Daily Archives: June 10, 2013

The team in costume with their depiction of typical teen insecurities. From left: Allyson Block, Hannah Davis, Jacob Block, Lydia Freehafer, Hope Danison and Maggie Zink. (Photo courtesy Ballston Spa Central School District)
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Ballston Spa Odyssey Team Returns

BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa High School Odyssey of the Mind team recently returned from their second visit to the World Finals Competition, held at Michigan State University last month. The team’s success at the New York State Finals earlier this year earned them a slot at the World competition alongside 827 teams from…

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Hailey Curtiss (l.) and McKenna Towers (r.). The two Ballston Spa girls have turned illness into opportunity. (Photo courtesy Alayne Curtiss)
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Ballston Spa Girls Making a Difference

BALLSTON SPA — The smiles shared between two young ladies, McKenna Towers, 16, and Haley Curtiss, 13, display a bond that goes deeper than a friendship. Both ladies struggle with gastrointestinal disorders, but their spirits are strong. Towers has ulcerative colitis and Curtis has Crohn’s disease. Surprisingly, Towers and Curtiss have the same pediatric gastroenterology…

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