Graduates of Distinction

Year of Graduation: 2016
Class Rank Year of Graduation

Trey Aguirre
1 2016

Trey Aguirre will graduate as Cairo-Durham High School’s Valedictorian for the class of 2016 with a GPA of 100.38%. He is passionate about building computers and a career in Computer Science. He participated in the National Honor Society, Mock Trial, Concert, Jazz, and Marching Bands. He also competed in JV Soccer and Volleyball as well as Varsity Soccer and Tennis. Trey was selected as a Cornell Tradition Fellow and received the Computing Medal Award from RIT and the Xerox Award for Innovation and Technology from the University of Rochester. Trey will be attending Cornell University in the fall to study Computer Science.


Sophie Rose Estep
2 2016

Sophie Rose Estep is proud to be named Salutatorian of Cairo-Durham High School’s Class of 2016. She is grateful for the love and opportunities she experienced at CDHS, but also excited to begin her study of International Relations and Broadcasting at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Throughout her high school years, Sophie was a member of the National Honor Society, Mock Trial team, and Model United Nations. She was the voice of Cairo-Durham’s daily announcements and the treasurer for the Class of 2016. Sophie had a great time playing varsity volleyball for CD. Her true enjoyment, however, was found in the Cairo-Durham Music Department. For six years, Sophie performed in the annual high school musical productions. Playing clarinet, tenor saxophone, and piano, she was an active member of the concert, jazz, and marching bands. She participated in several years of chorus, All-County festivals, and NYSSMA. Despite a vigorous course schedule - which included numerous Advanced Placement and college courses - she consistently achieved high honor roll merit for all quarters, leading her to acceptance into the Renée Crown University Honors Program at Syracuse. Along with being an AP Scholar with Distinction, she was also awarded the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal and Cornell University Gellert Invitational scholarships. In Sophie’s spare time, she enjoys being with her family and friends, traveling, practicing music, and working at The Bavarian Manor Country Inn and Restaurant. In the future, Sophie plans to continue her education as a lifelong learner, see the world, and never forget her experiences and dedicated teachers at Cairo-Durham.


Jonathan True
3 2016

Jonathan True is ranked third in the Cairo-Durham High School class of 2016. During the four years of high school, Jonathan participated in track and field, mock trial, interact club and National Honor Society. Jonathan received recognition in the areas of math and science by being awarded the Clarkson Leadership Scholarship. He has also successfully completed numerous A.P and honors classes throughout high school. In his spare time he likes to participate in his local Boy Scout troop, where he has attained the rank of Eagle Scout. In the fall, Jonathan plans to attend Clarkson University to study Mechanical Engineering. In the future, Jonathan would like to have a successful career in this field.


Cheyenne Conti
4 2016

Cheyenne Conti is ranked fourth for the Cairo-Durham High School senior class of 2016. Throughout her four years of high school, Cheyenne participated in various musical ensembles including band, chorus, jazz band, handbell choir, marching band, women’s choir, All County band and chorus, and Zone 8 Area All State Women’s Chorus. She was also a participant in NYSSMA multiple times. Cheyenne spent a majority of her time in high school as an active member of the school’s drama club and performed in six musicals as a member of the ensemble, a dancer, and as a leading role. She received recognition during her senior year in the areas of English, Social Studies, Spanish, Math, and Music for Outstanding Academic Performance and Exemplary Academic Performance, as well as being named a Student of the Quarter twice during the year. She was also secretary of the National Honor Society for the 2015-2016 school year. In the fall, Cheyenne plans to attend Bard College as an intended Theatre major with a possible minor in Psychology.


