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GCS Announces Top 3 Seniors of the Class of 2020
Greene Central High School proudly announces its Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Superintendent’s Award recipient for the graduating Class of 2020.  It is with great pleasure that the high school recognizes Amy Katherine Bentley as its Valedictorian, Gabrielle Marie Nowalk as its Salutatorian and Valerie Anna Stracquadanio as its Superintendent’s Award recipient.
Amy Bentley, Valedictorian
Amy Bentley, daughter of Cherie and Stephen Bentley, is the Valedictorian of the Class of 2020. She has enjoyed participating in Odyssey of the Mind (4th place in state competition), the swim team (Captain), Footlights (10 shows), chorus (Vice President and Secretary), Gender-Sexuality Alliance (President), Academic Challenge (President), band, National Honor Society (Secretary), and Interact Club. In addition, she has been active in the community and her church, including the choir. 
 In the fall, she will attend the Honors College at SUNY University at Buffalo; she is an undeclared major, but she plans to explore her interests in psychology, Spanish, environmental studies, neuroscience, linguistics, and writing. Amy would like to thank everyone at Greene for supporting her throughout her thirteen years here.
Gabrielle Nowalk, Salutatorian
Gabrielle Marie Nowalk, daughter of Tammie Robertson and James Nowalk, is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2020. Over the past four years at Greene High School, she has devoted countless hours to both her education and extracurricular activities. She has been the president of the High School Concert Band for the last two years and has also been involved in Jazz Band, Marching Band, Footlights, Select Chorus, National Honor Society, and Odyssey of the Mind. 
Outside of school, she is a member of the SUNY Broome Wind Ensemble, Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Norwich City Band. 
In the fall, she will be continuing her education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where she will pursue a major in Mathematics.  
Valerie Stracquadanio, Superintendent's Award
Valerie Anna Stracquadanio, daughter of Susan and Gary Stracquadanio, is the Superintendent’s Award recipient for the Class of 2020. Valerie has participated in many extra-curricular clubs and activities throughout her high school career. She has served as Vice President of the Class of 2020 for four years, and has been involved in Student Council, Interact, Footlights, and Yearbook.  She has also been a member of National Honor Society, for which she was Vice President her senior year.  
In addition, she served as President of Envirothon, and was captain of the Varsity Volleyball team during her junior and senior years. Valerie has also been a student representative for the Greene Community Scholarship Fund. As well as being the recipient of the Superintendent’s Award, she has received the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, the Frank G. Paul Medal of Excellence in Math and Science, and Faculty Key Awards for Earth Science, U.S. History, and Anatomy and Physiology.  She was also selected to attend Girls’ Leadership Day in 2019, and is a MAC Scholar-Athlete. 
In the fall, Valerie will attend SUNY Broome for Individual Studies.  
Congratulations to Amy, Gabrielle and Valerie.  We salute your achievements. 

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40 South Canal Street    |    Greene, New York 13778    |    Phone 607.656.4161    |    Fax 607.656.9362
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