Over $1.1 million in scholarships awarded at GRB


G. Ray Bodley students were awarded scholarships totaling more than $1.1 million during the high school’s annual Academic Awards Evening.
 
While the monetary awards were given or promised based on completion of eligibility criteria to juniors and seniors, students who are freshmen and sophomores also received recognition for their academic achievement and outstanding character.
 
The celebratory night opened with students Madison Lang, Jasmine James, Anna-Carole Samson and Leah O’Hanlon playing string instruments, followed by the National Anthem sung by the GRB Concert Choir. Honorees and their guests filled the GRB auditorium as Principal Donna Parkhurst offered students praise and congratulatory wishes on their achievements. She commended them as stellar examples of good school and community citizens.
 
Several presenters spoke about each award recipients’ character, skill sets and charming personalities before the students were handed a certificate of recognition, a special book or a scholarship check. Senior Trey LaRock received the award with the highest monetary value at $180,000, as he received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Scholarships ranged from $25 to tens of thousands of dollars for up to four years at certain universities.
 
Students in various grade levels were honored for academic achievement, effort, excellence, effort and/or improvement in English, mathematics, science, social studies, technology, art, family and consumer science, business, languages other than English, health and physical education. The top 25 students of each class were also honored.
 
A full list of scholarships and awards may be found below:
                Gene MacDaniel possessed an outstanding intellectual curiosity that took the whole world for its province. This award is presented to a freshman in their first year of high school. If the student fulfills these qualities throughout four years, they are awarded a scholarship in their senior year. The freshman recipient will receive a plaque and the senior will receive a $25 check.
The 2017 recipients are…………………………………..Jacob Summerville (Freshman) &                                                                                                    Stacey Sereno (Senior)
 
Caring & Compassion Award
                This award is given to a student for showing extraordinary caring and compassion for fellow classmates.
The 2017 recipient is………………………………………………………………………..…Zachary Brown
 
Pamela Fallesen Award
                This award is given in the name of Ms. Pamela Fallesen, guidance counselor and school district employee for over 30 years. This year the award honors a student who has demonstrated an extraordinary act of kindness and caring toward others or demonstrates an ongoing characteristic of kindness and caring for others. The recipient will receive a certificate and a monetary award.
The 2017 recipient is……………………………………………………………………………..Maria Santizo
 
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph P. Fuss Outstanding Leadership Award
                The Lt. Col. Joseph Fuss Outstanding Leadership Award is named after a retired Air Force Officer and former G. Ray Bodley faculty member. The award recipient is recognized for demonstrating leadership in academic, athletic, and extracurricular arenas, serving as an articulate and positive representative of the school, making lasting contributions within the community and continually striving to improve self. The recipient of this award will receive a $250 check and a book to commemorate the award.
The 2017 recipient is……………………………………………………………………..Nicholas Wallace
 
Wellesley Book Award
                This award is presented to a junior female student for her outstanding scholastic achievement, exceptional character, and making a significant personal contribution to school and community. The recipient will receive a book chosen by the Central New York Wellesley College Alumnae Club.
The 2017 recipient is ……………………………………………………………………….Megan Guernsey
 
Johns Hopkins Book Award
                This award sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association was established to recognize an outstanding high school junior with exceptional intellectual, academic and moral character. This award is commemorated with a certificate and a book.
The 2017 recipient is……………………………………………………………………...Matthew Borrow
 
Bowdoin College Book Award
                The recipient of this award sponsored by Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, will receive a book. This award recognizes extraordinary service to others and innovative thinking, qualities the college looks for in its students.
The 2017 recipient is………………………………………………………………………………..Devin Boyce
 
Chatham University Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award
This award sponsored by Chatham University Pittsburgh, PA is presented in honor of Rachel Carson’s legacy recognizing a student’s commitment to community development and sustainability. The recipient is eligible for a $5,000 per year renewable scholarship provided the student applies and is accepted to Chatham University. The student will receive a copy of Carson’s book, Silent Spring.
The 2017 recipient is……………………………………………….………………………………Mallori Kitts
 
Dartmouth Alumni Club Book Award
                This book award is sponsored by the Dartmouth Club of CNY honoring a junior student that has demonstrated strong character, excels academically, including being in the top 10% of their class and has made a positive contribution to the school community. The recipient will receive a copy of The Poetry of Robert Frost, whom is an alumni, lecturer and benefactor of Dartmouth College.
The 2017 recipient is…………………………………………………………………………Gabriella Bailey
 
Mount Holyoke College Book Award
This book award presented by Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, recognizes a deserving female junior student for their academic achievement, leadership, community service and personal character. The recipient will receive a book with a name plate to commemorate the award.
The 2017 recipient is………………………………………………………………………Savanah Runeare
 
St. Anselm College Book Award
                This book award honors a junior student that has demonstrated academic success, exceptional leadership qualities in the area of civic engagement and has aspirations for continued education. The recipient will receive a book sponsored by St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH.
The 2017 recipient is………………………………………………………………….Annamarie Michels
 
