2017 FMCC/HFM BOCES Student Recognition Dinner

On June 6, 2017 students from around the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Region came together at HFM BOCES for the 2nd annual Student Recognition Dinner. Dustin Swanger, ED. D, President of FMCC wrote; “Among our honorees are students who have travelled abroad to perform missionary work, climbed all the Adirondack High Peaks, championed opportunities for the disabled, participated on championship teams and in award-winning music groups and helped educate fellow students about diversity in their communities and in the world. We also honor a student tonight who overcame  traumatic injuries suffered in a car accident. She’ll still graduate on time with her class later this month.”

 

These students have been recognized for their academic and extracurricular excellence along with their devotion to their communities and be able to preserve to be successful. The following OESJ students were among the honorees. Congratulations to Lyndsey Lynch, Liam Sammons, Aidan Eggleston, Tyler Clark and Georgia Schaffer.  Below is the bios of our students:

 

Lyndsey Lynch, the daughter of Elizabeth Petkovsek and Wayne Lynch, is the valedictorian of the Oppenheim-Ephratah – St. Johnsville Class of 2017.  She has taken a variety of advanced courses, several of which were for college credit.  Lyndsey has been a member of the National Honor Society since the tenth grade and has managed to remain on the high honor roll for the entirety of her high school career.  She has been involved in a multitude of extracurricular activities including basketball, band, jazz band, small ensemble, color guard, yearbook, student government and currently serves as president of her senior class.  Outside of school, Lyndsey has danced for approximately 13 consecutive years with the Joy of Dance Studio in St. Johnsville.  In addition, she has participated in a plethora of community service events, ranging from performing in local parades to volunteering to help with the annual Flander family Thanksgiving Dinner at the H. C. Smith Benefit Club.  Lyndsey plans to attend SUNY Cortland in the Fall of 2017 as a Pre-major, Cortland’s program for Undeclared students.  There she hopes to explore her options and is determined to discover her passion along the way.

Liam Sammons, the son of Steven and Eileen Sammons, is the salutatorian of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville graduating class of 2017. Liam has taken many advanced courses throughout his career in high school including being amongst the first students to ever take Calculus II in the school district. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has been the class Secretary since his freshman year. Liam has participated in many extracurricular activities including the FFA,  band, jazz band, small ensemble, mock trial, Captains Committee, Assemblyman Santabarbara Student Cabinet, and even started his own business. He played soccer, basketball, and baseball until his senior year when he switched to cross country, bowling, and track. Liam will be attending SUNY Maritime this fall to study in the field of Naval Architecture.

 

 

Tyler Clark, the grandson of Arlene and James Randall, is the second ranked student for the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville graduating class of 2017 in the HFM BOCES CTE program. While at HFM, Tyler has completed the Computer Information Technology program. He has been active in Cross Country and the Crossfit club for the last three years. Tyler will be attending Fulton Montgomery Community College in the Fall.

 

Aidan Eggleston, the son of Karin and Chad Eggleston, is the top ranked student for the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville graduating class of 2017 in the HFM BOCES CTE program.

While at HFM, Aidan has completed the New Visions Healthcare  program.  Aidan has taken many advanced courses throughout his career in high school including being amongst the first students to ever take Calculus II in the school district. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has been very active in extracurricular activities including FFA and Crossfit. He played soccer, basketball, baseball, cross country and track while at OESJ. Aidan will be attending Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences this fall.

 

Georgia Schaffer, the daughter of Wendy and Timothy Schaffer, is a member of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville graduating class of 2017. She has attended the HFM BOCES CTE program and has majored in the Cosmetology program. While at OESJ, Georgia has participated in volleyball and cheerleading. She has also been a member of the OESJ Envirothon team. After a tumultuous senior year, as Georgia says, I am still working on determining my path in the fall.

 


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