Sackets Harbor Central announces Class of 2019 leaders

SACKETS HARBOR, NY — Sackets Harbor Central School is proud to announce the academic leaders of the Class of 2019:

Maximus Mintz, Co-Valedictorian
Son of Kenny Mintz & Karyn Mintz-Cordero

Nimue Rimiller, Co-Valedictorian &; Career Program Winner
Daughter of John & Silke Rimiller

Annika Menapace, Salutatorian
Daughter of Daniel & Susan Menapace

Maximus (Max) Mintz has earned the distinction of Co-Valedictorian for the
Sackets Harbor Central School Class of 2019. Max has earned this honor by
being diligent and hard-working with regard to his studies. He will be
graduating in three years and has earned excellent grades while taking
challenging classes. Last year as a sophomore, Max took a full slate of courses
including Honors classes in Global History & Geography 10 and English. This
year as a senior, Max is excelling in a multitude of courses including AP United
States History, Chemistry, Physics, Algebra 2, and Pre-calculus. Max’s academic
accomplishments have been recognized by his membership into both Spanish
National Honor Society and National Honor Society.

Max wrapped up a stellar soccer career at Sackets Harbor this past fall. He has been a member of our varsity soccer team since his freshman year. This past season, Max served as a team captain and was named a Frontier League All-Star. On the soccer field he demonstrated exquisite skill and sportsmanship. He also set a great example for his teammates with his work-ethic and his tremendous
display of character.

Max has been involved in other extra-curricular opportunities and community service initiatives. As a freshman and sophomore, he was a member of our Sentinels Marching Band in his role as saxophone section leader. Additionally, Max has volunteered with the Sackets Harbor Historical Society. He has helped set up, take coats, and clean up at the society sponsored concerts and events. At one concert Max played the saxophone.

Max will be attending Syracuse University in the fall and he will be majoring in aerospace engineering.

Nimue Rimiller has earned the distinction of Co-Valedictorian and Career
Program Winner for the Sackets Harbor Central School Class of 2019. Nimue has
earned this honor by displaying a dedicated work-ethic toward her studies. She has earned fantastic grades despite taking a rigorous slate of courses. As a junior,
Nimue took classes including Algebra 2 and Chemistry in addition to attending the
Medical Careers program at BOCES. This year, Nimue is enrolled in the New Visions Health program through BOCES and is taking challenging courses at Sackets including Pre-calculus, Physics, and JCC Spanish 122 & 112.
Nimue is involved in a variety of extra-curricular endeavors and community service
initiatives. Last year, for her National Honor Society community service project, she collected food for the Feed Our Veterans program. This year, through her New Visions program, Nimue helped to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. She is also a volunteer firefighter with the Smithville Fire Department.  Additionally, Nimue plays both varsity soccer and softball. As a junior, Nimue was named a Frontier League All-Star Honorable Mention for her fine play on the softball
diamond. This year, Nimue served as a captain on the soccer team and is currently serving as a captain for softball.

Nimue’s academic accomplishments have been recognized by her induction into both National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society. Nimue was also a recipient of the Elmira College Key Award, the Le Moyne College Heights Award, the St. Lawrence University Augsbury North Country Scholarship, and the Student Sage Award.

Nimue will be studying nursing in college. She will be attending Jefferson Community College in the fall.

Annika Menapace has been named the Salutatorian for the Sackets Harbor Central School Class of 2019. Annika has achieved this distinction by being conscientious with regard to her studies. She has achieved academic success while taking challenging classes. As a junior, Annika took difficult courses, such as AP United States History, Algebra 2, Chemistry, and English 11 Honors. This year, Annika is taking a full load of courses including college classes, such as Macroeconomics, Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Psychology, English Research & Composition, English Literature & Composition, and Pre-calculus.

Annika’s academic accomplishments have been recognized in a variety of
ways. She has been inducted into both National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society.

Additionally, Annika was a recipient of the Elmira College Key Award, Le Moyne College Heights Award, the Student Sage Award, and the University of Rochester’s George Eastman Young Leaders Award.

Annika has been involved in a multitude of extra-curricular endeavors. She was a varsity member of both our soccer and basketball teams. Annika was named a Frontier League All-Star in soccer both her junior and senior years for her excellent play on the soccer pitch. Also, she served as a team captain this past season. In basketball, Annika was named a Frontier League Honorable Mention both this year and last year, and she served as a team captain on this year’s squad. Also, earlier this year.

Annika was an on-air participant in Whiz Quiz, a televised team trivia competition between area schools. She has also been a member of Envirothon, SADD, and Spanish Club. Additionally, she serves as a “Big” in the Patriot Pals program (our school’s version of Big Brothers Big Sisters). Also, as a sophomore
Annika attended the HOBY seminar.

Annika will be attending St. John Fisher College in the fall where she will be majoring in nursing.