The Fredonia Rotary Club has selected students of the month for May. They are Zachary Dake and Nicholas Hart.
Zachary Dake is currently a senior at Fredonia High School. He moved to Fredonia after his eighth grade year from his hometown of New Paltz in the Hudson Valley. He has frequently been placed on the honor roll, and has taken many advanced and Regents classes, including English, science, global studies and Spanish. Dake has also taken CADD 1 and 2 and architecture 1 and 2. He was awarded for his outstanding work in both. He played football during his freshman and sophomore years, and was a member of the indoor track team during his junior and senior years. Dake joined the "Crucible" during his junior year and the yearbook staff in his senior year. As he enjoys poetry and stories, he has especially appreciated his time spent with the "Crucible." He feels proud to have worked with both publications. Dake will graduate in June with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Distinction, and plans to go to college in a cooperative program between SUNY Fredonia and RIT, studying engineering. He hopes to go into biomedical engineering to help design different implants and prosthetic limbs to make the lives better of those who need them.
Nicholas Hart is the son of Theresa and Colin Hart. Hart is a senior at Fredonia High School participating in the 3-1-3 program at SUNY Fredonia. In high school he has been placed on the honor roll every year. Before high school he attended Northern Chautauqua Catholic School and received high honors every year while in attendance. At Fredonia, he has taken AP courses in history and psychology. Hart has always been involved in sports while at NCCS and Fredonia High School. While at NCCS he participated in baseball and basketball. At FHS he participated in soccer, basketball, and baseball. He also played hockey for 11 years. In soccer during his junior year he made first team all-stars as a goalie. While in his junior year in baseball he received first team all star, made the All Western New York team, the sixth team for All State and was awarded the WDOE leadership award. Also, during his junior year in baseball his team made it to Far West Regionals. Outside of school he has worked at Fredonia State baseball camp and helped with the Fredonia High School baseball camp. He also played on the summer travel baseball team, Verdero. Upon graduation he will receive an Advanced Regents Diploma. Because of his love of sports he plans on going to college for business and then hopefully someday working with a professional team. After being recruited by the Cortland State baseball coach, he plans on studying business and playing on Cortland's baseball team in the fall.