SACKETS HARBOR The academic leaders for Sackets Harbor Central School class of 2014 are Amanda P. Rookey, valedictorian, Cassidy G. Nicolette, salutatorian, and Amber S. Fay, career program winner.
Miss Rookey, daughter of Thomas and Judy Rookey, has an academic average of 97.14. She completed global history and geography 9 honors in her freshman year, and pre-Advanced Placement English in her freshman and sophomore years.
She completed Advanced Placement English literature and composition and Advanced Placement U.S. history in her junior year and is taking college level courses in her senior year, including introduction to sociology, intermediate Spanish 1, pre-calculus, calculus I and English research and composition.
She was inducted into the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society and received department awards in mathematics, Spanish, science and color guard.
Miss Rookey received the St. Lawrence University Augsbury North Country Scholarship. She is a member of the youth group at St. Cecilias Catholic Church and participated in cemetery cleanups and delivering holiday desserts to those in need.
She served as a mentor to a younger student in the Patriot Pals program, the schools version of Big Brothers Big Sisters, was a tutor in Spanish last year and has volunteered at dollar dinners at Asbury United Methodist Church.
Miss Rookey was a member of Envirothon, a natural science-based competition, Spanish Club and color guard and is a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Watertown YMCA.
She will major in international business at SUNY Plattsburgh.
Miss Nicolette, daughter of Francis and Connie Nicolette, has an academic average of 96.98. She completed global history and geography 9 honors in her freshman year, and was enrolled in the pre-Advanced Placement English program in her freshman and sophomore years.
She completed Advanced Placement English literature and composition and Advanced Placement U.S. history in her junior year and is enrolled in college-level courses in her senior year, including English and sociology, as well as advanced high school courses, such as physics and pre-calculus.
She was inducted into the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society, received department awards in English, music, science and Spanish, and received the Highest Honor Student Award for having the highest academic average in her sophomore and junior years.
As a junior, she received the University of Rochesters Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award. Miss Nicolette is a member of the schools marching band, Envirothon, Spanish Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Black River Valley Horse Association and 4-H.
She served as band section leader for four years and is vice-president of band, president of Envirothon and president of SADD. She is an assistant manager and sales associate at the Handmaidens Garden.
Miss Nicolette will attend University of California, Berkeley, to major in geology.
Miss Fay, daughter of Phillip and Janet Fay, is in the second year of the 3-D modeling and design program at Charles H. Bohlen Jr. Technical Center, Watertown. She has an A average in her career and technical program and an overall grade point average of 92.4.
She was inducted into the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and Technical Honor Society and was honored as a student of the month at Bohlen Center and received the award for Most Professional in CADD last year.
She is a member of the Library Club, color guard, Spanish Club, yearbook staff and the varsity softball team, where she served as captain in junior varsity and varsity. For three years, she was captain of the color guard, where she received an award for excellence as a freshman. She was treasurer of the Library Club in her junior year and participated in Skills USA in architectural drafting, where she also competed at the state level.
She served as a Spanish tutor, is an American Red Cross blood donor and has assisted the elderly. Miss Fay is barista at Chrissy Beanz Bakery and a cashier at Kmart, Watertown.
She will attend Jefferson Community College, Watertown, to major in math and science and plans to transfer to Upstate Medical University to pursue a career in ultrasound technology.