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Friday, 01 July 2016 10:16

Congratulations, Saratoga Springs Class of 2016!

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Thursday, June 23, the Saratoga Springs High School celebrated its 143rd commencement, honoring 533 graduates at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. “The Class of 2016 will be truly missed at SSHS,” said Principal Brett Miller, Ph.D. “Beyond their extraordinary accomplishments inside and outside of the classroom, they are more importantly a caring, kind and positive group of students that will leave their imprint on our school district for years to come.” Emily MacDougall, daughter of David and Andrea MacDougall of Gansevoort, was named Valedictorian of the Class of 2016 and Julie Granger, daughter of Stephen and Michelle Granger of Greenfield Center, was named Salutatorian at Saratoga Springs High School. MacDougall is the secretary of Tri-M Music Honor Society, a member of National Honor Society, Fiddle Club, Drama Club Pit Orchestra, Saratoga Youth Symphony and Girl Scouts. MacDougall has received the following awards: Harris Crandall Math Award, Social Studies Department Award, University of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Science Award, and the Rensselaer Medal. MacDougall is planning to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where she plans to study architecture. Granger is the treasurer of Students Against Domestic Violence Among Young, a member of Generation Outreach and was on the J.V. Soccer team during her Freshman, Sophomore and Junior years. She has received the Latin Award, Respect Award, National Merit Commendation, and AP Scholar with Distinction. Granger plans to attend Johns Hopkins University to study Egyptologist. The following comprise the remainder of the top ten students in the Class of 2016: Jennifer Burke, daughter of Joseph and Martha Burke of Saratoga Springs. Burke is planning to attend Penn State, College of Engineering to study Biomedical Engineering. Christian Cianfarani, son of Remo and Lynn Cianfarani of Saratoga Springs. Cianfarani will be attending Brown University to study Software Engineering. Luke Wurl, son of Derrick and Kristine Wurl of Saratoga Springs. Wurl is planning to attend University of Notre Dame to study Computer Science. Nicole Marco, daughter of James and Ava Marco of Gansevoort. Marco is planning to attend Northeastern University to study Engineering. Ian Starnes, son of Dr. Hal Starnes and Dr. Elizabeth Valentine of Saratoga Springs. Starnes is planning to attend Cornell University to study Aerospace Engineering. Meredith Craig, daughter of Kevin and Roseanne Craig of Saratoga Springs. Craig is planning to attend Northeastern University to study Physical Therapy. Brenna Singer, daughter of Stephen and Wendy Singer of Wilton. Singer is planning to attend Northeastern University to study Biomedical Engineering. Madeline Chudy, daughter of Brendan and Robin Chudy of Saratoga Springs. Chudy is planning to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute to study Biomedical Engineering.
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