Gregory Hernandez
5 2016

Gregory Hernandez is an honors graduate ranked fifth in his class for the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2016.  During his four years of high school, Greg has participated in several sports such as varsity golf, basketball, and track.  He also involved himself in many clubs such as the Student Council, the Principal Student Panel, and Drama Club where he played his instrument for two years within the pit for the play.  He was a member of the National Honor Society and a Peer Mentor for the incoming students at the school.  Greg’s skills in the Music Department have also lead him on to participate in several All County concerts throughout his years of education.  Greg was recognized in the field of math and science when he received the Achievement Award from Clarkson University, additionally he has been acknowledged consecutively for the last four years with awards from many of the classes he enrolls in at Cairo-Durham.  In his spare time Greg enjoys to listen, and produce music, which he conjoins with his hobby of being a DJ and entertaining the public.  He likes to work, collect/analyze and build speakers, and stay active and healthy by playing sports.  In the fall Greg plans to attend Syracuse University in pursuit of engineering where he hopes to combine his passion for music and engineering to become an acoustics engineer.  In the future Greg wishes to perfect his music production skills and become a musician alongside of his career as an engineer.


Richard Bratton
6 2016

Richard Bratton is ranked among the top ten for the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2016. During his four years of high school, Richard did Track and Field, and Cross Country. He also was involved with the National Honor Society and Mock Trial team. As a Junior, he received the Frederick B. Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Scholarship for his outstanding service to the community. Richard was also selected to attend the American Legion’s Boys State for a week and learn about politics. In his spare time he likes to spend time outdoors whether it be snowboarding, hiking, or kayaking. In the fall, he plans to attend Siena College and dual major in political science and biology. In the future, Richard would like to be a lawyer.


Alexandra Morgan
7 2016

Alexandra Morgan is graduating as an Honor’s Graduate from Cairo-Durham High School in the class of 2016. During her senior year of high school, Alexandra was a member of the yearbook club. She received recognition and received awards in many of her subjects including Earth Science, Living Environment, and English. She was also on high honor roll for 3 years and honor roll for her senior year. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her friends and listen to music. In the fall Alexandra plans to attend SUNY Oneonta and isn’t sure exactly what she’s majoring in but thinks she wants to do something in the Science or Math area. In the future Alexandra would like to graduate college to get a job that she enjoys doing.


Erin Feeney
8 2016

Erin Feeney is in the top ten percentage of the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2016. During her four years of high school, Erin has participated in track and field, cross country, varsity and travel soccer, basketball, and softball. She is a member of the National Honor Society, handbell and select choir, marching band, prom committee and has held multiple positions as class officer over the past years. Erin has also been a part of the musical production every year and has attended multiple All-County and NYSSMA festivals for music. In her spare time she enjoys Irish Step Dancing, and running. In the fall, Erin plans to attend St. John’s University and study in the Physician Assistant Program. In the future, Erin would like to pursue a career as a PA and work in the medical field.  


Meghan Willette
9 2016

Meghan Willette is 9 out of 113 in the Cairo-Durham graduating class of 2016. During her four years in high school, Meghan has participated in many clubs including Interact Club, Student Council and the Drama Club. She has been involved in many music activities such as All County, NYSSMA, and Area All State, as well as being the President of the National Honor Society. Meghan has received recognition in the area of Science by being awarded the George Eastman Young Leaders award through the University of Rochester. In her free time, she enjoys attending dance classes such as ballet, tap, and jazz and plans on minoring in Dance Studies and Music Theory. In the fall Meghan plans on attending Nazareth College for a degree in biochemistry. In the future, she would like to own and run a dance studio, as well as working in the pharmaceutical business conducting scientific research.


Brandi Roberts
10 2016

Brandi Roberts is a senior of Cairo-Durham High School's Graduating Class of 2016. During the four years of high school Brandi has participated on the Varsity volleyball team, the Varsity Soccer team and track and field team. Brandi has also been a member of the interact club, the mock trial team, the drama club, and the marching band throughout high school. She received recognition in the area of math by receiving the academic improvement award as well as in the areas of English and Social Studies. She was also recognized in the area of Business by being awarded the academic achievement award. In her spare time likes to fill her life with various activities to keep herself busy by spending precious time with her friends, dancing, working and practicing healthy activities to maintain a balanced lifestyle. In the Fall, Bandi is humbled to attend Siena College where she will be studying Pre-Law. In the future Brandi would like to travel, to experience different ways of life and open her eyes up to the world around her. Brandi is leaving high school in good spirits and is hopeful that the friendships, life lessons and memories made in high school with stay with her throughout her journey in life.


