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Class of 2022 Senior Spotlights

2022 Senior Spotlights

Carter Sisson

Our first spotlight is our Valedictorian, Carter Sisson.  Carter is graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science.  During his time at FCS, Carter played Varsity Soccer (Team Captain, 2 time Allegany County All-Star, Section V All-Tournament Team), Varsity Basketball (Team Captain, Allegany County MVP, Ronald McDonald House All Star Game, Section V All-Tournament Team), and Varsity Tennis (County MVP, County All-Star).   Carter’s favorite memory at FCS was going to the State Finals for soccer this year.  He is the class Standard Bearer and in National Honor Society.  Carter also participated in Senior High Band for two years and serves as the Secretary of the FCS Awards Committee. 

Carter’s teachers had amazing things to share about him.  Mr. Witkowski said, “Although Carter is usually quiet and reserved, no one should underestimate his strong resolve for excellence out of himself and others. He leads by example. Who else would play hurt during a soccer game, chest trapping a ball instead of heading it, and still owning the middle of the field? His quiet encouragement made his teammates better players and better people. Carter is the model of hard work on the athletic field as well as in the classroom and it is no surprise he is the Class of 2022’s valedictorian. In the future, if he chooses that route, I am really looking forward to seeing Carter as a coach, as he already has the attributes great coaches have.”

Mr. Vosburg added, “Carter sets the standard of excellence in all that he does. Whether it be his academic prowess in the classroom, intangible leadership in the sports arena, or impeccable commitment to service through his church youth group, Carter has positively impacted the lives of so many people. We will miss him next year, but are so excited to see what he does in the future.”

Will Roeske

Today we are honoring Will Roeske.  Will is the Salutatorian for the Class of 2022 and is graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science.  During his time at FCS, Will was in National Honor Society, a participant in Boys State and served as the Treasurer for the FCS Awards Committee.  He also rose to the level of Eagle Scout during his years in the Boy Scouts of America while also completing hundreds of hours volunteering.  In school Will played Basketball for six years (Team Captain, Allegany County All-Star).  He also was on the Trap and Golf teams.  Will’s favorite memory at FCS was beating Mr. Brown in chess in 4th grade. 

Will’s teachers had great things to share about him.  Mr. Vosburg shared, “Will's sustained commitment to turning in work of the highest quality and his great work ethic has led to his many academic and community-based honors. With that said, I am most proud of Will's growth as a student who asks good questions and genuinely invests in the learning process. I can't wait to see all of the great things he does in the future.”

Mr. Witkowski added, “As an Eagle Scout, Will completely carries out the Scout Oath and Laws every day at F.C.S. to make our school a much better place. In both Earth Science and Physics classes, Will was a beast! His ability to understand and translate complex scientific concepts are second to none. I’m looking forward to what Will has to offer at the next level and wish him all the best as he works toward becoming a civil engineer.”

Haley Hall

Today we are featuring Haley Hall.  Haley is graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation and a Career and Technical Education Endorsement.  While at Fillmore, Haley has participated in Girls and Boys Volleyball as well as Golf.  She also has served on the Student Council, worked on the Yearbook, and was a part of the State Crew for the play.  Haley also is in both the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society.  Her favorite FCS memory is meeting the small handful of people who are now her best friends that stuck with her through high school. 

Haley’s teachers had fantastic things to share about her.  Mr. Witkowski said, “Even though Haley is usually quiet, she is one of the most down-to-earth people at FCS and is not afraid to offer her opinion when pressed on a subject. She is kind and is always willing to offer a genuine smile to everyone. Even though she tended to go “under the radar,” Haley made Earth Science class great with her abilities to work well with others and to keep the group grounded.”

Mr. Vosburg added, “You can always count on Haley to turn in high-quality work and bring a hard-working approach to every situation. Most importantly, she has a great attitude and her personable demeanor allows her to get along with anyone she encounters. I look forward to watching her continue to grow after leaving FCS.”

Hannah Tanner

Today’s feature is on Hannah Tanner.  Hannah is graduating with a Regents Diploma. While at Fillmore, Hannah participated in FROGS (2 years) and choir (5 years).  She also played basketball for six years and won the Coaches Award.  Her favorite FCS memory is when her mother made treats for the Senior class and the basketball team. 

Hannah’s teachers had amazing things to share about her.  Mrs. Herman said, “Having the opportunity to work with Hannah for several years, I have had the opportunity to see her grow into the amazing person she is today. She is a hard worker and has a kind heart. I am looking forward to see what the future holds for her.”

Miss Brandt added, “Don’t let Hannah’s quiet demeanor fool you. She is a fiercely loyal friend and is a welcoming presence in class. She works hard to get the job done and never shies away from a new TikTok challenge. Hannah is kind, hardworking, and will make a positive impact no matter where life takes her after FCS. She also has an uncanny, but impressive, ability to keep white sneakers clean, even after a year in environmental science!”

Zora

Today’s feature is on Zora Ashton.  Zora is graduating with a Regents Diploma.  While at Fillmore, she participated in Volleyball, the High School Musical and Scholastic Challenge.  Her favorite memory during her time at FCS is hanging out with her friends.

Zora’s teachers had great things to share about her.  Mr. Witkowski said, “Zora may be one of the most underrated members of the Class of 2022 as she provides a lot of her positive attributes behind the scenes. I have always appreciated her quiet leadership and justice in both Earth Science and Astronomy classes. She may also have the best sense of humor ever—as she can laugh out loud at one of Evan’s puns!”

Mr. Vosburg added, “Zora is kind and respectful. She works hard in one-on-one settings and was not afraid to challenge herself by taking a tough course like Algebra II in a mostly remote setting. I wish her all the best in the future.”

Arianna

Today’s feature is on Arianna Jones.   Arianna is graduating with a Regents Diploma.  Arianna has worked in retail for almost three years and plans to open her own esthetics business.  Her favorite FCS memory were the field days.

Arianna’s teachers had awesome things to share about her.  Miss Brown said, “I was excited this year to have Arianna join art class.  Not only is she a talented artist but she has a really great personality that I love being around her.  She supports her friends, cares about others and has a quiet kind way about her.  She is the type of person that builds others up and makes them feel valued.”

Mr. Witkowski added, “Arianna is another hidden gem in the Class of 2022. I always admired her ferocious determination to overcome challenges and still learn complex science concepts at a high level. Arianna is also fiercely loyal to her friends and a great collaborator in class. I wish her all the best as she graduates from Fillmore this June.”

Connor

Today we are featuring Connor Landcastle.  Connor is graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation and a Career and Technical Education Endorsement.  His favorite FCS memory was having nap time in kindergarten.  After graduation, Connor plans on entering the Air Force.

