Adirondack lauds top scholars in district’s Class of 2020

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BOONVILLE — Hannah Miller has been named valedictorian of the 2020 senior class at Adirondack High School with a grade point average of 98.58, and Alexander Otero was named salutatorian with a grade point average of 96.74.

Miller is the daughter of Floyd and MaryAnn Miller of Boonville, while Otero is the son of John and Jessica Otero of Boonville, said the high school’s announcement.

Also announced were the Class of 2020’s remaining Top 10 students, with parents all from Boonville:

Cameron O’Brien, son of Raymond and Kathleen O’Brien;

Breanna Stiefvater, daughter of Greg and Lindsay Stiefvater;

Isabella Kranbuhl, daughter of Penny Kranbuhl;

Troy Crofoot, son of Brandy Crofoot;

Kaitlyn McGrath, daughter of Brendan and Kristy McGrath;

Caleb Lisowski, son of Robert and Cherene Lisowski;

Kaeleigh Moore, daughter of Robin Moore and Nichole Kent; and

Camille Roberts, daughter of Mark and Melissa Roberts.

The announcement outlined achievements and plans for the valedictorian and salutatorian:

• Miller will be attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. to study nursing.

She has accelerated academically since eighth grade, the district announcement said, and continued a rigorous course load throughout high school by taking honor level courses, four years of French as well as AP (Advanced Placement) courses and dual-credit courses.

Her athletic pursuits have included being a member and captain of the varsity soccer, basketball and softball teams.

Miller is president of the Math Honor Society; vice-president of Class of 2020; secretary of Adirondack Athletic Association; a member of the National Honor Society, Yearbook Committee, Student Association and Youth Advisory Council.

She also is an active member of the Concert Choir and has performed in school musicals. She is active in her church and often volunteers at church events. In addition, she enjoys the outdoors, often spending time hiking, skiing, kayaking, and horseback riding.

• Otero will be attending Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica to study computer applications programming. He too has accelerated academically since eighth grade, and continued a rigorous course load throughout high school including the Chinese language track along with honor level courses, AP courses and dual-credit courses.

Otero also is a member of the National Honor Society and Math Honor Society. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, trying new things and being as active as possible. He is also employed part-time at a local grocery store.

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