Oriskany Central School names valedictorian, salutatorian

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ORISKANY — Oriskany Central School has named Dylan LaSalle and Carl J. Graziadei its valedictorian and salutatorian for 2019.

LaSalle, son of Brett and Allison LaSalle, is the Class of 2019 valedictorian.

He has received several accolades during his time at OCS, including the Clarkson University High School Leadership Award, the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, Section III Honor Mention for Varsity Hockey and multiple academic achievement awards.

Dylan has taken an extremely rigorous course load throughout high school, including Advanced Placement calculus, AP environmental science, AP U.S. history, AP world history, Project Lead the Way Engineering courses and several Mohawk Valley Community College dual enrollment courses.

He is involved in extracurricular activities and is the president of Key Club and a member of technology club, varsity baseball and varsity hockey.

Outside of school, LaSalle enjoys playing hockey, watching movies and spending time with his friends. Next year, he plans to attend Clarkson University or the University at Buffalo to study aerospace engineering with the hopes of one day becoming prominent in the field, working on spacecrafts for NASA or a private company.

Graziadei, son of Carl and Kathy Graziadei, has been named the Class of 2019 salutatorian. Graziadei has been the recipient of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal, the Clarkson University High School Achievement Award and multiple outstanding academic achievement awards.

Additionally, he has received honorable mention in the Center State Conference for baseball in 10th and 11th grade, and was named a Center State Conference Scholar Athlete all four years of high school. This year, Graziadei has interned at UTC Aerospace Systems through the Regional Program of Excellence, while also taking a rigorous course load including AP calculus, Project Lead the Way Principles of Engineering and many MVCC dual enrollment courses.

Graziadei is very involved in extracurricular activities and is the National Honor Society co-president, varsity club president, and a member of the technology club.

Graziadei has balanced academics while also participating in a number of athletic teams, including baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer and football.

Outside of school, Graziadei likes to spend time with friends and family, play baseball, and enjoy the outdoors.

Next year, he will attend Clarkson University, where he will play baseball and study aeronautical engineering, with the hopes of one day being both an aerospace engineer and patent attorney.

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