Connor’s teachers shared great things about him.  Mr. Witkowski said, “Connor is probably the friendliest member of the Class of 2022! Even with mundane tasks, Connor always keeps things light interesting! I wish Connor all the best as he graduates this year!”

Mr. Vosburg added, “Connor is the type of kid who is what I like to call “sneaky talented.” Just when you are starting to wonder if he is paying any attention at all in class, he wows you with a deeper understanding of the topic than anyone in the class. He is the type of kid who prides himself on coming up with a problem-solving method that’s completely different than the one the teacher demonstrated, but is equally correct and demonstrates higher-order understanding. I look forward to seeing where Connor goes after high school. With the right mindset, the sky is the limit for what he could achieve.”

Isaac

Today we are featuring Isaac Sylveter.  Isaac is graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Science.  While at FCS, he participated in Wrestling (4 years) and Golf (2 years).  His favorite FCS memory is going to the Chinese Buffet with the Wrestling team after every match or tournament. 

Isaac’s teachers had wonderful things to share.  Mr. Vosburg said, “I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to work with Isaac as his Algebra 2 and Physics teacher. His quiet and reserved demeanor masquerade a thoughtful student, who asks the right questions and works well independently. He responds well to constructive criticism and is always working to improve. Most importantly, his kind and respectful personality will get him far in life. I’m looking forward to seeing what he can accomplish after high school.”

Mr. Witkowski added, “Isaac without doubt is the quietest member of the Class of 2022! However, behind his silent exterior is a brilliant Physics mind. Isaac’s attention to detail, ability to collaborate, and never-quit attitude have made him a Physics beast! I’m really looking forward to see what Isaac can accomplish at the college level after he graduates from Fillmore this June.”

McKayla

Today we are featuring McKayla Ellwood.  McKayla is graduating with a Local Diploma and a Career and Technical Education Endorsement.  While at FCS, she participated in track for three years.  Her favorite FCS memory is getting Mrs. Herman as a teacher in 10th grade.

McKayla’s teachers had great things to share.  Mrs. Herman said, “Having the opportunity to work with McKayla for several years has provided me with the chance to see just how driven she is. She cares about her work and her peers and is always willing to lend a helping hand. McKayla, I can't wait to see what the future holds for you!”

Mr. Fuller added, “McKayla is hard working and is loved by the elementary school students she works with as an intern.”

Selena

Today we are featuring Selena Leonard.  Selena is graduating with a Regents Diploma and a Career and Technical Education Endorsement.  While at FCS, she participated in volleyball, track, FROGS, and Reality Check.  Her favorite FCS memory was winning Volleyball sectionals this year.

Selena’s teachers had fantastic things to share.  Mrs. Herman said, “It has been a pleasure to work with Selena not only in class, but also in Reality Check. She comes to class with a smile and always is open to lending a hand. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for her! Selena, congratulations on your well-deserved success!”

Mrs. Ellsworth added, “It has been so great watching Selena grow into the amazing young woman she is today. Although I don't have her in any of my classes this year, she regularly comes in to fill me in on all of the exciting news in her life. I am so excited to see what this amazing world has in store for her.”

Alex

Today we are featuring Alex Ellsworth.  Alex is graduating with a Regents Diploma and a Career and Technical Education Endorsement.  While at FCS, he participated in Soccer (6 years), Baseball (6 years), Basketball (4 years), and Ski Club.  His favorite FCS memory is going to States twice.

Alex’s teachers had great things to share.  Mr. Vosburg said, “When Alex sets his mind to something, he is simply unstoppable. This has been plain as day since my first interactions with him when he was an eighth grader on our modified soccer team. Alex led by example on our Varsity soccer team, helping propel us to two state final four berths in the last three years. His ferocious competitiveness and unrelenting tenacity made him one of the most effective defenders in FCS history. Athletic prowess aside, I am most proud of the young man Alex is becoming. I have no doubt that he is going to be someone willing to give of his time and resources to give back to the community for years to come. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for him.

Mr. Witkowski added, “I was truly privileged to have worked with Alex on both the athletic field and in the classroom as he is the epitome of a great student-athlete. I will always remember his defensive effort on our home soccer field as he single-handedly shut down Scio’s leading scorer to help us earn the league championship two seasons ago. Even though he doesn’t think of himself as a student, his knowledge of Earth Science ranks among the best in this senior class. With the impressive work ethic that he has, Alex is destined to do great things in the future!”

Raena

Today we are featuring Raena Hopkins.  Raena is graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation.  While at FCS, she participated in Track, Soccer, and Ski Club.  Raena’s favorite FCS memory are all of the shenanigans that always happen in Mr. Heaney’s class. 

Raena’s teachers had fantastic things to share.  Mrs. Ellsworth said, “I have always enjoyed having Raena as a student. She is such a determined, hardworking young person. Whenever school became challenging to her she never gave up, she just worked harder. Her work ethic is going to take her to great places.”

Mr. Witkowski added, “I really appreciated Raena’s efforts in Earth Science as she was one of the best “true learners” in class. Not only did she understand the concepts, but she always tried to relate them to her everyday life and she was not afraid to help others. Raena’s pleasant, down-to-earth personality will be missed next year.”

Haley

Today we are featuring Haley Schultz.  Haley is graduating with a Regents Diploma.  While at FCS, Haley participated in FFA for 4 years.  Her favorite FCS memory are the Field Days. 

Haley’s teachers had wonderful things to share.  Mr. Vosburg said, “You can always count on Haley to greet you with a smile in the hallway. Her kindness and compassion toward others should go a long way toward propelling her to where she wants to be in life. I wish her all the best in her future.”

Mr. Witkowski added, “I always admired Haley for her abilities to persevere during the tough parts of Earth Science class and not be afraid to ask questions. She always managed to keep a smile on her face and work well with everyone to accomplish the tasks of the day. I wish Haley all the best as she graduates this June!”

Larry

Today we are featuring Larry Walinski.  Larry is graduating with a Regents Diploma and a Career and Technical Education Endorsement.  While at FCS, he participated in basketball, track, baseball, archery, the musical, and art club.  His favorite FCS memory is beating Mr. Dodge in an archery competition. 

Larry’s teachers had great things to share.  Mr. Witkowski said, “Although he was a reluctant learner at times, Larry could come up with some brilliant thoughts and answers during Earth Science class. I always appreciated his willingness to meet me half-way and to support others during class.”

Mr. Vosburg added, “You can always count on Larry’s jovial personality to lighten the mood in any setting, as you will be sure to leave any conversation Larry is a part of with a smile on your face. He has a heart of gold and is a true team player. I wish him all the best in his future.”

