Weekly Feature



2018-04-12 / Education

Building Foundation in West Seneca

Often times, people use the term “well rounded” in reference to students and children. What attributes of the child lead them to this conclusion? What does a student have to foster in order to receive the prestigious and admiral compliment? Typically, a “well-rounded” student has the support of an excellent educational system that he or she is allowed to embrace with the utmost encouragement from a plethora of teachers and a strong parental or guardian unit. West Seneca School District has built a formidable foundation for the children of this district. The mission of this district directly states that a diversified educational program will be implemented in order to produce literate, caring, ethical, responsible and productive citizens who are capable of adapting to change. These are the attributes that create the “well-rounded” child, and our school district not only accepts the challenge, but fully seizes it. Parental and community support in this scenario are also key to the success of our children. Our Students of Excellence, as demonstrated by their diverse backgrounds, interests, strengths and talents embody the concept of being “well rounded.” They may be the most linguistically inclined, or they may be highly artistic. They may be athletic or they may have overcome great adversity. Regardless of their different strengths, each of these students has demonstrated kindness, acceptance, character and ethics to be considered for this award. The strength may identify them, but their moral choices and disposition define them. The educational community along with the business community must celebrate this along with their individual achievements. It is a difficult concept to teach, but a message that none the less needs to remain in perpetuation in order to guarantee the future.


SIERRA ANNUNZIATA Sponsored by: West Seneca Police Benevolent Association Sierra Annunziata, daughter of Patrick and Jeness Annunziata, attends East Senior. HONORS: Artworks selected for display in local galleries, Kiwanis Award ACTIVITIES: Musical, Academy of Visual Arts, Tri Music Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Attend college to pursue a career in Animation SIERRA ANNUNZIATA Sponsored by: West Seneca Police Benevolent Association Sierra Annunziata, daughter of Patrick and Jeness Annunziata, attends East Senior. HONORS: Artworks selected for display in local galleries, Kiwanis Award ACTIVITIES: Musical, Academy of Visual Arts, Tri Music Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Attend college to pursue a career in Animation In this time of economic strife and political turmoil, it’s more important now than ever before to band together for the sake of our children so that we can continue to produce the newest and greatest leaders of our country who will make decisions based in integrity. Our Students of Excellence should be emulated and regarded as only a small portion of what truly marks the cumulative successful effort of parents, schools and community. Everyone, including these students, needs to take credit for the attributes that we all encourage and continue to embrace. West Seneca School District pledges this each day in its mission statement, the parents commit with their unmitigated support, and the community continues to build this foundation with their unwavering assistance.


CHLOE BURNS Sponsored by: West Seneca Kiwanis Club Chloe Burns, daughter of Karl and Deborah Burns, attends East Senior. HONORS: Student of Excellence, National Honor Society, Numerous Kiwanis Awards ACTIVITIES: Key Club (Vice President-2 years and Executive Assistant-1 year), Varsity Tennis-4 years, Chamber Orchestra FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Brockport for nursing before advancing her degree at UB to become a Nurse Anesthetist CHLOE BURNS Sponsored by: West Seneca Kiwanis Club Chloe Burns, daughter of Karl and Deborah Burns, attends East Senior. HONORS: Student of Excellence, National Honor Society, Numerous Kiwanis Awards ACTIVITIES: Key Club (Vice President-2 years and Executive Assistant-1 year), Varsity Tennis-4 years, Chamber Orchestra FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Brockport for nursing before advancing her degree at UB to become a Nurse Anesthetist 
SPENCER BRUNO Sponsored by: Erie County Clerk – Michael Kearns Spencer Bruno, son of Cathy Georgic and Kevin Bruno, attends East Senior. HONORS: 2017 U.S. Customs and Border Protection Leadership Academy, Kiwanis Award, Student of the Month Awards ACTIVITIES: Cheektowaga Police Explorers, Vigilant Fire Explorers, Fresh Start Mentoring Program FUTURE PLANS: Attend Erie Community College and Buffalo State for Communications followed by a career in Law Enforcement SPENCER BRUNO Sponsored by: Erie County Clerk – Michael Kearns Spencer Bruno, son of Cathy Georgic and Kevin Bruno, attends East Senior. HONORS: 2017 U.S. Customs and Border Protection Leadership Academy, Kiwanis Award, Student of the Month Awards ACTIVITIES: Cheektowaga Police Explorers, Vigilant Fire Explorers, Fresh Start Mentoring Program FUTURE PLANS: Attend Erie Community College and Buffalo State for Communications followed by a career in Law Enforcement The West Seneca community kneels down to our Students of Excellence in honor of their great achievements. They, in like, turn to their parents, community and educators and bow their heads in respect for a job well done in building the foundation for their success.



GABRIELLE CATLIN Sponsored by: West Seneca Lions Club Gabrielle Catlin, daughter of Gary and Lisa Catlin, attends East Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Leadership Awards (World Languages, English, Social Studies & Physical Education) Science Honor Society, Confirmation Certificate ACTIVITIES: WNY Sting Travel Softball, President of the National Honor Society, Vice President of Student Council FUTURE PLANS: Attend Daemen College to pursue a career as a Physician’s Assistant and minor in Spanish GABRIELLE CATLIN Sponsored by: West Seneca Lions Club Gabrielle Catlin, daughter of Gary and Lisa Catlin, attends East Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Leadership Awards (World Languages, English, Social Studies & Physical Education) Science Honor Society, Confirmation Certificate ACTIVITIES: WNY Sting Travel Softball, President of the National Honor Society, Vice President of Student Council FUTURE PLANS: Attend Daemen College to pursue a career as a Physician’s Assistant and minor in Spanish

