Congratulations, Class Of 2018 Top Ten Students!

Congratulations, Class Of 2018 Top Ten Students!
Posted on 05/18/2018
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Top ten students of 2018

Valedictorian Scout Fronhofer is the daughter of Frank and Laurie Fronhofer of Salem.  Scout will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors and Mastery in Science and Math. Scout was recently chosen as Salem Central School’s top scholar and will be honored at the 32nd Annual Scholars’ Recognition Program sponsored by the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA). Scout is the recipient of the President’s Education Award, the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, the Rensselaer Medalist Award, and the Student Sage Award, based on her outstanding academic performance and leadership skills. She received a National Commendation based on her PSAT scores and was named the Chronicle’s Student-Athlete of the Week for track, field hockey, and gymnastics. Scout is a member of the National Honor Society, through which she volunteered to help with Salem Central’s Thanksgiving donation baskets and the school’s volleyball tournament.  She is a member of the yearbook staff, the math team, and Spanish club.  Scout plans to study engineering at either the University of Rochester or attend the College of Engineering at Cornell University.


Salutatorian Tessa Georgeson is the daughter of Lloyd and Rima Georgeson of West Rupert, Vermont. Tessa will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors and Mastery in Science and Math. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is the recipient of the President’s Education Award, the Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award, and the Student Sage Award. These awards are given to students based on their dedication to academic excellence and intellectual debate as well as strong leadership skills. Tessa competed in field hockey, softball, and weightlifting. She also participated in the school band, chorus, drama club, Spanish club, mock trial, math team, student board, and film club. Tessa has been a class officer and is on the yearbook staff. She was chosen to receive the mock trial best advocate award during her junior year when her team placed first in the Warren-Washington County Competition. Tessa will be attending the University of Vermont where she plans to study English.


Abigail Davis will graduate third in her class. Abigail is the daughter of Don and Elaine Davis of Salem.  Abigail is a member of the National Honor Society, jazz band, math team, drama club and film club.  She was a lawyer on the mock trial team and participated in track and field.  Abigail will attend North Carolina State to study Nuclear Engineering.

Lucy Fronhofer , daughter of Socrates and Karen Fronhofer, will graduate fourth.  Lucy has been a member of the field hockey team.  She was chosen for the first team all –stars in 2016 and 2017.  She also participated in the field hockey futures program and the Thoroughbred field hockey club.  She is a member of the National Honor Society, drama club, film club, math team yearbook, band and chorus.  Outside of school, Lucy has embraced her love of music by taking voice lessons.  Lucy will study music at Fredonia in the fall.

Catherine Thrasher will be the number five graduate.  Catherine is the daughter of John Thrasher and Sue Ceglowski and the granddaughter of Eugene and Jean Ceglowski. Catherine is a member of the National Honor Society. She has participated in field hockey, 4 – H club and the equestrian team.  She was secretary of her class and took part in the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminar.  Catherine competed and finished in the top ten at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Round up and received an award for outstanding achievement in the Vermont 4 – H along with the Paul Quinn and designated hit 4-H award.  Catherine received the George Eastman Young Leaders Award as well. Catherine will attend Cornell University where she will study Animal Science.

Harrison Robbins, the son of Amy Robbins, will claim the number six position in his class.  Harrison is a member of the National Honor Society, serving as co-president. He also participated in drama club, future business leaders, mock trial, band, chorus, basketball, football and the Boy Scouts of America.  Harrison has received the Presidential Education Award and is a College Board silver star.  Outside of school, Harrison is a boardgame geek.  Harrison will attend Siena College in the fall where he will major in American Studies with a pre-law certificate.

Carlin McPhee has a rank of seven in her class.  Carlin is the daughter of Don and Carol McPhee.  She is a member of the National Honor Society, serving as president and is a recipient of the President’s Education Award.  Carlin is also a member of the drama club, mock trial and chorus.   She was co-editor of the yearbook and has participated in field hockey and track where she holds the school record in the steeple chase.  She represented Salem School at the HOBY Leadership seminar as a sophomore and has volunteered to benefit the programs at the courthouse and vacation bible school. Carlin was awarded the DAR Good Citizen Award.  Carlin will attend SUNY New Paltz where she will study fine arts: drawing and painting.

Nathanael Holmes will complete high school with a rank of seven.  Nathanael is the son of Donna Holmes of Salem and John Holmes of Chittenango.  Nathanael is a member of the National Honor Society.  He has participated in football, basketball, baseball, soccer and weightlifting. Nathanael has been a member of the band and has been on the high honor roll.  He is also a recipient of the President’s Educational Excellence Award.  Nathanael plans to study Fisheries and Wildlife at the College of Environmental science and Forestry in the fall of 2019.

Charity Rushinski, daughter of Justin and Theresa Rushinski, will graduate number nine in her class.  Charity is a member of the National Honor Society, math team, band and chorus.  She has participated in field hockey, basketball and softball.  Charity took part in the field hockey futures program, the Thoroughbred field hockey club, Riley Rink spring hockey league and summer league basketball. Charity will attend the Sage College of Albany where she will study nursing or chemistry.

Neva Diblasi has captured the number ten position in her class.  Neva is the daughter of Daniel and Alisa DiBlasi.  She has participated in varsity soccer, acting as captain.  She was a member of the Fusion Southern Vermont spring soccer league and was named as an all-state all-star.  She was also a member of the math team and the ski club. Neva will attend Wentworth Institute of Technology where she will study biological engineering.

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