Principal Mary Summermatter reportedly called the discouraged mother of a black student to find out more about the student's experiences with racial slurs and to suggest a schedule change.

Amyah Trossbach, who has a black father and a white mother, said she commonly hears comments about her race from peers. Administrators have responded to her complaints, but she has had these exchanges throughout her one-and-a-half years at BKW.

Alexander Pepicelli, a freshman at Berne-Knox-Westerlo, is a finalist in the Words: Acts of Kindness campaign because he volunteers to help his classmate, Alyssa Gaige, at school.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo senior Andrew Bub was recognized on Nov. 14 by Albany County District Attorney David Soares during an assembly about the district attorney’s anti-bullying campaign.

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GUILDERLAND — The four Guilderland High School juniors arrested for cyberbullying, a misdemeanor under a 2010 Albany County law, sat in a packed Guilderland courtroom last Thursday night.

Their cases were heard first by Judge Denise Randall, in her chambers, behind a closed door.

Lynnwood Elementary students role-played in scenes about bullying and respect with Union College hockey players trying to beat the image of aggression in their sport.

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