Christina Orso
11 2016

Christina Orso is a junior graduate for the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2016. During her three years of high school Christina was on the volleyball team, cheerleading team, film club, and National Honor Society. She received three pins for having the highest average in three separate courses, including College English 101, Economics, and Ceramics. In her spare time she enjoys painting, throwing clay on the wheel, and photography. In the fall Christina plans to travel to Alicante, Spain to study abroad for a year before college, through the Rotary International program. In the future Christina would like to pursue a degree in the medical sciences.


Destinee Colón
12 2016

Destinee Colón is in the top ten percent for the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2016. Throughout her high school career Destinee has been a member of the prestige National Honor Society, has participated in the Peer Mentoring program, and has participated in the school musicals. She has also taken part in many sports which include dance, soccer, and cheerleading. In her spare time all she wants to do is be surrounded by those that love her and help those in need. In the fall Destinee will be attending The College Of Saint Rose and plans to study Forensic Psychology. Destinee hopes to help others and cannot wait to see what her future holds.

Year of Graduation: 2015
Class Rank Year of Graduation

Mackenzie Quirk
1 2015

Mackenzie Quirk is the valedictorian for the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2015. During the four years of high school, Mackenzie has participated in all three sports seasons, including volleyball, basketball, and track and served as president of the National Honor Society. She received recognition for being the highest in every class she was enrolled in this year, including A.P. Calculus, European History, Chemistry, Spanish, Government, and Physical Education. In her spare time she enjoys helping at her church as well as exercising at home. In the fall Mackenzie plans to attend Siena College and study Biology. In the future Mackenzie would like to own her own exercise facility and teach both nutrition and exercise classes.


Michalina Kulesza
2 2015

Michalina Kulesza is the salutatorian for the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2015. Michalina has been the president of the Interact Club, VP of the NHS, a participant in the school play, and has done a year of Mock Trial. She has also participated in JV Volleyball, Varsity Cross Country, and Varsity Track. She has taken multiple Honors and AP courses, her favorite being World History and has achieved High Honors. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, listening to music, working, and spending time with friends. In the fall, Michalina will be attending SUNY Albany for a major in Communications and minors in Russian and Spanish. Although, she isn't completely sure of what she wants to be, she knows her objectives are to help people live happier lives, travel, and learn languages.


Ellenor Fitzgibbons
3 2015

Ellenor Fitzgibbons is ranked third in the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2015. In her four years of high school, Ellenor has participated in the school's volleyball and mock trial teams. In her junior and senior year, she was also on the varsity wrestling team. She was awarded the Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas Award for her commitment to addressing social issues. Outside of school Ellenor often takes part in animal welfare activities. Ellenor will be attending SUNY Oneonta in the fall to study music industry and hopes to one day be involved in concert promotion.


Athena McIndoo
4 2015

Athena McIndoo is an honor graduate, ranked fourth in her class, for the Cairo- Durham High School graduating class of 2015. During her four years of high school, Athena was a member of the National Honor Society. She was the manager of the school's football and wrestling teams. She's been recognized for being on high honor roll throughout all four years of high school, and has received many awards for various subjects. In her spare time she likes to experiment with the arts and relax. In the fall Athena plans to attend Hudson Valley Community College and study civil engineering. In the future, Athena wishes to be successful in whatever comes her way.


Shaina Orbeta
5 2015

Shaina Orbeta is in the top five of her graduating class. In the fall, she plans to attend SUNY University at Albany and study Human Biology. During her junior and senior years, she was a member of the varsity cheerleading team and was the captain this year. Since junior year, she was a member of the Cairo Durham Honor Society and held the position of secretary. She successfully completed numerous honors and A.P. classes throughout her high school career. In her spare time, Shaina likes to play the piano and guitar, bake, and take photographs. In the future, she wants to be successful and hopefully work in the medical field as a Physician's Assistant.