Brandeis University Book Award
                This book award is presented to an outstanding junior student in the top 10% of their class who demonstrates a commitment to civic engagement, community service, political activism, social justice and/or volunteer work. The recipient will receive a book from the Waltham, Massachusetts school.
The 2017 recipient is………………………………………………………………………….…Jessie Sharkey
 
Randolph-Macon College Leadership Award
                The recipient of this award exemplifies the traits of a well-rounded individual in the classroom and is an active participant in extracurricular activities and community, especially leadership roles. The student is an excellent student scholastically and is enrolled in a college preparatory program. If accepted at the college, the recipient will receive a scholarship valued at approximately $15,000, renewable all four years if they maintain outstanding academic standing.
The 2017 recipient is…………………………………………………………………………..…Julia Guarrera
 
Monroe Scholars Book Award
The award will be presented by VCU Alumni to a junior considered to best represent the ideals of service to one’s school and community, scholarship and leadership. This student has demonstrated engagement in service to the school and community and a strong scholarship and leadership.
The 2017 recipient is…………….………………………………………………………..Olivia Pawlewicz
 
Regis College Book Award
                This award is presented to honor a deserving junior who has demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills, displayed outstanding academic promise and exceptional leadership qualities. The recipient will receive a book from the Boston area college to commemorate this award.
The 2017 recipient is…………………………………………………………………………....Jacob Willcox
 
St. John’s College Book Award
                This award is designed to recognize an exceptional high school junior for their intellectual curiosity, academic achievement and an enduring interest in liberal arts. The recipient will receive a book and a certificate from the college.
The 2017 recipient is…………………………………………………………….……………Megan Johnson
 
Byrn Mawr College President’s Book Award
                This award is presented to recognize the academic, personal and extracurricular achievements of an outstanding young woman. This Pennsylvania College presents the recipient with a book and certificate to commemorate this award.
The 2017 recipient is…………………………………………………………………...Mckenna Chesbro
 
 
Syracuse University Book Award
The Syracuse University Book Award is given to a high school junior who has demonstrated both a commitment to academic excellence and a dedication to community involvement in service to the public good. The recipient will receive a book to commemorate the award.
The 2017 recipient is………………………………………………………………………..Keegan Wallace
 
University of Chicago Book Award
This award is presented to a student for their energy, interest and care in the communities in which they live and study. The student maintains academic achievement in a college preparatory course of study. The recipient will receive a book from the University of Chicago to commemorate this award.
The 2017 recipient is…………………………………………………………………….. Calinda Ceterski

Villanova Book Award
This award is presented to a high school junior who has demonstrated academic excellence in a challenging curriculum, a commitment to serving those less fortunate and embodies a sense of school and community spirit as an example to others. The recipient will receive a book to commemorate his award from Villanova University, Villanova, PA.
The 2017 recipient is……………………………………………………………………….Brooke Halstead
 
Wesleyan University Book Award
This award is presented by the Wesleyan University Alumni Association to outstanding juniors across the country for demonstrating attributes necessary to succeed in the pursuit of a liberal arts education at the college level. The recipient will receive a signed copy of the book Find Me Unafraid by College President, Michael S. Roth.
The 2017 recipient is………………………………………………………………………….Cole Parkhurst
 
Wheelock College Book Award
This award is presented to a student in good academic standing and is involved in activities involving children and families in an educational setting and participates in community service. The recipient will receive a book to commemorate this award from Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
The 2017 recipient is……………………………………………………………………….Elizabeth Brown
 
St. Michael’s Book Award for Academic Achievement and Social Conscience 
This book award honors a male and female junior student achieving mostly A’s and B’s while talking AP classes and are inductees of National Honor Society. They have shown a sustained and sincere commitment to community service, issues of peace and justice and concern for others. The recipients will receive a book from St. Michaels’ College, Colchester, VT, with the possibility of a scholarship worth $5,000 to full tuition based on academic achievement.
The 2017 recipients are……………..……………Alyssa Mt. Pleasant & Hunter Dudley
 
Randolph College Book Award
                This award is presented by the Randolph College Alumni to recognize an outstanding junior student who has been selected for their achievements in academic excellence and their leadership potential. The recipient will receive a book. In addition to the book, the recipient automatically qualifies for a renewable merit scholarship of $5,000 per year if they apply and are accepted.
The 2017 recipient is………………………………..…………………………………………Mason Rowlee
 
Clarkson University High School Achievement Award
                This award recognizes a student who demonstrates leadership and outstanding academic achievement. If this recipient applies and is successfully admitted to Clarkson University, he/she will receive a financial merit award worth $48,000 over four year ($12,000 per year).
The 2017 recipient is……………………………………………………………………………Madison Lang
 
Clarkson University High School Leadership Award
                This award recognizes a student who demonstrates strong leadership qualities, positively impacts his/her high school and local community, and has a proven academic record. If this recipient applies and is successfully admitted to Clarkson University, he/she will receive a financial merit award worth $15,000 per year ($60,000 total) for four years of study.
The 2017 recipient is…………………………………………………………………….……Caitlyn McAfee
 
