Weekly Feature

2017-04-20 / Education

West Seneca’s Business Community’s Commitment to Excellence


ALLISON ABBEY Sponsored by: West Seneca Lions Club Allison Abbey, daughter of Christine Abbey, attends East Senior. HONORS: Student of the month, Recipient of the Breakfast of Champions Award, student in Advanced Placement Studio in Art ACTIVITIES: Academy of Visual Arts, Creator of Coloring book for children on animal cruelty awareness FUTURE PLANS: FUTURE PLANS: Attend school and obtain a degree in criminal justice. ALLISON ABBEY Sponsored by: West Seneca Lions Club Allison Abbey, daughter of Christine Abbey, attends East Senior. HONORS: Student of the month, Recipient of the Breakfast of Champions Award, student in Advanced Placement Studio in Art ACTIVITIES: Academy of Visual Arts, Creator of Coloring book for children on animal cruelty awareness FUTURE PLANS: FUTURE PLANS: Attend school and obtain a degree in criminal justice. Now in its twenty-sixth year, the West Seneca Students of Excellence Program and its administrative and entrepreneurial contributors have much to reflect upon. Local businesses have been at the forefront of this program since its inception. The presence has validated the merit of the program and has equally demonstrated the value of the community’s involvement in education. The program is designed in such a way to recognize those students that ultimately will be contributing members of our society like those role models that support and sponsor these students. The categories have been refined over the years to truly embody the characteristics of an involved and motivated member of the academic environment as well as to take into account those traits that will make them successful within the community. The categories are: Demonstrated Creativity, Work Ethic, Community Service, Artistic Performance, Personal Intellectual Development, Peer Leadership, Broadening Personal Horizons, Development of Character, Athletic Achievement, Communication Skills, Perseverance, Spirit of Entrepreneurship, School Citizenship, Career Preparation and Commitment. These areas are meant to encompass those attributes that are valued in the community as well as society.


ANTONINA BANDRIVSKA Sponsored by: Just Pizza Antonina Bandrivska, daughter of Zenon and Valentyna Bandrivska, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Kiwanis Award for English ACTIVITIES: Musical, Acapella Ensemble, International Club FUTURE PLANS: Attend the University at Buffalo to study Biology and pursue a medical career. ANTONINA BANDRIVSKA Sponsored by: Just Pizza Antonina Bandrivska, daughter of Zenon and Valentyna Bandrivska, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Kiwanis Award for English ACTIVITIES: Musical, Acapella Ensemble, International Club FUTURE PLANS: Attend the University at Buffalo to study Biology and pursue a medical career. 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, need to take credit for the attributes that we all encourage and continue to embrace. West Seneca School District pledges this each day in their mission statement, the parents commit with their unmitigated support, and the community continues to build this foundation with their unwavering assistance. In this formula, the businesses of this area have played an integral role in our students’ success. Year after year, they pledge their support in an altruistic manner knowing that the students of West Seneca will thrive based on their unmitigated support and participation in such a worthy program. This recognition reception is one of many ways in which our entrepreneurial partners have assisted us in the education of our youth.


CARA A. CARSON Sponsored by: CSEA - West Seneca Central School District Cara A. Carson, daughter of Michael and Michelle Goitia, attends East Senior. HONORS: Artwork displayed in galleries, Student of Excellence ACTIVITIES: National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Ski Club FUTURE PLANS: Attend Buffalo State and pursue a degree in Fine Arts. CARA A. CARSON Sponsored by: CSEA - West Seneca Central School District Cara A. Carson, daughter of Michael and Michelle Goitia, attends East Senior. HONORS: Artwork displayed in galleries, Student of Excellence ACTIVITIES: National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Ski Club FUTURE PLANS: Attend Buffalo State and pursue a degree in Fine Arts. 
JAMES BLADY Sponsored by: West Seneca Chamber of Commerce James Blady, son of Robert and Deborah Blady, attends East Senior. HONORS: Student of the Month for English, Honor Roll, French Honor Society ACTIVITIES: Class Council, Model UN, Masterminds FUTURE PLANS: Attend the University at Buffalo to study Law. JAMES BLADY Sponsored by: West Seneca Chamber of Commerce James Blady, son of Robert and Deborah Blady, attends East Senior. HONORS: Student of the Month for English, Honor Roll, French Honor Society ACTIVITIES: Class Council, Model UN, Masterminds FUTURE PLANS: Attend the University at Buffalo to study Law. Having the business community and education merge on this level has proven to be invaluable, especially when it encourages as well as recognizes model behavior and a strong work ethic.


JOSEPH GREENAN Sponsored by: Bob & Donna Rigby Of Realty USA Joseph Greenan, son of Joseph Sr. and Julie Greenan, attends East Senior. HONORS: NYSSMA All-State Mixed Chorus, New York State Summer School for the Arts, Student of the Month for Music ACTIVITIES: Drama Club, Crazy Guys of Ebenezer, Wahl’s Performing Arts Studio FUTURE PLANS: Pursue a BFA in Musical Theater and perform on Broadway. JOSEPH GREENAN Sponsored by: Bob & Donna Rigby Of Realty USA Joseph Greenan, son of Joseph Sr. and Julie Greenan, attends East Senior. HONORS: NYSSMA All-State Mixed Chorus, New York State Summer School for the Arts, Student of the Month for Music ACTIVITIES: Drama Club, Crazy Guys of Ebenezer, Wahl’s Performing Arts Studio FUTURE PLANS: Pursue a BFA in Musical Theater and perform on Broadway. “Look well to this day. Yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. Today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day.”


