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Top Two Students at GRB on the Road to Success

Michael Holcomb and Julia Ludington have been named the Class of 2014’s valedictorian and salutatorian at G.Ray Bodley High School.

Holcomb is the son of Tricia Cowart and Randy Holcomb. He has an overall grade point average of 102.5, having taken eight advanced placement courses.

Michael Holcomb and Julia Ludington, seniors at G. Ray Bodley High School, have earned this year’s title of valedictorian and salutatorian.
Michael Holcomb and Julia Ludington, seniors at G. Ray Bodley High School, have earned this year’s title of valedictorian and salutatorian.

Holcomb is a member of the National Honor Society and is involved with several afterschool activities including French, science and math club.

He runs cross-country, indoor and outdoor track. Holcomb was named the team MVP for indoor track, and placed first in the triple jump at sectionals.

Holcomb also volunteers at Fulton Urgent Care, and works part-time as a clerk at the Fulton Medicine Place. His mother, Tricia, is a nurse and several members of his family have careers in the medical field.

At the University of Rochester, Holcomb will study Biology/Pre-med. After he receives his bachelors, he plans to attend medical school to become a surgeon.

Holcomb looks forward to the open curriculum concept that U of R offers.

Salutatorian Ludington, the daughter of Anne and Spencer Ludington, has an overall GPA of 101.5. She took seven AP courses and has participated in French club, Oswego Youth Court, ski club, and the GRB Orchestra, playing viola.

Ludington is a member of the Varsity tennis and lacrosse. She played in the Section III Class B Girls Lacrosse championship game her sophomore year. Despite a loss, Ludington said she will always remember the way that family, friends and teachers supported the team.

Ludington has volunteered for St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse and Habitat for Humanity, helping to build two houses on a solo visit to Vermont.

She works part-time at Fulton Savings Bank, and is featured weekly in The Valley News, writing the Bodley Bulletin column. Ludington will continue her passion for writing by pursuing a degree in English at Villanova University.

With college on the horizon, she looks forward to taking classes of her choosing and attending Villanova vs. Syracuse basketball games.