Jachym, a former resident of the district, graduated in 1935 from the South Dayton High School. His wife, Audrey (Gleichman) Jachym, was also a local resident and a 1942 graduate of the South Dayton High School. Because of their interest in the Pine Valley area and their desire to further the education of deserving youth of the district, the memorial scholarship was established. The student, selected by an awards panel, must be in the upper 20 percent of the class academically and exhibit outstanding character, citizenship and leadership.
Silagyi has earned an academic average of 94.48 percent during his four years at Pine Valley High School. He graduated with an Advanced Regents Diploma and has been on the honor roll all four years of high school. Silagyi was enrolled in the State University at Fredonia 3-1-3 program during his senior year and has earned 12 college credits for English and history courses.
Silagyi is a leader in many of Pine Valley Central School’s clubs and activities. He has held many offices and leadership roles within the Pine Valley Central School community. Silagyi was president of Student Council and also a member of the Pine Valley High School National Honor Society. He has also served as the School Board student representative in the 2010-11 school year. Silagyi was an active participant in past musicals, playing the lead role of Frederic in “Pirates of Penzance” and was on the stage crew for “Seussical” as well as the sound crew for “Wizard of Oz.” He has also been an avid band and chorus member. When he wasn’t participating in extra-curricular activities, Silagyi was found working as a life guard at the Pine Valley School pool, preparing for upcoming school activities and polishing his communication skills.
Academically, Silagyi earned several peer nominated awards throughout his high school career and the Elmira College Key in his junior year. Silagyi was also accepted to the American Legion Boys’ State program his junior year.
Silagyi will attend Jamestown Community College, where he will major in individual studies. He then plans on transferring to a four-year college to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Silagyi also plans to travel and experience what life has to offer.
Charles Hall, left, congratulates Tyler Silagyi on receiving the Amerlia G. Jachym Scholarship.