MARGARET DE WITT Sponsored by: Southgate Associates, LLC Margaret De Witt, daughter of Rodney and Lynn De Witt, attends East Senior. ACTIVITIES: Academy of Visual Arts, Albright Knox Future Curators Program FUTURE PLANS: Attend Villa Maria before attending the Cleveland Institute of Art MARGARET DE WITT Sponsored by: Southgate Associates, LLC Margaret De Witt, daughter of Rodney and Lynn De Witt, attends East Senior. ACTIVITIES: Academy of Visual Arts, Albright Knox Future Curators Program FUTURE PLANS: Attend Villa Maria before attending the Cleveland Institute of Art

KATHERINE DIXON Sponsored by: CSEA - West Seneca Central School District Katherine Dixon, daughter of Christopher and Dawn Dixon, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, Rho Kappa, Spanish Honor Society ACTIVITIES: Class Council, Mr. East (Chair), Leadership Mentor FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Fredonia to major in Childhood Education KATHERINE DIXON Sponsored by: CSEA - West Seneca Central School District Katherine Dixon, daughter of Christopher and Dawn Dixon, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, Rho Kappa, Spanish Honor Society ACTIVITIES: Class Council, Mr. East (Chair), Leadership Mentor FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Fredonia to major in Childhood Education

RYU DORN Sponsored by: West Seneca Teachers Association Inc. Ryu Dorn, son of Vanthong and Sokha Dorn, attends East Senior. HONORS: Student of the Month – Community Service, Student of the Month – Science, Student of the Month - Math ACTIVITIES: Bookstore Manager, Crew Trainer at McDonald’s, Secretary of the Key Club FUTURE PLANS: Obtain a degree in Neuroscience before attending Medical School to pursue a career in Medicine RYU DORN Sponsored by: West Seneca Teachers Association Inc. Ryu Dorn, son of Vanthong and Sokha Dorn, attends East Senior. HONORS: Student of the Month – Community Service, Student of the Month – Science, Student of the Month - Math ACTIVITIES: Bookstore Manager, Crew Trainer at McDonald’s, Secretary of the Key Club FUTURE PLANS: Obtain a degree in Neuroscience before attending Medical School to pursue a career in Medicine

BRIDGET EMERSON Sponsored by: Kloc’s Banquet Rooms Bridget Emerson, daughter of Raymond and Kristine Emerson, attends East Senior. HONORS: NY Comptroller Award, Science Award, Leadership Award ACTIVITIES: Leadership Program, Varsity Lacrosse, Student Council FUTURE PLANS: Attend Seton Hall University to study Business BRIDGET EMERSON Sponsored by: Kloc’s Banquet Rooms Bridget Emerson, daughter of Raymond and Kristine Emerson, attends East Senior. HONORS: NY Comptroller Award, Science Award, Leadership Award ACTIVITIES: Leadership Program, Varsity Lacrosse, Student Council FUTURE PLANS: Attend Seton Hall University to study Business

HANNAH FUERST Sponsored by: M&T Bank Hannah Fuerst, daughter of Kenneth and Michele Fuerst, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, Kiwanis Award World Languages, All County Chorus ACTIVITIES: Mr. East (Chair), Travel and Varsity Softball, Fresh Start Mentoring Program FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Plattsburgh and major in Nursing HANNAH FUERST Sponsored by: M&T Bank Hannah Fuerst, daughter of Kenneth and Michele Fuerst, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, Kiwanis Award World Languages, All County Chorus ACTIVITIES: Mr. East (Chair), Travel and Varsity Softball, Fresh Start Mentoring Program FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Plattsburgh and major in Nursing

JOSHUA GLAUB Sponsored by: Rotary Club of West Seneca Joshua Glaub, son of Ronald and Phyllis Glaub, attends East Senior. HONORS: Cross Country ECIC Division II Sportsmanship Award, AP Scholar with Honor, All WNY Scholar Athlete ACTIVITIES: Varsity Cross Country Captain, Varsity Indoor and Outdoor Track Captain, National Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Attend college to study Physical Therapy JOSHUA GLAUB Sponsored by: Rotary Club of West Seneca Joshua Glaub, son of Ronald and Phyllis Glaub, attends East Senior. HONORS: Cross Country ECIC Division II Sportsmanship Award, AP Scholar with Honor, All WNY Scholar Athlete ACTIVITIES: Varsity Cross Country Captain, Varsity Indoor and Outdoor Track Captain, National Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Attend college to study Physical Therapy

KELSEY KAUFMAN Sponsored by: West Seneca Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan Kelsey Kaufman, daughter of Paul and Coleen Kaufman, attends East Senior. HONORS: Scholar Athlete All Western New York Girls Soccer Honorable Mention, Student of the Year Nominee, Student of the Month for Community Service & Citizenship ACTIVITIES: Varsity Basketball, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Lacrosse FUTURE PLANS: Attend the University at Buffalo to pursue a career in Civil Engineering KELSEY KAUFMAN Sponsored by: West Seneca Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan Kelsey Kaufman, daughter of Paul and Coleen Kaufman, attends East Senior. HONORS: Scholar Athlete All Western New York Girls Soccer Honorable Mention, Student of the Year Nominee, Student of the Month for Community Service & Citizenship ACTIVITIES: Varsity Basketball, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Lacrosse FUTURE PLANS: Attend the University at Buffalo to pursue a career in Civil Engineering

JASMINE KLUMPP Sponsored by: West Seneca Administrators Association Jasmine Klumpp, daughter of Jim Ostrowski and Tammy Coleman, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Student of the Month for Science, Math and English ACTIVITIES: Varsity Softball, Masterminds Captain, French Exchange Host FUTURE PLANS: Pursue a career as a Bilingual Veterinarian JASMINE KLUMPP Sponsored by: West Seneca Administrators Association Jasmine Klumpp, daughter of Jim Ostrowski and Tammy Coleman, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Student of the Month for Science, Math and English ACTIVITIES: Varsity Softball, Masterminds Captain, French Exchange Host FUTURE PLANS: Pursue a career as a Bilingual Veterinarian

