Class of 2022: Hailee Riggi – Northville High School

Class of 2022: Hailee Riggi – Northville High School

Hailee Riggi VALEDICTORIAN Northville High School Parents: Stephanie and Patrick Vandenburg and David Riggi Riggi has maintained a rigorous schedule during her senior year, having enrolled in many college courses including calculus, American political systems, English 103 and 104, and science research. She also participated in the University at Albany’s science research seminar course, focusing on cancer patients and survivors as well as COVID-19. Upon graduation, she will receive the New York State Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish. Throughout her high school career, Riggi has participated in several extracurricular activities. These included serving as president of the National Honor Society,…
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Class of 2022: Emilie Peterson – Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville High School

Class of 2022: Emilie Peterson – Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville High School

Emilie Peterson SALUTATORIAN Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville High School Parents: Janine Peterson College or other plans: Attending Pace University Plans after college: Travel. I’d also like to acquire 4 pet rats What is the memory of high school you will never forget: I’ll never forget hanging out with my besties – Hannah Johnson and Karis Montana Which teacher had the biggest impact on you and why: Miss Mac had the biggest impact on me. She’s inspired me to really hone in on my writing skills and she’s super epic! What’s in your music player: Taylor Swift and Queen Favorite book or author:…
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Class of 2022: Mayfield valedictorian Goodemote manages three sports and a top average

Class of 2022: Mayfield valedictorian Goodemote manages three sports and a top average

MAYFIELD — Soccer was an ideal choice for Mayfield High School senior Britain Goodemote — it’s a sport that penalizes a field player for touching the soccer ball with their hands — because the Mayfield valedictorian and three-sport star had his hands full throughout his high school career.Goodemote scored 30 goals and had nine assists for the Section II Class C boys’ soccer champions. He was a Western Athletic Conference Big School boys’ basketball first-team all-star and the Panthers leader in points, assists, rebounds and steals during his senior season. In the spring, Goodemote won the triple jump, long jump…
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Mayfield school district mourns loss of third grade teacher in weekend crash

Mayfield school district mourns loss of third grade teacher in weekend crash

MAYFIELD - With the school year coming to a close, Mayfield Central School District employees, students and town community members are coping with the loss of a longtime resident and third grade teacher.  Kim Mashhadi, 58, died from injuries she sustained in a car crash early Saturday morning. Her husband, Anas Mashhadi, suffered injuries officials described as serious, but was released from Albany Medical Center Sunday, said Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino. Giardino said Frank Vanskiver, the driver of the other car, was originally thought to have minor injuries but is still at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam.  The crash happened…
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Troopers: Death of woman, 74, found dead in Ephratah home after May fire, ruled homicide

Troopers: Death of woman, 74, found dead in Ephratah home after May fire, ruled homicide

EPHRATAH - The death of a woman who was found dead in her home after a fire there in May has been ruled a homicide, state police said Tuesday. Sara E. Stinnett, 74, was found dead inside her residence at 517 Route 67 in Ephratah May 13 after a fire, state police said. Investigators initially termed her death as suspicious, then announced Tuesday it had officially ruled a homicide. ---Help us bring news to you, check out our subscribe page at: LeaderHerald.com/Subscribe The investigation began just before 4 p.m. May 13 as troopers and Ephratah Volunteer Fire Department firefighters responded…
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Mayfield teacher identified as person killed in early Saturday town of Johnstown crash; Two others injured

Mayfield teacher identified as person killed in early Saturday town of Johnstown crash; Two others injured

TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN - A Mayfield woman who was killed in an early Saturday crash in the town of Johnstown was a third-grade teacher in the Mayfield school district, according to Fulton County Sheriff's officials and the school district. Her husband, the driver of the car in which she was a passenger, suffered serious injuries and the driver of a second car involved was also injured, officials said. Kimberly Mashhadi, who was in her 50s, was treated at the scene and airlifted by LifeNet to Albany Medical Center, where she died of her injuries, officials said. She was known as…
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