BROCTON - Principal Jason Delcamp presented awards at Brocton Central School Awards Night to students in grades six through 12. Girls State Representative, Katherine Putcher and Boys State Representatives, John Nickerson and Alec Travis-Daugherty led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Certificates of Honor were given in recognition of students who had excelled in individual subject areas this past year.
High Honor Awards (academic letters or pins) were awarded to: Emily Crandall, Bradley Johnson, Olivia Kaltenbach, Jessica Stahlman, Brianna Stanton, Nadine VanWie, Christopher West, Alex Deakin, Ryan Mancuso, Ryan Nyweide, Marcy West, Tyler DeJoe, Jess Delcamp, Nash Delcamp, Jacob Fish, Antonia Foti, Jessica Merle, Derek Walter, Alec Chelton, Tim Coccarelli, Peter Dolce, Mark Grover, Ryan Johnson, Mikayla Kawski, Jonathan Merle, Madelyn Roberts and Daniel Skinner.
Other awards included: the Richie Holliday Award, given to Ilse Ghent and Matt Woleben, who have shown outstanding school and community service; the American Legion Award for outstanding leadership and academic standards presented to Madelyn Roberts and Ryan Johnson; the French Alliance of Buffalo Certificate of Excellence presented to Tyler DeJoe; the St. Bonaventure University High School Achievement Award for high academic performance in Spanish classes given to Alison Wahl; the George Eastman Young Leaders Award won by John Nickerson for academic achievement and leadership skills; the Bausch and Lomb Science Award given to Ryan Mancuso for excellence in science; the R.I.T. Computing Medal and Scholarship went to Ryan Nyweide; the Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony Award in Humanities and Social Sciences awarded to Marcy West; the Triple "C" Awards from the New York State Office of the Attorney General for outstanding Character, Courage, and Commitment to school and community were awarded to Derrick Montgomery and Katherine Putcher. Abbi Deland and Julia Palmer were awarded the State of New York Office of the Comptroller Award in recognition of hard work, dedication, success in academic excellence and civic commitment; the Rotary Award was given to Kristen Becker and Rachel Risley for academic achievement, community service and character; The Optimist Club Award presented to students with outstanding character, leadership, scholarship, civic responsibility, and community service went to Ryan Johnson and Courtney Ransom. The Buffalo News Spelling Bee winner was Jennifer Palmer; the second place winner was Nathaniel Berry.
The Jamestown Business College Academic Progress Award was presented to Chelsea Allen, Adrien Cheney and Jackie Delcamp. The Outstanding Senior for the JCC College Connections Program was Casey Miller and the Outstanding Junior was Ryan Mancuso. Elisa Fuentes, Bradley Johnson, Nicole Nickerson, Jessica Stahlman, and Nadine VanWie were also awarded JCC USA Scholarships.
Following the award presentation a dessert reception was held.
BCS Honor Society Induction
Six students from the junior high and 13 students from the high school were inducted into membership of the Brocton Central School's National Honor Societies in a candlelight ceremony at Awards Night.
Members were selected by a faculty council for meeting high standards of scholarship, leadership, character and service.
Students inducted into the S. Gordon Corter Junior Honor Society were: Ilse Ghent, Thomas Johnston, Molly Kucharski, Garrett McFadden, Jennifer Palmer and Mikaela Wilson.
High school students inducted into the Brocton-Portland National Honor Society were: Julia Palmer, Meghan Roberts, Lucas Tanner, Derrick Montgomery, Alison Wahl, Tyler DeJoe, Jess Delcamp, Nash Delcamp, Connor Dolce, Jordon Eckstrom, Brooke Kuschel, Anthony Riforgiato and Devin Walter.
The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for junior and high school students. Once selected into membership, students are expected to continue their exemplary contributions to the school and community.