Red Jacket Announces Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Valedictorian

Olivia has taken seven Advanced Placement classes and four Gemini classes over the past four years. She plans on studying Mechanical or Environmental Engineering in college.  Olivia has been on the varsity track team since seventh grade and is a five-time Sectional Champion in distance events. Olivia also ran in the State Championship for Cross Country, along with playing varsity soccer and basketball.  She was named Female Athlete of the Year for Red Jacket in her junior year. In addition to participating in athletics, she has also been class Vice President, Secretary, and in Student Government since seventh grade. Olivia is a member of the Concert, Jazz, and Marching Bands where she enjoys playing the trumpet.  She was chosen to participate in Girls State last summer, which she describes as one of her favorite high school experiences. She is the Vice President of National Honor Society, Secretary and Treasurer of the Varsity Club, and a member of both the Masterminds Team and Youth Activation Committee for Unified Basketball.

Olivia would like to thank all the teachers she has had in her thirteen years at Red Jacket.  She would specifically like to thank Mrs. May for pushing her to accelerate herself even further in math; Mr. Schaertl for testing her limits on the track and in the classroom; and Mr. Spacher for always making her think about things that truly matter.

Salutatorian

Throughout high school, Jacob has taken five Advanced Placement classes and six Gemini classes.  He is a three-sport athlete and enjoys watching and playing basketball, football, and baseball. Jacob was named a Daily Messenger All-Star for football and baseball, a Scholar Athlete, and a captain for all three sports. Sports have taught Jacob leadership, teamwork, time management, and most importantly, how to never give up.  He is a member and the Treasurer of the National Honor Society and has served as Student Council President. He has received many academic awards such as the Governor Phil Bredesen Award for Leadership, the Clarkson University High School Leadership Award, as well as being a Hobart and William Smith Finger Lakes Scholar and an American Chemical Society Award Recipient. Jacob also volunteers for Planet Water and Beverly Animal Shelter, which have taught him to be kind and more aware of what’s happening around him. Jacob would like to thank his teachers, especially Mrs. May, for always pushing him to do his best. He would also like to thank his parents for teaching him good habits and always supporting him. Jacob will be attending Colgate University in the fall, where he will pursue a pre-law degree. He would like to tell the upcoming Seniors to always believe in themselves and never give up.