SAMANTHA KMIOTEK Sponsored by: East Spirit Boosters Club Samantha Kmiotek, daughter of Mark and Karen Kmiotek, attends East Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Award for Science, National Honor Society, NSA World Series Champion ACTIVITIES: Leadership Facilitator, Varsity Softball, Varsity Basketball FUTURE PLANS: Attend Daemen College and pursue a career as a Physical Therapist SAMANTHA KMIOTEK Sponsored by: East Spirit Boosters Club Samantha Kmiotek, daughter of Mark and Karen Kmiotek, attends East Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Award for Science, National Honor Society, NSA World Series Champion ACTIVITIES: Leadership Facilitator, Varsity Softball, Varsity Basketball FUTURE PLANS: Attend Daemen College and pursue a career as a Physical Therapist

JOSEPH KRZEMINSKI Sponsored by: Sgroi Financial, LLC Joseph Krzeminski, son of Kenneth and Patricia Krzeminski, attends East Senior. HONORS: Scholar Athlete Honorable Mention, High Honor Roll, Athlete of the Month ACTIVITIES: Varsity Volleyball Captain, Varsity Tennis Captain, Key Club Vice President FUTURE PLANS: Attend college to pursue a degree in Biochemistry before going to Medical School to become a Pediatrician JOSEPH KRZEMINSKI Sponsored by: Sgroi Financial, LLC Joseph Krzeminski, son of Kenneth and Patricia Krzeminski, attends East Senior. HONORS: Scholar Athlete Honorable Mention, High Honor Roll, Athlete of the Month ACTIVITIES: Varsity Volleyball Captain, Varsity Tennis Captain, Key Club Vice President FUTURE PLANS: Attend college to pursue a degree in Biochemistry before going to Medical School to become a Pediatrician

PHILLIP LEACH Sponsored by: Just Pizza Phillip Leach, son of John and Lisa Leach, attends East Senior. HONORS: All-WNY Scholar Athlete, Kiwanis Award for English, Student of the Month for Math ACTIVITIES: Varsity Football, Fresh Start Mentoring Program, Ski Club FUTURE PLANS: Attend college to pursue studies in Aerospace Engineering PHILLIP LEACH Sponsored by: Just Pizza Phillip Leach, son of John and Lisa Leach, attends East Senior. HONORS: All-WNY Scholar Athlete, Kiwanis Award for English, Student of the Month for Math ACTIVITIES: Varsity Football, Fresh Start Mentoring Program, Ski Club FUTURE PLANS: Attend college to pursue studies in Aerospace Engineering

NOAH LUTHART Sponsored by: Sgroi Financial, LLC Noah Luthart, son of Dennis and Jeri Luthart, attends East Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Awards, Music Honors Awards, Honor Roll and Student of the Month ACTIVITIES: Southtowns Youth Orchestra, Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Chorus, Musical, and American Civil War Reenacting FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Fredonia and major in Music Education/Performance NOAH LUTHART Sponsored by: Sgroi Financial, LLC Noah Luthart, son of Dennis and Jeri Luthart, attends East Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Awards, Music Honors Awards, Honor Roll and Student of the Month ACTIVITIES: Southtowns Youth Orchestra, Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Chorus, Musical, and American Civil War Reenacting FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Fredonia and major in Music Education/Performance

BREANNA MURPHY Sponsored by: Western New York Federal Credit Union Breanna Murphy, daughter of Brian and Susan Murphy, attends East Senior. HONORS: RIT Innovation and Creativity Award, Kiwanis Award for English, Student of the Month for Art ACTIVITIES: Donate Life Club, National Honor Society, Fresh Start Mentoring Program FUTURE PLANS: Study Forensic Science and pursue a career in Forensic Pathology BREANNA MURPHY Sponsored by: Western New York Federal Credit Union Breanna Murphy, daughter of Brian and Susan Murphy, attends East Senior. HONORS: RIT Innovation and Creativity Award, Kiwanis Award for English, Student of the Month for Art ACTIVITIES: Donate Life Club, National Honor Society, Fresh Start Mentoring Program FUTURE PLANS: Study Forensic Science and pursue a career in Forensic Pathology

DEVIN MURPHY Sponsored by: Western New York Federal Credit Union Devin Murphy, son of Brian and Susan Murphy, attends East Senior. HONORS: Mixed Chorus NYSSMA Conference All- State, Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, Rensselear Medalist ACTIVITIES: Musical, Key Club, UB Gifted Math Program Ambassador FUTURE PLANS: Attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study Brain and Cognitive Sciences DEVIN MURPHY Sponsored by: Western New York Federal Credit Union Devin Murphy, son of Brian and Susan Murphy, attends East Senior. HONORS: Mixed Chorus NYSSMA Conference All- State, Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, Rensselear Medalist ACTIVITIES: Musical, Key Club, UB Gifted Math Program Ambassador FUTURE PLANS: Attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study Brain and Cognitive Sciences

TIEN NGUYEN Sponsored by: The Kane Firm Tien Nguyen, daughter of Hung and Phuong Nguyen, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, Rho Kappa, National Honor Society of Student Scholars ACTIVITIES: International Club, Key Club, DECA, Academy of Business & Finance, Manager of the student run Financial Trust F.C.U., known as the East Vault in school FUTURE PLANS: Attend the University at Buffalo to major in Accounting TIEN NGUYEN Sponsored by: The Kane Firm Tien Nguyen, daughter of Hung and Phuong Nguyen, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, Rho Kappa, National Honor Society of Student Scholars ACTIVITIES: International Club, Key Club, DECA, Academy of Business & Finance, Manager of the student run Financial Trust F.C.U., known as the East Vault in school FUTURE PLANS: Attend the University at Buffalo to major in Accounting

