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JCC Announces College Connections Students Of Year

Jamestown Community College recently honored 58 area high school students from throughout southwestern New York as the 2020-21 students of the year in the College Connections program.

In selecting the students of the year, schools were asked to consider College Connections participants who had embraced the challenges of completing college level work while in high school and demonstrated resourcefulness, integrity, and dedication.

College Connections, JCC’s concurrent enrollment program with regional high schools, is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. Through the College Connections program, JCC offered 70 different credit courses in 38 area high schools during the 2020-21 academic year, serving over 2,000 students across the region.

Recipients included:

¯ Allegany-Limestone Central School — junior John Charles and senior Francis Opperman;

¯ CA BOCES Belmont Center — senior Lauren Staba;

¯ CA BOCES Ellicottville Center — senior Tenela Hadley;

¯ CA BOCES Olean Center — junior Iris Shreve and senior Kayla Little;

¯ Brocton Central School — junior JayLyn Fred and senior Heather Johnston;

¯ Cassadaga Valley Central School – senior Grace Elder;

¯ Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School — junior Amaya Smith and senior Calysta Harvey;

¯ Chautauqua Lake Central School — junior Sophia Shearer and senior Hannah Weise;

¯ Clymer Central School — junior Ian Dunnewold and senior Jonathan Simpkins;

¯ Cuba-Rushford Central School – junior Rachel Dyche and senior Hunter Williams;

¯ Dunkirk High School — junior Jamaladie Pacheco and senior Marjorie Barreto;

¯ Ellicottville Central School — junior Elsa Woodarek and senior Jenna Hadley;

¯ Falconer Central School — junior Joseph Krenzer and senior Lauren Allen;

¯ Forestville Central School — junior Makayla Press and senior Shaela Bock;

¯ Franklinville Central School – junior Riley Moffat and senior Makaelynn Graves;

¯ Fredonia Central School — junior Ashleigh Hellwig and senior Rhayna Myers;

¯ Frewsburg Central School — junior Hannah Eckert and senior Sydney Smith;

¯ Gowanda Central School — junior Cameron Nagel and senior Lindsey Gabel;

¯ Jamestown High School — junior Nicole McGrath and senior Dawnelle Walter;

¯ Maple Grove High School – junior Samuel Eimiller and senior Taylor Bower;

¯ Olean High School — junior Llian Shoup and senior Claire Meyers;

¯ Panama Central School — junior Scotlynn Fegley and senior Marra Hovey;

¯ P-TECH Academy — junior Summer Hannold and senior Alex Crow;

¯ Randolph Central School — junior Aspen Hawkins and senior Abigail Mansfield;

¯ Salamanca High School — senior Maeghan Collins;

¯ Sherman Central School — junior TreyVon Kopta and senior Henry Meeder;

¯ Silver Creek Central School – junior Jade Bouvier and senior Jaivon Eggleston;

¯ Southwestern High School — junior Dontae Hoose and senior Cassidy Allen;

¯ Springville-Griffith Institute – junior Brett Blesy and senior Keaton Wnuk;

¯ Wellsville High School — senior Jocelyn Wilson;

¯ West Valley Central School — senior Kyle Hickey;

¯ Westfield Academy & Central School — junior Joseph Smith and senior Owen Bates.

In celebration of the award, JCC has created a digital yearbook highlighting the students, their achievements, and future plans. Visit www.sunyjcc.edu/ccsoty to see biographies for each of the College Connections Students of the Year.

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