The top two students for the Sandy Creek High School Class of 2014 were recently announced by Maureen Shiel, principal at the school.
Gabriella Guarasce was named Valedictorian and Clarice Thibault was named Salutatorian for the graduating class.
Guarasce, with a 96.225 overall average, is the daughter of Amy and Tom Guarasce. She will attend Clarkson University for their physician’s assistant program and hopes to pursue a career in the medical field. Her favorite class was fashion design and her favorite teacher was Miss Morris, who teaches calculus at Pulaski High School. Guarasce is transported to the neighboring school district so that she can take advantage of the opportunity through Pulaski to earn college credit for the math course. Her advice for others? Live every moment like it’s your last. Some of Guarasce’s favorite activities have been her involvement in softball, soccer, ski club and show choir. She said she will miss seeing her friends every day, as well as Big Mac pizza from a local pizza shop.
Thibault, with a 95.585 overall average is the daughter of Priscilla and Glenn Thibault. She will attend Houghton College in the fall and study Elementary Education and Psychology. She hopes to become an elementary teacher or a guidance counselor. Her favorite classes were fashion design and woodshop, and her favorite teacher was Mrs. Maxon. Her advice: follow your dreams and don’t let others put you down. Do what makes you happy. Thibault has been involved in many activities and clubs during her years at Sandy Creek High School. Her favorites include: cheerleading, dance, show choir, mock trial, drama club and band; and it is those activities that she will miss the most.
Guarasce and Thibault both thanked their parents and gave credit to them for supporting all of their endeavors.
They were also grateful for the supportive community in which they live, and credited the small school district with providing them additional opportunities that would not have been available to them at a larger, less personal district.