes, in addition to his summer and
fall internships at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and
the Pharmaceutical Research Institute."
Zay had this to say about teacher Vincent Amodeo:
being encouraging as always, would tell me to do my best. I hope I can
demostrate the same qualities as he does."
annual event, the Scholars’ Recognition Dinner is a partnership between
the Capital Area School Development Association of the University at
Freihofer Baking Company; University at Albany School of Education and Whiteman, Osterman &
The mission of the City School District of Albany
is to work in partnership with our diverse community to
engage every learner in a robust educational program designed to provide
the knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
students in 18
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High