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Amsterdam students get taste of college life

Keith Peifer, a graduate assistant for the University at Albany's athletics department, shows off the football field and track to eighth-graders from the Greater Amsterdam School District's Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy. The students were visiting the campus on Wednesday to get a taste of college life.
Keith Peifer, a graduate assistant for the University at Albany's athletics department, shows off the football field and track to eighth-graders from the Greater Amsterdam School District's Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy. The students were visiting the campus on Wednesday to get a taste of college life.
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For students used to having physical education class in small gyms, the SEFCU arena was quite a sight. “Wow, this is big!” said 13-year-old Wayne Samuel of Amsterdam, an eighth-grader at the Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy. “This college is amazing.” Samuel was taking pictures and video with his iPhone for his friend who couldn’t come on the field trip Wednesday, which was designed to give students a taste of college life. The trip was ...

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