Schuylerville High School senior Sarah Lamodi was honored at the 33rd Annual Capital Region Scholars Recognition Dinner on Thursday, May 16 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Albany. This annual event recognizes high achieving high school seniors from across the Greater Capital Region. Students were selected not only for their academic achievement, but also for their qualities of citizenship and leadership. Lamodi was among 120 students recognized from 90 schools.
“Sarah exemplifies the words positive role model,” said school counselor Janine O’Brien. “Her inquisitive mind, thirst for knowledge, solid work ethic and moral character are apparent each and every day that she is on our campus.”
The event also honors teachers. Each student scholar had the opportunity to nominate one teacher for having had a significant influence on their education. Lamodi invited Schuylerville High School French teacher Kelly McKinley to attend.
“Indispensable to my high school experience, Mrs. McKinley has furthered my education both inside and outside the classroom – from classes, to clubs, to community service,” Lamodi said.
Since 1987, the Scholars’ Dinner has been sponsored by CASDA, the Center for School Improvement at the University at Albany School of Education, and other community organizations, to honor the outstanding scholastic achievements of graduating seniors who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, and service to their schools and communities.
Read more about all of the 2019 Capital Region Scholars by clicking here.