Our Graduates

Our Graduates

High School

Jacob Drennen, son of Kelly and Deb Drennen
GENEVA HIGH SCHOOL

ACTIVITIES: JV Golf; Varsity Hockey;
Varsity Lacrosse – team captain 2017 & 2018
HONORS: MVP in Lacrosse 2016 & 2017
All League Goalie of the Year 2017
Scholar Athlete – ice hockey 2017
Top of the Trade in Criminal Justice – Finger Lakes Technical and
Career Center
INTERESTS: Lacrosse, hunting, fishing, weight lifting. Played on the
Sweet Lax lacrosse team – traveling to many different states to compete
HIGH SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT: Ronnie’s Cedar Inn, Geneva YMCA
FUTURE PLANS: Attend Hobart College to play Division 1 Lacrosse

 

Sam Alexander, son of Floud and Ave Alexander
GENEVA HIGH SCHOOL

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society; Interact Club; Link Crew; Outdoor Ed
CHURCH ACTIVITIES: Acolyte, Usher
HONORS: 3 year Army ROTC Scholarship,
National Honor Society, Honor Roll, High Honor Roll
HIGH SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT: Geneva Public Library
FUTURE PLANS: Attend UB – ROTC commissioned as an officer

 

Ben DeMoras, son of Heather and Mat DeMoras
PENN YAN ACADEMY – Salutatorian

ACTIVITIES: Science Olympiad – Freshman through Senior year;
Outdoor Adventure Club – President Senior and Junior year;
National Honor Society – President Senior year; Natural Helpers;
Varsity Club – President Senior year, Vice President Junior year;
Band Council – President Senior year, Vice President Sophomore,
Treasurer Junior year;
Ski Club – President Junior year, Vice President Senior year, member 2011 through present
CHURCH ACTIVITIES: Elected Elder, Acolyte, Lay Reader, Usher, ORFF
HONORS: New York State Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation
Eagle Scout Rank Earned in June 2017
University of Rochester’s 2017 Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology
2017 Dartmouth Alumni Club Book Award.
Recognized in 2017 by Hobart and William Smith Colleges as one of the Finger Lakes Region’s Top Scholars
Recipient of the Yates County Distinguished Youth Award for the
4th quarter of 2017
Selected as the 2017 DAR Good Citizen for Penn Yan Academy.
2017 Outstanding French Student Award
Varsity Club Award for Boys’ Cross Country 2015-16, 2016-17
Varsity Club Award for Boys’ Track 2016-17
Sportsmanship Award for Boys’ Cross Country 2015-126, 2016-17
Sportsmanship Award for Goys’ Track 2016-17
NYSPHAA Scholar Athlete for Boys’ Cross Country 2015-16, 2016-17
NYSPHAA Scholar Athlete for boys’ Track 2016-17
Section V Track and Field Championships – 3rd place in both
1600m and 3200m run
Section V Cross Country Championships – 2nd place
NYSPHSAA Cross country Championships – 63rd place out of 130
Section V All Star Team for Cross Country 2017-18
Finger Lakes East all League Team for Cross country and Track 2016-17
National Honor Society – inducted junior year
National Foreign Language Honor Society – inducted junior year
Rotary Outstanding Youth for the Month of April 2017
Attended NY Boys’ State , June 2017 – a co-web developer
Penn Yan Middle School – 8th Grade Boy – unanimous faculty vote
Penn Yan elementary – 2011 NYS Comptroller Award for outstanding citizenship qualities
INTERESTS: web development capabilities,
Beekeeping – Langstroth hive management
HIGH SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT: Cornell University New York State Agricultural Experiment Station – Temporary Service Technician, assisting Dr. Lawrence Smart researching sustainable crops including Shrub Willow and Industrial Hemp, Summer 2017
FUTURE PLANS: will be attending Cornell University’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in fall 2018. Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Sustainability Sciences with a Minor in Communications

 

Brennan Bates, son of Jim and Tammy Bates
GENEVA HIGH SCHOOL

ACTIVITIES: Varsity Football, Wrestling, Chamber Choir, Marching Band
CHURCH ACTIVITIES: Acolyte, usher, ORFF
INTERESTS: Music and wrestling, playing in a band called THE JEWELS
HIGH SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT: NIKE, Geneva YMCA
FUTURE PLANS: Taking a gap year to decide what I want to
do in the future.

 

Noah Lahr, son of Beth and Dan Lahr
MIDLAKES HIGH SCHOOL

ACTIVITIES: Midlakes High School Trap Team
INTERESTS: loves to hunt and fish and spend time in the outdoors with his dad.
HIGH SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT: The Ramada Inn and
Tractor Supply Co.
FUTURE PLANS: currently works at Triplett Machine in Phelps and will have a full-time position with them upon graduating, where he will continue to learn the machining trade.

 

Kyle Hornbeck, son of David Hornbeck and Connie Heindl
LYONS CENTRAL SCHOOL

ACTIVITIES: Varsity Cross Country team
CHURCH ACTIVITIES: Lay read, usher
HONORS: Varsity letter for Cross Country
INTERESTS: playing guitar, singing, running/exercising, video games
HIGH SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT: volunteer at Phelps Community Center
FUTURE PLANS: To look for steady work; work on my mom’s horse farm while I decide on a career that’s right for me.

College

Master’s Degree

Zach Bley – Masters in Business Administration, University of Delaware. He is the Assistant Director of Facilities at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Maryland.

Doctorate Degree

Karen Fahy – University of Rochester Warner School with an Ed.D. in Educational Administration.  Currently working for Rochester City School District as the Executive Director of ELA, Integrated Literacy, Learning and Leadership.