MICHAEL PERILLO Sponsored by: M&T Bank Michael Perillo, son of Bernard and Sandra Perillo, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, Black Belt, All WNY Scholar Athlete Honorable Mention ACTIVITIES: Volleyball, Ski and Snowboard Club, Treasurer of Technology Club FUTURE PLANS: Attend Canisius College to pursue a career in law or business MICHAEL PERILLO Sponsored by: M&T Bank Michael Perillo, son of Bernard and Sandra Perillo, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, Black Belt, All WNY Scholar Athlete Honorable Mention ACTIVITIES: Volleyball, Ski and Snowboard Club, Treasurer of Technology Club FUTURE PLANS: Attend Canisius College to pursue a career in law or business

TEAGAN SHANAHAN Sponsored by: West Seneca Councilman Gene Hart Teagan Shanahan, daughter of Patricia Shanahan, attends East Senior. HONORS: 9th in Class of 2018, National Honor Society, Science Honor Society ACTIVITIES: Varsity Track and Field, Treasurer of Key Club, Varsity Tennis FUTURE PLANS: Attend LeMoyne College to pursue a Biology Degree TEAGAN SHANAHAN Sponsored by: West Seneca Councilman Gene Hart Teagan Shanahan, daughter of Patricia Shanahan, attends East Senior. HONORS: 9th in Class of 2018, National Honor Society, Science Honor Society ACTIVITIES: Varsity Track and Field, Treasurer of Key Club, Varsity Tennis FUTURE PLANS: Attend LeMoyne College to pursue a Biology Degree

JILLIAN SMITH Sponsored by: West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Jillian Smith, daughter of Daniel and Tina Smith, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, Student of Excellence, Kiwanis Awards in Social Studies and Music ACTIVITIES: Musical, Dance, Tri-M Music Honors Society, NYSSMA/ECMEA FUTURE PLANS: Attend Alfred University to study Illustration and Animation JILLIAN SMITH Sponsored by: West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Jillian Smith, daughter of Daniel and Tina Smith, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, Student of Excellence, Kiwanis Awards in Social Studies and Music ACTIVITIES: Musical, Dance, Tri-M Music Honors Society, NYSSMA/ECMEA FUTURE PLANS: Attend Alfred University to study Illustration and Animation

KARA SZTABA Sponsored by: Financial Trust Federal Credit Union Kara Sztaba, daughter of David and Tricia Sztaba, attends East Senior. HONORS: Girl Scouts Gold Award, Scholar Athlete, National Honor Society ACTIVITIES: Varsity Track and Field and Field Hockey, Student Council, DECA, Academy of Business & Finance, Manager of the student run Financial Trust F.C.U. known as the East Vault in school. FUTURE PLANS: Attend Canisius College and earn a degree in International Business KARA SZTABA Sponsored by: Financial Trust Federal Credit Union Kara Sztaba, daughter of David and Tricia Sztaba, attends East Senior. HONORS: Girl Scouts Gold Award, Scholar Athlete, National Honor Society ACTIVITIES: Varsity Track and Field and Field Hockey, Student Council, DECA, Academy of Business & Finance, Manager of the student run Financial Trust F.C.U. known as the East Vault in school. FUTURE PLANS: Attend Canisius College and earn a degree in International Business

MICHAEL TETI Sponsored by: Eileen’s Centerview Bakery Inc. Michael Teti, son of John Teti and Kathy Strickland, attends East Senior. HONORS: French Honor Society, Art Honor Society, Student of the Month ACTIVITIES: Musical, French Club, Art Club FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Fredonia to pursue a degree in Music MICHAEL TETI Sponsored by: Eileen’s Centerview Bakery Inc. Michael Teti, son of John Teti and Kathy Strickland, attends East Senior. HONORS: French Honor Society, Art Honor Society, Student of the Month ACTIVITIES: Musical, French Club, Art Club FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Fredonia to pursue a degree in Music

BENJAMIN VOGT Sponsored by: West Seneca Teachers Association Inc. Benjamin Vogt, son of James and Julianne Vogt, attends East Senior. HONORS: Honor Roll, National Honor Society, Athlete of the Month ACTIVITIES: Varsity Soccer, Chess Club, Varsity Bowling FUTURE PLANS: Attend Hilbert to study Cyber Security BENJAMIN VOGT Sponsored by: West Seneca Teachers Association Inc. Benjamin Vogt, son of James and Julianne Vogt, attends East Senior. HONORS: Honor Roll, National Honor Society, Athlete of the Month ACTIVITIES: Varsity Soccer, Chess Club, Varsity Bowling FUTURE PLANS: Attend Hilbert to study Cyber Security

AMANDA WEINER Sponsored by: East Spirit Boosters Club Amanda Weiner, daughter of Ronald and Anne Weiner, attends East Senior. HONORS: High Honor Roll, Student of the Year Nominee, ECIC 1st Team Lacrosse Goalie ACTIVITIES: Varsity Basketball, Varsity Lacrosse, Varsity Soccer FUTURE PLANS: Join the United States Army and work as an Intelligence Analyst AMANDA WEINER Sponsored by: East Spirit Boosters Club Amanda Weiner, daughter of Ronald and Anne Weiner, attends East Senior. HONORS: High Honor Roll, Student of the Year Nominee, ECIC 1st Team Lacrosse Goalie ACTIVITIES: Varsity Basketball, Varsity Lacrosse, Varsity Soccer FUTURE PLANS: Join the United States Army and work as an Intelligence Analyst

ALEXANDER YUNKE Sponsored by: Town Wreckers Swim Team Alexander Yunke, son of Scott and Carolyn Yunke, attends East Senior. HONORS: Eagle Scout Rank, Community All-Star School Nominee, Champion of Teamwork and Leadership in the Junior Robotic Surgery Challenge Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute ACTIVITIES: West Seneca 18u MOHL Team, Key Club, Boy Scout Troop 409 FUTURE PLANS: Attend college to double major in Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering in order to pursue a career as a surgeon in the field of Orthopedics ALEXANDER YUNKE Sponsored by: Town Wreckers Swim Team Alexander Yunke, son of Scott and Carolyn Yunke, attends East Senior. HONORS: Eagle Scout Rank, Community All-Star School Nominee, Champion of Teamwork and Leadership in the Junior Robotic Surgery Challenge Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute ACTIVITIES: West Seneca 18u MOHL Team, Key Club, Boy Scout Troop 409 FUTURE PLANS: Attend college to double major in Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering in order to pursue a career as a surgeon in the field of Orthopedics

