Board of Education recognizes Niskayuna High School’s National Merit Scholar honorees

Prior to its Dec. 12 meeting, the Board of Education held a ceremony to recognize the National Merit Scholar Contest Semifinalists and a National Merit Award recipient from the Niskayuna High School Class of 2018. Congratulations to: Skylar Litz, Johanne I. Friedman, Bryan Zhou and National Hispanic Scholar Gabriel A. Kammer. Each of the students …

NHS Odyssey of the Mind team takes first, advances to states

The Niskayuna High School Odyssey of the Mind team won first place in its division at the regional tournament on March 4 at Shenendahowa High School. The team competed in ‘Ready, Set, Build’ where they were tasked with building a tower out of balsa wood that held as much weight as possible. Part of the …

VA Science Bowl team headed back to nationals; High School and Iroquois teams also have strong showings at regionals

Niskayuna will again be sending a Science Bowl team to the national competition, as Van Antwerp won first place in the regional competition, which was held on Saturday, March 7, at GE Global Research. All four Niskayuna teams had strong showings in regional play. Iroquois advanced to the final round matchup against Van Antwerp and …

Hillside students demonstrated mastery of the map in geography bee

Congratulations to Hillside 5th grade student Jackson Beekman, who joined two Niskayuna middle school students in advancing to the next stage of the National Geographic Bee after winning a competition at the school on Friday, Jan. 20. Eighteen Hillside students competed in the event, held in the school’s library. The 2nd place winner was Rebecca …

Niskayuna senior finds inspiration behind the lens

If you hear the name Jad Jacob in Niskayuna, you will also likely hear “Opus 12” mentioned in the same breath. Why? Sixteen-year-old Jacob is the writer, director and editor of the web series Opus 12 which featured classmates and Niskayuna staff in its debut in 2015. “I didn’t know at the time but I …

Middle school students demonstrate knowledge in National Geographic Bee

   Iroquois and Van Antwerp Champions advance to next stage of competition Middle School students Colin Sanderson (top left) and Nicholas Riendeau (top right) are one step closer to a statewide geographic bee and a chance at a scholarship after winning their school-based competitions that are part of the National Geographic Bee held across the …

Sixteen NHS student-athletes sign Division I and II Letters of Intent

            With pens poised to sign, sixteen student-athletes from the Niskayuna class of 2017 were honored by Principal John Rickert as he read aloud their accomplishments, both athletic and academic. Family, friends, faculty, staff and coaches cheered as the students were announced to sign their Letter of Intent to attend …