Alexia Angulo-Stevenson - Charles O. Dickerson High School
"She listens intently to feedback and responds to every piece of criticism with maturity and dignity. She heads her peers through a work ethic that is second to none."
-Jon Koeng, Principal
Jackson Crocker - Dryden High School
"Mr. Crocker leads with humility and respect and seeks to find common ground with others in an effort to move our community forward to success whether that is in the classroom, on the soccer field, or collaborating with the High School Leadership Team."
- Joshua Bacigalupi, Superintendent of Schools
Matthew Eckstrom - Cortland Jr./Sr. High School
"His pride has fueled him to want to continue to frow, rather than resting on his accomplishments."
- Shane Adams, School Counselor
Kirsten Fielding - Fayetteville-Manlius High School
"Kirten is an extraordinaryily talented person who has the character, enthusiasm and work ethic both in and outside of the classroom to be successful."
- Paul Muench, Teacher
Irene Hwang - Ithaca High School
"She has one of the most resilient and hopeful demeanors I have met amongst not only high school students, but people as well."
- Matthew Fellman, Physics Teacher
Evelyn Kim - Ithaca High School
"She is a beacon of leadership in our band and community and is beloved by her fellow musicians."
- Nicki Zawel, Director of Bands
Wisteria Kirk - Southern Cayuga Central School
"Her persistence and perseverance shown in mentoring should serve her well."
-Lindsay Osborne, Y-Pal Mentoring Program Supervisor
Shaylyn Nair - Ithaca High School
"She is an individual who has incredible work ethic, immeasurable positivism and an unfaltering determination to succeed."
- Janet Bowman, FrenchTeacher
Hiedi Nydam - Dryden High School
"Heidi is a mature, responsible, highly motivated, and enthusiastic young woman and is well-respected in the community."
- Travis Crocker, Science Teacher
Hannah Partigianoni - Cortland Jr./Sr. High School
"She works hard both on the ice and in the classroom, and it shows.."
- Jeremy Lopata, Hockey Coach
Max Rubenstein-Miller - Ithaca High School
"He is a curious and skilled young musician, perhaps one of the most exception I've ever taught."
- Kristin Zaryski, AP Music Theory Teacher
Diva Shrivastava - Ithaca High School
"Diva proved herself to be flexible and growth-orientated student, often seeking out and then folding in constructive critiscism into her own thinking and growth."
- Michael Reiff, English Department Leader
Alexis Stiles - McGraw High School
"Alexis is a hard working student, positive role model for her peers, and a dedicated athlete with a love for the outdoors."
- Pamela Coombs, Business Tech Prep/Computer Education Teacher
Henry Storch - Cortland Jr./Sr. High School
"Henry is a tremendously gifted student, but more importantly, he is exceptionally kind, hard-working, and thrives under pressure."
- Charles Canestaro, Physics and AP Physics Teacher
Skandan Subramanian - Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Sr. Secondary School
"Always thinking outside of the box, he inspires his teachers and peers to extend their horizon beyond the text."
- Sri Vidhya Chandrasekaren, Physics Teacher
Nick Thurston - Southern Cayuga Central School
"He has been described as a 'friend to all' and I would echo that assessment."
- Justin Frisbie, Interim Athletic Director & Assistant Principal
Sawyer Tierney - Ithaca High School
"He is a young man with many talents, a real desire to learn, an incredible work ethic and even though he is very modest about all of his achievements, I feel certain that he will meet the challenges at any university or college to which he applies with steadfastness and with success."
- Janet Bowman, French Teacher
Saba Weatherspoon - Ithaca High School
"Saba is a student who has always been reliable, honest and inquistive and additionally she has never failed to met every challenge with bright enthusiam and unflinching determination to achieve her goals."
- Janet Bowman, French Teacher
Morgan Wilcox - Lansing High School
"Her leadership skills have become more evident as she reaches beyond her own family and club to become more involved in county and state leadership opportunities."
- Brenda Carpenter, 4-H Club Volunteer Coordinator
Abby Wilder - Lansing High School
"Abby always has a listening ear for her teammates and has a way of turning a negative comment into a positiove comment or encouragement."
- Karen Gorsky, Armstrong School of Dance