KAYLEE ANN JARVIS Sponsored by: Southgate Associates, LLC Kaylee Ann Jarvis, daughter of Nancy and Ricky Hendon and Kenny and Rose Jarvis, attends East Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Award, Student of the Month twice ACTIVITIES: National Art Honor Society, Academy of Visual Arts, Girl Scouts of Western New York WORK EXP: Attend college and earn a degree in 3D Design. KAYLEE ANN JARVIS Sponsored by: Southgate Associates, LLC Kaylee Ann Jarvis, daughter of Nancy and Ricky Hendon and Kenny and Rose Jarvis, attends East Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Award, Student of the Month twice ACTIVITIES: National Art Honor Society, Academy of Visual Arts, Girl Scouts of Western New York WORK EXP: Attend college and earn a degree in 3D Design. Francis Gray



LINDSEY JENSON Sponsored by: NYS Assemblyman – Michael Kearns Lindsey Jenson, daughter of Alan and Mary Jo Jenson, attends East Senior. HONORS: United States Figure Skating Gold Medal Test, National Honor Society, French National Honor Society ACTIVITIES: Figure Skating, Figure Skating Coach, Student Council Vice President FUTURE PLANS: Attend college and pursue a Nursing Degree. LINDSEY JENSON Sponsored by: NYS Assemblyman – Michael Kearns Lindsey Jenson, daughter of Alan and Mary Jo Jenson, attends East Senior. HONORS: United States Figure Skating Gold Medal Test, National Honor Society, French National Honor Society ACTIVITIES: Figure Skating, Figure Skating Coach, Student Council Vice President FUTURE PLANS: Attend college and pursue a Nursing Degree.

SYDNEY JUZDOWSKI Sponsored by: West Seneca Teachers Association Inc. Sydney Juzdowski, daughter of Jeffrey and Amy Juzdowski, attends East Senior. HONORS: Class of 2017 Top 10, Science, Spanish, and National Honor Societies, Multiple Kiwanis and Student of the Month Awards ACTIVITIES: Yearbook Co-Editor-In-Chief, Fresh Start Student Mentor, School and Travel Soccer FUTURE PLANS: Attend Canisius College Honors Program to double major in Clinical Psychology and Creative Writing. SYDNEY JUZDOWSKI Sponsored by: West Seneca Teachers Association Inc. Sydney Juzdowski, daughter of Jeffrey and Amy Juzdowski, attends East Senior. HONORS: Class of 2017 Top 10, Science, Spanish, and National Honor Societies, Multiple Kiwanis and Student of the Month Awards ACTIVITIES: Yearbook Co-Editor-In-Chief, Fresh Start Student Mentor, School and Travel Soccer FUTURE PLANS: Attend Canisius College Honors Program to double major in Clinical Psychology and Creative Writing.

JADE KISZEWSKI Sponsored by: Kloc’s Banquet Rooms Jade Kiszewski, daughter of Amanda Guenther, attends East Senior. HONORS: Tri-M Music Honor Society, Perfect Attendance, All State Womens Chorus ACTIVITIES: Musical, West Seneca Youth Theatre, Cross Country, Track, Jazz Band FUTURE PLANS: Pursue a degree in Musical Theatre and perform on Broadway. JADE KISZEWSKI Sponsored by: Kloc’s Banquet Rooms Jade Kiszewski, daughter of Amanda Guenther, attends East Senior. HONORS: Tri-M Music Honor Society, Perfect Attendance, All State Womens Chorus ACTIVITIES: Musical, West Seneca Youth Theatre, Cross Country, Track, Jazz Band FUTURE PLANS: Pursue a degree in Musical Theatre and perform on Broadway.

SARAH KOCISZEWSKI Sponsored by: West Seneca Kiwanis Club Sarah Kociszewski, daughter of Brandon and Mary Malachowski, attends East Senior. HONORS: Valedictorian, Area All-State Mixed Chorus, Kiwanis Awards for English, Science, Music, and Social Studies ACTIVITIES: Musical, Chorus, Orchestra, National, Spanish, and Music Honor Societies FUTURE PLANS: Attend the University at Buffalo to pursue a degree as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. SARAH KOCISZEWSKI Sponsored by: West Seneca Kiwanis Club Sarah Kociszewski, daughter of Brandon and Mary Malachowski, attends East Senior. HONORS: Valedictorian, Area All-State Mixed Chorus, Kiwanis Awards for English, Science, Music, and Social Studies ACTIVITIES: Musical, Chorus, Orchestra, National, Spanish, and Music Honor Societies FUTURE PLANS: Attend the University at Buffalo to pursue a degree as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

CHRISTINA S. LARUSSA Sponsored by: Financial Trust Federal Credit Union Christina S. LaRussa, daughter of Mark and Margaret LaRussa, attends East Senior. HONORS: Business and Marketing Honor Society, Kiwanis Award for Business, Student of the Month ACTIVITIES: Business and Finance Academy, Manager of the Financial Trust Credit Union School Location, JV and Varsity Cheerleading FUTURE PLANS: Attend Canisius College to major in Business Administration and continue to UB Law School. CHRISTINA S. LARUSSA Sponsored by: Financial Trust Federal Credit Union Christina S. LaRussa, daughter of Mark and Margaret LaRussa, attends East Senior. HONORS: Business and Marketing Honor Society, Kiwanis Award for Business, Student of the Month ACTIVITIES: Business and Finance Academy, Manager of the Financial Trust Credit Union School Location, JV and Varsity Cheerleading FUTURE PLANS: Attend Canisius College to major in Business Administration and continue to UB Law School.

AUSTIN R. MACEY Sponsored by: Sgroi Financial, LLC Austin R. Macey, son of John and Michele Macey, attends East Senior. HONORS: High Honor Roll, Student of the Month – Technology, Athlete of the Month ACTIVITIES: Engineering Club President, Swimming, Leadership Facilitator FUTURE PLANS: Attend the University at Buffalo to study Environmental Engineering. AUSTIN R. MACEY Sponsored by: Sgroi Financial, LLC Austin R. Macey, son of John and Michele Macey, attends East Senior. HONORS: High Honor Roll, Student of the Month – Technology, Athlete of the Month ACTIVITIES: Engineering Club President, Swimming, Leadership Facilitator FUTURE PLANS: Attend the University at Buffalo to study Environmental Engineering.