Joe

Today we are featuring Joe Smith.  Joe is graduating with a Regents Diploma.  While at FCS, he participated in baseball, wrestling, and FFA.  His favorite FCS memory was making movies for Mr. Heaney’s film studies class. 

Joe’s teachers had wonderful things to share.  “I have always enjoyed conversations with Joe. He is such a personable young man. It doesn't matter how busy he is. He is always willing to take time out of his day to have a conversation with me. I am so excited to see all of the amazing things he accomplishes in his future.”

Miss Brandt added, “Joe is my TikTok guru.  The boy knows his social media. I can also count on Joe to bring the most random finds for us to sample, such as the world’s hottest chips and chocolate and how can anyone forget bacon soda?! Joe never fails to make me and his classmates laugh. He has a great personality and I look forward to seeing what this next chapter brings for him.”

Zoey

Today we are featuring Zoe Beardsley.  Zoe is graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation and Mastery in Science.  While at FCS, Zoe participated in Soccer (Team Captain, Allegany County All-Star, 3rd Team NYS Class D All State, 2021 Section V All-Tournament Team), Basketball, and Softball.  Zoe has also served on the Student Council (Treasurer, President), been the Senior Class President, and led the Students Against Hate group.  Her favorite FCS memory was taking the bus to the boys’ game after the girls’ team won sectionals the same night.  Zoe thought it was so fun being able to celebrate together as a school.   

Zoe’s teachers had fantastic things to share.  Miss Brown said, “Okay Zoe, in my head I'm thinking "No, please don't leave!" You've become such a fixture in my everyday life in the art room it's going to be strange without you. In my heart though, I couldn't be more filled with pride in you. You are an amazingly talented, creative artist and more importantly a person of true substance and character. You're the type of person that makes big impacts on others and does your best to make the world a better place. I can't wait to see what you do! Go Saxons!”

Mr. Parks added, “Zoe is just an all-around talented individual. She excels is so many areas including academically and in the extracurriculars. Whether it’s in the classroom, athletics or the arts, Zoe has made a name for herself here at Fillmore. More importantly she is a great leader, someone who always is willing to stand up for what she believes in and a person who others can count on. Zoe has made positive impacts in many areas and with many people. Her influence and example will be felt long after she has left the halls of FCS. Congratulations, Zoe! You make us very proud!”

Clancey

Today we are featuring Clancey Cockle.  Clancey is graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation and Mastery in Science.  While at FCS, Clancey participated in Varsity Tennis (Two Time Most Improved, MVP), Art Club, the Yearbook Committee (4 years), FROGS (2 years), Student Council, National Honor Society, and Senior Class Secretary.  Her favorite FCS memory was writing and playing a main character in The Whipping Boy film we made in fourth grade. 

Clancey’s teachers had wonderful things to share.  Mrs. Anderson said, “Clancey is a student you can always depend on. She is very savvy around a camera and does excellent work with still photos and videos. She has been very helpful with this year’s yearbook!”

Mrs. Brown added, “At the beginning of the year our 7th period art class basically forced you to change your schedule to join us and I haven't regretted it for a minute. You are fun, sweet, and super cool. You are a ray of sunshine that brightens up our class. I wish you the very best in the future, you deserve it. Also, our apologies to the 7th period business class for stealing Clancey from you, your loss was our gain.”

Yanely

Today we are featuring Yanely Cristino.  Yanely is graduating with a Regents Diploma along with completing the New Vision Health Professions program at BOCES.  While at FCS, Yanely participated in Tennis (3 years, Rookie of the Year, Career Achievement), Softball (6 years), and FFA (6 years).  Her favorite FCS memory was going to the FFA State Convention and walking around Syracuse.

Yanely’s teachers had amazing things to share.  Mr. Vosburg said, “What impresses me the most about Yanely is her independence and self-motivation. I will uniquely remember her as one of my best “remote learners” during the 2020-21 school year. Having to learn most of Algebra II via Zoom came with its challenges, but Yanely consistently took it in stride. You could always count on her to push herself and seek out extra help when needed. I am so excited to see that she participated in the New Visions Health Professions program this year. She is others-focused, compassionate, and the type of kid I would trust to care for me if myself or a loved one needed medical care. I wish her all the best in the future.”

Mr. Vosburg added, “Yanely is without doubt one of the politest members of the Class of 2022 as she always puts other people first. She always goes out of her way to be friendly and making sure others are having a good day. I can’t say enough great things about the effort she put into class not only for herself, but for the members of the group she would work with during Earth Science class. I was extremely lucky to have Yanely in class and wish her all the best as she graduates this year.”

Matt

Today we are featuring Matt Freeman.  Matt is graduating with a Regents Diploma and a Career and Technical Education Endorsement.  Matt played modified baseball for two years and also earned the Attendance Award at BOCES Forklift Certification.  His favorite FCS memory was being able to go to BOCES for the first time to do hands on work.

Matt’s teachers had great things to share about him.  Miss Brown said, “I remember having you way back in elementary art and you drew the most accurate tractors, trucks and other various big machines with more details that I knew existed. Flash forward to senior year and your Arts Festival display of detailed precisely colored beautiful drawings of cars, trucks and tractors really made me smile. It's neat to see you grow so much as a person but still stay true to your roots. Best of luck to you Matt!”

Mr. Witkowski added, “Matt is a true gentleman in every sense of the word. He has a smile for everyone and can always be counted on for giving 110% effort in everything he does. I’m not sure I have met a person that has a more positive attitude than Matt. I have really enjoyed working with Matt in both Earth Science and Senior Seminar this year and I will truly miss him after he graduates this year.”

Saige

Today we are featuring Saige Friedl.  Saige is graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. While at FCS, Saige played softball and participated in choir.  Her favorite FCS memory was playing softball with some of her best friends.

Saige’s teachers had wonderful things to share about her.  Mrs. Hannon said, “Having Saige in college statistics this year was an absolute pleasure. She is a strong, intelligent, friendly person who works hard and is responsible. She is thoughtful and confident and I looked forward to seeing her each day. The best was when she would surprise me with a homemade treat! It always made my day! I know she will be successful in her culinary pursuits! Good luck Saige I will miss you next year!”

Mrs. Tucker added, “Saige is kind and generous. She's got a vision for her future and is taking steps to make that vision a reality through hard work and careful planning. I can't wait to see what her future holds!”

Matt

Today we are featuring Matt Hatch.  Matt is graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation and Mastery in Science.  While at FCS, Matt participated in track (2 years), wrestling (3 years), soccer (3 years), FFA (2 years), trap (2 years) and was also a member of the National Honor Society.  His favorite FCS memory was spending time with all of his friends.

