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2018 Recognition Night

The final weeks of the 2017-18 school year began with the recognition of scores of high-performing scholars and athletes at Byron-Bergen Jr./Sr. High School. The school’s annual Recognition Night was held on May 30 and combined academic and athletic awards. It featured Byron-Bergen Scholar Athletes and Teams, 2017-18 Tri-Athletes, and Athletes of the Year. The school was proud to honor 149 students representing 11 different teams from all three seasons of play.

More than 40 prestigious awards, scholarships, and certificates recognizing student success in academics, leadership, character, creativity, and community action were presented, along with. Academic Varsity Letters and Pins.

The school’s highest-performing scholars, the Top Ten seniors, were also acknowledged: Lauren Burke (Valedictorian), Margaret Graney (Salutatorian), Benjamin Chaback, Larissa Ashton, Lily Mercovich, Dana Van Valkenburg, Tyler Henry, Jean Denson, Brian Ireland and Leah Thompson.

Academic Varsity Letter
William Johnson, Brian Ireland, Daniel Jensen, Leah Thompson

Academic Varsity Pins
Larissa Ashton, Lauren Burke, Benjamin Chaback, Margaret Graney, Dana Van Valkenburg

Academic Varsity Letter and Pins
Jean Denson, Tyler Henry, Lily Mercovich

Alfred University Kazuo Inamori Alfred Award
Benjamin Bowman

Athletes of the Year
Morgan Fuller, Justin Hannan

Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award
Adam Drake

Bergen Historical Society Award
Benjamin Chaback

Brian R. Ivison Memorial Industrial Arts Award
Benjamin Chaback

Brian R. Ivison Wrestling Award
Paul McDermott, Jr.

Byron-Bergen Comeback Award
Robert Stevens

Byron-Bergen Sports Booster Scholar Athlete Award
Brendon Kendall, Dana Van Valkenburg

Byron-Bergen S.T.E.P. Boosters Humanitarian Leadership Scholarship
Benjamin Chaback

Clarkson University High School Achievement Award
Sabastian Pawlukewicz

Clarkson University High School Leadership Award
Hunter Leach

Community All-Star Award
Dana Van Valkenburg

Dartmouth Alumni Club Book Award
William Johnson

Dawn Gruendike Memorial Award
Benjamin Chaback

Duane Streeter Memorial Award
Dana Van Valkenburg

Elmira College Key Awards
Emma Goodman, Sarah Bleiler

Faculty Department Award
Benjamin Chaback, Brendon Kendall, Kendall Phillips, Mya-Lyn Albanese, Rachel Best, Travis Lambert, Esther Wilkins, Grace Shepard, Alyssa Ball, Zoey Shepard, Frank Hersom, Morgan Fuller, Justine Bloom, Jorie Strzelecki, Wade Thompson, Cynthia Clay, Corden Zimmerman, Devon Zinter, Lauren Burke, Elli Schelemanow, Madison Burke, Sadie Cook, Lydia Campbell, Aleigha Shallenberger

Firemen’s Association of the State of NY
Dana Van Valkenburg

Frederick Douglas/Susan B. Anthony Award in Humanities and Social Sciences
Leah Gale

Gary Liles Memorial Award
Lauren Burke

George H. Ball Community Achievement Award
Mackenzie Rosse, Lydia Campbell, Wade Thompson, Brianna Shade, Hunter Leach

George Eastman Young Leaders Award
Annaliese Hersom

GVEP Skills USA State Champion Recognition
Benjamin Bowman

Irving Green, Jr. Citizenship Award
Michael Khomitch

Matthew Kota Memorial Medical Scholarship
Dana Van Valkenburg

Paul Smith Wrestling Award
Chaderic Toal

President’s Award for Educational Excellence
Larissa Ashton, Lauren Burke, Benjamin Chaback, Jean Denson, Margaret Graney, Tyler Henry, Melanie Kulikowski, Lily Mercovich, Leah Thompson.

Principal’s Award
Brendon Kendall, Leah Gale, Annabella Vurraro, Nicholas Baubie, Grace Huhn, Kendall Phillips

Rensselaer Medalist Award
William Johnson

RIT Computing Award
Annaliese Hersom, William Johnson

RIT Innovation & Creativity Award
Jared Fregoe, Emma Goodman

Saint Michael’s Book Award for Academic Achievement and Social Science
Emma Smith, Anthony DiQuattro

Scholar Program Awards
Tyler Henry, Dana Van Valkenburg

Stephanie Lynn Tooley Cheerleading Scholarship
Makenzie Muoio

Superintendent’s Award
Benjamin Chaback

US Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award
Quinn Chapell, Jared Fregoe

US Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence
Joshua Phelps

US Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award
Garrett Sando

Wanda L. MacVean English Recognition Award
Lauren Burke

Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award
Erin Parnapy

William Cummings Award
Garrett Sando

Xerox Award for Innovation & Information Technology
Hunter Leach

This Page Photo: The Superintendent’s Award is given in recognition of exceptional leadership, character, and community service. This year’s winner is Benjamin Chaback.
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