Graduates of Distinction

Year of Graduation: 2017
Class Rank Year of Graduation

Morgan Handel
1 2017

Morgan Handel is the Valedictorian of Cairo Durham’s graduating class of 2017 and she is very grateful for all of the friends, family and teachers who have helped her to achieve this. Throughout her four years of high school, Morgan participated in numerous musical ensembles including band, chorus, handbell choir, marching band, NYSSMA, All County band and Zone 8 Area All State High School Band. Morgan was named student of the month twice in her high school career as well as getting student of the quarter for several different areas of study including Social Studies and Occupational studies, and she was given the honor of being a BMEA Business Student of the Year. In her senior year Morgan was the president of Cairo Durham’s National Honor Society, President of the Model UN club, secretary of Student Council and a head lawyer on the Mock Trial team. Morgan participated in several different sports throughout her high school career, including volleyball and basketball, and she finished off her Senior year by winning the section title on the Varsity tennis team. In the fall Morgan will be attending Marist College for a dual major in Accounting and Political Science and would like to go on to Law School following her Bachelor's degree. 


Kain Coffey
2 2017

Kain Coffey is the Salutatorian for the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2017. During the two years that Kain has attended this school, he was a member of the National Honor Society, a player in the Varsity volleyball team, and a member of the stage crew for two productions. He has received recognition in many different areas for outstanding academic achievement. In his spare time he likes to write, and has participated in many contests and recently finished a rough draft for a novel. In the fall, Kain plans to attend SUNY Oswego and study Psychology. In the future, Kain would like to publish his works and become a psychologist. 


Ian Castle
3 2017

Ian Castle is proud to be ranked 3rd in the Class of 2017! He is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council and is a member of The National Society of High School Scholars. In his 4 years at Cairo Durham, Ian participated in JV and Varsity Soccer, being named Team Captain in his senior year and Varsity Volleyball, being named Team Captain and MVP.  Participating in the High School Musical “Evita”, taking art classes throughout high school, stepping out of his comfort zone with Hand Bell class and the support received from all the teachers, Ian is hoping to continue his involvement with the music and arts. Ian was selected and attended NY State Boys State and West Point Summer Leaders Experience which will help prepare him for his future success at Villanova University. He will be studying Chemical Engineering and hopes to work at GlaxoSmithKline and lead research that will help transform lives.   

 

 

 

Cheyenne Robinson
4 2017

Cheyenne Robinson is ranked fourth in the Cairo-Durham Class of 2017. During her career at Cairo-Durham she has been a member of the National Honor Society as well as a participant in Concert Band, Chorus and Handbell Choir. This fall, Cheyenne will attend Nazareth College in Rochester NY as an undeclared Inclusive Early Childhood Education major. After accumulating many college credits through AP courses during her high school career, she hopes to be able to minor in a language. Cheyenne was also named a Presidential Scholar at Nazareth, and will take part in the honors program while she attends the college. 


Eduardo Gomez
5 2017

Eduardo Gomez is an honor graduate ranked fifth in the Cairo-Durham High School class of 2017. During his four years of high school, Eduardo participated in several sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, and a travel soccer team. He also served as president for the Student Council, the treasurer for the National Honor Society, a member of the Interact Club, Yearbook Club, Responsible Adolescent Peer Program, Mock Trial, Drama Club, Model United Nations, and the Youth Activation Committee. Eduardo has been recognized in several AP classes for his continued hard work and his leadership qualities as he received the Clarkson University Leadership Award. In his spare time, Eduardo enjoys spending time with his amazing family and friends. In the fall Eduardo plans to attend Binghamton University to study biomedical engineering. In the future, Eduardo would like to attend medical school and help people with his future occupation.       


Brian Dewey
6 2017

Brian Dewey is proud to be an honor graduate ranking 6th in the class of 2017 at Cairo-Durham High School, and graduating with almost a full year of year of college under his belt, with 28 college credits. Throughout the four years of high school, Brian has challenged himself academically and athletically for several years, by taking a lot of AP and college courses, and playing sports, including JV and Varsity soccer, JV and Varsity basketball. He was named captain and MVP of his two years of JV basketball in his sophomore year, and captain of Varsity basketball in his senior year. Brian also joined many clubs, such as Student Council, Honor Society, and in his senior year, the YAC (Unified Sports) committee.  He was voted as vice president his senior year also. Brian expanded his horizons in his final year to accompany Handbell Choir, an assortment of bells to play almost all the notes to a song.  Along with this, he was named as an RPI medalist. In the fall, Brian will be attending the University at Albany as a Presidential Scholar, and plans on majoring in cybersecurity, and having a minor in psychology. He is also undecided if he will pursue the ROTC program at UAlbany. In the future, Brian would like to put his skills to use by working in the FBI.


