Thursday, May 19, 2011

Garretson, Brigham Top Scholars In Cherry Valley-Springfield Class


Mallory Viola Garretson is valedictorian and Abigail Marie Brigham salutatorian of the Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School Class of 2011.
Mallory, daughter of Thomas and Amy Garretson, plans to study writing at St. Lawrence University; she received a Presidential Scholarship.
At CV-S, she has been active in Jazz Ensemble, Senior Band (first chair,  saxophone) and Senior Choir (alto), and played quintets and duets with  NYSSMA.  She starred as Sarah Brown in this year’s musical, “Guys and Dolls,” Abby Brewster in “Arsenic and Old Lace, and Ellie Mae in “Beverley Hillbillies.”
She participated in Drama Club, Nature Club, SADD, Student Council (vice president), Varsity Club, Varsity Soccer (captain) and Track, Yearbook (editor in chief), Law Day, French Club, National Honor Society (president), and National Honor Societies in English, history and math.
 She was class president in grades 9, 10, and 11. 
She has attended Pen in Hand and Champlain College Writing Conferences to complement her writing for Iridescence, CV-S’s literary magazine, where she is editor. 
Abigail, daughter of Don and Janet Brigham, has received full tuition to The College of St. Rose, where she plans to major in history and education, with a minor in reading, pursuing a lifelong interest in becoming a history teacher.
At CV-S, she participated in four honor societies: National, history, English and math, and was secretary for many clubs, including National Honor Society, French Club and the Class of 2011. 
She was involved in Senior Band, Marching Band, NYSSMA and Jazz Band as first chair trumpet, while participating in the All County Festivals her freshmen, junior and senior years. 
She played varsity softball (captain), basketball and soccer, recognized as a three-sport scholar athlete.  She has volunteered at benefit dinners and blood drives, and is a student mentor. 

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