The North Colonie Central School District extends its condolences to the family and friends of Yusef Westerman, who passed away after an automobile accident on Nov. 22. Yusef was a senior at Shaker High School. A tragedy like this is always hard to comprehend, and the effects of his passing will be felt throughout our school community during this difficult time. Counseling and support for our students will be available beginning Monday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by this terrible news.