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Hermon-DeKalb CSD announces graduating Class of 2024

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A graduation ceremony is planned for 7 p.m. on Friday, June 21, in front of the Hermon-DeKalb Central School Main Entrance.

The Hermon-DeKalb Central School District is proud to announce the Class of 2024.

VALEDICTORIAN

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Andrew Platt, son of Timothy and Sarah Platt of Rensselaer Falls, has been named Valedictorian of the Hermon-DeKalb Central School Class of 2024. His academic achievements have earned him an overall grade point average of 95.66% and he will graduate with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Andrew has also earned 47 college credits. Among his many honors and awards, Andrew is the recipient of the University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Award, Clarkson Leadership Award, Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Award and the RPI Rensselaer Medal. Additionally, Andrew is a member of the National Honor Society, Senior Class Treasurer, a member of the Varsity Soccer Team, ESports Team, Jazz Band, High School Band and on the Student Council. Andrew was also a participant in the All-County and Area All-State Bands and was recognized as WWNY TV Academic All Star and Arts All Star. In his free time Andrew enjoys talking with friends, gaming, thrifting and traveling with his family.

Andrew plans to attend SUNY Plattsburgh to pursue a degree in Business/Computer Science.

SALUTATORIAN

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Chelsea Matthews, daughter of Jamie and Kimberly Matthews of Hermon, has been named Salutatorian of the Hermon-Dekalb Central School Class of 2024. Her academic achievements have earned her an overall grade point average of 93.58%. Chelsea will graduate with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. She has also earned 6 college credits. Chelsea was a valued member of the Softball and Basketball teams, Chorus, Band, Rock Ensemble and Drama Club. She participated in the Peer Mentoring Program, Reading Buddies, Cemetery Beautification, All-County for band, Project Challenge and has volunteered over 300 hours at the Hermon Library. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys singing, caring for animals, working and spending time with family and friends. Chelsea plans to attend SUNY Canton to pursue a degree in Applied Psychology.

GRADUATES WITH DISTINCTION

Owen Green, son of Adam and Erin Green, is graduating with an overall average of 93.32% and will receive a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. After graduation, Owen will pursue a degree in Homeland Security at SUNY Canton. Payton White, daughter of George and Rachael White, is graduating with an overall average of 93.23% and will receive a Regents Diploma. She is also a top achiever at Southwest Tech Center in Metal Working. Payton plans to work at Cives Steel after graduation.

Bailey Wright, daughter of John and Nichole Wright, is graduating with an overall grade point average of 90.40% and will receive a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. She plans to attend SUNY Plattsburgh and pursue a degree in Elementary and Special Education.

ANNOUNCING THE CLASS OF 2024

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A total of 28 Hermon-DeKalb students are expected to graduate from the school district this month. A graduation ceremony is planned for 7 p.m. on Friday, June 21, in front of the Hermon-DeKalb Central School Main Entrance.

Graduating students are listed below:

  • Henry Bogrette
  • Emily Carr
  • Kylie Carr
  • Cooper Carrow
  • Devin Chase
  • Colby Delorme
  • Natalie Denny
  • Saharrah Flanagan
  • Kinnon Gillie
  • Owen Green
  • Jacob Guzman
  • Damien Lottie
  • Ethan Mann
  • Chelsea Matthews
  • Michael Maurer
  • Kole Merithew
  • Alexander Moore
  • Caleb Murcray
  • Brynn Murray
  • Aaliyah O’Donnell
  • Jayla O’Donnell
  • Carson Peacock
  • Andrew Platt
  • Ayden Sears
  • Payton White
  • Olivia Woodrow
  • Bailey Wright
  • Wyatt Wright