LAFARGEVILLE, NY — The LaFargeville Central School would like to congratulate the Class of 2021 academic leaders; Valedictorian: Josie Barton, Salutatorian: Quinlyn Ormsby, and Outstanding Vocational Student: Matthew Simmons.
Josie Barton, daughter of Bradley and Jennifer Barton, has been named Valedictorian of the LaFargeville Central School Class of 2021 earning a cumulative overall average of 94.64. Ms. Barton has been active in her church serving as an Educator, a Server, and a Bible School Leader while also performing as the top student in her class. She has been an active participant and team captain in multiple varsity sports since she was a middle school student. Josie
has been a fixture on many local elite travel softball and basketball teams, and played at a very high level with the well-known City Rocks team out of our state’s capital in Albany. Her kindness and compassion led her to become a member of a student based community service club, LCS rocks. This club has served our local youth and community since its founding in 2019. She has maximized her opportunities as a student, earning nineteen college credits. Josie will earn a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Science. She plans to attend Jefferson Community College where she will participate in intercollegiate basketball and softball as a Liberal Arts major. She plans to eventually transfer and finish a degree and reach her career aspirations of becoming a dentist.
Quinlyn Ormsby, daughter of Stephen and Marci Ormsby, has been named the LaFargeville Central School Salutatorian of the Class of 2021 earning a cumulative
overall average of 93.27. She is the current President of the Class of 2021 and has held that position for three of her four years in high school. Quinlyn is also a member and President of the school’s National Honor Society chapter.
She is an active member of both Drama Club and Sources of Strength. Her positions of treasurer and president on the Yearbook club have provided memories for many students for many years to come. Ms. Ormsby has been recognized for academic excellence throughout her career as a student at LCS, and she was the recipient of the Susan B. Anthony scholarship in 2020 in recognition of her hard
work. She has earned twenty-nine and one half college credits and will graduate with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in
Science. Quinlyn will attend SUNY Plattsburgh in the fall where she will major in Nursing.
Matthew Simmons, son of Nicholas and Melissa Anderson, has been named the 2021 Outstanding Vocational Student at LaFargeville Central School. Mr. Simmons has worked extremely hard in the classroom and in the vocational setting, earning a 94.5 cumulative average in his two-year program at BOCES. Matthew was able to overcome a serious sports injury to be an integral part of the Boys Varsity Basketball and Soccer teams during his senior year. Matthew is anticipated to receive a Regents Diploma and will have earned a Technical Endorsement in the Motorcycle and Marine Power Sports program through Jefferson-Lewis BOCES. Matt has also been recognized as a member of the National Technical Honor Society, an Outstanding Achievement award recipient, and for earning certification in EETC Four Stroke engines. He is also this year’s recipient of the Frank Reed
The LaFargeville Central School and surrounding community are extremely proud of all three students and their accomplishments. Congratulations and good luck in your future endeavors!