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Class leaders at Norwood-Norfolk Central School

NORWOOD — Norwood-Norfolk Central School class 2022 leaders are valedictorian Madelyn Dinneen; and Catherine Phippen, Salutatorian.

Madelyn Dinneen

Miss Dinneen, daughter of Lisa Mitras and Daniel Dinneen, Waddington, has a grade point average of 98.15 and will graduate with honors. She has taken several advanced courses including Advanced Placement Calculus and History, Precalculus, Physics, Chemistry, Public Speaking and English Composition. She is enrolled in New Visions at SeaWay Tech; a college-level course, including workplace learning, CPR and first aid, and the study of the human body.

She is president of the Varsity Club, class treasurer and leader of the National Honor Society; and participated in Clarkson’s Project Challenge and Horizon summer program. Awards received include Student of the Month, Golden Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mentions for Artwork from the Scholastic Art Show, and Varsity Athlete from New York State Public High School. Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA).

Miss Dinneen participated in several sports including hockey, basketball, track and field, outdoor track and cross country; currently captain of cross-country and track and field teams. She holds school records in the 1500 meters, 800 meters, 1 mile and 2000 meters steeplechase; and was honored as an MVP and received outstanding sportsmanship awards. In addition, she works part-time at JC River Run, Waddington.

Miss Dinneen will attend Clemson University (SC) and complete the women’s cross country and track and field teams.

Catherine Phippen

Miss Phippen, daughter of Steven and Kimberly Phippen, Norwood, has a GPA of 97.7 and will graduate with Advanced Regents with Honours. She has taken several honors courses, including Advanced US History, Public Speaking, Precalculus, English Composition 101, Statistics, Government, and Intro to Psychology; and taken graduate-level science courses, including chemistry and physics.

She has been involved with the Key Club, the National Honor Society, the high school student council, serving as president her junior and senior years, the arts club, and musicals from grades five through ten; and participated in the Clarkson Horizons summer program in 2017. Miss Phippen has been involved in athletics for several years.

Awards received include Student of the Month, Gold Key and several Silver Keys for Photography, Scholastic Art Show, Honorable Mentions for Photography and Drawing, including for her drawing portfolio of her past year and won the North Country Arts All Star Award.

Outside of school, she has worked at Breezy Maples Farm and as a hostess at The Lobster House, Norwood, since spring 2021. She volunteers with the Potsdam Humane Society.

Miss Phippen will major in psychology at Russell Sage College in Troy.

Graduated seniors with an average of 90 or more:

Rhett Ashley

Ryley Ashley

Danielle Aumel

Collin Bromley

Abigail Cary

Elliott Cook

Catherine Cruz

Ryan Emlaw

Molly Gardner

Sophie Lauzon

Erica LaVigne

Brennan Losey

Anna Nelson

Kyleigh Newtown

Adam Niles

Samantha McGinnis

Duncan O’Brien

Zachary Perry

Sterling Sweeney

Michael Stacy

Lauren Doux

Garrett Villanave

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