Matt’s teachers had great things to share about him.  Miss Brown said, “I feel like you avoided high school art as long as you possibly could but I finally got you senior year. Even though it isn't "your thing" you always put forth your best effort and I appreciate it. You also are always the first person to volunteer when I need something done, from climbing ladders to set up art displays, to learning and helping with cutting mat board frames, running errands, etc. I can always count on you to help out without having to be asked. I appreciate you being a team player!”

Mr. Vosburg added, “Matt is the type of kid who can do anything he sets his mind to. While he is certainly talented academically, I think what sets Matt apart from many others his age is his knack for working with his hands. He is willing to work hard while engaging in tasks and jobs that may not always be the most popular or glamorous, but are necessary and fulfilling. Most importantly, his personable demeanor and ability to talk to anyone have earned him the respect of both the faculty and his peers. I cannot wait to watch Matt succeed in the years ahead, and I wish him all the best.”

Graham

Today we are featuring Graham Cahill.  Graham is graduating with a Regents Diploma with a Career and Technical Endorsement.  While at FCS, Graham participated in soccer (4 years, 2-time County All-Star) and baseball (4 years).  His favorite FCS memory was every day spent with the boys playing soccer. 

Graham’s teachers had fantastic things to share.  Mr. Witkowski said, “For whatever reason, Graham and I have always been on the same page. I can’t say enough good things about the job he did as a defender on the JV Soccer Team during a season we played “iron-man” soccer (no subs). Graham always chose to rise to the occasion, even when we played a man down and I could always count on him to lead by his example of hard work and tenacity. Although he doesn’t think of himself as a student, Graham’s thought processes and ability to work with others during Earth Science class were always first-rate and greatly appreciated. Graham’s work ethic will be truly valued by his future employers and community members.”

Mr. Vosburg added, “Graham is a relentless competitor. He has been a staple on both the Varsity Soccer and Baseball teams over the last three years. When he has his head on straight and is dialed into a game, there is no one better to fearlessly execute a job. Outside of the classroom, he is actively involved in the field of agriculture, and is not afraid to work hard. I look forward to seeing the path he forges for himself in the years ahead.”

Emma

Today we are featuring Emma Cole.  Emma is graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation and Mastery in Mathematics.  While at FCS, Emma participated in Basketball (6 years, co-MVP, 2-Time Player of the Year, Ronald McDonald All-Star, Big 30 All-Star, 2-Time All-Tournament Team), Volleyball (6 years, MVP, 2-Tim All-Tournament Team), and Golf (2 years).  She also participated in FROGS, was the Class Treasurer, served on the FCS Awards committee, and participated in Band and Choir.  Her favorite FCS memory was writing and acting in The Whipping Boy movie put on in her 4th grade class. 

Emma’s teachers had awesome things to share.  Mr. Vosburg said, “Emma is one of those kids who just makes everyone’s day better the instant you see her. She is incredibly respectful, personable, and willing to lend a helping hand in any way needed. She leads by example and makes everyone around her aspire to be better, whether that is in the classroom or in the sports arena. She stands for excellence, and works hard to be her best possible self, even when something does not come easily for her. Even though we will miss her presence next year, I am excited to see what she will accomplish after leaving Fillmore and wish her all the best.”

Mr. Parks added, “To put it simply, Emma is one of the top student athletes I have ever coached! I had the privilege to coach her in 3 different sports during her time at FCS and watched her grow into one of our best. Outside of athletics, she is a hardworking student, a friend to absolutely everyone and can always be counted on to lend a helping hand. She has volunteered many hours in the gym as a gym assistant by helping out with many of our elementary classes. I think Emma would make a great teacher someday! Congratulations, Emma! We are so proud of you!”

Hayden

Today we are featuring Hayden Freeman.  Hayden is graduating with a Regents Diploma and a Career and Technical Education Endorsement.  While at FCS, Hayden participated in Wresting and Volleyball.  His favorite FCS memory is being able to start his program at BOCES. 

Hayden’s teachers had great things to share about him.  Mrs. Herman said, “Hayden is such a bright kid. His friendly personality shows you just how much he cares. Hayden, keep smiling and I wish you the best!”

Mr. Witkowski added, “I am always impressed with Hayden’s friendliness and enthusiasm. It doesn’t matter what location we are at, there is always a quick wave and “hello” that makes my day. It has been a pleasure to see Hayden mature from a quiet kid into a young man with quiet confidence. I’m going to miss Hayden’s presence next year after he graduates this June.”

Emily

Today we are featuring Emily Krzeminski.  Emily is graduating with a Regents Diploma.  While at FCS, Emily participated in Softball (6 years), Soccer (5 years), and Basketball (1 year).  She also participated in FROGS, Student Council, and Art Club.  Her favorite FCS memory is when the Soccer team went to states.

Emily’s teachers had amazing things to share.  Miss Lyman said, “Emily is competitive on the softball field and wants to compete with the best. She will strive to outrun, outhit, and outplay everyone on the field. Emily also has a fun and engaging personality. This girl can make everyone laugh. I will always remember her as one of the several athletes to bring a positive energy to the team. Best of luck in the future, Em!”

Mr. Witkowski added, “I will always be indebted to Emily for keeping my spirits up when the school shut down due to the COVID pandemic in 2020. I really enjoyed how she connected to a Moon assignment by actually sending me pictures of the Moon! I know that Emily has a lot to offer her community and friends after she graduates this June and I wish her all the best!”

Torran

Today we are featuring Torann Wolfer.  Torann is graduating with a Regents Diploma.  While at FCS, she participated in Soccer (6 years, Outstanding Achievement Award), Cheerleading (6 years, Career Achievement Award, 2-time Allegany County All-Star, Ronald McDonald All-Star Game), and Softball (6 years, Allegany County All-Star, MVP).  Her favorite FCS memory was when they won Sectionals and the Soccer teams were able to celebrate their wins together.

Torann’s teachers had great things to share.  Miss Lyman said, “Over the course of 4 years, I have noticed that Torann is a fighter and doesn't back down from a challenge. She has the courage to take risks to improve herself. Torann knows what is good for her and when she sets her mind to do better, be better, there is nothing that can stop her. I have admired her fierce loyalty to her friends, family and those she trusts; her independent nature to think for herself and rise above the crowd; and her drive to do her best even when things get hard. I absolutely love this kid and though I will miss her a lot, the world is gaining an amazing human being.”

Miss Hatch added, “Torann has been a member of the Varsity Cheerleading team for 5 years. Torann is not only a terrific cheerleader (County All-Star, RMD All-Star) but a great person as well. Torann is always willing to try anything I need her to do. She has tried (and excelled) at every position I've asked her to do. She's one of the most versatile athletes I've coached. Torann gives 100% and never gives up until she reaches her goal. She will be greatly missed next year but I'm so proud of her decision to join the US Air Force and know that she will take her leadership skills and succeed with whatever she chooses to do. Good luck Torann!!”

