Katherine Fickelscherer, the daughter of Paul and Patti Fickelscherer, has been named the valedictorian of the 2012 senior class at Forestville Central School. Over the past four years, Fickelscherer has earned a grade point average of 98.14.
In addition to Fickelscherer's academic achievements, she has also been involved in many of the school's band programs. She has participated in concert band for nine years, marching band for seven years, pit orchestra for four years, percussion ensemble for four years, and was in jazz ensemble for three years. Fickelscherer has also been a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish club for the past three years. Outside of school, Fickelscherer volunteers her time with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and United Way's Community Caring Week. In her free time, Fickelscherer like to play soccer and watch "M*A*S*H" with her friends.
This fall Fickelscherer will be attending Daemen College, where she plans to earn a doctorate degree in physical therapy.
Joe Caccamise, son of David and Andrea Caccamise, has been named salutatorian of the Forestville Central School Class of 2012. Caccamise's cumulative grade point average is 98.09. Caccamise has been a member of the National Honor Society for three years and served as the president in his senior year. He is also a member of the Varsity Club, Key Club and the Yearbook Committee.
Caccamise received the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award from the University of Rochester and the Innovation and Creativity Award from RIT.
In addition to demonstrating academic excellence, Caccamise has been an outstanding athlete and community member as well. Caccamise has participated in football for four years (captain his junior and senior years), hockey for four years (captain, senior year) and Baseball for the past four years (captain, senior year).
This year he was nominated for the Section 6 Class DD Football First Team All-Stars, Scholar Athlete All-Western New York Football team, and Section 6 WNY Football Academic Team. He was also nominated to participate in the Chautauqua County Senior All-Star Baseball Game.
Caccamise has volunteered for Special Olympics; Make a Difference Day, The Relay for Life and the Church Christmas Basket Project.
Caccamise plans to pursue his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering while attending Alfred University, where he is a recipient of the Dean's Academic Scholarship. While at A.U., Caccamise will be playing football for the Saxons starting in August.