Daniel Liam Kelleher
6 2015

Daniel Liam Kelleher placed among the top ten for the Cairo Durham High School graduating class of 2015. During the four years of high school, Daniel participated in the high school's track and field, as well as cross country teams. He received recognition in the areas of math and science when he received the Clarkson Leadership Scholarship. In his spare time he participates in several youth related activities, working with the youth of Cairo, or just merely working on several projects at the school for his own enjoyment. In the fall, Daniel plans to attend Clarkson University to study mechanical engineering. In the future, Daniel hopes to pursue a career in this field and to work in the area where he hopes to eventually live.


Maria Pelton
7 2015

Maria Pelton is an Honor Graduate for the Cairo-Durham graduating class of 2015. During her four years of high school, Maria was involved in numerous sports including soccer, track and field, wrestling, and football. She is currently a member of the National Honors Society and has been involved in other groups such as SkillsUSA and Community Service group at Questar III. Maria has received recognition for academic achievement with a social conscience her Junior year with the Saint Michael's college Book award, along with many other awards throughout her high school experience. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, working out and going to the gym, boxing, helping out around the house by cleaning, and just being productive. In the fall, Maria plans to graduate from Marine Corps boot camp. In the future, she hopes to happily serve her time as a Marine, go to college or take college classes, and eventually become law enforcement personnel, whether it be State Trooper, FBI, or a Corrections Officer.


Chris Zwoboda
8 2015

Chris Zwoboda is a graduating senior who plans to attend Hudson Valley Community College in the fall to study Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration. He was enrolled in the Questar program for FIVAC and achieved National Technical Honor Society for both years in addition to receiving the Craftmanship Award. Chris was also a member of the Junior National Honor Society and National Honor Society at Cairo-Durham. He was the recipient of the St. Michael's College Book Award for Academic Achievement and Social Conscience. While at Cairo-Durham he was a member of the Interact Club, played both junior varsity and varsity soccer, baseball and basketball and received the scholar athlete award for basketball this past season. In his spare time he enjoys travel baseball with the Coxsackie Owlz. He plans to transfer at the completion of his studies at Hudson Valley to a school where he can pursue the design aspect of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.


Eileen Quinn
9 2015

Eileen Quinn is in the top ten of her graduating class. In the fall, she plans to attend Syracuse University to study biochemistry. Eileen participated in varsity soccer all throughout high school, participating in a travel league as well. She was also active in the student government and National Honor Society. Eileen is very excited to begin her college career and is excited for Syracuse to foster her love of learning and helping others.


Ridge Sulkey
10 2015

Ridge Sulkey is in the top l0 for the Cairo-Durham graduating class of 2015. He is the son of James and Patty Sulkey. From 8th grade to senior year, he was a member of the varsity wrestling team where he holds the school record of 117 wins. He was a member of National Honor Society from 10th to 12th grade. He was also a part of the varsity baseball and soccer team during his junior and senior year. He was awarded the RPI Scholarship Medal, along with the Provost's and Trustee Scholarship for WNE. In his spare time, he likes to hang with friends, snowboard, camp, and fish. In the fall, he plans to attend Western New England University and study Pre-Pharmacy which will lead him into Pharmacy school. He will also be joining the wrestling team at WNE. In the future, his goal is to become a successful pharmacist and to open up his own pharmacy and workout center.


