Two students graduate from Clean Tech ECHS

Two Schuylerville High School seniors graduated from the Clean Tech Early College High School (ECHS) program on Thursday, June 13 at the TEC-SMART facility in Malta. The program, jointly sponsored by Hudson Valley Community College and the Ballston Spa Central School District, prepares high school students for college and careers in clean energy, computer science and information, mechatronics and entrepreneurship.

Schuylerville senior Calvin Bordas will be attending SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry in the fall, where he will major in Environmental Studies. Schuylerville senior Lucas Welch will be attending Clarkson University in the fall, where he will major in Engineering and Management. Both Bordas and Welch each earned more than 20 college credits through the ECHS program. As part of the graduation, each student also presented their senior capstone project, which features his or her innovative solutions to real world problems. The students were addressed by a variety of speakers, including Roger Ramsammy, President of HVCC, and Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner.

Calvin Bordas
Capstone Project:
Smart Cycle: customers looking to purchase a new smartphone would dispose of their old phone at a cell phone store to be collected and brought to recycling centers.

Lucas Welch
Capstone Project:
Sheltered Communities: a community built on unused property to help homeless youth while allowing them to attend school and participate in community activities.