Dylan

Today we are featuring Dylan Sherman.  Dylan is graduating with a Local Diploma.  While in high school, Dylan played Football (Varsity at Letchworth) and participated in FFA.  His favorite FCS memory was playing Laser Tag during FFA. 

Dylan’s teachers had nice things to share.  Mrs. Herman said, “It has been a pleasure to work with Dylan this past school year. His laid back personality shows that he can go with the flow in any situation which will be helpful in the career of his path. Dylan, wishing you the very best on your future endeavors.”

Miss Brandt added, “With his work ethic and laidback demeanor, Dylan Sherman was a much-welcomed addition to shop class this year. He knows what he needs to improve on and continues to work hard to overcome these challenges. His sense of independence and drive for personal growth will take him far after graduation. Dylan is also just a great guy to shoot the breeze with. I look forward to seeing where this next chapter takes him.”

Duane

Today we are featuring Duane Bliss.  Duane is graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation and a Career and Technical Education Endorsement.  While at FCS, he participated in Wresting (2 years), Baseball (5 years), Band (4 years), Boy/Eagles Scouts (10 years), and as the Treasurer of many organizations.  His favorite FCS memory was attending the prom.

Duane’s teachers had great things to share.  Mrs. Ellsworth said, “For as long as I can remember Duane, he has always had such a great attitude. He is polite and positive and does whatever he can for others. He is also quite an entrepreneur with his abilities to meet the needs and wants of others in school. I look so forward to seeing how successful he is in his future.”

Mr. Witkowski added, “Pound for pound, Duane is no doubt one of the nicest people in our building. Sharing an interest in Ford trucks, I have always enjoyed talking to Duane about the progress he is making restoring an old truck at BOCES. His service and people-skills while working at NAPA are outstanding and I know he will continue to make people happy. I wish Duane all the best as he graduates this June!”

Dom

Today we are featuring Dominic Incognito.  Dominic is graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Science.  While at FCS, Dominic participated in Track (3 years), FROGS, Student Council, and Scholastic Challenge.  His favorite FCS memory was participating in the VEX Robotics Competition. 

Dominic’s teachers had amazing things to share.  Mrs. Anderson said, “Dom is such a technophile! He has been wonderful in the several classes. Instead of taking the easy route, Dom likes to challenge himself and do it the hard way. Dom will do great in anything he puts his mind to it!”

Mr. Vosburg added, “Don’t let Dominic’s quiet and reserved demeanor fool you. He is a thinker and a lover of authentic, inquiry-based learning. He asks the right questions, striving not only to get the right answer, but to also figure out how to apply what he has just learned the greater world surrounding him. He is kind and respectful, and can do anything he sets his mind to. I look forward to seeing what he can accomplish in his post-high school career, and I wish him all the best.”

Evan

Today we are featuring Evan MacLaughlin.  Evan is graduating with a Regents Diploma.  While at FCS, Evan participated in Scholastic Challenge, Drama Club, FROGS and Summer Soccer.  We will remember Evan’s big personality as he heads toward graduation.

Evan’s teachers had nice things to share.   Miss Brown said, “Evan MacLaughlin, you are one in a million! Your personality is truly out of this world... just like your signature fashion choice of space and planet themed hoodie paired with a different space and planet themed pair of pants. I don't know anyone that can pass by you in the hall and not smile...especially when you are carrying your lunch pail labeled "live organs". You bring uniqueness, fun, and absurdity to our school, thanks for always being you!

Mr. Heaney added, “Evan MacLaughlin is one of the friendliest and kindest students in Fillmore. He is a true original whose presence always brightens a room. Evan's enthusiasm for learning and his interest in things that are interesting are at the top of the class. He understands that having knowledge is cool and invests himself in topics, not necessarily for the reward of a grade, but for the inherent value of knowing something. This is rare amongst students and Evan is the embodiment of this. I wish more students could be like Evan.”

Cam

Today we are featuring Cam Green.  Cam is graduating with a Regents Diploma.  While at FCS, Cam participated in Ski Club.  His favorite FCS memory is Mrs. Herman becoming his teacher.

Cam’s teachers had wonderful things to share.  Mrs. Herman said, “Having the opportunity to work with Cameron throughout his final years in high school has given me a chance to see what a great person he has become. He likes to joke around and make his peers laugh, but is willing to tackle his work when he needs to. Cameron, wishing you the best in life!”

Miss Brandt added, “I have seen him prepare for debates and presentations with hard work and determination. His fun personality and view on life added a welcomed dynamic to the Ag Room. And since going fully virtual, I can always count on Cam to complete well thought out portfolios that highlight his accomplishments in and out of the classroom. He also loves a good KitKat. I wish him all the best after graduation!”

Isaac

Today we are featuring Isaac Hatch.  Isaac is graduating with a Regents Diploma.  While at FCS, Isaac played Soccer (4 years), Baseball (2 years), Basketball (2 years), and Volleyball (1 year).  His favorite FCS memory is was a snowball fight this year that led to an even bigger mess in the Senior Lounge. 

Isaac’s teachers had great things to share.  Miss Brandt said, “Isaac Hatch blew me away this year with his talent for public speaking. He was able to command the room and presentation with little preparation, and I was impressed. This skill will take him far in life! Isaac has also been a fun addition to our class, even when senioritis kicks in on the daily. Congrats and good luck on your next chapter Isaac!”

Mr. Witkowski added, “I always appreciated Isaac’s competitiveness while coaching him on the JV Boys’ Soccer Team. He always put the team first and was willing to do what it took to get the job done, even playing with injuries. I wish Isaac all the best after he graduates this year!”

Brooklyn

Today we are featuring Brooklyn Long.  Brooklyn is graduating with a Regents Diploma and a Career and Technical Education Endorsement.  While at FCS, Brooklyn participated in Volleyball (4 years), Basketball (2 years), and FROGS (2 years).  Her favorite FCS memories were BOCES bus rides and being Sectional Champions in Volleyball her senior year. 

Brooklyn’s teachers had wonderful things to share.  Mr. Vosburg said, “Of all the great people in the FCS Class of 2022, there are few that I enjoy meeting in the hallway more than Brooklyn. Simply put, she's a people person. Her frank, honest, and personable demeanor makes her easy to talk to and fun to be around. Couple this with her character traits of respect, compassion, and drive, and I'm left with few doubts that she's going to succeed with whatever she pursues after high school. I wish her all the best!”