Clarkson School Scholars Award
                This award recognizes a junior student who has demonstrated a willingness to constantly challenge themselves. The recipient has made a positive impact on the school and community and has a proven academic record. The student is eligible for an award worth $15,000 per year for four years and is an early college entrance program that provides exceptional high school students with a full academic year of residency-based education.
The 2017 recipient is……………………………………………………………………Nicholas Dingman
 
Elmira College “Key” Award
                This award is presented to two outstanding junior students enrolled in rigorous academic courses, placed in the top 10% of their class, and have demonstrated outstanding school and community leadership. The students will be eligible for an $80,000 scholarship ($20,000 per year) over four years if they meet all enrollment criteria and are accepted to Elmira College.
The 2017 recipients are…………………………………Calinda Ceterski & Mason Rowlee
 
Student SAGE Award
                This award recognizes two outstanding junior students with academic and social leadership. These students must be motivated to serve the community and inspire others to develop and grow. The recipients are eligible for a monetary scholarship worth $5,000 to $15,000 per year from Russell Sage College if they apply and are successful in admission to the school.
The 2017 recipients are……………………….Annamarie Michels & Anthony Salerno
University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award
                This award is presented to a junior who displays strong leadership skills, is receiving excellent grades in a challenging curriculum and participated in and shows dedication to varied, extensive or time-consuming co-curricular activities. The recipient is eligible for a scholarship worth at least $10,000 per year for four years of study to the University of Rochester.
The 2017 recipient is…………………………………………………………………Kenneth Verdoliva
 
Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award
                This award is presented to two students for their leadership ability, community involvement and academic excellence. The recipients of this award are eligible to receive a $40,000 Scholarship for Leaders ($10,000 per year) for four years of study at Wells College.
The 2017 recipient are…………………………………………..Lillian Bray & Erin Nicholson
 
LeMoyne College Heights Award
                The LeMoyne College Heights Award recognizes a student who is reaching the “heights” in the classroom and in service to their school and community. The recipient is eligible for a $12,500 annual scholarship to LeMoyne College if they apply and are accepted.
The 2017 recipient is……………………………………………………………………Addison Billion
 
St. Lawrence University Book Award
                This award recognizes a junior student that has devoted time to community service and is a distinguished student within the school community. This student is eligible for a $1,000 scholarship per year to St. Lawrence University ($4,000 total) if accepted and will receive a book to commemorate this award.
The 2017 recipient is…………………………………………………………………….Kayleigh Hotaling
 
Top 25 Students Class of 2020
Nathaniel Archer
Kylie Ashline
Rebecca Bailey
Brittney Baum
Taylor Bonoffski
Justice Carvey
Samuel Cary
Nolan Dexter
Julie Duval
Madison Gilmore
Chloe Hurlbut
Jessica Hyman
Sydney Lawson
Jadon Lee
Alicia Merritt
Leah O'Hanlon
Emily Porter
Mandee Price
Anna-Carole Samson
Devon Seale
Andrew Smith
Jacob Summerville
Mark Tallents
Kira Whitehead
Hayden Williamson
 
Top 25 Students Class of 2019
Dani Avery
Ryan Barry
Kelly Caza
Shaylee Cealie
Jasmine Criswell
Abigail Cuyler
Cory Dexter
Kathryn Distin
Michaela Grant
Emily Hilton
Jenna Hood
Andrew Hyde
Jadelyn James
Nora Kingsbury
Keara Patterson
Killian Rowlee
Jenna Ruzekowicz
Destiny Schneider
Ana Snyder
Camille Stevenson
Ean Stevenson
Hayley Vann
Erin Waloven
Kaylee Waugh
Connor Wilde 
 
Top 25 Students Class of 2018
Addison Billion
Lillian Bray
Elizabeth Brown
Hailey Carroll
Calinda Ceterski
Mckenna Chesbro
Nicholas Dingman
Jacob Geitner
Hannah Gigliotti
Julia Guarrera
Kayleigh Hotaling
Jasmine James
Madison Lang
Bradley Martin
Caitlyn McAfee
Annamarie Michels
Erin Nicholson
Cole Parkhurst
Mason Rowlee
Anthony Salerno
Robert Salerno
Jeremy Samson
Jessie Sharkey
Nathan Summerville
Keegan Wallace
 
Top 25 Students Class of 2017
Aryelle Barbagallo
Frank Barbagallo
Trent Berry
Miwa Burdic
Colin Cornell
Emily Gerth
Sydney Gilmore
Meredith Grimshaw
Samantha Heywood
Nicholas Hicks
Mariah Holcomb
David Houck
Trey LaRock
Megan Nicholson
Miranda Prosser
Sarah Rice
Paige Rowlee
Stacey Sereno
Nathan Shaw
Philip Summerville
Makhali Voss
Malcolm Wettering Jr.
Ethan Wright
Andrew Yankowsky
Shannon Zych