Bryan Bathrick is a 2020 graduate of Germantown Central School. He is the son of Steven and Elizabeth Bathrick. During his time at Germantown High School, he served as president of the National Honor Society, member and officer of the Student Council, and yearbook co-president. Brian was active in team sports over his entire school career, both at school and on community teams. On the school basketball team since 8th grade, he was varsity basketball captain and co-captain as an upperclassman. He also participated in varsity cross-country and modified soccer. He served as a basketball referee and assistant coach for Youth Basketball programs in Germantown; and was a member of the Columbia-Greene Community College Summer Basketball League and the Bard College Fall Basketball League throughout high school. Bryan was designated a NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete in 2018 and 2019, and NYSPHSAA Section 1 All-Star in 2019. Some of his other athletic awards include CHV League MVP and Germantown Boys' Basketball Offensive Player of the Year in 2019. He was selected for the Rensselaer All-Tournament Team in 2018. During high school, Bryan worked as a camp counselor at Camp Palatine, and in a local lawn care business. He volunteered for various local activities, including the After School Program, Habitat for Humanity, and the Salvation Army. Bryan's other honors and academic awards include the Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award in 2019 the Saint Michael's Award for Academic Achievement and Social Conscience in 2019. He plans to attend Siena College and enroll in the health studies program.
Heather Damia is the 2020 Valedictorian of Chatham High School. She is the daughter of Jeanne and Jeffery Damia. Heather excelled in her advanced course of study all through high school, receiving high marks in all of her AP and Accelerated Courses. In addition to her courses at Chatham High School, she completed an independent study through Johns Hopkins University in AP Calculus and a Project Advance Course in Economics through Syracuse University. Heather has years of experience and training as a musician, an actress, and a dancer--dancing in the Faxon School of Dance (since 2007), acting in productions with Shakespeare and Company, MacHaydn Theater, and Columbia County Youth Theater. A multiyear member of All County Orchestra, Jazz Choir, and Chorus, Heather earned high grades from NYSMMA for her singing / voice. Heather participated in numerous extracurricular activities, including as editor for the CHS Literary Magazine, various roles in the Fall Festival of Shakespeare, board member of the Chatham Education Foundation, and volunteer at the Chatham District's Fine Arts Booster Club. She worked as a tutor in math and science, and volunteered as ARC peer tutor, and a library assistant. Heather was designated a National merit Scholarship Program Finalist and a College Board AP Scholar. She will be studying at Dartmouth College where she applied and was accepted early decision. She is undecided about her field of study, and looks forward to exploring and refining her wide variety of interests at this liberal arts college.
Camryn Hebert is a 2020 graduate of Ichabod Crane High School. She is the daughter of Brian and Angelique Hebert. Camryn was president of the ICC Class of 2020 for three years, consistently on the honor roll, and a member of the National Honor Society. She also served on the Girls' Athletic Council for three years and participated in Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) throughout her high school years. She participated in the Questor III Aviation Program, and was selected for the National Technical Honor Society in Aviation. Camryn was a member of the ICC JV and varsity girls' soccer team throughout high school, and a member of the school's ski club since middle school. She was varsity soccer team captain and named a NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete in her senior year. Described as a natural leader and enthusiastic speaker, Camryn was an active and regular participant in the St. James Church CORE Youth Ministry. She attended the Catholic Church Leadership Institute as a freshman and the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis as a senior. She described these experiences as enriching her faith and as opportunities to nurture lifelong friendships. Over the last few years, in addition to these activities, Camryn held two part time jobs, at a local restaurant and gym. Camryn plans to attend SUNY Schenectady with a major of Aviation Science in the fall.
