WATERTOWN, NY — The academic leaders for the class of 2021 at Immaculate Heart Central High School are Rose L. Gonas, valedictorian, and Sarah N. Kamide, salutatorian.
Miss Gonas, daughter of George and Kerri Gonas, Watertown NY, has an academic average of 96.31. She was awarded the Sisters of St. Joseph Departmental Awards in History and Art, the State of NY Comptroller Award, The United States Air Force Math and Science Award, the Bausch and Lomb Science Award, Frontier League Scholar Athlete Awards, and the New York State Scholarship for Excellence Award.
She served as president of the National Honor Society and is an active member of the Faith Community Service Program where she has completed more than two-hundred hours of service. Miss Gonas has also participated in student council, the Tri County Art Show, Jr. Investors, peer tutoring, Rotary Interact and the Mystery Players. She has earned varsity letters in soccer, basketball, and lacrosse.
Miss Gonas will attend The University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to major in business.
Miss Kamide, daughter of John and Brenda Kamide, Watertown, has an academic
average of 95.55. She received the Sisters of St. Joseph Departmental Awards for both English and Drama, the Diocesan Outstanding Student Award, the Joe Macsuga Memorial Coaches Award, the Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence, and the New York State Scholarship for Excellence.
She served as treasurer of the National Honor Society, has been a peer tutor,
participated in over one hundred hours of service through the Faith Community Service Program, was a member of the senior chorus and performing arts club where she participated in many theater productions, and was a member of both the Rotary Interact Club and the Mystery Play. Miss. Kamide has earned varsity letters in tennis, basketball, and lacrosse.
Miss Kamide will attend SUNY Oswego as an honors student to study business
administration with a minor in political science and journalism on a pre-law track.