HAILEY MADDEX Sponsored by: West Seneca Women’s Club Hailey Maddex, daughter of Charles and Julie Maddex, attends East Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Awards for Chemistry, Child Psychology, Global History, Student of the Year Nominee, Highest Academically Achieving Student Athlete in 2016 ACTIVITIES: Softball, Vice President of National Honor Society, Volunteer at St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy FUTURE PLANS: Pursue a career as a veterinary surgeon. HAILEY MADDEX Sponsored by: West Seneca Women’s Club Hailey Maddex, daughter of Charles and Julie Maddex, attends East Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Awards for Chemistry, Child Psychology, Global History, Student of the Year Nominee, Highest Academically Achieving Student Athlete in 2016 ACTIVITIES: Softball, Vice President of National Honor Society, Volunteer at St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy FUTURE PLANS: Pursue a career as a veterinary surgeon.

MAXWELL MCKINIVAN Sponsored by: East Spirit Boosters Club Maxwell McKinivan, son of Charles and Kim McKinivan, attends East Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Award for English, National Honor Society, Scholar Athlete Award ACTIVITIES: Spanish Honor Society, Southline Basketball, Leadership Facilitator FUTURE PLANS: Attend Canisius College or Buffalo State to pursue a career as an Elementary School Teacher. MAXWELL MCKINIVAN Sponsored by: East Spirit Boosters Club Maxwell McKinivan, son of Charles and Kim McKinivan, attends East Senior. HONORS: Kiwanis Award for English, National Honor Society, Scholar Athlete Award ACTIVITIES: Spanish Honor Society, Southline Basketball, Leadership Facilitator FUTURE PLANS: Attend Canisius College or Buffalo State to pursue a career as an Elementary School Teacher.

STACY MOPPERT Sponsored by: The Kane Firm Stacy Moppert, daughter of Paul and Patricia Moppert, attends East Senior. HONORS: Salutatorian, Multiple Kiwanis and Student of the Month Awards, National Honor Society ACTIVITIES: West Seneca Youth Court, Young Researchers Club, Fresh Start Student Mentor FUTURE PLANS: Attend Canisius College and earn a bachelor’s degree and eventually a doctorate. STACY MOPPERT Sponsored by: The Kane Firm Stacy Moppert, daughter of Paul and Patricia Moppert, attends East Senior. HONORS: Salutatorian, Multiple Kiwanis and Student of the Month Awards, National Honor Society ACTIVITIES: West Seneca Youth Court, Young Researchers Club, Fresh Start Student Mentor FUTURE PLANS: Attend Canisius College and earn a bachelor’s degree and eventually a doctorate.

KENNETH MOREY Sponsored by: West Seneca Administrators Association Kenneth Morey, son of Donald and Judith Morey, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, French Honor Society, High Honor Roll ACTIVITIES: Baseball, Leadership Team Facilitator, Indoor Track FUTURE PLANS: Attend Canisius College. KENNETH MOREY Sponsored by: West Seneca Administrators Association Kenneth Morey, son of Donald and Judith Morey, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, French Honor Society, High Honor Roll ACTIVITIES: Baseball, Leadership Team Facilitator, Indoor Track FUTURE PLANS: Attend Canisius College.

TYLER NEMETH Sponsored by: Rudolph Galley & Sons Tyler Nemeth, son of Jenneene Bates and David Nemeth, attends East Senior. HONORS: High Honor Roll, Student of the Month, Leadership Award ACTIVITIES: Assistant Manager of Varsity Football Team, Spanish Club FUTURE PLANS: Attend college to major in Communications and minor in Political Science. TYLER NEMETH Sponsored by: Rudolph Galley & Sons Tyler Nemeth, son of Jenneene Bates and David Nemeth, attends East Senior. HONORS: High Honor Roll, Student of the Month, Leadership Award ACTIVITIES: Assistant Manager of Varsity Football Team, Spanish Club FUTURE PLANS: Attend college to major in Communications and minor in Political Science.

OLIVIA O’NEILL Sponsored by: West Seneca Councilman Gene Hart Olivia O’Neill, daughter of Peter and Angela O’Neill, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Student of the Month - French ACTIVITIES: Moving Miracles Dance Program, Leadership Facilitator FUTURE PLANS: Pursue a career as a Special Education Teacher at the Elementary Level. OLIVIA O’NEILL Sponsored by: West Seneca Councilman Gene Hart Olivia O’Neill, daughter of Peter and Angela O’Neill, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Student of the Month - French ACTIVITIES: Moving Miracles Dance Program, Leadership Facilitator FUTURE PLANS: Pursue a career as a Special Education Teacher at the Elementary Level.

MATTHEW D. POOLE Sponsored by: West Seneca Town Supervisor – Sheila Meegan Matthew D. Poole, son of Marc and Annette Poole, attends East Senior. HONORS: WSE Business First Community All-Star, National Society of High School Scholars, National Business and Marketing Honor Society ACTIVITIES: West Seneca Environmental Commission, West Seneca Youth Court, Class Council FUTURE PLANS: Attend ECC and Buffalo State to pursue a career as a High School Teacher. MATTHEW D. POOLE Sponsored by: West Seneca Town Supervisor – Sheila Meegan Matthew D. Poole, son of Marc and Annette Poole, attends East Senior. HONORS: WSE Business First Community All-Star, National Society of High School Scholars, National Business and Marketing Honor Society ACTIVITIES: West Seneca Environmental Commission, West Seneca Youth Court, Class Council FUTURE PLANS: Attend ECC and Buffalo State to pursue a career as a High School Teacher.

