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Congratulations to the Hadley-Luzerne High School Class of 2015 – Top Ten Graduates

 

Valedictorian

Erin D. Anderson, the daughter of Stacey and the late Keith Anderson, and Jason Clay of Lake Luzerne, has been named the Valedictorian of the Class of 2015.  Consistently seeking challenge, both academically and personally, Erin is the exemplar of motivation and achievement for all our students. Winner of the University of Rochester George Eastman Leadership Award and the St. Lawrence/Augsbury North Country Award, Erin has distinguished herself as President of the Key Club and as a member of the National Honor Society and Math Honor Society.  Representing Hadley-Luzerne as the delegate to Empire Girls’ State, Erin developed critical leadership skills and garnered essential information regarding the roles of government and law in society.  Her unusually diverse interests, highlighted by soccer and tennis, and including SADD, chorus, snowboarding, and musical theater, all broadened her perspectives and enriched her preparation for the future. Erin will attend SUNY Geneseo to study English literature and law.

 

Salutatorian

Jesse M. DeMarsh, the Salutatorian of the Class of 2015, is the son of Gary and Colleen DeMarsh of Hadley.  Jesse is an exceptional student, athlete, and citizen who serves as an outstanding role model for all students.  Recipient of the University of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Science Award and the Clarkson University Leadership Award, Jesse has been recognized locally as President of the National Honor Society and a member of the Spanish Honor Society and Math Honor Society.  Jesse is always willing to extend himself for others, supporting local youth programs, volunteering in the community, and helping peers.  A three sport varsity athlete throughout high school, Jesse is a natural leader who, as captain of his basketball team, broke the 1000 point mark in scoring while leading his team into sectional competition. Combining a highly competitive nature with compassion and warmth, Jesse is a gracious young man who is held in high esteem by peers and faculty alike.  Jesse will attend Clarkson University where he will major in civil engineering.

 

Top Ten

Zoe M. Fuerst  is the daughter of Joseph and Melanie Fuerst of Lake Luzerne.  She will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to study engineering.

 

Christopher M. Walker is the son of George and Nancy Walker of Lake Luzerne and Elizabeth Walker of Glens Falls.  He will attend LeMoyne College as a pre-med major.

 

Alexander L. Gilbert, the son of Andrew and Tabitha Gilbert of Hadley, will attend SUNY College at Brockport to study athletic training.

 

Leila Silburn is the daughter of Janet Silburn of Hadley.  She will be a liberal arts major at SUNY Adirondack.

 

Marianna R. VandenBogaard, the daughter of Rene and Debora VandenBogaard of Hadley, will attend SUNY Oswego where she will study chemistry.

 

Kylie Shufelt is the daughter of Amy Johnson of Lake Luzerne and Kevin Shufelt of Hudson.  She will attend SUNY Adirondack to pursue a degree in nursing.

 

Adam M. Fuerst is the son of Joseph and Melanie Fuerst of Lake Luzerne.  He will attend Clarkson University or RIT to study math and science.

 

Trista A. Zawartkay is the daughter of Patrick and Maxine Zawartkay of Stony Creek.  She will attend Siena College where she will major in biology and chemistry.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS

Congratulations to Dylan Walker, son of Jacqueline and Teddy Walker, who is the recipient of the Saratoga County School Board Associations’ Community Service Award. Dylan is a solid student and an exceptional young man.  His commitment to school, community, church, and family has resulted in outstanding outcomes in all areas.  Respected as a genuinely kind and caring person, Dylan always goes out of his way to lend a helping hand to fellow students.  Outside school, Dylan’s accomplishments are truly outstanding. A dedicated volunteer, he has spent countless hours over three years working with the Glens Falls Hospital Volunteer Program.  Dylan takes a special interest in making sure patients and their families are supported during stressful and challenging times.  Community service at his church has played a significant role in Dylan’s life.  Recently, he helped plan and carry out a mission trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to help feed and support homeless families.  Locally, not only does he contribute consistently as an acolyte, crucifer, and lector at the church, he also volunteers at Saturday Community Meals and often visits shut-ins who are unable to attend services.  Dylan’s love of people, gregarious nature, and caring personality will certainly continue to support many wonderful contributions to his community in the years to come. Dylan will major in Business at SUNY Adirondack next fall.