Gillian Kiernan
11 2015

Gillian Kiernan is an honors graduate in the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2015. During her four years at Cairo-Durham, Gillian participated in JV Soccer, JV Basketball, Varsity Basketball, Varsity Tennis, and Varsity Track and Field. She also participated in the mock trial team for three years, was the scorekeeper for the Boy's JV Baseball team in tenth grade, and a member of the Cairo-Durham division of the National Honor Society since tenth grade. In her junior year at Cairo-Durham, Gillian auditioned for a position in the New Visions Visual and Performing Arts program in Troy, NY upon which she was accepted for theater and film. The same year, she participated in the school play, "The Music Man" and was awarded a scholarship to the Rochester Institute of Technology for Creativity and Innovation. In her spare time, she is a waitress at Gavin's Irish Country Inn, and enjoys reading with a giant cup of tea in her hands. In the fall, Gillian plans to attend Dutchess Community College and double major in Theatre and Liberal Arts. She is going into college with 40 credits, the maximum amount that can be accepted. She hopes to graduate within the next year, and go on to attend Stony Brook where she plans to study Occupational Therapy.


Julie Mattice
12 2015

Julie Mattice is in the top ten percent of her class. Julie plans to attend Hudson Valley Community College in the fall. In high school in Julie was a member of the National Honor Society, Interact Club, and Varsity Tennis team. Julie's plans for the future are to hopefully make her jewelry making business, Julie's Jewels, into a successful one.


Anthony Cullington
13 2015

Anthony Cullington is ranked in the top ten of the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2015. In the fall, he plans to attend Hudson Valley and Kean University to study Industrial Design and Mandarin. Since his sophomore year, his art pieces have entered multiple art shows in the area. He has been on the honor roll and high honor roll three years in a row. He was consistently awarded with achievements in his art and mandarin classes as well as other achievements in social studies and science. Anthony thoroughly enjoys studying Chinese and has been taking distance learning classes for three years. He travelled with his teacher and other mandarin students to China in April of 2014. In his spare time he enjoys landscape painting, drawing, hiking, nature and 3D sculpture and design. In the future he plans on studying abroad in China and becoming a successful industrial designer.

Year of Graduation: 2014
Class Rank Year of Graduation

Nicole Pekrul
1 2014

 

 

Nicole Pekrul is valedictorian for the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2014. During her high school career, Nicole has been avidly involved in the Music Department through concert band and chorus, voice ensemble, and All-County band, the Drama Club, and Student Council. She received recognition through awards in the areas of math, science, social studies, english, spanish, and various electives. ln her spare time, Nicole enjoys reading, singing, camping, hanging out with friends, sleeping, and watching entire series of television shows in short periods of time. ln the fall, Nicole plans to attend the University of Hartford to study radiologic technology. ln the future, Nicole hopes to pursue a career as a physician's assistant, and to stay in touch with those she holds most dear.


Shannon Kelleher
2 2014

 

Shannon Kelleher is the Salutatorian of the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2014. During her four years of high school, Shannon has been a member of the lnteract Club, National Honor Society, and Student Council, as well as being her Junior class Treasurer. She played JV and Varsity soccer as well as Varsity Track and Field and has also participated in the school musicals. Shannon has been recognized for her leadership, having been awarded the George Eastman Young Leaders Scholarship to the University of Rochester. In her spare time she enjoys reading, horseback riding, working at her grandmother's veterinary hospital, and relaxing at home with her family. ln the fall Shannon plans to pursue a degree in veterinary science. ln the future Shannon would like to have her own veterinary practice.


Victoria Juliano
3 2014

 

Victoria Juliano is third in Cairo-Durham's senior class. She has participated in band, chorus, and the school musicals for many years. Victoria has played for the Girls'Varsity Soccer Team throughout her high school career. She is also President of the National Honor Society. ln the future, Victoria will attend Elmira College, though she is undecided about what career she will pursue.


Kristina Pambianchi
4 2014

Kristina Pambianchi is fourth in Cairo-Durham High School's graduating class of 2014. She has been recognized as honor graduate and a recipient of the Elmira Gold Key Award Scholarship and Trustee Excellence Award Scholarship at Sage. During four years of high school she has participated in numerous clubs and activities.Through her high school career she has been an active member in the Interact club, holding office as President in senior year. As a sophomore Kristina was invited to be a member of the National Honor Society, and is the former secretary. Since 1Oth grade she has been involved in her class ofhce serving as Vice President and President. She was also selected to participate in a district wide leadership conference, RYLA. As a senior she was awarded Business Student of the Year. Independently, she assisted with the Greene County Women's League for all four years. In the fall, she plans to major in Nursing at Columbia Greene Community College. In the future, Kristina would like to further her education to obtain her Master degree in Women's Health.


