MAYVILLE - Local scholarships and grants totaling more than $43,000 were awarded to members of Chautauqua Lake's Class of 2012 as 63 young men and women received their diplomas in the school auditorium Thursday evening, June 21.
The 16th CLCS graduating class marched two by two with one trio bringing up the rear to happy applause from their parents, relatives and friends.
Jessica Fortney was Valedictorian and Rebecca Silliman was Salutatorian. Silliman delivered her address in both English and Spanish.
Photo by Dave O’Connor
Members of the Chautauqua Lake Central School Class of 2012 await the start of their graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 21.
About midway through the ceremonies and before diplomas were handed out, the CLCS Band with the help of Alumni and Faculty presented the song "Somewhere" from "West Side Story."
Thirty-four of the seniors wore honor pins to recognize their academic achievements. Gold pins representing a 95 percent or better Grade Point Average were worn by Kaitlyn Elderkin, Jessica Fortney, David Hindman, Greg Hoitink, Claire Johnson, Jessie Meredith, Maria Sena and Rebecca Silliman. Silver pins signifying a 90 percent or better GPA were earned by Daniel Gleason, Karlie Johnson, Brian Rice, Tyler Shearer, Luke Smith, Jed Walsh and Iris Weary. Bronze pins for an 85 percent or better GPA were worn by Ethan Auge, Cassidy Barmore, Jennifer Brown, Emily Bukowski, Megan Chambers, Julie Coleman, Jill Einink, Amber Fisher, Cole Gleason, Michaela Gustafson, Kaytlyn Hawley, Rick Hogland, Danielle Hudson, Taylor Kesby, Emily Means, Michael Mulholland, Derek Rolfe, Lexi Stroebel and Jody Vankeuren.
Winners of at least $1,000 in local scholarships, grants and awards included: Rebecca Silliman, $7,850; Daniel Gleason, $4,200; Maria Sena, $3,150; David Hindman, $3,100; Troy Cooper, $2,800; Jessica Fortney, $2,700; Gregory Hoitink, $1,700; Claire Johnson, $1,650: Brian Rice, $1,400 and Emily Bukowski, $1,250.
Winners of $1,100 each were Richard Hoglund, Karlie Johnson, Jessica Meredith and Luke Smith. Kaitlyn Elderkin and Derek Rolfe were each awarded $1,000.
Some awards and scholarships did not list a money value and the graduation program didn't list awards and scholarships provided by colleges, universities and technical schools. Other than the New York State awards for academic excellence given to students with top marks on Regents Exams no state scholarships or grants were listed.