OSWEGO, NY – Hard work paid off for Madeline Galvin, Tory Jaskula and Sarah Mancuso.
The trio finished at the top of their classes.
Tory was Valedictorian of Oswego High School while Sarah was Salutatorian at Oswego High School.
Madeline was Salutatorian at Mexico High School.
The girls met recently to discuss their success.
Tory, having only spent her sixth grade year at Trinity, felt that Mancuso and Galvin deserved the honor of being recognized by their alma mater.
Galvin felt the focus on reading, writing and grammar in elementary school helped prepare her for her middle and high school years.
This, along with the organizational study habits developed at Trinity, has allowed her to become the student she is.
She noted the larger size classes were a drastic change for her.
Mancuso felt the high academic standards set by Trinity teachers helped create a strong academic foundation and helped her set high standards for herself.
She observed that students in the public school were not as respectful of adults and many didn’t bother to do their homework.
Both girls agree that Trinity played an important role in helping them become the accomplished young women they are today.
Sarah will major in biology at SUNY Geneseo in the fall while Madeline will head off to the Rochester Institute of Technology to study engineering.
Each received numerous awards as a result of their accomplishments in the classroom, on the athletic field as well as involvement in school clubs.
Mancuso and classmate Emilea Reiner were the recipients of Trinity Catholic School’s Faith in Education Award given to graduates who exemplify the TCS traditions in faith and education while attending public school.