Cohoes High School has announced its top three students for the Class of 2018.
At the top of the list is valedictorian Elizabeth Jewett, who leads her class with a 99.6 grade point average (GPA). Jewett is a National Honor Society member, a student ambassador at the high school, and a member of the cross country team.
“We’ve implemented a lot of the ideas from our student ambassadors and it’s led to positive changes,” Jewett said. “I’m hopeful for the future.”
Jewett plans to take an EMT course over the summer before finishing her associate’s degree at Hudson Valley Community College in the fall. After that, she plans to attend SUNY Cobleskill and study in the school’s paramedic program.
“I’ve liked that Cohoes is such a close-knit community,” Dion said. “You know everyone in your classes and as you walk through the halls.”
Dion will attend SUNY Geneseo where he plans to major in biology on a PreMed track.
“It’s bittersweet,” Monson said. “I’m excited to be moving on and doing what I have a passion for, but it will be hard leaving all of these people I’ve grown up with since kindergarten.”
Monson will attend SUNY Cortland where she plans to major in graphic design and minor in Spanish.
From Principal Bryan Wood
“All three of these students have pushed themselves by taking challenging courses and have worked extremely hard to achieve a high level of academic success,” said Cohoes High School Principal Bryan Wood. “Perhaps, more importantly, all three possess high moral character and have represented their school and community in a very positive way.”