JOHN ARCHILLA Sponsored by: M.K.S. Plumbing Corp. John Archilla, son of Daniel and Jeanne Archilla attends West Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Award, Spanish Honors Society, Scholar Athlete (During sports season, held 90+ average) ACTIVITIES: Cross country, Indoor track, Outdoor track FUTURE PLANS: Attend the University at Buffalo for Arc hitecture JOHN ARCHILLA Sponsored by: M.K.S. Plumbing Corp. John Archilla, son of Daniel and Jeanne Archilla attends West Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Award, Spanish Honors Society, Scholar Athlete (During sports season, held 90+ average) ACTIVITIES: Cross country, Indoor track, Outdoor track FUTURE PLANS: Attend the University at Buffalo for Arc hitecture

GABRIELLE AVINO Sponsored by: Southgate Associates, LLC Gabrielle Avino, daughter of Anthony and Rebecca Avino, attends West Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis award for science, Kiwanis award for English, High honor roll ACTIVITIES: President of Key Club, National and Spanish Honors Society, Youth Engaged in Service FUTURE PLANS: Attend University at Buffalo GABRIELLE AVINO Sponsored by: Southgate Associates, LLC Gabrielle Avino, daughter of Anthony and Rebecca Avino, attends West Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis award for science, Kiwanis award for English, High honor roll ACTIVITIES: President of Key Club, National and Spanish Honors Society, Youth Engaged in Service FUTURE PLANS: Attend University at Buffalo

PETER BORZILLIERI JR. Sponsored by: West Senior Sports Boosters Peter A. Borzillieri Jr., son of Peter and Gina Borzillieri, attends West Senior HONORS: Two time State Championship Qualifier (Indoor/ Outdoor Track) and New Balance Nationals Indoor 2017 Qualifier, Honor Roll all throughout High School, Athlete of the Month ACTIVITIES: Varsity Indoor/ Outdoor Track and Field, West Seneca Blue Athletics Track and Field, Varsity Volleyball FUTURE PLANS: Attend a four year college to pursue a degree in Exercise Science/Physical Therapy. Also continue to compete in Track and Field PETER BORZILLIERI JR. Sponsored by: West Senior Sports Boosters Peter A. Borzillieri Jr., son of Peter and Gina Borzillieri, attends West Senior HONORS: Two time State Championship Qualifier (Indoor/ Outdoor Track) and New Balance Nationals Indoor 2017 Qualifier, Honor Roll all throughout High School, Athlete of the Month ACTIVITIES: Varsity Indoor/ Outdoor Track and Field, West Seneca Blue Athletics Track and Field, Varsity Volleyball FUTURE PLANS: Attend a four year college to pursue a degree in Exercise Science/Physical Therapy. Also continue to compete in Track and Field

TAVIAN BROOKS Sponsored by: West Seneca Teachers Association Inc. Tavian Brooks, son of Shannon Judge, attends West Senior. HONORS: Winning a State Football Championship 2017, Maintaining a 90+ average throughout high school, Student of the Month ACTIVITIES: Football, Math Club and tutored at Allendale Elementary, Weight Room FUTURE PLANS: Attending either Wooster College or a New York state college to major in teaching and continue to play football TAVIAN BROOKS Sponsored by: West Seneca Teachers Association Inc. Tavian Brooks, son of Shannon Judge, attends West Senior. HONORS: Winning a State Football Championship 2017, Maintaining a 90+ average throughout high school, Student of the Month ACTIVITIES: Football, Math Club and tutored at Allendale Elementary, Weight Room FUTURE PLANS: Attending either Wooster College or a New York state college to major in teaching and continue to play football

MCKENZIE BROWN Sponsored by: Sortie Marble & Granite, Inc. McKenzie Brown, daughter of Christopher Brown, attends West Senior. HONORS: Athlete of the Month for Girls Varsity Bowling, Received Kiwanis Award ACTIVITIES: Girls Varsity Bowling FUTURE PLANS: Attend Niagara Community College in Sanborn, New York. I am planning to get my associates degree in Animal Management. MCKENZIE BROWN Sponsored by: Sortie Marble & Granite, Inc. McKenzie Brown, daughter of Christopher Brown, attends West Senior. HONORS: Athlete of the Month for Girls Varsity Bowling, Received Kiwanis Award ACTIVITIES: Girls Varsity Bowling FUTURE PLANS: Attend Niagara Community College in Sanborn, New York. I am planning to get my associates degree in Animal Management.

CHARLOTTE BUECHI Sponsored by: The Kane Firm Charlotte Buechi, daughter of Laura and Stephen Buechi, attends West Senior. HONORS: Fifth in Class, six Kiwanis Awards, three time Student of the Month ACTIVITIES: West Seneca Marching Band, Elma United Methodist Youth Group, National/Science/Music Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Attend College and study either Music Therapy or Environmental Sciences CHARLOTTE BUECHI Sponsored by: The Kane Firm Charlotte Buechi, daughter of Laura and Stephen Buechi, attends West Senior. HONORS: Fifth in Class, six Kiwanis Awards, three time Student of the Month ACTIVITIES: West Seneca Marching Band, Elma United Methodist Youth Group, National/Science/Music Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Attend College and study either Music Therapy or Environmental Sciences

