The Buffalo Business First newspaper found that only 3.7 percent of the children in the Voorheesville district live below the federally designated poverty line.

Families and friends jammed into Voorheesville's performing arts center to celebrate the district's graduates.

“I’m interested in video-editing, and 3-D modeling and animation,” Valedictorian Erik Patak said. “I was learning off YouTube, one of the best educational resources.”

John Bennett Mackay learned last month that he had edged out his friends for the honor at a school he enjoyed attending.

Clarksville Community Church started a gofundme site to raise $20,000 to pay for a boiler to replace one original to the 50-year-old building.

A headhunter wooed Dr. Thomas Reardon from Voorheesville Elementary to the superintendent position at Wynantskill Union Free School District in Rensselaer County. Reardon will begin his new duties in July.

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