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Westfield/Mayville Rotary names September’s Students of the Month

October 19, 2011
Westfield Republican
The Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club saluted the Students of the Month for September from four of the schools in the club’s district. They were introduced by member Dan Smith, Vocational chair.

Brocton Central School

Bradley James Johnson, a senior, has a current cumulative average of 93, has regularly achieved honor roll and is ranked fourth in his class. He received the State of New York Office of the State Comptroller Award in his junior year which was given in recognition of his hard work, dedication, success in academic excellence and civic commitment.

Inducted into the Junior National Honor Society in eighth grade, Bradley has been a member of the National Honor Society since being inducted in his sophomore year. He will receive an Advanced Regents Diploma in June 2012.

In addition to academics, Bradley is an active Brocton Bulldogs athlete. He has participated on the varsity football, basketball and baseball teams. Selected for the first team all-stars for baseball in his freshman and sophomore years, he received honorable mention in his junior year. In his sophomore year, Bradley received WDOE Radio Player of the Week for baseball and in eighth grade received the Most Improved Player for jayvee basketball.

The son of Brian and Darla Johnson, Bradley has a younger brother and plans to attend Jamestown Community College. Eventually, he would like to become a New York State Trooper.

Chautauqua Lake Central School

Claire Johnson will receive an Advanced Regents diploma when she graduates in June after excelling in rigorous coursework. She has been awarded a ninth grade award for “Exemplary Literary Insight,” the Student Sage award, and she was named to Dean’s List for part-time enrollment at JCC.

One of Claire’s qualities is her natural ability to lead. She is president of the National Honor Society, a three-year member of Student Administration and three-year member and current treasurer of Peer Educators.

Community activities for Claire include the Learn-to-Swim program, Red Kettle bell ringing and the CLCS Halloween Fun Night. She has been employed at the Itermezzo restaurant, previously the Season Ticket, at Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Health and Fitness.

The daughter of Richard and Bridget Johnson of Ashville, she has an older sister, Kate. After graduation, Claire plans to attend a four-year university — perhaps Denison, American or Ohio Wesleyan — to pursue a degree in international studies or fashion merchandising.

Sherman Central School

Casey Toy is ranked 10th in his class with a weighted GPA of 91.48. He is on track to graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma this coming June. This year, he received the University of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award for having the highest math score on the PSAT. He also received two merit certificates and an honor certificate and will be recognized at this year’s Honors Dinner for his academic achievements.

Casey has participated in Sherman’s trap team, drama club and midget football team. He enjoys riding his snowmobile in the winter and his dirt bike and four-wheeler in summer. He works at Pine Junction restaurant in Findley Lake.

The son of Tim and Tami Toy, Casey has a brother, Jacob, and sister, Roxanne. Upon graduation, he plans to attend Alfred State College and complete the bachelors degree program in mechanical engineering.

Westfield Academy and Central School

Jade Gelsimino, a senior, has shown strength in English, history, French and the fine arts. This year she has been enrolled in JCC English 1530 and 1540, We, the People, United States Military History, Introduction to Photography and additional graduation requirements. At the end of her high school career, Jade will have earned 15 college credits via JCC.

As a leader at WACS, Jade has worked on the yearbook for three years and as editor for more than two years, she was elected to serve as class secretary from freshman through junior years, and she is currently a member of the Environmental Club.

A four-year member of the high school chorus, Jade also is a three-year member of Westwinds, a select choral ensemble, sang with the Firecrackers, an all-female group, for the last four years and has had roles in “Pirates of Penzance” and “Hairspray.”

In her junior year, Jade was selected for the Jamestown Business College’s Academic Progress Award because of her participation in the yearbook, strong academic standing and outstanding contributions to the Westfield community.

The daughter of Frank and Valerie Gelsimino, Jade volunteers her time with the Westfield Academy Wellness Committee and at the Erie Criterium. She has been employed at Westfield Auto Body as a secretary. In the fall, she will attend Penn State Behrend or Mercyhurst College to pursue a degree in political science, communications or history.

Article Photos

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Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club’s September Students of the Month are, from left to right: Casey Toy, Sherman Central School; Jade Gelsimino, Westfield Academy and Central School; Claire Johnson, Chautauqua Lake Central School; and Bradley Johnson, Brocton Central School.



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