Westfield-Mayville Rotary Honors Scholars

Local high school students who were recognized by the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club as “Scholars of the Month” for May and June were, from left, Sydney Gleason, Chautauqua Lake CSD; Bethany Schaaf, Westfield Academy and CSD; Grace Bodenmiller, Westfield Academy and CSD; Ronald Brown, Brocton CSD; and Megan Snider, Chautauqua Lake CSD. Submitted photo

WESTFIELD — Five high school seniors were recognized as “Scholars of the Month” by the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club during its May 21 meeting at the Lakeshore Assembly of God Church in Westfield. Scholars for both May and June were honored.

Sydney Gleason, a Chautauqua Lake CSD senior, is the daughter of Craig and Nancy Gleason of Ashville. In June, this scholar will be the first student in her school’s history to graduate one year early ahead of her peers. During her final year at CLCS, Gleason has maintained a rigorous course load. She is academically ranked tenth in her class, and she will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma.

In addition to her academics, Gleason is very active in school activities. She has been class president, and she is a member of both the National Honor Society and CLCS Student Administration. She was honored as a CLCS Student of the Month. During her freshman and sophomore years, Gleason participated on the track and basketball teams.

After graduation, Gleason will attend Jamestown Community College, where she will begin her studies in Communication. She plans to then study abroad, before transferring to a four-year university. She aspires to work in the music industry.

Bethany Schaaf, a Westfield Academy and CSD senior, is the daughter of David and Jennifer Schaaf of Westfield. At the end of her high school career, Schaaf will have earned 27 college credits through various Jamestown Community College courses, and also SUNY College at Buffalo credits for enrolling in Biology 100. Her outstanding academic success has earned Schaaf the designation as the Salutatorian of the WACS Class of 2019. She will graduate this June with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors with Mastery in Mathematics and Mastery in Science.

She plans to pursue her graduate degree and do research, before going into public service in government.

Grace Bodenmiller, a Westfield Academy and Central School senior, is the daughter of Thayne and Louella Bodenmiller of Westfield. As a participant in the Jamestown Community College Connections Program, this scholar has taken six JCC courses, earning 30 college credits, and one SUNY College at Buffalo course. This June Bodenmiller will graduate with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Mathematics and Science.

In the fall of 2019, Bodenmiller will attend SUNY Fredonia to pursue a degree in Biology, and her long-term goal is to become a dentist.

Ronald “Bubba” Brown, a Brocton CSD senior, is the son of Kathy Claybrooke and Ronald Brown of Brocton. With a cumulative GPA of 90.703, he is academically ranked sixth in his class. Upon graduating with an Advanced Regents Diploma, this scholar will have earned 24 college credits from Jamestown Community College. This past year he was named JCC Student of the Year.

In the fall, Brown will attend SUNY Fredonia, where he will major in Exercise Science. Continuing his love of sports in college, Brown will play on the Blue Devils baseball team. His career aspirations include being an athletic trainer or a physical therapist, and helping others pursue their love for sports.

Megan Snider, a Chautauqua Lake Central School senior, is the daughter of Neal and Carolyn Snider of Mayville. This scholar will graduate in June with an Advanced Regents Diploma and with being academically ranked as eleventh in her class.

Snider has pushed herself and has excelled in the Advanced Placement courses offered at her school. Through the Jamestown Community College Connections Program, Snider has immersed herself and earned JCC credits in math. Also, she has been recognized for her academic excellence in history.

She plans to attend Jamestown Community College for two years as a business major. She intends to then enroll at SUNY Fredonia, where she will major in business and minor in music.

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