Mechanicville Scholar Athletes Recognized – by Sandy McBride

Mechanicville Junior/Senior High School Vice Principal Craig Forth welcomed a throng of student/athletes to the gym on Thursday morning to what he termed “an awesome event”.  It was the presentation of New York State Public High School Athletic Association pins and certificates to the members of the nine Red Raider winter and spring sports teams which have achieved Team Scholar Athlete status according to the standards required by the state organization.

Article in the 06-16 Edition.

The Express Newspaper June 16, 2016

Mechanicville Sports Teams Earn Scholar Athlete Honors – by S. McBride

   Before the new school year starts at the end of each summer, high school kids hit the fields and courts to get ready for fall sports.  Any high school athlete will tell you that getting whipped back into shape after summer vacation takes a lot of hard work.  But then the first day of school arrives, and they also have to get back into study mode which is also a lot of work.

   When high school students can put together a fall sports season and a first marking period and show remarkable success in both, it’s a tribute to their work ethic, their time management and their desire to succeed.  It’s also a tribute to the coaches and teachers who demand the best from them.


Read the entire article in the Feb. 5 Express

Kim Thompson Chosen YNN Scholar Athlete of the Week – by Sandy McBride

Kimberly Thompson, a senior at Mechanicville High School, has been honored by Time Warner Cable’s YNN Sports as their Student/Athlete of the Week for the third week of December. In a new program instituted by the statewide news organization, each week a student who is outstanding in the classroom, in athletics and in the community will be featured.

Mechanicville’s Athletic Director Robert Young says that when he first learned of the new award program, he immediately thought of Kim Thompson and began the process of nominating her for the honor.

“She meets all the criteria,” he says.

Entire article is in the Dec. 26th issue of the Express.