Top 10 graduates honored by the Board of Education

The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District congratulates its Top 10 graduates of the Class of 2020. These exceptional students were honored by the Board of Education at its June 22 meeting.

Amanda Clifford

portraitAmanda Clifford, the daughter of Darlene March and Clifford and Paul Clifford, is the valedictorian. She will attend Hamilton College to study mathematics and biology.

“Amanda is a brilliant young lady with an empathetic heart,” Principal Aaron Grady said. “She seeks out challenges and is rewarded with success, always while considering those around her.”

Stella Williams

portraitStella William, the daughter of Kevin & Suzanne Williams, is the salutatorian. She will attend Cornell University to study industrial and labor relations.

“Stella’s vibrant personality will serve her and others well as she advances to the next stage of her academic career,” Grady said. “Her ability to build relationships will lead to many great achievements.”

Zaye Buanno

portraitZaye Buanno, the daughter of Carlton and Melissa Buanno, is ranked No. 3 in the class. She will attend Skidmore College to study biology on a pre-med track.

“Zaye demonstrates a quiet confidence that will be the foundation of her successes,” Grady said. “Her dedication to learning and selflessness will aid in her being a compassionate health care provider.”

Madison Field

portraitMadison Field, the daughter of Carie Field Hobbs and Kevin Field, is ranked No. 4 in the class. She will attend SUNY Oneonta to study biology.

“Madison consistently strives to maximize the present moment,” Grady said. “She has the ability to focus on what truly matters. I’m confident that her approach will lead to success at the next level.”

Caralyn Kubly

portraitCaralyn Kubly, the daughter o f Audra Barker and Charles Kubly, is ranked No. 5 in the class. She will attend SUNY Fredonia to study communication disorders and science.

“Katie has achieved in every facet of her high school career,” Grady said. “She demonstrates personal strength, recognizes the power of hope, and exemplifies perseverance. Her career choice will impact the lives of others.”

Madison Houser

portraitMadison Houser, the daughter of Edward and Christine Houser, is ranked No. 6 in the class. She will attend Union College to study biology.

“Madison dedicates maximum effort to everything she does,” Grady said. “She is a spirited, goal-oriented and genuine young lady.”

Julia Bagnardi

portraitJulia Bagnardi, daughter of Jason and Christine Bagnardi, is ranked No. 7 in the class. She will attend Sage College to study physical therapy.

“Julia’s cheerful disposition has guided her success at FFCS,” Grady said. “She projects a positive attitude to those around her and faces adversity with a smile.”

Jake Bowles

portraitJake Bowles, the son of Laura Hayes-Bowles and Andrew Bowles, is ranked No. 8 in the class. Bowles has entered the workforce and is employed by Kevin Dineen Contracting and A & L Homes, and also does side work for his own business J B Contracting.

“Jake is an intelligent, talented, career-oriented young man with the ability to process details with great outcome,” Grady said. “With unlimited potential, there is no ceiling to what he can achieve.”

Adriana Butler

portraitAdriana Butler, the daughter of Tanya Renner and Brett Butler, is ranked No. 9 in the class. She will attend Fulton-Montgomery Community College to study biomedical engineering.

“Adriana projects an optimistic outlook and confronts challenges with a graceful perseverance,” Grady said. “Her goals reflect her character and concern for others.”

Sydney Jones

portraitSydney Jones, the daughter of Diane and Wesley Jones, is ranked No. 10 in the class. She will attend Fulton-Montgomery Community College to pursue general studies.

“Sydney is a prime example of a student who excels when multitasking,” Grady said. “She enjoys the journey, as much as the destination and has left a positive impact on the lives of her peers here at FFCS.”