HOT 107.9 wants to honor deserving High School Seniors. It's been a trying year, and you're missing out on key high school events, including various spring activities, proms, and graduation ceremonies. We want to give you the recognition you deserve!
Below are all the amazing High School Seniors we're saluting as a part of this program. We hope you enjoy hearing their stories!
Angel - Liverpool High School
My name is Angel, i’m a senior at Liverpool High School. I will be attending Onondaga Community College in the fall majoring in biology. After i’m transferring my credits to a 4 year college, hopefully Suny Canton to major in Veterinary science to become a future Veterinarian technician. Even though my senior year was unfortunately cut short, I enjoyed it as much as possible and would tell future seniors to not rush it! It will go by so fast!
Lei Yeh, G.Ray Bodley High School
"Hi, my name is Lei Yeh, I attended G-Ray Bodley High School, I participated in varsity tennis, I have also done many hours of community service. I have been accepted to my dream college Johnson and Wales University, I will be double-majoring in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. I want to do a huge shout out for my mom for always pushing me to do my very best. And also my school counselor Joe Nofal, he has always been pushing me to do my very best in and out of school. Congratulations to the class of 2020! We finally did it!"
Brooklyn Cavanaugh - Cicero North Syracuse High School
My name is Brooklyn Cavanaugh and I am a senior at CNS High School; I graduated early to start college in the spring but due to COVID-19 I decided to work instead of go to college early. I will be attending Le Moyne in the fall to pursue a Nursing career.I was on the Varsity Dance Team at CNS and we won our completion and SRC Arena and we also danced at our basketball games and the side lines at our Hockey Games. If I could give one tip for underclassmen it would be to do whatever makes you happy and don’t worry about what anyone thinks and have the best experience through high school because you will never get to attend it again.
Allie Volles - Onondaga High School
Hi my name is Allison Volles, I’m 18 years and I will be graduating from Onondaga Central High School this year. Some of the things I like to do when I’m not in school is traveling. I’ve been to 26 states and I plan to travel the entire United States. I also like to work on my family dairy farm. I enjoy staying busy and being outside. I plan on attending Morrisville in the fall to study diesel mechanics.
Chloe LaDuc - Mexico High School
My name is Chloe LaDuc and I am a senior at Mexico High School. I am a 3 sport varsity athlete as well as class president. Although times are tough right now I feel as though my community has done everything to keep the senir class close to their hearts. Here's to the class of 2020!
Maddy Vandyke - West Genesee High School
I am Maddy Vandyke and I am a senior at West Genesee High School. My four years at West Genesee have made me the person I am today. I am so lucky to have been able to be apart of the soccer, volleyball, basketball and golf teams throughout high school. In addition to sports I was also an active member of the National Honor Society. Out side of school I have a passion for beach volleyball. I also had the opportunity to work at the Warrior Factory Syracuse my senior year. Although the year is not coming to end the way we all hoped, I am so grateful for the time I’ve had not only as a senior but every year spent at West Genesee. I made memories and friends I will never forget.
Next year I will be attending Florida Gulf Coast University which has been my dream school since 8th grade. I will be studying in the nursing program and then continuing my education in the physicians assistant school after that. In the future I hope to be a physicians assistant at a family doctors office.
Samantha Perkins, G. Ray Bodley High School (Fulton)
"Sammi is a National Honor Society, Scholar Athlete and High Honor Roll student. She plans to attend SUNY Oswego in the fall for Adolescence Education with a concentration in Spanish."
Nicholas Duffy, Liverpool High School
"Nicholas is a sweet kid who's had a long road of things he's overcome. His biggest and proudest thing is that he's had perfect attendance since Kindergarten. Never missed a day in any of the three schools he's attended. Even when things weren't so good. It's meant everything to him!"
John Santos, Whitesboro High School
"John is a very caring, and smart young man. He goes above and beyond in school, as well as helping his family. He loves his Mom, he helps her with and his Grandma with housework, and he loves working in the garage with his Grandpa, he's got 6 siblings he adores, he's the second oldest and is a great role model to them. He loves visiting his father and his father's parents and family they are wonderful. He works part time at Auntie Anne's, as well as finishing high school this year, and going onto his next step in life. John has had a really good stable upbringing. He's going to do great things, we can just tell by his well rounded personality. we all love you John!"
Samantha Geis, Onondaga High School
"Sam will be the Valedictorian this year. She had worked tirelessly for 4 years to get into Cornell University to continue her studies to be a Cardiologist. She also made time to be an athlete, being a 4 year starter on both the soccer and volleyball team. I would love to acknowledge her any way I can. She has worked hard, as every other student graduating 2020."
Julia Perkins, CNS
"She will be attending SUNY Potsdam in the fall for Sociology and Human Services. Julia has always been a strong and independent girl with a heart of gold. So, it's no surprise that she wants to give back and help others. She is Co-Captain of the CNS Dance Team, and hopes to continue to dance in college. Julia is so creative and has an unparalleled zest for life. She loves adventure, music and being with her friends. Julia has overcome many obstacles because of never ending will to succeed. We could not be more proud of the lovely and powerful young woman you have become."
Michael Carmona Jr., Henninger High School
"Michael has played high school football since he was in 8th grade, & he also ran outdoor track for a year. He has been accepted into college for football, & business."
Brianna Hogenmiller, Rome Free Academy
"My daughter is an amazing girl! She did cheerleading for 3 years. She will be attending OCC in the fall!"