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Students present Heroes Project
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ALBANY - Seventh- and eighth-grade Albany students will do a presentation on heroes at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 24.

The students have been studying heroes during November. Four local heroes came to the school to speak about their lives. Penny Graves spoke about being a cancer survivor and being positive about her diagnosis; Mark Riedel spoke about his work on the volunteer fire department; Bonnie Klapper spoke about the local Albany Thrift Store and its contributions to the community; and Megan Kubesh spoke about her experience in the armed services. All four visitors offered to students a variety of different types of heroes.

Each student is to produce an individual hero definition and choose a hero in their life to interview, then write a biography and create an art sketch of that person. The students' completed works will be displayed on Nov. 24 at 9:30 a.m. in the Albany High School gymnasium. There will be a short introduction program to the Heroes Project, which will be followed by student presentations. The showcase will be open until 11:15 a.m. Community and family members are invited to attend.