WARRENSBURG - The top-achieving seniors at Warrensburg High School were announced this week by Principal Douglas Duell.
The Top Ten students of the Class of 2009 are Nicole Newell, Erika Gundel, Teagan Rafferty, Dakota Fuller, Callee Baker, Justin Sabattis, Davida Paniccia, Casey Combs, Katarina Edwards and Noah Davis.
Nicole Newell is the daughter of Shane and Diane Newell of Warrensburg. Nicole is vice president of the National Honor Society, a member of Junior State of America, and the Drama Club. She is president of the school chorus and has participated in NYSMA and CASMA regional music competitions. Nicole has served as a peer leader and a peer mentor during her school career. She is an accomplished dancer and gymnast. She is also a member of the choir at her church. Nicole will attend Skidmore College, and she plans to major in Liberal Arts.
Erika Gundel is the daughter of Erik and Lisa Gundel of Warrensburg. Erika is secretary of the National Honor Society, in the Drama Club, and serves on the yearbook staff. She was a peer mentor and peer leader. Erika has played field hockey all through high school. She is currently the Student Council treasurer. Erika will attend Siena College this fall, majoring in Biology.
Teagan Rafferty is the daughter of Stephen and Starr Rafferty of Warrensburg. Teagan is a member of the National Honor Society, Junior State of America, and the Home Economics Club. She was the secretary of her Junior class. Teagan is an avid soccer player but has also played softball, tennis, and basketball. Teagan will attend Adirondack Community College, on scholarship, majoring in Mathematics.
Dakota Fuller is the son of Wayne Fuller and Andrea Hayes of Warrensburg. Dakota is the treasurer of the National Honor Society, has been a peer leader and a peer mentor. He is in the school band and Home Economics Club. Dakota has also been the scorekeeper of several sports teams. Dakota will attend Adirondack Community College on scholarship next school year, majoring in Science.
Callee Baker is the daughter of Margaret Baker of Warrensburg. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Art Club. Callee has played field hockey for four years. She will be attending Adirondack Community College, on scholarship, majoring in Liberal Arts.
Justin Sabattis is the son of Wayne and Tracy Sabattis of Warrensburg. Justin is a member of the National Honor Society and the Warren County Youth Court. Justin has regularly written articles for the school newspaper. He will attend Siena College to major in History.
Davida Paniccia is the daughter of David and Laura Paniccia of Diamond Point. Davida is a member of the National Honor Society, has played field hockey and tennis She is a member of the school Drama Club and has served as a peer leader. Davida will attend SUNY Oswego to study Biology and English.
Casey Combs is the daughter of Russell Combs of Chestertown and Amy Combs-Baker of Thurman. Casey is a member of the National Honor Society, Junior State of America Home Economics Club and Ski Club. She has conducted volunteer work at BOCES. Casey has decided to work a year at AmeriCorps and then attend college, pursuing pre-medical studies.
Katarina Edwards is the daughter of Shannon Rounds of Warrensburg and Todd Edwards of Wisconsin. Katarina is a member of the National Honor Society, and serves as Warrensburg Central's Girl's State representative this year. Katarina has been president of her class for the last four years, captain of the field hockey team, and has played basketball as well. She is president of the Varsity Club and has served as a peer leader and peer mentor Katarina also belongs to the Ski Club and yearbook committee. She will attend Hofstra University to study Education.
Noah Davis is the son of Daniel and Wendy Davis of Lake George. Noah is a member of the National Honor Society, Drama Club and Junior State of America. He has participated in football, basketball and wrestling. He has been vice president of the class and a peer mentor. Noah plans to attend SUNY Plattsburgh to study English.