Adirondack announces top scholars


BOONVILLE — Alexander Jackson has been named Valedictorian of the 2019 senior class at Adirondack High School with a grade-point average of 96.08, while Vanessa Slone has been named Salutatorian with a grade-point average of 95.61.

The Adirondack school district on Friday announced Jackson and Slone at the academic top of the Class of 2019 as well as the overall top 10 students academically, offering congratulations to them and their families.

Jackson, son of Donald and Rebecca Jackson, will be attending Clarkson University in the fall as a Mechanical Engineering major. At Adirondack, he will have a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors, Distinction in Math and Distinction in Science.

Besides his classroom work, Jackson’s activities in the school community include being a member of Skills USA as well as the National Honor Society serving as the meeting organizer. He also is Treasurer of the Math Honor Society and Vice President of the Quiz Bowl team.

Slone, daughter of Brandy Golden and Jamie Slone, will be attending the University at Albany in the fall to study Anthropology. At Adirondack, she will have a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors, Mastery in Science. Among Slone’s extra-curricular activities, she is involved in Quiz Bowl including as president, Skills USA, Yearbook Committee, Student Association, National Honor Society, Concert Choir plus she performs in the School Musical. In the NAQT (National Academic Quiz Tournaments) Small Schools National Championship event, she finished in 60th place for individuals out of 432 players.

The other members of the academic top 10, including a tie for the 10th spot: Brooke Leichty, Savannah Seaton, Adam Krupa, Dominick Carbone, Abigail Scouten, Samuel Howanietz, Jade Howard, Allyson Smith and Larissa Wiedmer.


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