Trevor James Wolfe is the 2020 Valedictorian of Ichabod Crane High School. He is the son of James and Therese Wolfe. In addition to his outstanding academic record, Trevor held leadership roles as president of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, and Varsity Club; and as vice president of the Harvard Model UN Club. He was the student co-representative for the ICC School Board of Education. Trevor co-founded and co-hosted the ICC Sports Network, and participated in Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) throughout high school. His community service activities included weekly classroom work as a peer mentor in the Questar III BOCES Special Education department; and various volunteer activities through his parish, St. John the Baptist Church, where he is a Eucharistic Minister. As a student ambassador at ICC since 2016, Trevor helped out with various school related activities including PTSA and Booster Club events. Trevor joined the varsity golf team in 2014 and served as captain of the team for several years. He was a member of the varsity volleyball team (where he holds position as captain) and varsity baseball since 2019, and JV basketball from 2016-2018. His other sports interests are evident from his participation in the Columbia Clippers travel baseball team and the Albany Ultimate Disc Association. Trevor was honored with the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, Clarkson University High School Leadership Award, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award; he was a NYS Finalist for the Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship. Trevor plans to study chemical engineering at the University of Notre Dame next year.
Jadyn Carruthers graduated in the top 5% of the Class of 2020 at Taconic Hills High School. She is the daughter of Jessica Martin. A member of the National Honor Society, Jadyn served as president of that organization during her senior year. She was involved in numerous extracurricular and service activities during her high school years. Some of her activities were as a member of the school's art and drama clubs and participant in Shakespeare and Company for two years. She served on the student council for two years, and as Class of 2020 vice president this year. Jadyn served as the student representative on the Taconic Hills Board of Education and was the student representative on the Taconic Hills Arts and Humanities Fund, which awards grants to projects that enhance the district's arts programs. Jadyn mentored the Junior High Drama Club beginning in her sophomore year and served as student director as a junior and senior, working with the younger students on physical and vocal warm-ups before rehearsal. She also mentored elementary students and English as a Second Language students. Jadyn was also employed as an IT assistant during the summers, and worked as a receptionist at the THCS gym, and as a local babysitter. Jadyn received the Clarkson School Scholars Award, the George Eastman Young Leaders Award and was a nominee for the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists Award of Excellence. She plans to study as many different fields as possible in college to explore her many interests, which range from medical topics to art history.
Osman Gofram is Salutatorian for the Hudson High School Class of 2020. He is the son of Mohammed and Feroza Gofran. Osman was involved in many club and service activities during his high school years. He held leadership positions as vice president and president of the Class of 2020, representative and treasurer to Student Council, treasurer and vice president for the Environmental Club, co-editor of the student newspaper, vice-president of the Varsity Club, and president of the Hudson Futbol Club, an indoor soccer club that he helped to organize. Osman played a variety of school sports, including varsity boys' soccer, tennis, track and volleyball. He participated in Mock Trial for four years. His community service contributions ranged from assisting at the American Red Cross blood drives at HHS, and at the Hudson Children's Book Festival since 2016. Osman is a Certified Google Educator (level 1), fluent in English and Bengali, and proficient in Spanish and in reading Arabic. Osman received the Rensselaer Medal Award, the RIT Computing Medal Award, the UAlbany Multicultural High School Achiever Award, the University of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, and was designated Rotary Student of the Month and NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete. Osman was selected to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum in Advanced Medicine & Health Care through George Mason University; and selected for the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence. He plans to attend Cornell University where he anticipates studying environmental engineering and sustainability.
Sydney Smith received a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation as a 2020 graduate of New Lebanon Junior-Senior High School. She is the daughter of Tim and April Smith. Sydney was active and successful in her academic endeavors, extracurricular activities, and volunteer work during her high school career. She was member of the National Honor Society throughout high school and served as a member and then president of the Student Council. She was a member of the Columbia County Student Council and treasurer of the Class of 2020. She was a member of SADD, Spirit Club, Senior Band and Spanish Club. Sydney participated in the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership seminar and attended the Students Together Opposing Prejudice (STOP) conference. She was captain and all-star for the varsity soccer team, and played on the varsity basketball and track and field teams. Outside of school, Sydney worked as a counselor at the Town of New Lebanon Summer Youth Program. She also volunteered for a number of activities in her community, including the Community Thanksgiving Dinner, and the high school's Backpack Program, which provides district students in need with backpacks full of nutritious food to ensure they won't go hungry when other resources aren't available, such as on for holidays and weekends. Sydney received the Elmira College Key Award and the Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology. She plans to study business administration and marketing at Siena College.