KATARZYNA DABROWSKI Sponsored by: Northwest Bank Katarzyna Dabrowski, daughter of Eugene and Margaret Dabrowski, attends West Senior. HONORS: Student of the Month for English and World Language, Scholar Athlete, Multiple Excellence Awards ACTIVITIES: Spanish Honor Society, Girls Varsity Tennis FUTURE PLANS: Attend to ECC KATARZYNA DABROWSKI Sponsored by: Northwest Bank Katarzyna Dabrowski, daughter of Eugene and Margaret Dabrowski, attends West Senior. HONORS: Student of the Month for English and World Language, Scholar Athlete, Multiple Excellence Awards ACTIVITIES: Spanish Honor Society, Girls Varsity Tennis FUTURE PLANS: Attend to ECC

GABRIELLE DOSTER Sponsored by: AXA Advisors, LLC Gabrielle Doster, daughter of Michelle and Thomas Doster, attends West Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Award for Technology, Spanish Honors Society, Student of the Month twice for Technology ACTIVITIES: Senior Class Video, School Softball, Travel Softball FUTURE PLANS: I plan on attending college to acquire a degree in film. GABRIELLE DOSTER Sponsored by: AXA Advisors, LLC Gabrielle Doster, daughter of Michelle and Thomas Doster, attends West Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Award for Technology, Spanish Honors Society, Student of the Month twice for Technology ACTIVITIES: Senior Class Video, School Softball, Travel Softball FUTURE PLANS: I plan on attending college to acquire a degree in film.

JORDAN FANARA Sponsored by: Junior Achievement of WNY Jordan Fanara, daughter of Kelly and Paul Fanara, attends West Senior. HONORS: Salutatorian, University of Rochester’s Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award, Student of the Month ACTIVITIES: West Seneca Marching Band, Varsity Bowling, National Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Attend either RIT or Daemen for Physician Assistant JORDAN FANARA Sponsored by: Junior Achievement of WNY Jordan Fanara, daughter of Kelly and Paul Fanara, attends West Senior. HONORS: Salutatorian, University of Rochester’s Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award, Student of the Month ACTIVITIES: West Seneca Marching Band, Varsity Bowling, National Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Attend either RIT or Daemen for Physician Assistant

THOMAS FARRY Sponsored by: West Seneca Councilman Gene Hart Thomas Farry, son of Susan and Patrick Farry, attends West Senior. HONORS: West Seneca Marching Band Member of the Year (2015 and 2017), 2018 Buffalo Business First Community All Star Student, Corinne Braunscheidel Character Award (2014) ACTIVITIES: West Seneca Marching Band, Practice Modern Arnis at Horizon Martial Arts, Student Council FUTURE PLANS: Attend the University at Buffalo or SUNY Fredonia for history education THOMAS FARRY Sponsored by: West Seneca Councilman Gene Hart Thomas Farry, son of Susan and Patrick Farry, attends West Senior. HONORS: West Seneca Marching Band Member of the Year (2015 and 2017), 2018 Buffalo Business First Community All Star Student, Corinne Braunscheidel Character Award (2014) ACTIVITIES: West Seneca Marching Band, Practice Modern Arnis at Horizon Martial Arts, Student Council FUTURE PLANS: Attend the University at Buffalo or SUNY Fredonia for history education

CASSIDY FIALKIEWICZ Sponsored by: West Seneca Administrators Association Cassidy Fialkiewicz, daughter of Joanne and Mark Fialkiewicz, attends West Senior. HONORS: Valedictorian, NYSSMA Area All-State Mixed Chorus, AP Scholar with Honor ACTIVITIES: University at Buffalo Gifted Math Program, Musical, Vocal Jazz FUTURE PLANS: Obtain a BS/MS in Computer Engineering CASSIDY FIALKIEWICZ Sponsored by: West Seneca Administrators Association Cassidy Fialkiewicz, daughter of Joanne and Mark Fialkiewicz, attends West Senior. HONORS: Valedictorian, NYSSMA Area All-State Mixed Chorus, AP Scholar with Honor ACTIVITIES: University at Buffalo Gifted Math Program, Musical, Vocal Jazz FUTURE PLANS: Obtain a BS/MS in Computer Engineering

MEREDITH FINN Sponsored by: Shell Fab & Design Inc. Meredith Finn, daughter of Crista Finn Geary and Sean Finn, attends West Senior. HONORS: Best in Show in “embarQ” art exhibition, Kiwanis Scholastic Leadership Awards for Science and Art, Student of the Month awards ACTIVITIES: National Art Honor Society, President, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Study Engineering at UB MEREDITH FINN Sponsored by: Shell Fab & Design Inc. Meredith Finn, daughter of Crista Finn Geary and Sean Finn, attends West Senior. HONORS: Best in Show in “embarQ” art exhibition, Kiwanis Scholastic Leadership Awards for Science and Art, Student of the Month awards ACTIVITIES: National Art Honor Society, President, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Study Engineering at UB

ANALISE HEALY Sponsored by: West Seneca Police Benevolent Association Analise Healy, daughter of Sally Dadich and Michael Healy, Jr., attends West Senior. HONORS: Top Ten: 10th highest GPA in my graduating senior class, High Honor Roll every quarter since 7th grade, Member of the National (Officer), Spanish, Science, and Music Honor Societies ACTIVITIES: Leader in Class Board and Student Council, Play the Viola in String Nonet, West Seneca West Varsity Girls Lacrosse FUTURE PLANS: I plan on attending a SUNY school and majoring in Journalism, specializing in the News and/or Radio Broadcasting fields. ANALISE HEALY Sponsored by: West Seneca Police Benevolent Association Analise Healy, daughter of Sally Dadich and Michael Healy, Jr., attends West Senior. HONORS: Top Ten: 10th highest GPA in my graduating senior class, High Honor Roll every quarter since 7th grade, Member of the National (Officer), Spanish, Science, and Music Honor Societies ACTIVITIES: Leader in Class Board and Student Council, Play the Viola in String Nonet, West Seneca West Varsity Girls Lacrosse FUTURE PLANS: I plan on attending a SUNY school and majoring in Journalism, specializing in the News and/or Radio Broadcasting fields.

