NORFOLK - Gabrielle Cole, daughter of Jim and Cheryl Cole of Norwood, is valedictorian of the Norwood-Norfolk Central School Class of 2014 with an average of 97.52.
Gabi is an intelligent young lady who excels in academics and sport, school officials said in a release. She will be graduating with an Advanced Regents Diploma with honors. She has taken honors courses throughout high school including A.P. American History, A.P. Calculus, A.P. English, as well as upper level sciences and math courses.
Gabi is involved in many activities including Varsity Club, and National Honor Society. She has played soccer and softball all four years of high school. She has held leadership positions including National Honor Society president, class vice president, and Band vice president.
Gabi participates in community service activities including bell ringing for the Salvation Army and gift wrapping for Angel Tree.
She also works part time as a lifeguard at SUNY Potsdam and at St. Lawrence University.
Gabi has been recognized with many awards including the Clarkson Leadership Award, the Brown Book Award, University of Rochester Baush and Lomb Honorary Science Award, and she is a Rensselear Medalist.
Gabrielle plans to attend Rochester Institute of Technology to earn a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering.
Cadence Hunkins, daughter of Jonathan and Christine Hunkins of Norwood, is salutatorian of the Norwood-Norfolk Central School Class of 2014 with an average of 94.68.
Cadence is a bright young lady who excels in academics, music and sports, according to school officials. She will be graduating with an Advanced Regents Diploma with honors. She has taken honors courses throughout high school including A.P. American History, A.P. English and A.P. Calculus, as well as other upper level science and math courses.
Cadence is involved in many extracurricular activities including Varsity Club, Key Club and National Honor Society. She also ran cross country during her freshman and sophomore years, played basketball all four years and ran track her sophomore, junior, and senior years. Furthermore, she has participated in NYSMMA since fifth grade, in Area All State since ninth grade and in All County Band since ninth grade.
Cadence participates in multiple activities outside of school. She is an equestrian and competes frequently. She does community service including bell ringing for Salvation Army, doing food drives for Angel Tree, gift wrapping for Habitat for Humanity and babysitting on report card nights.
Cadence has been the recipient of many awards including the Nicole Fleury Award, Sportsmanship Award for basketball, NAC All Academic every school year, and received the Augsbury Scholarship from St. Lawrence University.
Cadence plans to attend SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry in the fall to major in Conservation Biology.
Other students graduation with a 90 or above average are Dayna Bellardini, Robert Bendt, Julia Freiman, Cortney Harvey, Miranda Langtry, Brittany Monica, William Schiavone, Hannah Seguin, Heidi Simons and Emily Sullivan.