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September 21, 2017

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Posted 5/18/17

Gloversville names Top 10 students of the Class of 2017

These students have been named as the Top 10 in the Class of 2017. They are:

Quentin ReynoldsQuentin Reynolds, son of Heather and Troy Reynolds, has been named valedictorian of the Gloversville High School class of 2017. Quentin has excelled in all academic areas during his four years at Gloversville High School. He is a member of the Laura S. Moyer chapter of the National Honor Society. He is the Senior Class President and well as the student member on the Board of Education. Additionally, Quentin is a member of Scitamard and competes on the GHS Masterminds team. He was the 2016 recipient of the Brown University Literary Award and the RPI Math and Science Medal. Quentin will attend Hamilton College in the fall to major in Creative Writing.

Rebecca Brown-WeinstockDaughter of Dr.Paula Brown-Weinstock and Mr. Gary Weinstock, Rebecca Brown-Weinstock is this year’s Salutatorian. She has cosmmitted herself each year to academic excellence and has been recognized as an Academic Titan since 2014. In addition to her grades, Rebecca has served as the President of National Honor Society, the Vice President of the Class of 2017 and a member of the Executive Committee for Key Club. Rebecca also participates on the Varsity Soccer, Varsity Softball, and Masterminds teams. She is also involved in Drama Club, Bridges Mentor Program, and peer tutoring. As a Junior, she received the University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award. As a senior, Rebecca was crowned Homecoming Queen for her distinguished community service and strong sense of character. Rebecca will attend Binghamton University in the fall where she intends to study Human Development. She hopes to one day become a High School Counselor.

Zoe CantelupeZoe Cantelupe, daughter of Kathy & Robert Cantelupe is ranked third in the class of 2017. Zoe has continuously challenged herself in the classroom by taking AP and college level courses. She has been recognized as an Academic Titan for the past three years. As a junior, Zoe was awarded the Smith College Book Award to recognize her hard work toward her academics. In the fall, Zoe plans to attend FMCC to start her college education.

Katelyn ZarrelliGraduating fourth in the class of 2017 is Katelyn Zarrelli. Katie has developed a strong interest in Engineering through her time spent in Project Lead the Way courses at Gloversville High School. She is the President of Key Club and has been Treasurer of the Class of 2017 for four years! Katie has played Varsity Field Hockey for all four years, serving as team captain for two of them, receiving the Athletic All Star award for two years as well as being a First Team All Star. Outside of school, Katie has danced for thirteen years at Carol’s Cameos. She is recipient of the RIT Computing Medal and is a member of the National Honor Society. Katelyn, who is the daughter of Kathy and Jay Zarrelli, will be attending FMCC in the fall with the intent to then transfer to RIT to study Mechanical Engineering.

Echo CareyEcho Carey, daughter of Liz and Scott Carey, is ranked fifth in the class of 2017. Echo is the captain of the Girl’s Varsity Soccer Team, and student director of the Spring Musical. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, and the Building Bridges peer mentoring group at the high school. She is a four-time Academic Titan and the recipient of the “LeMoyne College in the Heights Award” as a junior. Echo also finds time to stay active in her community as a volunteer at the Regional Animal Shelter and as a fourth grade religion instructor at the Holy Trinity Parish. Next year she will attend Fulton Montgomery Community College in hopes of one day becoming an events planner.

Samuel PoulinSamuel Poulin is ranked sixth in the Class of 2017. He is the son of Michael and Karen Poulin of Northville. Sam has volunteered at blood drives, cleaned the Rail Trail, coached the junior Dragons, and raised money for Sparrow’s Nest. Along with those activities, Sam is a Bridges Mentor and a math tutor. Sam was President of Key Club, Vice President of National Honor Society, and co-captain of his Varsity Soccer and Basketball teams. Sam participated in soccer, basketball, and track during high school and has earned the highest average on his sports teams for two consecutive years, and this year he was the recipient of the Section II, Class A, and Foothills Scholar Athlete Awards. Sam received a service academy nomination from Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. He plans on attending The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina where he will major in physics. He plans on pursuing a career as a United States Naval officer.

Mikayla BeckerThe daughter of Andrea & Richard Becker, Mikayla Becker ranks seventh in this year's class. Mikayla has been a dedicated student athlete participating on both the school swim and softball teams. In addition, Mikayla has been an active member of the Key Club, Class of 2017 fundraising committee, Bridges Mentor Program and Masterminds. Mikayla has also found time to volunteer to assist coaching the modified swim team. As a junior, Mikayla was awarded the University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science award for her efforts in the classroom. Mikayla’s true passion lies in the medical field. She will be attending Russell Sage this fall to study Occupational Therapy.

Ckailea KewleyCkailea Kewley is the daughter of Bill and Angela Kewley and is the recipient of Albany College´s Trustee Merit scholarship. She is ranked 8th in the Class of 2017. She has received the National Latin award, Academic Titan award, and is a member of National Honor Society. Ckailea has actively participated in many activities during her high school career such as; Tennis, Basketball, Field hockey, bridges mentor, PBIS, Student Government Association, New Visions and Key Club. Key club has been the most important to her, because it allows her to help others. Some of the many activities she has participated in are bell ringing for the Salvation Army, donated blood for the Red Cross, serving meals at local soup kitchens and volunteering at her local nursing home. Ckailea has obtained over one hundred volunteer hours in her high school career. Another passion of hers is her job at Nathan Littauer Hospital as a dietary aide. Ckailea plans on attending Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences this fall to major in biomedical technology. She aspires to become a physician's assistant.

Kayli SteadKayli Stead, daughter of Sara and Jake Wojtowecz of Bleecker will graduate ninth in the class of 2017. She is a member of the National Honor Society here at GHS. Additionally, Kayli participates in Key Club, is a member of the high school Masterminds team and has worked as a crew member in Scitamard productions. She has consistently been an Academic Titan and was the recipient of the Elmira College Key Award. Just recently, she was awarded the first annual Amy Stock Memorial Scholarship in Environmentalism. Kayli will attend SUNY Geneseo in the fall and pursue a dual degree in Biology and Psychology.

Paula ColemanRounding out the top ten of the class of 2017 is Paula Coleman. Daughter of Bill Coleman and Jackie & Heath Hardman, Paula has made her studies a priority and has been recognized as an Academic Titan each year she has spent in the high school. Paula has attended the Criminal Justice Program at the Career and Technical Center for the past two years. She is currently participating in her senior internship at the Fulton County Probation Department. Paula also spent time volunteering at the Gloversville Public Library and the “Fulton County Clean Up”. Paula intends to Major in Cellular and Molecular Biology and pursue a career as a Forensic Laboratory Technician. Paula plans to attend Missouri State University.
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