On January 30, 2019 the Empire State Winter Games Torch Relay (ESWG) passed through the Ballston Spa Central School District, visiting each school and providing information on the winter games. National Junior Honor Society students represented the middle school. The Empire State Winter Games is a multi-day sports event hosted in the Adirondack Park, New York, from January 31 - February 3, 2019. In its 39th year, the Games will bring together athletes from across New York State and beyond to compete in over 30 winter sports events. To kick off the ESWG, a Torch Relay travels from NYC all the way to Lake Placid to light the Cauldron and kick off the fun.