Twenty-One Outstanding Scholars Receive Awards in Genesee's Advanced Studies Program

Twenty-one 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 on Wednesday, June 1, in the Stuart Steiner Theatre at Genesee's Batavia campus.

Twenty-one 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 on Wednesday, June 1, in the Stuart Steiner Theatre at Genesee’s Batavia campus.

Advanced Studies is part of the College’s ACE program, 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.

“We’re pleased we could make this a special evening for our Advanced Studies students and their families,” Ed Levinstein, associate dean of the ACE Program said. “The students honored are some of the best and brightest students in our local region.”

The 21 finalists were selected from 163 nominations 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 subject area and high school:

ENGLISH
ChadBarhydt                  Holley High School                           Orleans County
AlainaChapman            Pembroke High School                   Genesee County
IanGayford                      Warsaw High School                       Wyoming County
AndrewHark                    Keshequa High School                     Livingston County

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
CaseyBirch                      Kendall High School                         Orleans County
IanGayford                       Warsaw High School                        Wyoming County
AllisonMooney                Geneseo High School                      Livingston County
PaigeRadney                  Pavilion High School                       Genesee County
StacieZwolski                 Springville Griffith High School        Erie County

MATHEMATICS
JeffreyAldinger                 Alden High School                               Erie County
EdwardAlmeter               Attica High School                                 Wyoming County
MichaelBrill                      Mt. Morris High School                         Livingston County
ElizabethFeldman          Lyndonville High School                      Orleans County
RussellMarchese          Notre Dame High School                    Genesee County

SCIENCE
ChadBarhydt                   Holley High School                                 Orleans County
GarrettMeier                     Caledonia-Mumford High School        Livingston County
MaryMonahan                   Warsaw High School                            Wyoming County
PaigeRadney                    Pavilion High School                            Genesee County
MaryWesolowski             Alden High School                                 Erie County

SOCIAL SCIENCE
SarahBlock                            Alden High School                              Erie County
AlysonDurant                        Barker High School                             Orleans County
RebeccaMcGarity                 Lima Christian School                      Livingston County
ChristopherMeyer                  Letchworth High School                    Wyoming County
ChristinaMortellaro               Batavia High School                          Genesee County

In addition to the students being honored for their academic achievements, 18 faculty members were honored for having ten years of service teaching in the ACE Program. Listed below are the teachers and their high schools:
OlgaBabichNotre Dame High School
MarcyBoydYork High School
KarenBugmanKeshequa High School
RobinFinleyPerry High School
KenFlaszaPioneer High School
StephenHadleyLetchworth High School
BarbaraHarknessOakfield Alabama High School
DawnneHughesPerry High School
NealJonesMonroe #2 BOCES
KarenLaDukeAlexander High School
TammyMenzieHolley High School
EileenMinterLima Christian High School
RobertMullenBatavia High School
JaneNeffPembroke High School
RobSellsMt Morris High School
MikeSilivestroMonroe #1 BOCES
WilliamStowellPerry High School
JohnTomidyByron Bergen High School

For more information about the Advanced Studies program at Genesee Community College,
call 585-345-6801 or go to www.genesee.edu/ACE.


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