ANDREW JERABEK Sponsored by: Rotary Club of West Seneca Andrew Jerabek, son of Heather and Marc Jerabek, attends West Senior. HONORS: Xerox award for Information and Innovation Technology, four Kiwanis Awards, Class of 2018 Top Ten ACTIVITIES: Varsity Swim, National/Music/Spanish/ Science Honor Societies, Marching Band FUTURE PLANS: Attend College and major in Chemistry, and then go to medical school. ANDREW JERABEK Sponsored by: Rotary Club of West Seneca Andrew Jerabek, son of Heather and Marc Jerabek, attends West Senior. HONORS: Xerox award for Information and Innovation Technology, four Kiwanis Awards, Class of 2018 Top Ten ACTIVITIES: Varsity Swim, National/Music/Spanish/ Science Honor Societies, Marching Band FUTURE PLANS: Attend College and major in Chemistry, and then go to medical school.

SYDNEY KWITOWSKI Sponsored by: West Seneca Women’s Club Sydney Kwitowski, daughter of Peter and Kim Kwitowski, attends West Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Award, High Honors since Freshman year, Character Awards ACTIVITIES: President of Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, Softball FUTURE PLANS: 4 year college and then Med School SYDNEY KWITOWSKI Sponsored by: West Seneca Women’s Club Sydney Kwitowski, daughter of Peter and Kim Kwitowski, attends West Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Award, High Honors since Freshman year, Character Awards ACTIVITIES: President of Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, Softball FUTURE PLANS: 4 year college and then Med School

HANNAH LEHSTEN Sponsored by: Tuxedo Junction Hannah Lehsten, daughter of Lisa and Edwin Lehsten, attends West Senior. HONORS: National and French Honors Societies, Multiple Excellence Awards, Kiwanis Athletic Leadership Award ACTIVITIES: Captain of the Varsity Girls Swim Team, Fresh Start Student Mentor, French Club Officer FUTURE PLANS: Major in Nursing HANNAH LEHSTEN Sponsored by: Tuxedo Junction Hannah Lehsten, daughter of Lisa and Edwin Lehsten, attends West Senior. HONORS: National and French Honors Societies, Multiple Excellence Awards, Kiwanis Athletic Leadership Award ACTIVITIES: Captain of the Varsity Girls Swim Team, Fresh Start Student Mentor, French Club Officer FUTURE PLANS: Major in Nursing

ANDREA MACDONALD Sponsored by: Towne Automotive Group Andrea MacDonald, daughter of Amy and Robert MacDonald, attends West Senior. HONORS: Ranked 9th in my class, Received multiple Kiwanis Awards, Student of the month multiple times ACTIVITIES: Varsity Cheerleading, Town Softball, Play the cello in school (string ensemble) FUTURE PLANS: Attending Alfred University to study Renewable Engineering ANDREA MACDONALD Sponsored by: Towne Automotive Group Andrea MacDonald, daughter of Amy and Robert MacDonald, attends West Senior. HONORS: Ranked 9th in my class, Received multiple Kiwanis Awards, Student of the month multiple times ACTIVITIES: Varsity Cheerleading, Town Softball, Play the cello in school (string ensemble) FUTURE PLANS: Attending Alfred University to study Renewable Engineering

MATTHEW MAIDA Sponsored by: West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Matthew Maida, son of Robert and Grace Maida, attends West Senior. HONORS: RIT Innovation and Creativity Award Recipient, Roswell Park Cancer Institute Robotic Surgery ATLAS Challenge Finalist, Diocese of Buffalo Altar Server of the Year Recipient ACTIVITIES: Executive Officer of West Senior’s National Honor Society, Shared Decision Making Team (SDMT) Student Representative , FSMP Fresh Start Mentor FUTURE PLANS: Pursue a degree in Biochemistry, with the goal of entering cardiothoracic surgery. MATTHEW MAIDA Sponsored by: West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Matthew Maida, son of Robert and Grace Maida, attends West Senior. HONORS: RIT Innovation and Creativity Award Recipient, Roswell Park Cancer Institute Robotic Surgery ATLAS Challenge Finalist, Diocese of Buffalo Altar Server of the Year Recipient ACTIVITIES: Executive Officer of West Senior’s National Honor Society, Shared Decision Making Team (SDMT) Student Representative , FSMP Fresh Start Mentor FUTURE PLANS: Pursue a degree in Biochemistry, with the goal of entering cardiothoracic surgery.

RACHEL MAKOWSKI Sponsored by: West Senior Sports Boosters Rachel Makowski, daughter of Christie and David Makowski, attends West Senior. HONORS: Rochester Institute of Technology Innovation and Creativity Award, President’s Education Awards Program 2012 and 2014, All WNY Scholar Athlete Fall of 2017 ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, USSSA New York Pride Softball FUTURE PLANS: Attend St John Fisher College in the fall to major in Sports Management. RACHEL MAKOWSKI Sponsored by: West Senior Sports Boosters Rachel Makowski, daughter of Christie and David Makowski, attends West Senior. HONORS: Rochester Institute of Technology Innovation and Creativity Award, President’s Education Awards Program 2012 and 2014, All WNY Scholar Athlete Fall of 2017 ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, USSSA New York Pride Softball FUTURE PLANS: Attend St John Fisher College in the fall to major in Sports Management.

