CMS announces top two students from the Class of 2024

Congratulations to Makayla Stanley and Viktoriya Kramar, this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

“It is with great pride that we at Cohoes Middle School celebrate the exceptional achievements of Makayla Stanley and Viktoriya Kramer, our valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2024,” said CMS Principal Kyle McFarland. “Their unwavering dedication, intellectual curiosity, and tireless pursuit of excellence have inspired us all. Through their academic prowess, leadership, and commitment to our school community, they have set an exemplary standard for their peers. We congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition and wish them continued success as they embark on the next chapter of their educational journey.”

Makayla Stanley – Valedictorian

With an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 98.72, Makayla Stanley has been a member of the National Junior Honor Society, plays clarinet in the school band and has volunteered to help with PTO-sponsored events. She has also been accepted into the Future Ready Pathways (FRP) program at the high school.

“I am truly humbled to have received such a great honor. This year has been a lot of hard work mixed with a lot of challenges. I have learned that I am resilient and I am capable of succeeding no matter what challenges I have to face. I am extremely thankful for all the teachers, staff, and friends that have helped me reach this point in my life. They are what has motivated me to work so hard throughout these last three years.”

Viktoriya Kramar – Salutatorian

Right behind her is Viktoriya Kramar with a GPA of 97.74. She has also been accepted into the high school’s FRP program, and is also a member of the National Junior Honor Society, where she serves as secretary. During her time at CMS she was a member of the volleyball and basketball teams. 

“I am grateful for this title of salutatorian, however, I couldn’t have done it without the amazing support from my teachers, friends, and family. I’m so grateful to everyone who believed in me and helped me along the way. There are truly not enough thank-you’s for all of the things they step out of their way to do for us. They set up young minds for bigger opportunities and experiences in life. It will be truly amazing to see what each student will achieve because of the people who taught us the most valuable lessons. So, all of my gratitude goes to them.”

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