Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District News Article

Bainbridge-Guilford Announces Class of 2024 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Easton Jackson Porter - Valedictorian:
     Easton Jackson Porter, son of Jered and Katherine Porter, has been named Valedictorian of the Bainbridge- Guilford Class of 2024. Throughout high school, he has served as a member of Student Council and National Honor Society, now functioning as the President of both. He’s also played an active role in Yes! Leads, a student organization dedicated to teaching the youth about safe and smart decision making. It is through these clubs that Easton has gained valuable leadership and communication skills, which he hopes to strengthen during his years at University.
     As a senior, Easton has participated in the New Visions Allied Health Program through BOCES. It has given him the chance to attend clinical rotations at various hospitals and engage in professional-style research, preparing him for a future career in medicine. Easton is very thankful for this experience, and for the accommodations B-G has provided to make these opportunities possible.
     Outside of the classroom, Easton has had the pleasure of taking part in B-G’s many strong music ensembles, having played the trumpet for nearly a decade. He plays in concert, marching and pep band, and has especially enjoyed performing for the jazz band. Further, Easton has participated in various athletics, both through the school and in the community. Easton has played on the varsity soccer team for six years and serves as the captain for B-G, as well as for his club soccer team in Binghamton. Additionally, he has competed in track, golf, volleyball, tennis, and table tennis through the school, some of which he intends to remain engaged in after high school. Easton accredits his involvement in sports to the character growth opportunities which have allowed him to mature as an individual, both in glory and defeat. His coaches have been a huge inspiration to his growth as a player and a person, something that he acknowledges should not be taken for granted.
     After high school, Easton will be attending the University of Notre Dame on a pre-medical route. He is excited about the opportunity to maintain his passion for faith with his determination to succeed in the medical field, while cheering on the Fighting Irish. With God all things are possible.

Isabelle Loraine Johnson - Salutatorian:
     Isabelle Loraine Johnson, daughter of Julie and Matthew Johnson, has been named Salutatorian of the Bainbridge-Guilford Class of 2024. Throughout her four years of high school, she has been on Principal’s Honor Roll perpetually, which helped secure her spot in the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society. Through persistent hard work Isabelle has earned enough college credits through Tompkins Cortland Community College during her high school career, between dual enrollment classes and online courses outside of school, to graduate with an Associate’s Degree in math and science, along with taking multiple AP courses.
     Outside of academics, Isabelle has been active in extracurriculars within the school throughout her high school career. Some of these activities include orchestra until tenth grade, soccer until her eleventh grade year, Yes! Leads starting in her eleventh grade year, and Senior Honor Society. It is through these activities that Isabelle has been able to make great connections and be involved in helping her community, which she is extremely thankful for being able to take part in. Along with being active in school sponsored activities, Isabelle has also maintained a part time job after school for more than half her high school career. It is through this that Isabelle was able to learn a strong work ethic and how to balance her time between school, work, and a social life.
    Isabelle would like to thank everyone who showed support throughout her academic career. Without the support of the staff of the district, friends, family, and classmates Isabelle feels that she would not be the same person or in the same place. They provided an environment that was full of unique experiences and chances to grow, all while being supported. The faculty and teachers provided all the tools necessary to achieve great success and have always been encouraging towards students in hopes of them reaching their fullest potential. Isabelle’s family has been continuously supportive throughout her high school career, constantly going out of their way to attend every event, ceremony, and more. Isabelle will be forever grateful for her parents’ support and lessons they taught her because without them she would not be the independent, driven person she is. Lastly, Isabelle would like to thank her friends for always supporting and being there for her, along with offering advice and help when needed.
    After graduating high school, Isabelle plans to attend college, pursuing a major in Biomedical Engineering, with hopes of working in the biotech field. She has always had a love of mathematics and science and hopes to combine these to help people and further the biotech field. Isabelle is excited to begin the next chapter of her life and see what it brings, but will always revere the time she spent at B-G and the important skills she learned along the way.

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