Advanced Studies Outstanding Scholars Awards Ceremony Held Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 PM

The 7th annual Outstanding Scholars Award Ceremony for Genesee Community College's Advanced Studies program will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 7:00 pm in the Stuart Steiner Theater at Genesee's Batavia Campus.

Sixty students hailing from high schools throughout ten counties in Western New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Steuben, Wyoming) have been nominated as semifinalists for Outstanding Scholars (see list below) for their exceptional achievement in the Advanced Studies programs. The 26 finalists, who are selected by a Genesee Community College committee of academic professionals, will be announced at Wednesday evening's ceremony.

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, including classes English, foreign languages, math, science, and social sciences, are approved by Genesee's Academic Senate and the State University of New York (SUNY). The courses are taught by high school teachers who are approved Genesee adjunct faculty. Among the benefits of the Advanced Studies programs:-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.

The Outstanding Scholars Awards Ceremony will include opening remarks by Terry Reding, Genesee Advanced Studies Specialist; recognition of the semifinalists by Ed Levinstein, Genesee Advanced Studies Specialist; and presentation of the finalists by Dr. Claudia H. Moore, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs. Closing remarks will be made by Kathy Lopes, Acting Dean of Advanced Studies.

The following list includes the semifinalists who were nominated by their own high school teachers. The Outstanding Scholars finalists will be announced at Wednesday's ceremony.

English:Jessica AlbrightLima ChristianNatalie AlmeterAttica High School Kylie ArmstrongAlbion High School Jessica CoccoNotre DameTimothy CoxPerry High School Kelly DaganPavilion High School Aeriel DonovanKeshequa High School Cheryl DoodyBatavia High School Danette FlintAlexander High School Torissa HoffmanWayland-Cohocton High School William HullBelfast High School Malory LansberryKendall High School Stacy LowdenLetchworth High School.

Foreign Language:Sara BasherGeneseo High School Amanda CarmichaelLeRoy High School Timothy CoxPerry High School Daniel FiliWarsaw High School Daniel MuffolettoAlden High School Lindsay SchroederBatavia High School Sarah VetranoLivonia High School.

Mathematics:Cameron FraserPioneer High School Thomas HornLivonia High School Cassandra KelloggYork High School Nicole KingsleyPavilion High School Stacy LowdenLetchworth High School Michael MahoneyAttica High School Kristy MartinLima Christian Academy Kaitlyn MixWarsaw High School David PagelBatavia High School Ryan ShelcPerry High School Stacey TeschCaledonia-Mumford High School Andrea ZehKeshequa High School.

Science:Heather BairdGeneseo High School Nicholas BattistaAlden High School Jason BockoYork High School Courtney CallananCaledonia-Mumford High School Timothy CoxPerry High School Rebecca HojnackiAttica High School Amanda MarzellNotre Dame High School Jessica PerkinsWarsaw High School Jay RingLeRoy High School Kayleen SagolaPavilion High School Morgan SanfordKeshequa High School Malorie ScrogerOakfield-Alabama High School Danielle SnellMedina High School Stephen TarbellLetchworth High School.

Social Sciences:Jennifer ColemanNewfane High School Alyssa CroftsBatavia High School Kelly DaganPavilion High School Daisy DuBoisCaledonia-Mumford High School Rachael FillionLima Christian AcademyJohn David GenereuxYork High School Rebecca HaydanekWayland-Cohocton High School Christopher LonnenAlbion High School Joshua MarcelloNorthstar Christian AcademyTalisa MarcheseNotre Dame High School Jacqueline MurphyWarsaw High School Timothy ScottDansville High School Stephen Tarbell IILetchworth High School Sarah VetranoLivonia High School.

For further information on Genesee Community College's Advanced Studies program please call 585-345-6801.