JOSEPHINE POTTER Sponsored by: West Seneca Teachers Association Inc. Josephine Potter, daughter of Christopher and Cheryl Vilbrandt, attends East Senior. HONORS: Art Shows, Works displayed in Art Museums ACTIVITIES: Student Council, Indoor Track, Art Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Attend Buffalo State and the University at Buffalo to become a real estate attorney. JOSEPHINE POTTER Sponsored by: West Seneca Teachers Association Inc. Josephine Potter, daughter of Christopher and Cheryl Vilbrandt, attends East Senior. HONORS: Art Shows, Works displayed in Art Museums ACTIVITIES: Student Council, Indoor Track, Art Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Attend Buffalo State and the University at Buffalo to become a real estate attorney.

JOSEPH A. RAMUNNO Sponsored by: Rotary Club of West Seneca Joseph A. Ramunno, son of Paul and Louise Ramunno, attends East Senior. HONORS: All-WNY Lineman Football First Team, All-State Offensive Lineman Football First Team, Two Time ECIC Wrestling Champion ACTIVITIES: Football, Wrestling, Leadership Program FUTURE PLANS: Attend college. JOSEPH A. RAMUNNO Sponsored by: Rotary Club of West Seneca Joseph A. Ramunno, son of Paul and Louise Ramunno, attends East Senior. HONORS: All-WNY Lineman Football First Team, All-State Offensive Lineman Football First Team, Two Time ECIC Wrestling Champion ACTIVITIES: Football, Wrestling, Leadership Program FUTURE PLANS: Attend college.

JULIA REED Sponsored by: Eileen’s Centerview Bakery Inc. Julia Reed, daughter of Grant and Carrie Reed, attends East Senior. HONORS: ECIC Division 2 First Team Varsity Volleyball, Fresh Start Mentor, Girls Varsity Volleyball Captain ACTIVITIES: Student Council President, Honor Societies – NHS, French, and Tri-M, Musical FUTURE PLANS: Attend Erie Community College to pursue a career as an Occupational Therapist Assistant. JULIA REED Sponsored by: Eileen’s Centerview Bakery Inc. Julia Reed, daughter of Grant and Carrie Reed, attends East Senior. HONORS: ECIC Division 2 First Team Varsity Volleyball, Fresh Start Mentor, Girls Varsity Volleyball Captain ACTIVITIES: Student Council President, Honor Societies – NHS, French, and Tri-M, Musical FUTURE PLANS: Attend Erie Community College to pursue a career as an Occupational Therapist Assistant.

LAURA SKRZYPCZYK Sponsored by: East Spirit Boosters Club Laura Skrzypczyk, daughter of John and Karen Skrzypczyk, attends East Senior. HONORS: Ranked 3rd in graduating class, 1st Team All-WNY lacrosse, Kiwanis Awards ACTIVITIES: Varsity Lacrosse, Varsity Soccer, National Honor Societies FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Geneseo for Biochemistry. LAURA SKRZYPCZYK Sponsored by: East Spirit Boosters Club Laura Skrzypczyk, daughter of John and Karen Skrzypczyk, attends East Senior. HONORS: Ranked 3rd in graduating class, 1st Team All-WNY lacrosse, Kiwanis Awards ACTIVITIES: Varsity Lacrosse, Varsity Soccer, National Honor Societies FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Geneseo for Biochemistry.

BAILEY STOFFER Sponsored by: Tuxedo Junction Bailey Stoffer, son of Paula Whalen and Avery Foy, attends East Senior. HONORS: Student of Excellence ACTIVITIES: Free Style Dancing, “B-Boxing”, Gaming FUTURE PLANS: Military - Army, and to work in Adolescent & Childhood Therapy. BAILEY STOFFER Sponsored by: Tuxedo Junction Bailey Stoffer, son of Paula Whalen and Avery Foy, attends East Senior. HONORS: Student of Excellence ACTIVITIES: Free Style Dancing, “B-Boxing”, Gaming FUTURE PLANS: Military - Army, and to work in Adolescent & Childhood Therapy.

GRACE VOGEL Sponsored by: West Seneca Police Benevolent Association Grace Vogel, daughter of Christian and Anita Vogel, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, Student of the Month – Science, Kiwanis Awards for Math, English, and Science ACTIVITIES: Varsity Lacrosse, Student Council, Leadership FUTURE PLANS: Attend Daemen College for the Physician Assistant Program. GRACE VOGEL Sponsored by: West Seneca Police Benevolent Association Grace Vogel, daughter of Christian and Anita Vogel, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, Student of the Month – Science, Kiwanis Awards for Math, English, and Science ACTIVITIES: Varsity Lacrosse, Student Council, Leadership FUTURE PLANS: Attend Daemen College for the Physician Assistant Program.

KASSIE VOGEL Sponsored by: M&T Bank Kassie Vogel, daughter of Todd and Lori Vogel, attends East Senior. HONORS: Western New York Scholar Athlete, Kiwanis Award for Math and Spanish, Presidential Scholarship at Daemen ACTIVITIES: President of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Varsity Volleyball and Softball FUTURE PLANS: Attend Daemen College to study Nursing. KASSIE VOGEL Sponsored by: M&T Bank Kassie Vogel, daughter of Todd and Lori Vogel, attends East Senior. HONORS: Western New York Scholar Athlete, Kiwanis Award for Math and Spanish, Presidential Scholarship at Daemen ACTIVITIES: President of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Varsity Volleyball and Softball FUTURE PLANS: Attend Daemen College to study Nursing.

DYLAN WALGATE Sponsored by: Towne Automotive Group Dylan Walgate, son of Nancy Walgate, attends East Senior. HONORS: Top 10 class rank, National Honor Society, Voted “Most Likely to Succeed” ACTIVITIES: Orchestra, Masterminds, Jazz Band FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Geneseo to study history and pursue a career as a history teacher. DYLAN WALGATE Sponsored by: Towne Automotive Group Dylan Walgate, son of Nancy Walgate, attends East Senior. HONORS: Top 10 class rank, National Honor Society, Voted “Most Likely to Succeed” ACTIVITIES: Orchestra, Masterminds, Jazz Band FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Geneseo to study history and pursue a career as a history teacher.