ALEXANDRA MARSHALL Sponsored by: West Seneca Kiwanis Club Alexandra Marshall, daughter of William and Patricia Marshall, attends West Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Kiwanis Awards for Physical Education and Spanish ACTIVITIES: West Basketball Player for 6 years, Spanish Club, Youth Basketball and Elementary School Volunteer FUTURE PLANS: To attend Brockport College and become a Physical Education Teacher ALEXANDRA MARSHALL Sponsored by: West Seneca Kiwanis Club Alexandra Marshall, daughter of William and Patricia Marshall, attends West Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Kiwanis Awards for Physical Education and Spanish ACTIVITIES: West Basketball Player for 6 years, Spanish Club, Youth Basketball and Elementary School Volunteer FUTURE PLANS: To attend Brockport College and become a Physical Education Teacher

KATHERINE MCCARTHY Sponsored by: Rudolph Galley & Sons Katherine McCarthy, daughter of Mary Teresa and Sean McCarthy, attends West Senior. HONORS: Clarkson Leadership Award, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence, Kiwanis Award for Science ACTIVITIES: Key Club Secretary, Involved in Y.E.S. (Youth Engaged in Service), Playing Piano since fourth grade FUTURE PLANS: I plan on continuing my job at Father Baker Manor and attending UB pursuing a career in nursing KATHERINE MCCARTHY Sponsored by: Rudolph Galley & Sons Katherine McCarthy, daughter of Mary Teresa and Sean McCarthy, attends West Senior. HONORS: Clarkson Leadership Award, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence, Kiwanis Award for Science ACTIVITIES: Key Club Secretary, Involved in Y.E.S. (Youth Engaged in Service), Playing Piano since fourth grade FUTURE PLANS: I plan on continuing my job at Father Baker Manor and attending UB pursuing a career in nursing

MATTHEW MYERS Sponsored by: Bob & Donna Rigby of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Matthew Myers, son of Jack and Patricia Myers, attends West Senior. HONORS: State Championship MVP, 2017 Class A New York State Player of the Year, Buffalo News/Connolly Cup Award Winner ACTIVITIES: Football, Hockey, Lacrosse FUTURE PLANS: Attend the University at Buffalo and play college football MATTHEW MYERS Sponsored by: Bob & Donna Rigby of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Matthew Myers, son of Jack and Patricia Myers, attends West Senior. HONORS: State Championship MVP, 2017 Class A New York State Player of the Year, Buffalo News/Connolly Cup Award Winner ACTIVITIES: Football, Hockey, Lacrosse FUTURE PLANS: Attend the University at Buffalo and play college football

GRACE PAOLINI Sponsored by: West Seneca Teachers Association Inc. Grace Paolini, daughter of Suann and Paul Paolini, attends West Senior. HONORS: Class Ranking (7th out of 272), University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award, Kiwanis Awards ACTIVITIES: Varsity Cheerleading, Science Honor Society, French Club FUTURE PLANS: Attending D’Youville College for Nursing GRACE PAOLINI Sponsored by: West Seneca Teachers Association Inc. Grace Paolini, daughter of Suann and Paul Paolini, attends West Senior. HONORS: Class Ranking (7th out of 272), University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award, Kiwanis Awards ACTIVITIES: Varsity Cheerleading, Science Honor Society, French Club FUTURE PLANS: Attending D’Youville College for Nursing

KIMBERLY RYNIEC Sponsored by: West Senior General Book Store Kimberly Ryniec, daughter of Barbara and Charles Ryniec, attends West Senior. HONORS: Student of The Month for Art, 3rd Place in Chalk Walk ACTIVITIES: Vice President of National Art Honor Society, Masterminds FUTURE PLANS: Study Environmental Science at college KIMBERLY RYNIEC Sponsored by: West Senior General Book Store Kimberly Ryniec, daughter of Barbara and Charles Ryniec, attends West Senior. HONORS: Student of The Month for Art, 3rd Place in Chalk Walk ACTIVITIES: Vice President of National Art Honor Society, Masterminds FUTURE PLANS: Study Environmental Science at college

TYLER SACCO Sponsored by: Financial Trust Federal Credit Union Tyler Sacco, son of Shelly Staufenberger and Mark Sacco, attends West Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Award – 2 Math, 1 Business, High Honor Roll from grades 10-12, Spanish Honor Society ACTIVITIES: West Varsity Hockey, Business and Finance Academy, Manager of the student run Financial Trust F.C.U., known as the West Vault in school FUTURE PLANS: Pursue a degree in Finance and become a Financial Advisor TYLER SACCO Sponsored by: Financial Trust Federal Credit Union Tyler Sacco, son of Shelly Staufenberger and Mark Sacco, attends West Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Award – 2 Math, 1 Business, High Honor Roll from grades 10-12, Spanish Honor Society ACTIVITIES: West Varsity Hockey, Business and Finance Academy, Manager of the student run Financial Trust F.C.U., known as the West Vault in school FUTURE PLANS: Pursue a degree in Finance and become a Financial Advisor

MINA STOLLBERG Sponsored by: M.K.S. Plumbing Corp. Mina Stollberg, daughter of Jodi and Mark Stollberg, attends West Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society Executive Officer, Section VI All WNY Scholar Athlete, New York State Comptroller Student Achievement Award ACTIVITIES: Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field, Science and French Honor Societies, JV and Varsity Volleyball FUTURE PLANS: Attend Duquesne University for Occupational Therapy MINA STOLLBERG Sponsored by: M.K.S. Plumbing Corp. Mina Stollberg, daughter of Jodi and Mark Stollberg, attends West Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society Executive Officer, Section VI All WNY Scholar Athlete, New York State Comptroller Student Achievement Award ACTIVITIES: Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field, Science and French Honor Societies, JV and Varsity Volleyball FUTURE PLANS: Attend Duquesne University for Occupational Therapy

BENJAMIN WEINER Sponsored by: West Seneca Lions Club Benjamin Weiner, son of Patricia and David Weiner, attends West Senior. HONORS: Member of the Year-West Seneca Marching Band, Three Time Music Student of the Month, Science and Tri-M Honor Societies ACTIVITIES: Marching Band, Musical, Jazz Band FUTURE PLANS: Physics at UB, Gigging in the Jazz Community BENJAMIN WEINER Sponsored by: West Seneca Lions Club Benjamin Weiner, son of Patricia and David Weiner, attends West Senior. HONORS: Member of the Year-West Seneca Marching Band, Three Time Music Student of the Month, Science and Tri-M Honor Societies ACTIVITIES: Marching Band, Musical, Jazz Band FUTURE PLANS: Physics at UB, Gigging in the Jazz Community

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