Mr. Witkowski added, “I will always appreciate the great efforts Brooklyn put forth in Earth Science class, particularly since science wasn’t her first love. I enjoyed how she interacted with everyone in class and how she could keep things light. I wish Brooklyn continued success as she graduates from Fillmore this June!”

Kaleigh

Today we are featuring Kaleigh Kinnicutt.  Kaleigh is graduating with a Regents Diploma.  While at FCS, Kaleigh participated in Soccer (6 years), Softball (6 years), Choir (7 years), All-County, and Solo-Fest.  Her favorite FCS memory is hanging out with her friends and Mrs. Ellsworth. 

Kaleigh’s teachers had amazing things to share.  Mrs. Ellsworth said, “Kaleigh is an exceptional young person. I cannot say enough about her strong character and determination. No matter what I have needed help with in my classroom over the years she has always been the first to volunteer to assist me. She is a great role model to all around her because she has a strong moral compass and steps up to always do the right thing. I am so excited to see what her future has in store for her.”

Mr. Witkowski added, “Kaleigh has the type of personality that can brighten anybody’s day and I was certainly a beneficiary! I will always be grateful during the height of the COVID shutdown for the piece of conglomerate Kaleigh and Lizzy dropped off on my front porch to prove that they learned something in Earth Science when they went to Rock City Park. I wish Kaleigh all the best as she graduates this June!”

Jayden

Today we are featuring Jadyn Mucher. Jayden is graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science. While at FCS, Jadyn participated in basketball (6 years, Leadership Award, Player of the Year, Captain) and volleyball (6 years, Player of the Year, Captain). She also participated in choir (8 years), band (8 years), jazz band, school musicals (9 years), ACSMA and NYSSMA All-County Band and Chorus (7 years), ACSMA and NYSSMA Solo Fest Band and Choir (6 years), Area-All State for Band and Choir (2 years), and FROGS (4 years). Her favorite FCS memory was winning sectionals for volleyball.

Jadyn’s teachers had amazing things to share. Mrs. Chapman said, “Jadyn is the epitome of what Mr. Mullen would call a 'Renaissance Kid.' She is a talented athlete, scholar, musician, actress and is well poised and able to interact easily with children, peers and adults alike. Jadyn is responsible, respectful and is empathetic toward others. She is passionate about a variety of things and can always be counted on to give 110% effort in whatever she does. She has been a staple in the FCS Music Department for years and has earned many accolades along the way in both the Vocal and Instrumental Music worlds. She is undoubtedly going to amazing things in her life!”

Mr. Parks added, “What more can be said about Jadyn? An outstanding student, an All-State athlete, an elite musician and actress. Jadyn has done it all here at Fillmore and she has done so at a very high level. One of the most impressive things about Jadyn is her ability to be involved in so many things and shine in them all. You couldn't point to a single academic subject or extra-curricular that she wasn't 100% committed to. Her leadership and character in all facets of her high school career have been second to none. Congratulations to one of our best! We're so proud of you, Jadyn!”

Michael

Today we are featuring Michael McCumiskey. Michael is graduating with a Local Diploma and a Career and Technical Education Endorsement. While at FCS, Michael participated in soccer (2 years) and Ski Club (10 years). His favorite memory at FCS is hanging out with his friends.

Michael’s teachers had nice things to share. Mr. Witkowski said, “I will always appreciate the unbridled exuberance Michael brought to the soccer field this past season. After taking a season off, Michael made up for lost time by being the best support-system a team could ever ask for. His humor, leadership, voice, and great human nature were major components of the success our Varsity Soccer Team experienced last fall. Michael has a great working relationship with younger students and I hope he will consider coaching one day in the future.”

Mrs. Geertman added, “I can always count on Michael for a laugh, you never have to wonder what is on his mind! Michael was one of the first students I had the pleasure of working with. He works hard and knows what he needs to do to meet his goals even if he doesn't really want to. I have enjoyed watching him grow into the young man his is now and can't wait to see that the future holds for him.”

Matt

Today we are featuring Matt Majoros. Matt is graduating with a Regents Diploma. While at FCS, Matt participated in Soccer (Most Improved), Basketball, and Track. His favorite FCS memories are winning Sectionals and the Dodgeball tournament this year.

Matt’s teachers had great things to share. Mr. Witkowski said, “Matt is one of the best examples of the transformative affect sports have on individuals at Fillmore Central School. Fortunately, over the last four years, I had a front row seat to watch Matt rebuild himself from an awkward, unsure JV soccer player into a confident, defensive-playmaking machine that his teammates could look up to on the Varsity Soccer Team. I’m hoping the confidence continues as Matt enters college this fall and writes a new series of success stories.”

Miss Lyman added, “For three years in a row, I have had the pleasure of experiencing Matt's unique classroom entertainment. From rapping to racing, Matt would always put a spin on the classroom vibe. He spurred many laughs from me and his peers, and reminded us all that it is okay to be light-hearted every now and then. Best of luck in the future, Matt!”

Johnny

Today we are featuring Johnny Mills. Johnny is graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. While a FCS, Johnny participated in Soccer (4 years) and Basketball (4 years). His favorite FCS memory was the snowball fight.

Johnny’s teachers had wonderful things to share. Mrs. Chapman said, “Johnny is a bright kid who is also kind and has a big heart. Though he is no longer in class with me, he still always greets me in the halls with a hello and a smile. Whatever Johnny decides to do with his life, he will surely be successful because he knows the value of respect for others, hard work and grit.”

Mrs. Hannon added, “It has been a pleasure to teach Johnny from 7th grade math to college-level statistics. He is a highly intelligent person who has a quick sense of humor. He is so clever and he put a smile on my face every day he came in my room for class. I know that whatever he decides to do after high school he will be very successful and approach it joyfully.”

Rhiannon

Today we are featuring Rhiannon Miller. Rhiannon is graduating with a Regents Diploma and a Career and Technical Education Endorsement. Her favorite FCS memory is spending time with her friends. After graduation Rhiannon will be entering the workforce.

Mr. Witkowski said, “Rhiannon is easily one of the quietest members of the Class of 2022. Underlying her hushed exterior is a person that truly cares for others. I hope Rhiannon will take the challenge she is contemplating, and become an EMT. She is definitely one member of the Class of 2022 that could make a big difference in our world and community.”

We wish Rhiannon all the best in the future!

Caleb

Today we are featuring Caleb Wagner. Caleb is graduating with a Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. While at FCS, Caleb participated in Band (6 years), FROGS (4 years), Soccer (1 year), Track (1 year), Basketball (5 years), Brewing Change (3 years), and FFA (2 years). His favorite FCS memories are spending time with his friends and making a 3-pointer during Sectionals.

