AC in the News for April and May 2015

Posted on May 12th, 2015 by klapa

Allendale Columbia School has recently been featured in a number of news outlets, providing an opportunity to showcase our position as a cure for the Common Core in front of a wide range of audiences! Highlights are included below; we hope you enjoy reading about some of the great things happening at AC! Please note that the clips below will display best on desktop or laptop computers as opposed to mobile devices.


Allendale Columbia School Holds a Red Cross Blood Drive
May 1st, 2015

This television news story highlights how AC students recently gave back to the community by being among the first to participate in the Pint Size Hero Program, designed to teach young people the importance of blood donations. Click here to view the full story, which begins at the 12:05 mark.


Student Trade Fair at Allendale Columbia
April 30th, 2015

This story showcases the recent Entrepreneur Day Fair held by AC third, fourth, and fifth graders. As part of this annual project, students created business plans and products which they sold at table top shops to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital, which was chosen by the students. Click here to see the full story, which includes comments from AC student Lilah Costanzo.


Local Lunches at Allendale Columbia a Tasty Change
April 27th, 2015

Reporter Sarah Taddeo discusses AC’s efforts to provide more healthy, sustainable, and locally-sourced meals in this Democrat and Chronicle article. The result is a leading-edge food service program that puts AC ahead of the curve. The article includes comments from AC’s Laura Reynolds-Gorsuch as well as our partner from Headwater Food Hub, which collects and distributes items from 30 to 40 local farms year-round. Click here to see the full story and photos!


Scholastic Arts Spotlight: Abigail Lindsey
April 27th, 2015

AC senior Abigail Lindsey is featured in this Scholastic Arts Spotlight from WROC Channel 8. An accomplished photographer and musician, Abigail will head to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland next year. Click here to see the full story!


Rochester Music Hall of Fame Inducts Five
April 26th, 2015

This Democrat and Chronicle article provides a recap of the recent Rochester Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony. At the event, the first Douglas Lowry Music Award, named for the late director of the Eastman School of Music, was presented to AC senior Sage Melcher. Click here to read!





Earth Day at Allendale Columbia School
April 22nd, 2015

Several news stations joined us for our recent Earth Day Fair, during which AC students delivered presentations about a variety of topics, local food vendors provided food samples, each division competed to see which could make the least amount of garbage at lunchtime, students worked to think of ways to conserve our natural resources, and AC collected electronics from the community for recycling. Click here to see 13 WHAM’s coverage (story begins at the 21:58 mark), here to see Time Warner’s coverage (story begins at the 5:34 mark), here to see WROC 8’s coverage (story begins at the 14:14 mark), here to see the coverage from Good Day Rochester (story begins at the 8:40 mark), and here to see a photo printed in the Brighton-Pittsford Post.


Origami Bouquets Win Young Entrepreneurs Contest
April 9th, 2015

Another Young Entrepreneurs Academy business has been selected as a semifinalist to compete at the regional level. AC freshman James Bourtis, was chosen for his idea for Sprouting Paper, a business that specializes in origami bouquets. Each blossom is hand-folded and each bouquet is created entirely out of paper. Click here to read the Democrat and Chronicle article!


“Anything Goes” Musical Opens April 14th
April 9th, 2015

Gabriella Perez, a 2010 AC graduate, is currently making her national Broadway tour debut, playing the role of Purity in “Anything Goes.” Perez, 23, fell in love with theatre growing up in Rochester, where she performed locally at AC, Geva Theatre Center, Webster Theatre Guild, and the Rochester Association of Performing Arts before earning a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from New York University. Click here to see the full article!


After Months Of Campaigning, 7th Graders Save Rochester Science Congress
April 1st, 2015

After only three students signed up for the 2014 Science Congress and the event was canceled, AC students Liza Cotter and Matthew Duver took action, working to promote this year’s event so that the competition would not be canceled indefinitely. This Time Warner Cable News story details that not only did the students save the science fair, but Liza also won the junior division! Click here to watch!


McQuaid Jesuit, Allendale Columbia Students Score at FLCC Engineering Competition
April 1st, 2015

AC Upper School students won the 9th and 10th grade category of an engineering competition held at the Finger Lakes Community College Victor Campus Center. The event was called TEAMS, which stands for Tests of Engineering Aptitude Mathematics and Science, and it pitted six teams from five schools in a competition to come up with a solution to an engineering problem. Click here to see the Brighton-Pittsford Post article about this competition!

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