Twenty-Four Outstanding Scholars Receive Awards in Genesee’s Advanced Studies Program

Twenty-four students from across Western New York were the finalists for Outstanding Scholar Awards in Genesee Community College’s Advanced Studies program.

Batavia, New York—Twenty-four students from across Western New York were the finalists for Outstanding Scholar Awards in Genesee Community College’s Advanced Studies program. The awardees were honored at a ceremony and reception, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in the Stuart Steiner Theatre at Genesee’s Batavia campus.

Advanced Studies is part of the College’s ACE Programs, or Accelerated College Enrollment, and allows high school students the opportunity to earn college credit from Genesee while attending class within their high school. High school teachers approved as Genesee adjunct faculty teach all Advanced Studies courses. Some of the most enterprising young students earn enough transferable Advanced Studies credit to enter their first year of college as sophomores. ACE Programs, in partnership with more than 50 local school districts, serves about 2700 high school students across western New York each year. 

The 24 finalists were selected from 129 semifinalists in the five subject areas of mathematics, science, social science, foreign language and English. As in years past, a committee of academic professionals from Genesee Community College selected the following award winners, listed by school within their subject areas:

 

ENGLISH

Noah Dobbertin           Batavia High School (Genesee County)

Kathleen Ferguson      Dansville High School (Livingston County)

Jasmine Plummer       Lyndonville High School (Orleans County)

Andrew Hollister          Perry High School (Wyoming County)

 

 
   

 FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Lea Brown                   Batavia High School (Genesee County)

Abby Rice                    Kendall High School (Orleans County)

 

MATHEMATICS

Allison Herrick             Pioneer High School ( Cattaraugus County)

Laura Karlnoski           Alden High School (Erie County)

Luca Zambito              Notre Dame High School (Genesee County)

Catherine Appleton     Lima High School (Livingston County)

Xander Apicella           Holley High School (Orleans County)

Andrew Hollister          Perry High School (Wyoming County)

 

 
   

  SCIENCE

Jaclyn Wallace            Alden High School (Erie County)

Emily Sherman            Notre Dame (Genesee County)

Xinyan Luo                  Lima-Christian Schools (Livingston County)

Andrea Biernbaum      Honeoye Falls-Lima (Monroe County)

Meredith Patterson      Albion (Orleans County)

Andrew Hollister          Perry High School (Wyoming County)

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Ashley Dusza              Alden High School (Erie County)

Madison McCulley       Batavia High School (Genesee County)

Hannah Moriarty         Keshequa High School (Livingston County)

Madison Greenwald    Barker High School (Niagara County)

Kyle Thaine                 Albion High School (Orleans County)

Mikaela Nielson           Wayland Cohocton High School (Steuben County)

 

“We look forward to recognizing our top students each year. Not only are the students deserving of this recognition, but their teachers, counselors and administrators should be just as proud. They play a crucial role in helping us provide college credit opportunities in the high schools and these students have certainly made the most of them,” Ed Levinstein associate dean of ACE Programs said. “My team and I are always proud to help students get a head start on their college careers while saving them substantial tuition in the process.”

GCC’s Faces of ACE campaign was part of this year’s pre- and post-ceremonies. College photographers were on hand to take group and individual pictures of any ACE student (and their families) who would like to celebrate their academic success on Facebook and the ACE website. 

For more information about the Advanced Studies program at Genesee Community College,

call 585-345-6801 or visit  www.genesee.edu/ACE.

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Editor’s note: For a photograph of the finalists who attended the award ceremony please go to:

http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/ACE_Finalists2016.jpg

  

Standing left to right are: Emily Sherman, Allison Herrick, Lea Brown, Andrea Biernbaum, Mikaela Nielson and Laura Karlnoski.

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