LAFARGEVILLE, NY — LaFargeville Central School would like to congratulate the Class of 2022 academic leaders; Valedictorian: Alexis Ridsdale, Salutatorian: Vera Blackford, and Outstanding Vocational Student: Ashley Rose.
Alexis Ridsdale, daughter of Carlton and Jessica Ridsdale, has been named Valedictorian of the LaFargeville Central School Class of 2022 earning a cumulative overall average of 98.63. Ms. Ridsdale has been active in Drama Club, Color Guard, HOPE Club, Whiz Quiz, and Spanish Club while working to be the top student in her class academically. She has served on the Student Council representing her peers and has served alongside teachers, administrators, and community members on the CDEP planning committee. Alexis is a volunteer Junior EMT with TIERS of Clayton and has volunteered with the LaFargeville
Fire Department as well. She is a member of the National Honor Society and was featured as an academic all-star on Channel 7 News. She has maximized her opportunities as a student at LCS, earning twenty-nine college credits. Alexis will earn a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Science and Math. She plans to attend SUNY Buffalo and study Neuroscience in a Pre-Med tract.
Vera Blackford, daughter of Lucas and Sarah Blackford, has been named the LaFargeville Central School Salutatorian of the Class of 2022 earning a cumulative overall average of 98.22. She is the current President of the Class of 2022, the Vice President of the Drama Club, the Treasurer of both the Student Council and Yearbook Clubs, and the Secretary of the Prom Committee. Ms. Blackford has spent her entire four years in high school on the High Honor Roll, and received the University of Rochester’s Bausch and Lomb Scholarship and a Whiz Quiz Scholarship as well. In her time away from school, she serves as the Intern for Rhonda’s Footworks, a local dance instruction company, and works tirelessly teaching youth dancers and training for competitive dance competitions for herself. Vera has earned thirty-two college credits while at LCS and will graduate with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science. She will enter the University of Rochester in the fall where she will double major in Neuroscience and Brain and Cognitive Science.
Ashley Rose, daughter of Kevin and Rebecca Rose, has been named the 2022 Outstanding Vocational Student at LaFargeville Central School. Ms. Rose has worked extremely hard in the classroom ranking fifth overall in the class of 2022, and in the vocational setting earning a cumulative average of 96.5 in her two-year program at BOCES. Ashley is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. She is a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award and a Perfect Attendance Recognition by the Bolen Technical Center. Her hard work also earned her the Xerox Award for Innovation and Achievement from the University of Rochester and has worked to earn the level of NOCTI certification in Auto Body Repair. Ashley will earn an Advanced Regents Diploma and will have earned a Technical Endorsement in the Auto Body Repair program through Jefferson-Lewis BOCES. Her work at the technical center has earned her twenty-two college credits and she has earned an additional six credits at LCS as well. Ashley plans to attend Jefferson Community College in the fall to begin her education to become a Secondary Social Studies Teacher.
LaFargeville Central School and surrounding community are extremely proud of all three students and their accomplishments. Congratulations and good luck in your future endeavors!