Finalists Announced at Advanced Studies Outstanding Scholars Awards Ceremony

The 26 finalists from the 7th annual Outstanding Scholars Award Ceremony for Genesee Community College's Advanced Studies program were honored last night, Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 7:00 pm in the Stuart Steiner Theater at Genesee's Batavia Campus. Sixty students from ten counties in Western New York competed for recognition as their school's Outstanding Advanced Studies Student Scholar.

The 26 finalists, listed below, were first nominated by their own high school teachers, and then a special committee of academic professionals from Genesee Community College made the final selection. The asterisk (*) indicates the students who are in the group photograph available at the following Internet address:

Allegany CountyEnglish:William Hull, Belfast High SchoolCattaraugus CountyMathematics:Cameron Fraser, Pioneer High SchoolErie CountyForeign Language:*Daniel Muffoletto, Alden High SchoolScience:*Nicholas Battista, Alden High SchoolGenesee CountyEnglish:*Danette Flint, Alexander High SchoolForeign Language:*Lindsay Schroeder, Batavia High SchoolMathematics:*Nicole Kingsley, Pavilion High SchoolScience:Malorie Scroger, Oakfield-Alabama High SchoolSocial Science:*Talisa Marchese, Notre Dame High SchoolLivingston CountyEnglish:Aeriel Donovan, Keshequa High SchoolForeign Language:*Sarah Vetrano, Livonia High SchoolMathematics:Cassandra Kellogg, York High SchoolScience:Courtney Callanan, Caledonia-Mumford High SchoolSocial Science:Rachael Fillion, Lima Christian High SchoolMonroe CountySocial Science:*Joshua Marcello, Northstar Christian Academy

Niagara CountySocial Science:*Jennifer Coleman, Newfane High SchoolOrleans CountyEnglish:Kylie Armstrong, Albion High SchoolScience:Danielle Snell, Medina High SchoolSocial Science:*Christopher Lonnen, Albion High SchoolSteuben CountyEnglish:Torissa Hoffman, Wayland-Cohocton High SchoolSocial Science:Rebecca Haydanek, Wayland-Cohocton High SchoolWyoming CountyEnglish:Stacy Lowden, Letchworth High SchoolForeign Language:*Timothy Cox, Perry High SchoolMathematics:*Michael Mahoney, Attica High SchoolScience:*Timothy Cox, Perry High SchoolSocial Science:*Stephen Tarbell II, Letchworth High School

Photo caption: The Advanced Studies Outstanding Scholars standing on the stairway of the Lobby Gallery of the Stuart Steiner Theatre are as follows:Front row with hands on the railing: Sarah Vetrano, Livonia High Schoool; Danette Flint, Alexander High School; Lindsay Schroeder, Batavia High School; Nicole Kingsley, Pavilion High School; Jennifer Coleman, Newfane High School; and Stephen Tarbell II, Letchworth High School. Inside row: Talisa Marchese, Notre Dame High School; Michael Mahoney, Attica High School; Christopher Lonnen, Albion High School; and Timothy Cox, Perry High School. Back row: Nicholas Battista, Alden High School; Daniel Muffoletto, Alden High School; and Joshua Marcello, Northstar Christian Academy.

The Advanced Studies program allows high school students the opportunity to earn college credit from Genesee Community College while attending class within their high school. All Advanced Studies courses are taught by high school teachers approved as Genesee adjunct faculty and offer the following benefits:-Students are challenged and motivated by the rigors of college level coursework during their high school junior and senior years.-Students are able to avoid repeating some freshman year college courses, thereby obtaining a head start on their college careers.-Students have the opportunity to experience some of the requirements and options of college life including class selection, registration and utilizing college facilities.-Students pay a lower tuition rate than for traditional Genesee Community College courses.

For further information about Genesee Community College's Advanced Studies program, including the list of semifinalists, please call 585-345-6801.