Caleb’s teachers had amazing things to share about him. Mrs. Culver said, “Caleb has a great sense of humor bringing laughter to those around him. He loved being a part of the basketball team and band.”

Mr. Fuller added, “Caleb has had an incredible impact at Fillmore. From the classroom to the basketball court, he has touched many hearts during his time as an Eagle. Anyone that has spent time with Caleb is better off for being able to shore those moments.”

Gabby

Today we are featuring Gabby Cornell.  Gabby is graduating with a Regents Diploma.   While at FCS, Gabby participated in Reality Check.  Her favorite FCS memory is working with Mrs. Ellsworth. 

Gabby’s teachers had nice things to share.  Mrs. Herman said, “Gabby always keeps the class entertained. Her comical personality makes every class enjoyable. I have loved hearing about all of her outdoor skills and can't wait to see what path they lead her down. Gabby, best of luck with everything you try!”

Mrs. Geertman added, “Gabby is very spirited, we have had some very entertaining times in class. She is outspoken yet thoughtful, easy going and sociable. I have really enjoyed getting to know Gabby the last couple of years, I can not wait to see what the future holds for her!”

Mellody

Today we are featuring Mellody Stann.  Mellody is graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Mastery in Science.  While at FCS, Mellody participated in Track and Field (2 years), FFA (5 years), Choir (6 years), Band (6 years, top tuba player in the county), and National Honor Society.  Her favorite FCS memory was spending time with friends and field day with her class. 

Mellody’s teachers had great things to share.  Mrs. Chapman said, “For eight years, I've had the pleasure of having Mellody in class. She's not one to keep whatever's on her mind inside and I LOVE that about her. If there's something that she needs to say, she's going to say it! Mellody is strong, bright, kind and a GREAT Tuba player. She is also sweet - I am really going to miss our special little tradition that started sometime during COVID. Each day she comes to give me a hug; not because she wants anything; just because she knows it brightens my days. I cannot wait to see what Mell does with her life - whatever it may be, I know she's going to be successful!”

Miss Brandt added, “Mellody Stann is kind, honest, trustworthy, and reliable. She meets every challenge head on and is not afraid to work hard to meet and exceed her goals. Mellody is a great student to have in any agriculture class. She is excited, interested, and eager to learn. Mellody is quick to answer questions and helpful to all of her classmates. She is humble and appreciative of her opportunities and experiences, as well as, being skilled and dedicated to her tasks. These traits are what make Mellody a great student, leader, and human being. I wish her all the best at Cornell next year, congrats Mellody!”

Anthony

Today we are featuring Anthony Vedder.  Anthony is graduating with a Regents Diploma.  While at FCS, Anthony participated in Soccer (2 years), Wrestling (2 years), Track and Field (2 years), and FFA (6 years).  His favorite FCS memories were all of his ag classes. 

Anthony’s teachers had awesome things to share.  Miss Brandt said, “Anthony Vedder is a true example of hard work, independence, and self-reliance. Anthony chose to take multiple Ag classes this year instead of study halls and that determination and pledge to bettering himself is admirable. I also enjoyed his humor and help throughout the years, even if I lost a lug nut or two in the process. He is literally going to fix the world and I wish him all the best. Congrats Anthony!”

Mr. Witkowski added, “Anthony’s greatest traits are his high level of determination and work ethic.  While working with others in Earth Science class, Anthony was always determined to push himself and the people at his table to do the best job possible.  My best memory of Anthony was during the COVID shutdown.   He showed his dedication to attend a Zoom session while riding a tractor!  I wish him all the best as he graduates this June!”

Haylee

Today we are featuring Haylee Holmes.  Haylee is graduating with a Regents Diploma and a Career and Technical Endorsement.  While at FCS, Haylee participated in Volleyball (6 years, Most Improved), Softball (2 years), FFA (7 years, President, Secretary, Historian), Student Council (4 years, Secretary), Drama Club (2 years, President).  Her favorite FCS memory was when the Soccer and Volleyball teams all won sectionals. 

Haylee’s teachers had great things to share.  Miss Brandt said, “Haylee Holmes makes me smile, she is truly a light. Haylee exceeded expectations this year in the Ag Room, stepping up as President when we needed her most. Her continued commitment to service and leadership after graduation with the National Guard is not only admirable, but it is shaping her into a leader we can all look up to. Haylee works hard to make sure everyone feels welcome and has a place in FFA and in the agriculture classroom. She has shown me what it means to be a team player and a genuinely nice person. I wish Haylee all the best after graduation, congratulations!”

Miss Fuller added, “I have had the privilege to coach Haylee for the past 4 years in volleyball.  Haylee has always been a great leader and supporter of our team.  She is one of the most determined students I know.  She also has a great sense of humor.  Haylee earned the most improved player award because of the tremendous growth she has shown throughout the season.   Her hard work and dedication definitely paid off with her serving the winning point for our Sectional title.   She was one of the biggest supporters on our team and she will be greatly missed next year!  Thank you Haylee for making our volleyball seasons ones we won’t forget.”

Ella

Today we are featuring Ella Price.  Ella is graduating with a Regents Diploma with a Career and Technical Endorsement.  Ella has worked 5 years on a dairy farm and plans on entering carpentry after graduation.

Ella’s teachers had nice things to share.  Miss Brandt said, “Ella is a hard worker and continues to grow as a confident tradeswoman. When Ella commits to something, she puts forth her best effort until the job is complete. She also has a great eye for detail and has pride in craftsmanship. She is capable and strong-willed and this will carry far in her next chapter. Congratulations Ella!”

Mrs. Ellsworth added, “Although I never had the honor to have Ella in class, I have always enjoyed our conversations. She is a great young lady with so much to say about life. I appreciated when she would stop by and chat with me when she had some free time. Her work ethic is impressive for a teenager. Her future bosses will be very lucky to have a worker like Ella.”

Rain

Today we are featuring Cararain Smolen.  Cararain is graduating with a Regents Diploma.  While at FCS, Cararain participated in Art Club and won the Globetrotter Award on 2020.  Her favorite FCS memory was spending time with Sam in the Media Center in the mornings. 

Cararain’s teachers had great things to share.  Miss Brown said, “Rain, I'm glad you've made a home for yourself this year in the art room. I enjoy having you visit multiple periods a day and seeing all your creative and unique creations. You are fiercely loyal to those you care about and you stand up for your beliefs. I've enjoyed having you as a student and friend and I wish you the best in the future.”

Mrs. Coon added, “Rain is one of the sweetest and most genuine people I have had the pleasure to teach. She is a wonderful person that has such a kind soul. She took on the challenge of Chemistry this year and ran with it! Under her shy and quiet exterior is a thoughtful, opinionated and confident person. With a great group of friends, she has showed how caring she truly is. I will miss our conversations and seeing her confidence grow. Good luck in the future and I know you will succeed in whatever you choose to do.”