Ava Cameron
5 2014

 

Ava Cameron is an Honor Graduate for Cairo-Durham's class of 2014. During Ava's years at high school, she was a member of the National Honor Society. Ava attended Questar III for their Academy for Information Technology program. At Questar, Ava was a member of the National Technical Honor Society. Ava has been recognized by the National Center for Women in Information Technology and was State runner-up for their Aspirations for Computing award. She received the Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology through the University of Rochester. In her spare time she likes to hike, play piano, and volunteer. In the fall, Ava plans to attend Hudson Valley Community College for System and Network Administration.


Catherine Clappin
6 2014

 

Catherine Clappin is an honor graduate in the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2014. During her four years of high school, Catherine participated in both JV and Varsity Volleyball, the mock trial team in eleventh grade, was the scorekeeper for the Boy's JV and Varsity Volleyball team when she was a senior, and a member of the Cairo-Durham division of the National Honor Society since tenth grade. Catherine participated in the high school musicals from seventh grade until she was a senior, as well as singing in the high school chorus until she was a junior. Catherine has spent part of her free time as a voting member of the Greene County Youth and Family Planning Advisory Board. She has also been a lifeguard at a local waterpark for the past four summers. ln her spare time she enjoys playing sports, drawing, and making music. She was awarded the RPI medal for her school. ln the fall, Catherine plans to attend Clarkson University and study Civil Engineering with an Architectural concentration. ln the future, Catherine would like to become a successful engineer, and possibly go back to school for a Master's Degree in Architecture.


Frances DiDonato
7 2014

 

Frances DiDonato is graduating in the top ten percent of the Cairo-Durham Higþ School graduating class of 2014. During her four years at Cairo-Durham Frances participated in many exfa-curricular activities. She was the lead in several of the school's play productions including playing the lead this year as "Marian the Librarian", in Cairo- Du¡ham's production of "The Music Man-" She was first chair flutist in the 2014 All County Band and a member of Area All Søte Chorus and NYSMA. She received many accolades for her musicianship including Exceptional Musicality for her musical excellence and versatility. Frances was Cairo-Durham's #1 seed in varsity tennis singles and made the 2013 Sectionals and Second All Star Team. She is the recipient of the University of Rochester's (UROC) Scholarship and a member of the National Honor Society. Frances was an active member of 4-H for over ten years and participated in a variety of community service projects. In her spare time, Frances likes to hunt, fish, ski, and play piano and other musical instruments. She plans to attend SUNY ESF at Syracuse to study Wildlife Science and Music. She is looking forward to playing the flute in Syracuse University's Marching Band. Frances would like to become a Wildlife Biologist due to her love for the outdoors, fish, wildlife and the environment.


Gabriel Losey
8 2014

 

Gabriel Losey is I'h in the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2014. During his four years in high school, Gabe has participated in a variety of sports like soccer, volleyball, and tennis. Gabe is also part of the National Honor Society. He has received recognition in the area of mathematics by being awarded the Computing Medal by R.l.T. He has also received his Private Pilots License. ln his spare time he likes to woodwork, play guitar, and fly planes. ln the fall Gabe plans to attend Daniel Webster College for a double major in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering. In the future he would like to get a job involving the design of planes and inventing better and more efficient ways to build them.


