Northville Central High School top students
Haley Monacchio, daughter of the late Cynthia and Robert Monacchio Jr. and granddaughter of Linda and Robert Monacchio Sr., has been named the class of 2018 valedictorian at Northville Central School with a 97.0 average.
Monacchio has excelled under a rigorous course load including college biology, Spanish IV, calculus and research seminar, in addition to several other challenging classes.
She has supplemented her coursework with numerous extracurricular activities such as cheerleading, National Honor Society, Art Club and Interact Club.
Monacchio also holds the position of president of both student council and International Club, along with spending the past two years as co-captain of the cheerleading team. She has also participated in various other clubs and events such as band, marching band, chorus, Odyssey of the Mind, HOBY NYE, NYSSMA, All-County Senior Band and Choir, and tutoring during her time in high school.
Along with her academics and extracurricular activities, Monacchio has worked a seasonal job for the Adirondack Watershed Institute through Paul Smith’s College. She will be attending Roberts Wesleyan College in the fall for biochemistry.
Morgan Fordyce, daughter of Annette and Barry Fordyce, has been named salutatorian for the Northville Central School class of 2018. She will be graduating with an average of 95.5.
Fordyce balances her academics with employment as well as participating in several extracurricular activities including National Honor Society, International Club, Interact Club and Green Club.
She started her senior year as an international exchange student in Spain and is completing the year at Fulton Montgomery Community College as an early admit student.
This fall, Fordyce plans to attend Plattsburgh State University of New York pursuing a double major in Spanish and expeditionary studies.
Patricia Cahill, the eldest daughter of Peter Cahill of Edinburg, has been named an honor graduate of Northville’s class of 2018 with a 91.6 final overall average.
Cahill has managed an intense course load throughout her high school career, completing college classes such as pre-calculus, English, biology, American political systems and honors economics, among others.
While maintaining her course load, Cahill has also been involved in many extracurricular activities, including Art Club, band, marching band, Interact Club, varsity cheerleading, All-County Band and Choir, National Honor Society and student council. She is vice president of the senior high choir, International Club, and Spectrum Club; president of the school book club, Readers of the Round; and worked as an info-tech in the school library media center.
Cahill also worked a seasonal job at a local restaurant.
She plans on attending SUNY Oneonta in the fall, majoring in biology.
Christopher Finley, the son of Tanya and Phillip Finley, has been named an honor graduate for the Northville Central School class of 2018 with a 94.2 average.
Finley attended the digital multimedia and communications program at the HFM Career and Technical Center during his junior and senior years. He has maintained a job at Shelby’s Four Corners Diner for almost two years, working after school, weekends and summers. Finley designed the new official handbook cover for the New York state Department of Labor through HFM BOCES, and also designed this year’s Northville yearbook cover.
He has kept a full schedule throughout high school, in addition to taking multiple college courses such as English 103/104, American political systems, pre-calculus and calculus. Finley has also been an active member of Spectrum Club.
He plans on attending SUNY Purchase in the fall for graphic design.
Karlie Foster, with a 93.07 average, has been named an honor graduate of the Northville Central School class of 2018.
Foster is the daughter of Mikala Foster and granddaughter of Calvin and Deborah Foster.
She has maintained a full schedule throughout high school while also enrolling in college courses like English 103/104 and American political systems and attending the HFM Career and Technical Center for criminal justice. She has also been an active participant in numerous scholastic and athletic extracurriculars. Foster has been a varsity soccer athlete since ninth grade, and a team captain her junior and senior years. She also played basketball and softball.
In addition to athletics, she has been the NCS class of 2018 president since seventh grade, as well as class treasurer at the Career and Technical Center.
Foster was president of Interact Club along with being a RYLA representative. She also participated in International Club, Green Club, Girls Athletic Association and National Honors Society, all while working part-time her entire high school career.
Foster intends to enlist in a branch of the military and eventually pursue a career in the criminal justice field.
Jane Abigail Hoffman, the daughter of Warren and Francine Hoffman of Mayfield, has been named an honor graduate of the Northville Central School class of 2018 with an average of 92.8.
Hoffman has attended the digital multimedia and communications program at the HFM Career and Technical Center during her junior and senior years. She has earned 16 college credits while still in high school.
Hoffman has served as vice president of her class and as a member of student council, National Honor Society, Green Club and Interact Club.
Hoffman plans to attend school for graphic design and advertising at SUNY FIT.
Emily Ovitt, the daughter of Bill and Stephanie Aldinger, has been named an honor graduate of the Northville Central School class of 2018 with a 90.6 average.
Ovitt has maintained a full academic schedule throughout high school, including earning college credits in biology, physics, pre-calculus and English. She also attended the New Visions Health Career program through HFM BOCES during her senior year.
She has participated in various athletic and scholastic extracurricular activities, including track & field, soccer and basketball, in which she received the Class D Varsity Girls Basketball Scholar Athlete Award. In addition, she has served as student council secretary and has been a member of Interact Club, Varsity Club and National Honor Society.
During the summer, Ovitt worked part-time as a camp counselor for the Northville/Northampton Youth Program and at Brooks Bay Meats and Sundries.
During her free time, she enjoys boating, hiking and skiing with her family and friends.
Ovitt plans to attend SUNY Cortland in the fall, where she will major in community health.
Audra St. Onge
Audra St. Onge, with a 93.7 average, has been named a Northville Central School class of 2018 honor graduate.
She is the daughter of Mark and Laurel St. Onge.
She has managed an intensive academic schedule throughout high school, including doing her senior year at Fulton Montgomery Community College as an early admit student.
St. Onge has been actively involved in a number of extracurricular activities, including chorus, band, jazz band, Music and Art National Honor Society, National Honor Society, International Club, and cheerleading.
St. Onge is planning to pursue a major in biomedical studies with a minor in child psychology at either Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science or SUNY Plattsburgh.