CAROLYN ZEITZ Sponsored by: M&T Bank Carolyn Zeitz, daughter of David Zeitz and Jennifer Hoffman, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Kiwanis Awards ACTIVITIES: Habitat for Humanity, Academy of Digital Media, Young Researchers Club FUTURE PLANS: Attend college. CAROLYN ZEITZ Sponsored by: M&T Bank Carolyn Zeitz, daughter of David Zeitz and Jennifer Hoffman, attends East Senior. HONORS: National Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Kiwanis Awards ACTIVITIES: Habitat for Humanity, Academy of Digital Media, Young Researchers Club FUTURE PLANS: Attend college.

HANNAH ALESSI Sponsored by: West Senior General Book Store Hannah Alessi, daughter of Patricia and Daniel Alessi, attends West Senior HONORS: Top Ten, National Honor Society Board Member, Science Honor Society ACTIVITIES: Octet, Varsity Field Hockey, Musicals FUTURE PLANS: Attend BYU HANNAH ALESSI Sponsored by: West Senior General Book Store Hannah Alessi, daughter of Patricia and Daniel Alessi, attends West Senior HONORS: Top Ten, National Honor Society Board Member, Science Honor Society ACTIVITIES: Octet, Varsity Field Hockey, Musicals FUTURE PLANS: Attend BYU

KAYLA BALL Sponsored by: The Calieri Family Kayla Ball, daughter of Timothy and Cynthia Ball, attends West Senior HONORS: FSMP, Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society council member ACTIVITIES: Varsity diver, Competition dancer for Future Dance Center FUTURE PLANS: Attend Cleveland State University for Statistics KAYLA BALL Sponsored by: The Calieri Family Kayla Ball, daughter of Timothy and Cynthia Ball, attends West Senior HONORS: FSMP, Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society council member ACTIVITIES: Varsity diver, Competition dancer for Future Dance Center FUTURE PLANS: Attend Cleveland State University for Statistics

SAMANTHA BALOGH Sponsored by: West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Samantha Balogh, daughter of Frank and Jennifer Balogh, attends West Senior HONORS: Salutatorian, Clarkson Leadership Award, 2016 Section VI All WNY Scholar Athlete ACTIVITIES: National/ Spanish/Science Honor Societies, Varsity Swim, Fresh Start Mentor FUTURE PLANS: Major in Math and a Master’s in Education SAMANTHA BALOGH Sponsored by: West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Samantha Balogh, daughter of Frank and Jennifer Balogh, attends West Senior HONORS: Salutatorian, Clarkson Leadership Award, 2016 Section VI All WNY Scholar Athlete ACTIVITIES: National/ Spanish/Science Honor Societies, Varsity Swim, Fresh Start Mentor FUTURE PLANS: Major in Math and a Master’s in Education

HANNAH BLIDY Sponsored by: West Seneca Administrators Association Hannah Blidy, daughter of Jeffrey and Sheila Blidy, attends West Senior HONORS: 35th in class of 275, Kiwanis Award Social Studies and English ACTIVITIES: French Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Employed at Wegmans Food Markets FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Fredonia or Buffalo State, major in French HANNAH BLIDY Sponsored by: West Seneca Administrators Association Hannah Blidy, daughter of Jeffrey and Sheila Blidy, attends West Senior HONORS: 35th in class of 275, Kiwanis Award Social Studies and English ACTIVITIES: French Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Employed at Wegmans Food Markets FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Fredonia or Buffalo State, major in French

ASHLEY BOHNE Sponsored by: Sgroi Financial, LLC Ashley Bohne, daughter of Kimberly and Brian Reese, Frederick Bohne, attends West Senior HONORS: MVP Field Hockey, Kiwanis Award, Scholar Athlete Award ACTIVITIES: Field Hockey, Crushing Cancer Club, International Relations Club FUTURE PLANS: Attend Buffalo State College, major in Speech Pathology and Childhood Special Education ASHLEY BOHNE Sponsored by: Sgroi Financial, LLC Ashley Bohne, daughter of Kimberly and Brian Reese, Frederick Bohne, attends West Senior HONORS: MVP Field Hockey, Kiwanis Award, Scholar Athlete Award ACTIVITIES: Field Hockey, Crushing Cancer Club, International Relations Club FUTURE PLANS: Attend Buffalo State College, major in Speech Pathology and Childhood Special Education

PAIGE COCINA Sponsored by: West Seneca Police Benevolent Association Paige Cocina, daughter of Tracy and Jason Williams, attends West Senior HONORS: Section IV all-star team for soccer, Kiwanis Leadership Awards- Health, Technology, Physical Education, Social Studies, Student of the Month-technology, health and physical education ACTIVITIES: Varsity Soccer, Basketball and Lacrosse, Class Board, Treasurer, National Honor Society, Spanish and Science Honor Societies FUTURE PLANS: Attend Mercyhurst for Physical Therapy, play DII Women’s Lacrosse PAIGE COCINA Sponsored by: West Seneca Police Benevolent Association Paige Cocina, daughter of Tracy and Jason Williams, attends West Senior HONORS: Section IV all-star team for soccer, Kiwanis Leadership Awards- Health, Technology, Physical Education, Social Studies, Student of the Month-technology, health and physical education ACTIVITIES: Varsity Soccer, Basketball and Lacrosse, Class Board, Treasurer, National Honor Society, Spanish and Science Honor Societies FUTURE PLANS: Attend Mercyhurst for Physical Therapy, play DII Women’s Lacrosse

CASSIDY CZOMBEL Sponsored by: West Seneca Kiwanis Club Cassidy Czombel, daughter of Deborah and Christian Czombel Attends West Senior HONORS: Kiwanis Awards for Math and English, Student of the Month-Math, WNY Foreign Language Educator’s Counsel (FLEC), Student Recognition Award-French ACTIVITIES: Pit Orchestra for WS Musicals: Shrek, Addams Family, Mary Poppins, National Honor Society, Recording Secretary for French Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Major in Biology. CASSIDY CZOMBEL Sponsored by: West Seneca Kiwanis Club Cassidy Czombel, daughter of Deborah and Christian Czombel Attends West Senior HONORS: Kiwanis Awards for Math and English, Student of the Month-Math, WNY Foreign Language Educator’s Counsel (FLEC), Student Recognition Award-French ACTIVITIES: Pit Orchestra for WS Musicals: Shrek, Addams Family, Mary Poppins, National Honor Society, Recording Secretary for French Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Major in Biology.