Sarah Trafton
9 2014

 

Sarah Trafton is 9th in Cairo-Durham High School's graduating class of 2014. She has been recognized as an AP Scholar and a recipient of the Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony Scholarship Award. She participated in the school musicals all four years and went to All County Chorus in lOth grade. In her 13 years as a 4-H member, she completed many hours of community service and served as Vice President, Secretary and News Reporter. She received a Samsung Scholar Award, an Outstanding Secretary Award and an Outstanding4-H Member Award. Independently she was involved with Saddle Up For St. Jude in 9th and 10th grade and Ag Literacy Day all four years. In the fall, she plans to study Ecology and Journalism at SUNY Plattsburgh. In the future, Sarah would like to make documentaries with PBS.


Brandon LaFever
10 2014

 

Brandon LaFever is 1Oth in his class for the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2014. During the four years of high school, Brandon participated in the musicals in all four years, as well as participating in All-County Chorus and NYSSMA for vocals. He was a member of the drama club and was on the Varsity Cross-Country team in his junior and senior year at Cairo-Durham High School. In his spare time, Brandon likes to make music, create short films, and explore the intricate mathematical quandaries and perplexities of our modern society with his good friend Ryan Poccorobba. Brandon received recognition in the areas of Math and Science by being awarded the Innovation and Creativity Award by the Rochester Institute of Technology. In fact, in the fall Brandon plans to attend RIT and study Chemical Engineering. In the future, Brandon would like to continue with his passion for music by joining various musical and vocal groups. He would also like to help devise new and innovative alternative energy systems and environmental applications to better the sustainability of the well-being of the world.


Colleen Jason
11 2014

 

Colleen Jason is an Honor Graduate for the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2014. In the fall she plans to attend Columbia Greene Community College to attain her associates degree as she already has completed one semester . She will then transfer to Ualbany for her bachelors degrees in Biology and Spanish. Throughout her high school school career she was a member of the Varsity soccer team, band, marching band, and chorus. During her four years she also was a pinned member of the National Honor Society along with being involved in the school musicals and the best buddies program, all while working two jobs. She was awarded the Saint Michael's College Book Award and attended the Patroon Captains council workshop along with being a scholar athlete and a high honor roll student. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and volunteering in numerous organizations in her community. In the future she wishes to be successful in the field of Epidemiology and hopes to travel abroad for her work.


Mary Anne Orin
12 2014

 

Mary Anne Orin is 12th in Cairo-Durham High School's graduating class of 2014. During her high school career Mary Anne has been on the varsity tennis team, has participated in the school musicals and has been a member of the National Honor Society. She has challenged herself by taking many AP and college level courses and has received the Student Sage Scholarship. ln the fall Mary Anne will be attending SUNY Oneonta and will major in education. ln the future Mary Anne would like to be a high school math teacher


Elizabeth Herpel
13 2014

 

Elizabeth Herpel is a Junior Graduate that placed seventh in the Cairo-Durham High school graduating class of 2014. Over the course of her 3 years in high school, Elizabeth played volleyball, ran cross-country, and was a member of the track team. She was also a member of National Honor Society and the lnteract Club. ln 2013, she received the Coach's award in Cross-Country for her dedication and perseverance to the sport. Throughout her high school career, she has maintained grades high enough for High Honor Roll and has received many class-specific Outstanding Achievement Awards. Elizabeth is passionate about helping people and cannot wait to begin her future career. ln the fall, she plans on attending SUNY Cobleskill where she will study for an Associate's Degree with Honors as a Paramedic major. After which, she will work as a certified paramedic, and maybe become a flight paramedic some day.


Lacey Palmer
14 2014

 

Lacey Palmer is graduating in the top 100/o of her 2014 class. In the fall she plans to attend Schenectady Community College where she will study Criminal Justice. During her freshman and sophomore years, she was part of the JV softball team and also a member of the student council. In the beginning of her  junior year Lacey was inducted into the National Honor Society. She was awarded Exemplary Performance awards in several of her classes, along with amazing academic achievement awards. In her spare time she likes to play sports and shop with her friends. Lacey also volunteers at the Albany Soup Kitchen to help homeless kids in need. In the future she wishes to become an FBI agent and improve her law skills.