Natasha Zacchio
7 2017

Natasha Zacchio is graduating as an Honor’s Graduate from the Cairo-Durham High School class of 2017. During her four years of high school Natasha participated in varsity and travel soccer, varsity and travel softball, and JV basketball. She was a member of Peer Mentoring. She received recognition in her high scholastic achievement, leadership, citizenship and participation in extracurricular activities by receiving the Elmira College Key Award scholarship her Junior year. In her spare time she likes to spend time outdoors going to the beach and hiking. In the fall Natasha plans to attend SUNY Plattsburgh and study Nursing. In the future Natasha would like to pursue a career as a Pediatric Nurse. 


Ashley Pinelli
8 2017

Ashley Pinelli is a junior graduate for the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2017. During her three years of high school, she participated in Cross Country, Track and Field and was a member the National Honor Society and Sources of Strength. Ashley was very happy and honored to receive recognition for her outstanding contributions as a student and a leader by being awarded the Wells College Scholarship Award. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, traveling and spending time with her friends and family. In the fall, Ashley plans to attend SUNY New Paltz to study psychology. In the future, she would like to become a probation officer or a special education teacher. 


Brenna Rustick
9 2017

Brenna Rustick is a graduating Junior at Cairo-Durham High School. Over the three years she has been in high school, she has participated in the school Musical, and threw Shotput and Discus on the Track and Field team.  She also works a part time job at the Milk Run in East Durham. She has been a part of the National Honor Society and Interact Club, and is glad she's seen as someone with leadership quality.   Brenna has earned recognition in Science, when she was awarded the George Eastman Young Leadership award, through the University of Rochester.  In the Fall, Brenna will be attending The College of Saint Rose, and will be studying Forensic Science.  In the Future, Brenna plans to work in a Crime Lab as an Crime Scene Analyst and eventually run for a local government position.


Olivia Colon
10 2017

Olivia Colon is ranked among the top ten for the Cairo-Durham High School senior class of 2017. Throughout her four years of high school, Olivia participated in various musical ensembles including band, chorus, jazz band, handbell choir, marching band, All County band, and Zone 8 Area All State Band. Throughout her senior year, she tried many new instruments including the tuba, alto saxophone, and quads, however she has played the flute since the 4th grade. She was also a participant in NYSSMA music festival multiple times. Olivia spent a majority of her time in high school as an active member of the school’s drama club and performed in seven musicals as a member of the ensemble, as well as other small roles. She enjoyed playing tennis her senior year, as well as scorekeeping for the baseball team. She was also secretary of the National Honor Society for the 2016-2017 school year.  In the fall, Olivia plans to attend SUNY Oswego as an intended Biochemistry major with a possible minor in Music.


Noah Rummo-Faulkner
11 2017

Noah Rummo-Faulkner is graduating in the top ten percent of the Cairo Durham High School Class of 2017.  Throughout his career here at Cairo Durham, Noah has participated in Varsity Golf, the Jazz And regular band ensembles throughout all four years.  In addition, he was also involved with NYSSMA, All County Music Festivals and Area All State.  Noah took a majority of A.P and honors classes and is pursuing a dual major in Mechanical Engineering and Business.  Noah is planning on pursuing a career in field of renewable energy.


Gabrielle Marriott
12 2017

Gabrielle Marriott is an honor graduate for the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2017.  In the fall, she plans to attend SUNY New Paltz and study Human Biology.  Gabrielle participated in varsity volleyball however her involvement with the music department was a constant; taking part in NYSSMA, Area-All State and All County on various occasions. Throughout her four years of high school, Gabrielle has received many awards for various subjects as well as high honor roll for all four years.  She is excited to begin her college career with the goal of pursuing further studies in the neuroscience field.


Lance Malone
13 2017

Lance Malone is an honors graduate from Cairo-Durham High School in the class of 2017. During his years at Cairo-Durham Lance has received many awards including the RIT Computing medal award, Three pins and numerous awards in his classes. During his free time, Lance likes to practice archery and work on his computer or his various robots. Lance is very interested in robotics and plans to attend Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall for Electrical Engineering Technology because of this. In the future Lance would like to work as a Robotics Engineer.

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.