 

Congratulations to Jesse DeMarsh, son of Colleen and Gary DeMarsh, who is the recipient of the Adirondack Area School Board Associations’ Community Service Award.

Jesse M. DeMarsh is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2015, is an exceptional student, athlete, and citizen who serves as an outstanding role model for all students.  Recipient of the University of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Science Award and the Clarkson University Leadership Award, Jesse has been recognized locally as President of the National Honor Society and a member of the Spanish Honor Society and Math Honor Society.  Jesse is always willing to extend himself for others, supporting local youth programs, volunteering in the community, and helping peers.  A three sport varsity athlete, Jesse is a natural leader who, as captain of his basketball team, broke the 1000 point mark in scoring while leading his team into sectional competition. He was recently named Section II Basketball Scholar Athlete of the year. Combining a highly competitive nature with compassion and warmth, Jesse is a gracious young man who is held in high esteem by peers and faculty alike.  He is a three sport athlete, team captain, National Honor Society President, Math Honor Society member, Spanish Honor Society member, math tutor, youth basketball assistant, H-L Youth Commission CIT, HLSD Little League Assistant and numerous 5K charity runs. Jesse plans to attend the United States Air Force Academy or Clarkson University where he will major in engineering.

 

PK-2 HEALTHY STEPS PROGRAM

Our PreK-2 have completed our yearly program, “Healthy Steps To Fill A Pantry” under the direction of Mrs. Pike and Mrs. Kipp.  The students were asked to get pledges for canned goods for waking laps during the school day.  This year they were challenged to beat last year’s totals.  We were looking for 3000 laps and 500 canned goods to be collected. They completed 5,126.50 laps and 1,190 canned goods were collected for the food pantry.  We are so proud of all of our students!! We would like to thank the staff for their support and help with this program.  We would also like to thank the community for their support!

 

THANK YOU

The Class of 2016 would like to publicly thank the following community members and organizations that supported our Hollywood Glamour Prom:

2014 Senior Class, American Legion, Andrea McCarthy, Bend of the River, Bill & Karen Love, Buddy’s Tree Service, Buy Low Carpet, Charmed Creations, Cirillo Auto, Cleveland Brothers, Cumberland Farms, Darcey Hastings, Dirk & Sonja Harris, Don & Dixie Emrick, Dr. Arlene Hughes Gorny, Francis & Lorraine Madison, Frinton’s Mini Mart, Funspot 2, Gerald R. Flynn Builders Inc., GF Tae Kwon Do, Hadley General Store, Harris Grocery, Herb & Michele Levin, HLHS Custodial Team, H-L Lioness, H-L Lions Club, H-L PTSA, HLTA, Hoffman Stamped Concrete, Holy Mother & Child Church, J Clarke Construction, Inc, James Reynolds, Ketchum Mfg. Co. Inc, Lamplight Inn, Linda & Bill Scofield, Longhorn, Lox of Bagels,  Mens’ Auxiliary VFW Post 5836, McDermott’s, McKernon Oil, Mike & Janice Waterhouse, Mountaintop Landworks, LLC, Painted Pony Rodeo, Performance Custom Trailers, Inc., Pine Point Cottages, Raeann C. Johnston, RC Springer Construction, Rocco’s (Corinth), SARCOM, Inc. & AEP Colliods  Div, Southern Warren Snowmobile, Stewarts, Stone’s Pharmacy, Van R. Rhodes Vol. Fire Co, VFW, Wanda Rice, Warren Washington Victim Impact Panel, Warrensburg High School, Waterhouse Restaurant, Wesleyan Church, White’s Hardware and William J. Green.

 

Thank you to all students who helped decorate for the Prom Preview.  Special recognition goes to the following students:  Nicole Emrick, Randi Branch, Jaynie Ellis, Hailey Harris, Kaliegh Moulton, Kelsey Moulton, Pearl Howie and Scott Broekhuizen. We also would like those who helped at the Post Prom Party to include:  Sara Kenna, Holly Miner, Justin Miner, Emily Sloma, Joe Gilbert, Colby Gilbert, Samantha Murray, Elisa Bennett, Erin Beaury, Josh Hala, Isabella Allen, Kayla Lautenschuetz, Isabelle Eagan, Brandon Allen and Anne Mclean.

 

A very special thank you goes out to Bonnie & Kathy McGinnis, Beecher Baker, Theresa Crombach, and our wonderful parents! Thanks for making our night priceless!