ASHLEY DIBBLE Sponsored by: M.K.S. Plumbing Corp. Ashley Dibble, daughter of Daniel and Lynn Dibble Attends West Senior HONORS: Ranked #8 in Senior Class, NYSPHSSA Scholar Athlete 9th thru 12th, 2015 and 2016 ECIC Division 1 1st Team All Star ACTIVITIES: National, Spanish and Science Honor Societies, Varsity Soccer and Indoor/ Outdoor Track, ASHLEY DIBBLE Sponsored by: M.K.S. Plumbing Corp. Ashley Dibble, daughter of Daniel and Lynn Dibble Attends West Senior HONORS: Ranked #8 in Senior Class, NYSPHSSA Scholar Athlete 9th thru 12th, 2015 and 2016 ECIC Division 1 1st Team All Star ACTIVITIES: National, Spanish and Science Honor Societies, Varsity Soccer and Indoor/ Outdoor Track,

GRACE HOFFMANN Sponsored by: Northwest Savings Bank Grace Hoffmann, daughter of Clay Hoffmann, attends West Senior HONORS: National Art Honors Society, National Honors Society, National Society of High School Scholars ACTIVITIES: Academy of Visual Arts, Vocabella, Dunkirk Camp Counselor FUTURE PLANS: Attend Buffalo State, major in Art Education GRACE HOFFMANN Sponsored by: Northwest Savings Bank Grace Hoffmann, daughter of Clay Hoffmann, attends West Senior HONORS: National Art Honors Society, National Honors Society, National Society of High School Scholars ACTIVITIES: Academy of Visual Arts, Vocabella, Dunkirk Camp Counselor FUTURE PLANS: Attend Buffalo State, major in Art Education

TAYLOR INGLUT Sponsored by: West Senior Sports Boosters Taylor Inglut, daughter of Daniel and Cindy Inglut, attends West Senior HONORS: Kiwanis Awards- Math and Science, Student of the Month-English, Elmira College Key Award ACTIVITIES: Class Board, KEY Club, International Relations Club FUTURE PLANS: Major in Health or Math TAYLOR INGLUT Sponsored by: West Senior Sports Boosters Taylor Inglut, daughter of Daniel and Cindy Inglut, attends West Senior HONORS: Kiwanis Awards- Math and Science, Student of the Month-English, Elmira College Key Award ACTIVITIES: Class Board, KEY Club, International Relations Club FUTURE PLANS: Major in Health or Math

MATTHEW KASPEREK Sponsored by: West Seneca Teachers Association Inc. Matthew Kasperek, son of: Eugene and Linda Kasperek, attends West Senior HONORS: Eagle Scout, Kiwanis Award for Art, National Honor Society ACTIVITIES: Boy Scouts, Varsity Bowling, National Art Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Major in Industrial Design MATTHEW KASPEREK Sponsored by: West Seneca Teachers Association Inc. Matthew Kasperek, son of: Eugene and Linda Kasperek, attends West Senior HONORS: Eagle Scout, Kiwanis Award for Art, National Honor Society ACTIVITIES: Boy Scouts, Varsity Bowling, National Art Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Major in Industrial Design

MEGAN LATTANZIO Sponsored by: Sortie Marble & Granite, Inc. Megan Lattanzio, daughter of Grace and Duncan Lattanzio, attends West Senior HONORS: President of Spanish Honor Society and Music Honor Society, Scholar Athlete and Athlete of the Month, Character Trait of the Month Awards ACTIVITIES: Varsity Field Hockey (captain), Musical, Vocabella, Vocal Jazz, President of Spanish and Drama Club FUTURE PLANS: Study at Fredonia MEGAN LATTANZIO Sponsored by: Sortie Marble & Granite, Inc. Megan Lattanzio, daughter of Grace and Duncan Lattanzio, attends West Senior HONORS: President of Spanish Honor Society and Music Honor Society, Scholar Athlete and Athlete of the Month, Character Trait of the Month Awards ACTIVITIES: Varsity Field Hockey (captain), Musical, Vocabella, Vocal Jazz, President of Spanish and Drama Club FUTURE PLANS: Study at Fredonia

RYAN LOHR Sponsored by: West Seneca Lions Club Ryan Lohr, son of Francis and Linda Lohr, attends West Senior HONORS: High Honor Roll, Co-Captain, Varsity Cross Country, Kiwanis Awards and Student of the Month Awards ACTIVITIES: Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Intern at Earth Spirit Educational Services, Science and French Honor Societies FUTURE PLANS: Attend UB or Alfred State for Mechanical Engineering RYAN LOHR Sponsored by: West Seneca Lions Club Ryan Lohr, son of Francis and Linda Lohr, attends West Senior HONORS: High Honor Roll, Co-Captain, Varsity Cross Country, Kiwanis Awards and Student of the Month Awards ACTIVITIES: Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Intern at Earth Spirit Educational Services, Science and French Honor Societies FUTURE PLANS: Attend UB or Alfred State for Mechanical Engineering

