It is with great pleasure that we announce this year’s Valedictorian, Brynley Smith. Brynley is the daughter of Diane and Brian Smith of South Otselic. In the fall, Brynley will be attending SUNY New Paltz to major in Business Management. In high school, Brynley has been a member of Band, Science Club, Book Club, the Otselic Valley Strategic Planning Committee, the Student Advisory Council, National Honor Society and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). She was Class President her freshman and sophomore year and Varsity Soccer Captain. Since she was seven years old, Brynley has been an active member of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). Throughout her high school career, she has traveled to many states competing in all different types of competitions. This year, Brynley was honored at the Scholar Recognition Banquet in Oneonta NY which is sponsored by The Daily Star newspaper and area businesses. We wish her success at New Paltz.
It is also with great pleasure that we announce this year’s Salutatorian, Andy Collins. Andy is the son of Jill and Ricky Collins of Otselic. He will be attending Le Moyne College to dual major in Business Management and Leadership and Information Systems. While in high school, Andy participated in Book Club, Envirothon, Science Club, Student Government, Yearbook, Ski Club, Band and Drama Club. He was also selected for National Honor Society and is currently the Senior Class President. As a sophomore, Andy participated in the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference at Utica College to represent Otselic Valley. While in high school, Andy balanced work and school by working at the Ski Company and Lowe’s. During his senior year, Andy received the New York State Association of School Business Officials Delaware-Chenango-Otsego Chapter Business Student Scholarship and Le Moyne’s Dean’s Scholarship. We wish him success at Le Moyne!