Sackets Harbor Central announces Class of 2020 leaders

SACKETS HARBOR, NY —  Sackets Harbor Central School is proud to announce the academic leaders of the Class of 2020.

Murielle Fedorko has earned the distinction of Valedictorian for the Sackets Harbor Central School Class of 2020 with an overall grade point average of a 97.03.  Murielle has earned this honor by being diligent and hard-working with regard to her studies.  She has earned excellent grades while taking challenging classes.  Last year as a junior, Murielle took a full slate of courses including AP United States History, English 11 Honors, Algebra 2, Chemistry, and college level Spanish.  This year as a senior, Murielle is excelling in a multitude of courses including college courses in English, mathematics, and economics.  Murielle’s academic accomplishments have been recognized by her membership in both Spanish National Honor Society and National Honor Society.  She is currently the President of our local chapter of National Honor Society.  Murielle was also a recipient of The Rensselaer Medal and The Clarkson University Leadership Award.  Additionally, Murielle was a WWNY News 7 Academic All-Star.

Murielle is involved in a myriad extra-curricular endeavors. She is a member of our varsity soccer, basketball, and softball teams. She was a captain for both soccer and basketball, and was named a Frontier League All-Star in soccer and Frontier League Honorable Mention in basketball. She is also involved with Students Against Destructive Decision (SADD), serving as President the last two years.  Additionally, Murielle is a member of Sources of Strength, our Sentinels Marching Band, and serves as a big in Patriot Pals (our school’s version of Big Brothers Big Sisters). In addition, Murielle has served as the President of her graduating class since her sophomore year.

Murielle has given back to her community in a variety of ways.  As a junior, she volunteered at a breakfast with Santa Claus and assisted at a SADD Spaghetti Dinner.  As both a sophomore and a junior, Murielle volunteered at a local Harvest Festival.  Also, as a sophomore Murielle volunteered at a can and bottle drive to raise money for a school garden.

Murielle will be attending Queen’s University in the fall where she will be majoring in life sciences.


Mary Tyler has earned the distinction of Salutatorian for the Sackets Harbor Central School Class of 2020 with an overall grade point average of a 95.99.  Mary 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, Mary took classes including Algebra 2, Chemistry, AP United States History, and English 11 Honors. This year, Mary is taking challenging courses at Sackets including Pre-calculus and Physics and college courses, such as English Research & Composition and English Literature & Composition.  Mary’s academic accomplishments have been recognized by her induction into both National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society.  She was also recognized for having the highest average in the junior class last year.  Additionally, Mary was a recipient of the Le Moyne College Heights Award, the St. Lawrence University North Country Augsbury Scholarship, the St. Lawrence University Book Award, and the United States Air Force Recruiting Service Mathematics and Science Award.

Mary is involved in a variety of extracurricular endeavors. She has been a member of our varsity girls’ soccer team for the past two years, serving as a team captain this past season. As a freshman Mary participated in junior varsity lacrosse at her previous school. During her sophomore year, she was a member of our varsity cheerleading squad. As a junior Mary was a member of Patriot Pals, Art Club, and the Sentinels Marching Band. She also participated in Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Student Government Program.

Mary has participated in numerous community service initiatives throughout her high school career including volunteering at IHC’s “Kids Night Out” and volunteering at the Irish Festival. Mary also modeled in a Children’s Miracle Network Fashion Fundraiser. Additionally, she has written Christmas cards to adults in assisted living facilities, played the role of Mrs. Claus at a community Christmas party, and snow shoveled for a neighbor when needed the last couple of years.

Mary will be in a pre-med advisement program while she is an undergraduate college student. She would ultimately like to become a psychiatrist. Mary will be attending the University at Buffalo in the fall.


Damaris Ososkalo has been named the Career Program Winner for the Sackets Harbor Central School Class of 2020 with an overall grade point average of a 93.68.  Damaris has achieved this distinction by being conscientious with regard to her studies.  She has achieved academic success while taking challenging classes.  As a junior, Damaris took a full slate of classes including Algebra 2, Chemistry, and the Medical Careers program at BOCES. This year Damaris continues to work diligently in her classes here at Sackets and is enrolled in the Medical Assisting program at BOCES. Damaris’s academic accomplishments have been recognized. She has been inducted into National Honor Society, and was a recipient of the Elmira College Key Award.

Damaris has participated in extracurricular endeavors. She is a member of our Sentinels Marching Band. Additionally, Damaris has participated in SkillsUSA through her Career & Tech programs at BOCES. She also helped to organize a blood drive at our school last school year.

Damaris has had the opportunity to participate in job shadow experiences through Sackets Harbor Central School initiated job shadow programs. She has shadowed at both the emergency room at Samaritan Medical Center and also at Pediatric Associates in Watertown.

Damaris will be attending King University in Bristol, Tennessee, in the fall. She will be majoring in nursing.