ROSE LUKASIEWICZ Sponsored by: AXA Advisors, LLC Rose Lukasiewicz, daughter of Michelle and Jeffrey Lukasiewicz, attends West Senior HONORS: Kiwanis Award for Academic Leadership in SS, Science Student of the Month, Compassion Character Trait Award ACTIVITIES: President of DECA, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Major in International Relations ROSE LUKASIEWICZ Sponsored by: AXA Advisors, LLC Rose Lukasiewicz, daughter of Michelle and Jeffrey Lukasiewicz, attends West Senior HONORS: Kiwanis Award for Academic Leadership in SS, Science Student of the Month, Compassion Character Trait Award ACTIVITIES: President of DECA, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Major in International Relations

SOPHIA MANCUSO Sponsored by: Western New York Federal Credit Union Sophia Mancuso, daughter of Lisa Mancuso, attends West Senior HONORS: Questbridge College Prep Scholar, Business First Community All-Star, Bausch & Laumb Honorary Science Award ACTIVITIES: Student Council, French Honor Society, Key Club FUTURE PLANS: major in Biochemistry SOPHIA MANCUSO Sponsored by: Western New York Federal Credit Union Sophia Mancuso, daughter of Lisa Mancuso, attends West Senior HONORS: Questbridge College Prep Scholar, Business First Community All-Star, Bausch & Laumb Honorary Science Award ACTIVITIES: Student Council, French Honor Society, Key Club FUTURE PLANS: major in Biochemistry

KAYLA MURRAY Sponsored by: West Senior Sports Boosters Kayla Murray, daughter of Lucy and Thomas Murray, attends West Senior HONORS: Scholar Athlete Honorable Mention, Athlete of the Month ACTIVITIES: Varsity Track Indoor and Outdoor, Science Club, National Art Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Fredonia for Molecular Genetics KAYLA MURRAY Sponsored by: West Senior Sports Boosters Kayla Murray, daughter of Lucy and Thomas Murray, attends West Senior HONORS: Scholar Athlete Honorable Mention, Athlete of the Month ACTIVITIES: Varsity Track Indoor and Outdoor, Science Club, National Art Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Fredonia for Molecular Genetics

JESSICA NOWAK Sponsored by: Southgate Associates, LLC Jessica Nowak, daughter of Bonnie and William Nowak, attends West Senior HONORS: Editor of the yearbook, Spanish Honor Society, 8th at ECIC BB’s for 100 Breaststroke ACTIVITIES: Girls Varsity Swim, Class Board, Fresh Start Mentor FUTURE PLANS: Swim for Buffalo State College, double major in Chemistry and Spanish, then Medical school JESSICA NOWAK Sponsored by: Southgate Associates, LLC Jessica Nowak, daughter of Bonnie and William Nowak, attends West Senior HONORS: Editor of the yearbook, Spanish Honor Society, 8th at ECIC BB’s for 100 Breaststroke ACTIVITIES: Girls Varsity Swim, Class Board, Fresh Start Mentor FUTURE PLANS: Swim for Buffalo State College, double major in Chemistry and Spanish, then Medical school

JOSHUA POHLMAN Sponsored by: West Seneca Councilman Gene Hart Joshua Pohlman, son of Jon and Diana Pohlman, attends West Senior HONORS: Technology Department Student of the Month, English Department Student of the Month, National Honor Society Member of the Month ACTIVITIES: Multimedia Club, National Honor Society, JV/Varsity Football FUTURE PLANS: Major in Broadcast Journalism at Canisius College or Syracuse University JOSHUA POHLMAN Sponsored by: West Seneca Councilman Gene Hart Joshua Pohlman, son of Jon and Diana Pohlman, attends West Senior HONORS: Technology Department Student of the Month, English Department Student of the Month, National Honor Society Member of the Month ACTIVITIES: Multimedia Club, National Honor Society, JV/Varsity Football FUTURE PLANS: Major in Broadcast Journalism at Canisius College or Syracuse University
KIERNAN REYNOLDS Sponsored by: The Kane Firm Kiernan Reynolds, daughter of Eric and Kathleen Reynolds, attends West Senior HONORS: Mural Design selected as a school-design painted around school, Chalk Walk Team selected to attend Lewiston Chalk Walk Competition, Veteran’s Day drawing selected as one of the top two for the ceremony ACTIVITIES: National Art Honor Society/treasurer, Cross Country Team member, Volunteer at Southtowns YMCA , Boxing for Parkinson’s class FUTURE PLANS: start own website selling arts and crafts and attend Fredonia College to earn a Business and Management degree and minor in Fine Arts.KIERNAN REYNOLDS Sponsored by: The Kane Firm Kiernan Reynolds, daughter of Eric and Kathleen Reynolds, attends West Senior HONORS: Mural Design selected as a school-design painted around school, Chalk Walk Team selected to attend Lewiston Chalk Walk Competition, Veteran’s Day drawing selected as one of the top two for the ceremony ACTIVITIES: National Art Honor Society/treasurer, Cross Country Team member, Volunteer at Southtowns YMCA , Boxing for Parkinson’s class FUTURE PLANS: start own website selling arts and crafts and attend Fredonia College to earn a Business and Management degree and minor in Fine Arts.


NATHAN ROBERTS Sponsored by: Western New York Federal Credit Union Nathan Roberts, son of Michael and Amy Roberts, attends West Senior HONORS: Vocal Jazz NYSSMA Conference Allstate, Scholar Athlete All Western New York Boys Soccer Honorable Mention, Twice 1st Team ECIC All Star Boys Varsity Soccer ACTIVITIES: Musical, Varsity Soccer Captain, Vocal Jazz FUTURE PLANS: Major in Musical Theatre NATHAN ROBERTS Sponsored by: Western New York Federal Credit Union Nathan Roberts, son of Michael and Amy Roberts, attends West Senior HONORS: Vocal Jazz NYSSMA Conference Allstate, Scholar Athlete All Western New York Boys Soccer Honorable Mention, Twice 1st Team ECIC All Star Boys Varsity Soccer ACTIVITIES: Musical, Varsity Soccer Captain, Vocal Jazz FUTURE PLANS: Major in Musical Theatre

