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CVA announces 2016 top scholars

Photo of the two sisters

Sisters Skylar and Olivia Harwick are the Class of 2016’s top two students.

Central Valley Academy Principal Dick Keeler proudly announces the CVA Class of 2016 top scholars. The school recognized their accomplishments during a brief assembly on Tuesday, May 10. Mr. Keeler praised their hard work and the example they set for their classmates.

Summa cum laude (GPA 95.00 – 100)

Olivia Harwick—Valedictorian
Skylar Harwick—Salutatorian

Sisters Olivia and Skylar Harwick earned the Class of 2016’s top academic honors. Both have consistently challenged themselves, taking Central Valley Academy’s most demanding courses. They widely known as students who show up to class on time and prepared, think critically, and ask thought-provoking questions. They are driven by a desire to learn, to understand how things work and to apply that knowledge. Their outstanding grades are a reflection of their commitment.

Both give back to their school and community.  They focused their passion for science to help start CVA’s science club, where students delve deeper into science topics and share their love of the field. They have also been dedicated members of other CVA extracurricular groups, including National Honor Society and the CVA tennis team.

They are the daughters of Veronica Harwick of Mohawk and David Collins of Ballston Spa. Olivia plans to attend Utica College where she will major in chemistry.  Her career goal is to become a chemistry professor. Skylar will also attend Utica College where she will major in biology. Her career goal is to become a surgeon.

Magna cum laude (CPA 90 – 94.99)

Anna Bunce, Heylee Dooley, Kali Fical, Jacob Fraccola, Brooklyn Goff, Marlee Holleran, Abigail Jouben, Abigail McCann, Cody Messina, William Paddock, Scott Pierce, Tyler Stanley

Cum laude (GPA 85-89.99)

Michael Bergin, Steven Bergin, Tiana Bernier, Philip Bodwell, Marissa Bush, Allen Cool, Morgan Crouch, Alexis David, Kimberly Latray, Alexander LeMay, Alexa Liggins, Kristina Lindberg, Taylor Lindig, Jacob Lynch, Brooke Macisco, Annamaria Martinez, Kaitlyn McCarthy, Christopher Molloy II, Rachel Nunneker, Katherine Paddock, Taylor Platts, Mark Ptasznik, Renae Rende, Nathaniel Smith, Mary Snyder, Abigail Sweeney, Zoe Thomas, Drew Vilardi, Zachary Yero

Group photo of the top scholars