Bolton Central School’s top five
Bolton Central School is proud to announce its Top Five students in the Class of 2014. They are: Olivia Clesceri, Kevin Wholey, Kimberly Wright, Molly Schoder, and Django Denne.
Olivia Clesceri is the valedictorian of this year’s class having earned a grade point average (GPA) of 94.42. The daughter of Amy and Craig Clesceri of Bolton Landing, Olivia plans to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and major in chemistry.
Throughout her high school career, Olivia played Varsity Soccer, Basketball and Softball, and Club Sports. She was in the Concert and Marching Band, Spanish Club, Youth and Government having presented the BestBill in 2013. She is also a member of Key Club and National Honor Society. She was in Chorus, Outing Club, and on the Yearbook staff. She was National Honor Society President, Key Club Treasurer, Class Treasurer, Band Treasurer, and on the Eagle’s List for maintaining a 92.5 and above average. She received the RPI medal, Sage Award, University of Rochester George Eastmen Young Leaders Award, and the Clarkson Achievement Award.
Her civic activities included church fundraisers, Breast Cancer/Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walks, the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)Carnival, and a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser.
Since the summer of 2010, she has worked summers at Chic’s Marina in Bolton Landing.
Boating, sports, hiking, and skiing are some of Olivia’s hobbies.
Kevin Wholey is the salutatorian of the Class of 2014 with a GPA of 92.08. He is the son of Pamela and Douglas Wholey of Bolton Landing and plans to study business administration at SUNY Adirondack.
Throughout his high school career, Kevin participated in Varsity Baseball, French Club, Tech Club, Senior Chorus, and was inducted into the National Honor Society.
He has received the President’s Academic Award for four years, and the Wells College Award. He was Senior Class Vice President and was a Student Council Rep.
Kevin has worked locally at the Hometown Diner, Tops Market, and Norowal Marina.
He has traveled to Canada, Barbados, Germany, and the Swiss Alps.
He was stage manager for the Drama Club for all four years and a Little League assistant.
He enjoys camping, boating, playing video games, baseball, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, football, traveling, biking, and swimming.
With a GPA of 91.74, Kimberly Wright ranks third in her class. She is the daughter of Patrick Wright of New Hampshire and Penelope Barlow-Wright of Bolton Landing. In her high school career, she played Club Sports, Varsity Soccer and Basketball and was the Captain of both teams in her senior year, played Varsity Softball, was in Senior Chorus, Senior Band, Outing Club, Spanish Club, and Yearbook. She’s been in Youth and Government since 8th grade. She is a member of Key Club and the National Honor Society.
Kimberly was involved in the Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser during her junior year and participated in the Breast Cancer Walk all four years.
She received the 2011 Adirondack League Girls Soccer All-Star Honorable Mention, 2012 Adirondack League Girls Soccer All-Star Second Team, 2012 Post-Star Girls Soccer All-Star Honorable Mention, 2012 Adirondack League Girls Softball All-Star Honorable Mention, the LeMoyne Heights Award, RIT Creativity and Innovation Award, Elmira College Key Award, University at Albany Multicultural Award, and the Presidential Academic Award for all four years of high school.
She has worked at Happy Jack’s in Bolton during the summers and has been a babysitter since 8th grade.
Kimberly has traveled to China, Spain, and Portugal and enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, reading, painting, and photography.
Molly Schoder has a GPA of 90.21 making her fourth in her class. The daughter of Carl and Diane Schoder of Bolton Landing, Molly plans on attending the University at Albany to major in political science.
For all four years of her high school career, Molly played Varsity Soccer, Basketball,and Softball and Club Sports. She was in Band, Chorus, and Jazz Band, and was the Class Secretary, and the Band and Chorus Secretary.
Molly participated in many civic activities including Glamour Gals, was the Elementary Basketball Assistant, attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference. Through SUNY Adirondack, Molly spent a weeklong medical mission in Guatemala.
Molly is a member of the National Honor Society and served as its vice president in her senior year along with being the Key Club President. She served as a student representative on the district’s Strategic Planning Committee for two years.
Through Youth and Government, Molly attended the Conference on National Affairs and was the New York State Speaker of the Assembly.
She received a Band Award, the University of Rochester’s Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award, the Clarkson University Leadership Award, the Saint Michaels College Book Award, the Smith College Book Award, The Post-Star Teen Excellence Award, The Chronicle’s Athlete of the Week, and the Adirondack School Boards Association Community Service Award.
Molly has been a babysitter since 9th grade and worked at Chic’s Marina for two summers.
She has traveled to Canada, Spain, British Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Mexico, and Jamaica.
She enjoys sailing, basketball, soccer, playing piano, kayaking, and hiking.
The fifth student in the top five with a GPA of 89.60 is Django Denne. He is the son of James and Leona Denne of Pottersville and plans on attending Alfred University to study athletic training.
Throughout his high school career, Django played Club Sports, was in Tech Club, French Club and Senior Chorus. Throughout high school, he played Varsity Golf, Basketball, Baseball, was in Senior and Jazz Band. He is a member of the National Honor Society.
He was involved in the PTO Fundraiser, the Booster Club Fundraiser, and was stage manager since 9th grade. Django received the Student Sage Award and the President’s Award all four years of high school.
He has worked as a landscaper, a cashier at Glen Island store and Tops Market, and a dock hand at Water’s Edge Marina.
He has traveled to France, Switzerland, Belgium, England, Spain, Holland, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Aruba, and Australia.
Django enjoys weight lifting, running, biking, kayaking, hiking, reading, walking, and nutrition studies.
Pete Seeger tribute
Lake George Mirror is sponsoring a tribute to Pete Seeger on Sun., June 22, 7:00 p.m. at Bolton Community Center at Conservation Park. Entertainment by Mason Smith and Alex Smith. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Proceeds to benefit the Bolton Landing Farmers’ Market.
4th of July festivities
Arts and Crafts festival to benefit the Bolton Rescue Squad will be held in Rogers Park on Fri., July 4 through Sun., July 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The Bolton Landing Business Association and the Town of Bolton are sponsoring their annual fireworks display and festivities in Rogers Park. Starting at 4:30 on Fri., July 4 there will be entertainment with a DJ, a juggler and stilt walker. Fireworks will go off at dusk, around 9 p.m.