DAVID RODRIGUEZ Sponsored by: Financial Trust Federal Credit Union David Rodriguez, son of Denise and David Rodriguez and Carol Mercado “Grandma”, attends West Senior HONORS: Academy of Finance Award, Beep Award, Evans Bank Customer Service Award ACTIVITIES: Academy of Finance, Wegmans ICS, “Incredible Customer Service” Award, Former Boy Scout FUTURE PLANS: Own a company, major in Entrepreneurship and Accounting DAVID RODRIGUEZ Sponsored by: Financial Trust Federal Credit Union David Rodriguez, son of Denise and David Rodriguez and Carol Mercado “Grandma”, attends West Senior HONORS: Academy of Finance Award, Beep Award, Evans Bank Customer Service Award ACTIVITIES: Academy of Finance, Wegmans ICS, “Incredible Customer Service” Award, Former Boy Scout FUTURE PLANS: Own a company, major in Entrepreneurship and Accounting

EMILY R. SIEG Sponsored by: Rotary Club of West Seneca Emily R. Sieg, daughter of Joseph and Amy Sieg, attends West Senior HONORS: Student of the month for English, Regional Award for DECA in Personal Financial Literacy, Excellence Awards for Truthfulness and Generosity ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, Business Honor Society, DECA. FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Fredonia for Childhood Inclusive Education grades 1-6. EMILY R. SIEG Sponsored by: Rotary Club of West Seneca Emily R. Sieg, daughter of Joseph and Amy Sieg, attends West Senior HONORS: Student of the month for English, Regional Award for DECA in Personal Financial Literacy, Excellence Awards for Truthfulness and Generosity ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, Business Honor Society, DECA. FUTURE PLANS: Attend SUNY Fredonia for Childhood Inclusive Education grades 1-6.

CASSIE SIWY Sponsored by: Shell Fab & Design Inc. Cassie Siwy, daughter of: Paul and Wendy Siwy, attends West Senior HONORS: Ranked #9, Student of the Month-Business, Kiwanis Awards- Business and English, National, Spanish, Science and Business Honor Societies ACTIVITIES: Varsity Soccer, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, 3 year member of the National Academy of Finance FUTURE PLANS: Major in Accounting CASSIE SIWY Sponsored by: Shell Fab & Design Inc. Cassie Siwy, daughter of: Paul and Wendy Siwy, attends West Senior HONORS: Ranked #9, Student of the Month-Business, Kiwanis Awards- Business and English, National, Spanish, Science and Business Honor Societies ACTIVITIES: Varsity Soccer, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, 3 year member of the National Academy of Finance FUTURE PLANS: Major in Accounting

JACOB SIWY Sponsored by: Shell Fab & Design Inc. Jacob Siwy, son of Paul and Wendy Siwy, attends West Senior HONORS: ECIV 2nd Team All Star-Volleyball, Kiwanis Awards in Business and Science ACTIVITIES: President for Key Club, Officer for National Honor Society, Varsity Volleyball Captain FUTURE PLANS: Attend Medaille College to study Sports Management JACOB SIWY Sponsored by: Shell Fab & Design Inc. Jacob Siwy, son of Paul and Wendy Siwy, attends West Senior HONORS: ECIV 2nd Team All Star-Volleyball, Kiwanis Awards in Business and Science ACTIVITIES: President for Key Club, Officer for National Honor Society, Varsity Volleyball Captain FUTURE PLANS: Attend Medaille College to study Sports Management

BROOKE SMITH Sponsored by: West Seneca Teachers Association Inc. Brooke Smith, daughter of Cindy and Joseph Smith, attends West Senior HONORS: Valedictorian, All WNY Scholar Athlete Award, Kiwanis Awards ACTIVITIES: National, Science and Spanish Honor Societies, Varsity Field Hockey and Lacrosse, Key Club FUTURE PLANS: undecided in college/ major BROOKE SMITH Sponsored by: West Seneca Teachers Association Inc. Brooke Smith, daughter of Cindy and Joseph Smith, attends West Senior HONORS: Valedictorian, All WNY Scholar Athlete Award, Kiwanis Awards ACTIVITIES: National, Science and Spanish Honor Societies, Varsity Field Hockey and Lacrosse, Key Club FUTURE PLANS: undecided in college/ major

EMMA TAYLOR Sponsored by: Town Wreckers Swim Team Emma Taylor, daughter of John and Laura Taylor, attends West Senior HONORS: High Honor Roll, Multiple Excellence Awards, National Juvenile Fibromyalgia Spokesperson ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, Bel Canto FUTURE PLANS: Become an English teacher EMMA TAYLOR Sponsored by: Town Wreckers Swim Team Emma Taylor, daughter of John and Laura Taylor, attends West Senior HONORS: High Honor Roll, Multiple Excellence Awards, National Juvenile Fibromyalgia Spokesperson ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, Bel Canto FUTURE PLANS: Become an English teacher

MADISON ZMUDA BENTZ Sponsored by: M.K.S. Plumbing Corp. Madison Zmuda Bentz, daughter of Jennifer Zmuda and Brian Bentz, attends West Senior HONORS: Intern at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Student Representative in West’s Decision Making Committee, Student and Character Trait of the Month Recipient ACTIVITIES: Varsity Cross Country/Indoor and Outdoor Track, Spanish Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Attend the US Air Force Academy or Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for AFROTC MADISON ZMUDA BENTZ Sponsored by: M.K.S. Plumbing Corp. Madison Zmuda Bentz, daughter of Jennifer Zmuda and Brian Bentz, attends West Senior HONORS: Intern at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Student Representative in West’s Decision Making Committee, Student and Character Trait of the Month Recipient ACTIVITIES: Varsity Cross Country/Indoor and Outdoor Track, Spanish Honor Society FUTURE PLANS: Attend the US Air Force Academy or Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for AFROTC

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