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Falcons commit to continue as scholar-athletes

Picture of student holding a football with his parentsALBANY, N.Y. (April 18, 2018) – The academic and athletic determination of a select group of Albany High School seniors was on display during the College Commitment Ceremony on April 18.  


Ten college-bound Falcons signed letters committing to continue their athletic involvement in their respective sports when they begin the next chapter of their academic journeys in the fall.  


Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams noted that the commitment is not just to athletics, but to continuing their educations as well. Adams encouraged students to truly be scholar-athletes in every sense of the phrase.  


After signing the letters, students shared their favorite athletic memories from Albany High, which ranged from learning the value of leadership and the comradery of their teammates to simply “beating Troy.”  


Students also expressed what they looked forward to most about their impending collegiate careers. Although their exact answers differed, the sentiment from all was the same; they look forward to continuing as leaders—both in athletics and academics—while welcoming the world of possibilities ahead of them.  


The seniors recognized included:  

  • Edgar Alamo-Benitez, Hudson Valley Community College, football

  • Zaeqwan Cancer, Morrisville State College, football

  • Felix Correa, Hudson Valley Community College, cross-country/track (unable to attend the ceremony)

  • Barbara Delaney, Stony Brook University, swimming

  • Haille Hart, Clarion University, basketball

  • Aubrey Halloran, Niagra County Community College, basketball

  • Max Heller, Brown University, cross-country/track

  • Antonio Lacy, Hudson Valley Community College, lacrosse

  • Andre Torres, Hudson Valley Community College, baseball

  • Bridget Whelan, State University of New York at New Paltz, basketball

  • Jahlil Young, Mohawk Valley Community College, bowling    


In addition to Albany High’s seniors, the ceremony also recognized up-and-coming athletes from City School District of Albany middle schools.


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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 serves more than 9,600 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 School.

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