Kaleb

Today we are featuring Kaleb Tinch.  Kaleb is graduating with a Regents Diploma.  While at FCS, Kaleb participated in Volleyball (1 year).  His favorite FCS memory was making VEX Robots in Computer Programing.

Kaleb’s teachers had great things to share.  Mrs. Anderson said, “Kaleb was a great addition to the Computer Programming class! He may be quiet, but he has a great sense of humor that fit in with the class. I was glad he was able to spend his senior year at Fillmore! Good luck with everything you do!”

Mr. Heaney added, “Kaleb Tinch is a cool cat.  He has been a good addition to the Fillmore student body.  We will miss you.”

Deen

Today we are featuring Deen Muzaid-Omar.   Deen is graduating with a Regents Diploma.  While at FCS, Deen participated in Soccer and Volleyball.  His favorite FCS memory is making it to States in Soccer.

Deen’s teachers had wonderful things to share.  Mr. Beardsley said, “Coming into a new school your senior year can't be easy, but Deen made an impact immediately on the soccer field helping the team to a Section V Championship and a trip to states. Often, Deen took the time to stop by and say hello and ask how my day was going. It was nice that Deen and his brother could join our school community this year.”

Mr. Vosburg added, “Deen was a valued addition to our soccer team this fall. It can be challenging jumping into a program midway through the season, especially after transferring from a much larger school with a different team culture. However, Deen took it all in stride, making us a much better team along the way and showing how much he cared about his teammates. I wish him all the best in the future.”

Morgan

Today we are featuring Morgan James.  Morgan is graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation.  While at FCS, Morgan participated in Choir (6 years), Track and Field (3 years) and Soccer (2 years).  Her favorite FCS memory is spending time with friends in the Media Center. 

Morgan’s teachers had nice things to share.  Mr. Vosburg said, “I really enjoyed having Morgan in Algebra 2. She has a knack for logical reasoning, regularly demonstrating deep and genuine understanding of concepts. Most importantly, I appreciate her candid, no-nonsense, straight-shooting approach to life. She’s easy to have a conversation with and enjoyable to be around. Truthfully, she has more potential than I think she even realizes to do incredible things after leaving FCS, and I look forward to seeing what she will accomplish.”

Mr. Witkowski added, ““Quick study” is the best way to describe Morgan when it comes to understanding science concepts.  In both Astronomy and Earth Science classes, Morgan was able to rapidly digest and then teach others sometimes complex science skills and ideas.  With her natural curiosity, I hope Morgan continues in a field of science as she enters college after graduating from Fillmore this June.”

Sam

Today we are featuring Sam Simmons.  Sam is graduating with a Regents Diploma and a Career and Technical Endorsement.  While at FCS, Sam participated in Volleyball (5 years).  Her favorite FCS memory was spending any given chance with her friends. 

Sam’s teachers had wonderful things to share.  Miss Brown said, “I have enjoyed all the years I've spent with you in art class.  I love that you have the willingness to always try new things and explore all areas of art from traditional drawing and painting to more alternative materials like melt beads and crochet sculpture.  You are such a kind intelligent individual. I wish you all the best in the future!”

Ms. Fuller added, “I had the opportunity of coaching Sam for the past few years.  Sam was a great team player, always was there cheering on her teammates and right there to pick them up when they were down.    She was always looking out for then on or off the court.  Sam was a fierce competitor by not letting a ball drop anytime it came her way.  Sam would always step up at any time the team needed.   She will be greatly missed next year.”

Lizzy

Today we featuring Lizzy Nugent.  Lizzy is graduating with a Regents Diploma and a Career and Technical Endorsement.  While at FCS, Lizzy participated in Soccer (6 years), Softball (6 years), Student Council (1 year), and National Honor Society.  Her favorite FCS memory is duct taping the principal to the wall. 

Lizzy’s teachers had great things to share.  Mr. Beardsley said, “Lizzy has always brought her own unique character to every situation. As a soccer players her niche was to bring joy and happiness at just the right time, while in Softball she represented by being one of the best hitters Fillmore has seen. Lizzy is fun to be around and has made many positive contributions to our school.”

Mr. Witkowski added, ““Extremely dependable” is a description that best fits Lizzy Nugent.  Everything Lizzy does is in on time, well thought out, and done up to the nines.  Having Lizzy in Earth Science, I was always grateful for how gracious and friendly she was to her classmates and for making my day during the height of the COVID shutdown by dropping off a piece of conglomerate on my front porch after a trip to Rock City Park to prove she could correctly identify rocks outside of class.  I am looking forward to seeing more success in Lizzy’s future after she graduates from Fillmore this June."

Sophia

Today we are featuring Sophia Templeton.  Sophia is graduating with a Regents Diploma.  While at FCS, Sophia participated in Soccer (6 years, captain, County All-Star, Section V All-Tournament Team, First Team All-State, Allegany County Player of the Year, Olean Times Herald Player of the Year Runner Up, multiple time champion), Track and Field (6 years, 3000 Meters Class D champion, 4 x 800 champion, County All-Star), Band, Choir, and National Honor Society.  Her favorite FCS memory was when both soccer teams won sectionals on the same day and celebrated together. 

Sophia’s teachers had awesome things to share.  Mr. Beardsley said, “Sophia is one of a kind. In soccer she graduates in the Top 10 all time in career points helping us to county and sectional championships, as well as a trip to states. She seldom went a day without asking me what she could do to improve. Sophia cares a great deal what others think of her and that has helped her positively impact FCS on and off the playing field.”

Mr. Witkowski added, “Sophia is probably the only person that could be off-task and still make my day!  Her infectious laugh and her humorous antics made 9th Period Earth Science class a better place.  All kidding aside, I will always remember Sophia for her fierce loyalty to her friends, positive attitude, and competitive spirit throughout her years at Fillmore.  I will miss interacting with her in the hallways next year as she graduates this June.”

James

Today we are featuring James Hosmer.  James is graduating with a Regents Diploma and a Career and Technical Endorsement.  While at FCS, James participated in Volleyball.  He will be missed by everyone at FCS.

James teachers had great things to share.  Mr. Vosburg said, "James is a respectful kid who always greets you with a smile. He is not afraid to step out of his comfort zone and try something new.  All of these character traits should serve him well in his time after high school.  I wish him all the best."

Mrs. Mancuso added, “James was a great addition to the volleyball team this year.  His unique perspective brought positivity to the team and allowed his personality to shine.  James found a way to focus himself during game situations, which provided him an opportunity to show his true ability.”