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SUNY Broome Rewards 30 High School Seniors for Scholarly Excellence

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Senior students from 15 area high schools received a recognition ceremony from SUNY Broome officials, Tuesday, presented with medals and a cash award for being atop their class in Math and Science programs.

SUNY Broome's President, Kevin Drumm, greeted each senior as they approached and rewarded them with the Frank G. Paula Medal of Excellence.

This year's honorees included:

  • Emily Pogson and Ranger Agte (Binghamton)
  • Hannah Andrus and Dylan Palmer (Chenango Forks)
  • Alaina Carman and Matthew Pecha (Chenango Valley)
  • Emma Walker and Cooper Hall (Deposit)
  • Gloria Stracquadanio and Nolan Scofield (Greene)
  • Amber Birt and Trevor Hanson ( Harpursville)
  • Stacy Safari and Tanner Wallis (Johnson City)
  • Lily Matthews and John King Jr. (Maine-Endwell)
  • Abigail Higgins and John McDonald (Owego)
  • Taylor Nicolich and Ian Tschang (Seton Catholic)
  • Kelly Cady and Jared Tyler (Susquehanna Valley)
  • Courtney George and Mohammad Ali Moghaddasi (Union-Endicott)
  • Alexis VanDonsel and Alexander Anisimov (Vestal)
  • Kelly Perry and Noah Hust (Whitney Point)
  • Kendyl Gorick and Patrick Root (Windsor)

All medal recipients who planned to attend SUNY Broome were entered in the Francis and Lillian Paul Scholarship for Engineering Science, where two students received $1,000. This year, Courtney George and Dylan Palmer received scholarships.

According to one student, by having a high level of determination of what he wants to become, and a great teaching staff and support network, he was able to achieve his goal of having a top score during his Math and Science tests.

"I always knew that I wanted to major in computer science, that goal just really helped me focus," said Matthew Pecha, Chenango Valley High School.

Additionally, students attending today's ceremony may also receive a transfer scholarship of $1,000 to complete their bachelor degree if certain criteria are met.