State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was a guest speaker at the Amsterdam Family YMCA's awards breakfast on March 25th. The event honored 20 senior students and six educators from the Amsterdam, Broadalbin-Perth, Galway and Fonda-Fultonville high schools. Among the honorees were Fonda-Fultonville senior Lauren Crandall, who received the Amsterdam Family YMCA 2010 Outstanding Senior Student Award; and Damian Ubriaco, of Galway High School, who received the 2010 Outstanding Educator Award.
From left to right in the front row are Damian Ubriaco, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady), and Lauren Crandall. Ubriaco received the 2010 Outstanding Educator Award while Crandall received the 2010 Outstanding Senior Student Award. Those who were also honored that day and also appear in the photo include: educators Patricia Valiante, Michael Perry and Stephanie Boice from Amsterdam High School; Nancy Carr, Executive Director of the Amsterdam Family YMCA; students Justin Santiago, Luis Benitez, Sonia Tiemann, Frances "Skippy" Ripepi, Tyler Morrone, and Sarah Bellardini of Amsterdam High School; Amsterdam High School Prinicpal David Ziskin; students Ryan Weitz and Paula Egleston of Fonda-Fultonville High School; student and Katrina Hayes of Broadalbin-Perth High School.