ALBION, N.Y. - Albion High School academic honor seniors were recognized at the annual Academic Honors Convocation Dinner Thursday night in the high school gymnasium.
Seniors graduating this June with a weighted grade point average of 90.00% or higher were invited to the dinner and ceremony with their parents. Those meeting the mark for the Class of 2022 are: Alicia Allen, Carson Bader, James Beach, Katelyn Beach, Valentina Beato Herrera, Olivia Bieber, Lauren Brooks, Elisa Bropst, Jeffrey Brown, Collin Capurso, Hannah Coolbaugh, Nicolina Creasey, Angel Cruz Cruz, Ann Faery, Ethan Ferchen, Jacob Foote, Rowan Ford, Tyler Gibson, Emily Graham, Kenzi Hapeman, Emily Harling, Samantha Johnson, Leah Kania, Adrian Kingdollar, Alyson Knaak, Kyle Kuehne, Charley London, Allison Mathes, Sydney Mulka, Hannah Papponetti, Leah Pritchard, Reuben Rivers, Belen Rosario Soto, Aurora Serafin, Aidan Smith, Paris Smith, Presley Smith and Colleen Usselman.
The students were welcomed up to the stage by members of the Board of Education and received their graduation cords from their parents.
The guest speaker for the event was Class of 2006 valedictorian Greg Madejski. Madejski graduated Summa Cum Laude in microelectronic engineering from RIT in 2010 and earned his PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Rochester in 2018. He is currently a laboratory engineer for the Integrated Nano Systems Center at the University of Rochester and is the co-founder and CEO of Parverio, a company focused on combating nanoplastic contamination.
In his speech, Madejski told how mistakes and setbacks can turn into successes and opportunities, and that students should keep going and not give up. He also addressed the importance of being a larger part of the community and giving back to make the world a better place.
Attendees were treated to dinner and dessert and the night ended with the honorees singing the Albion Alma Mater. The Class of 2022 is set to graduate on Friday, June 24 with Saturday, June 25 reserved as a rain date.