Fall 2017 Scholar Athlete Teams and Individuals Announced
The Greenwich Junior-Senior High School community is proud of our school’s long tradition of academic and athletic excellence. During the just completed fall 2017 athletic season, six varsity teams fielded by the Greenwich Central School District were designated as Scholar Athlete Teams. To achieve this designation, a team must have had 75% of the varsity players earn a grade point average of 90% or higher.
The Scholar Athlete Team designation demonstrates that the majority of the student athletes at GCS are fulfilling our school purpose of producing well rounded, active, healthy, and motivated young adults ready to achieve at the highest level when they move on from our school. Congratulations to the students, coaches, and teachers whose hard work and commitment to excellence led to these honors!
Below are the teams that earned the NYSPHSAAA Scholar Athlete Team designation.
Girls Cross Country
In addition to the team recognition, the following student athletes earned individual designation as a New York State Scholar Athlete (had a GPA of 90% or better for the first marking period).
Varsity Cheerleading: Kyra Balentine, Penelope Crawford, Megan Cross, Rosie Maguire, Kylie Young
Varsity Field Hockey: Kelsey Carpenter, Hannah Dauenhauer, Julianna Kuzmich, Sydney Loveland, Isabelle Solan, Arianna Spiezio, Chloe Spigner, Shauna Wasielewski
Varsity Girls Soccer: Samantha Boyea, Faith Inger, Eliza Jordan, Madison Loveland, Lauren Maines, Mackenzie Moy, Megan Steindl, Olivia Strope
Varsity Boys Soccer: Thomas Abate, Evan Carpenter, Charles Gartner, Henry Gartner, Luke Jordan, Liam Kelleher, Brenden Rodd, Andrew Rymph
Varsity Girls Tennis: Madelyn Brophy, Amanda Ennis, Jenna Hogan, Callagh Mays, Danielle McFee, Maria Rincon, Brooke Smith, Katie Snell, Olivia Snell, Jamie Voumard
Varsity Girls Cross Country: Quinn Collins, Emma Cronin, Ramona Jordan, Chloe Littell, Brooke Wright, Brynne Wright, Teagan Wright
Varsity Football: Christopher Albrecht, William Hamilton, Julian Mattison, Colm Niesz, Joseph Smith III
Varsity Golf: Bradley Brophy, Jake Owens, Grant Peck, Tyler Ziehm
Varsity Boys Cross Country: Sam Grimmke, Ryan Shubiak
Greenwich Central School 1st Quarter Honor Roll 2017 – 2018
High Honors – 89.5 and above
Grade 7 –
Catherine Abate, Aidan Armitage, Reese Autiello, Bailey Bain, Alexander Baker, Nathaniel Baker, Kyra Balentine, Bradley Brophy, Kathryn Campbell, Keegan Collins, Megan Cross, Blake Demianenko, MacKenzie Dixson, Matthew Epstine, Graham Genevick, Joshua Ginart, Ava Hamilton, Dutch Hamilton, Anna Harrington, Colin Hughes, Aidan Jones, Declan Kelleher, Maeve Kelleher, Christopher Kuzmich, Kaitlyn Lavoo, Antonia Levitas, Mia Manera, McKenzie Manney, Grace McFarren, Kali Moy, Carrie Mueller, Jessica Newell, Norah Niesz, Morgan Randall, Rhiley Sausville, Sarah Schmitt, Kiera Seney, Kathryn Snell, Jocelyn Spiezio, Roxy Vanderhoff, Christian VanDoren, Matthew White, Teagan Wright, Jacob Ziehm
Grade – 8
Samuel Andrews, Reagan Bittel, Gavin Blair, Danielle Boyea, Madigan Carner, Nadia Chincola, Lauren Chuhta, Tayler Cristaldi, Lola Davidson, Luke Demianenko, Hunter Dixson, Mary Estramonte, Shea Fortier, Emma French, Ciarrah Hebert, Gareth Hill, Alexandra Holmes, Faith Ingber, Jackson Javurek, Katie Larmon, Francesca Levitas, Lauren Marci, Nicholas Marci, Ellery Mays, Lily McCauliffe, Caitlyn McClay, Aidan McPhail, Molly Morse-Belcher, Jenna Olmert, Lilly Peck, Jordynn Perry, Emily Scieszka, Nina Sgambelluri, Ryan Skiff, Alyssa Spiezio, Olivia Strope, Emily Talmadge, Zachary Wiss, Kylie Young, Haley Zanella
Grade – 9
Madeline Baker, Skyler Balentine, Molly Brophy, Cole Brown, Madelyn Carney, Jazmine Ciccarone, George Denaker, Damien Dubois, David Gabriel, Charles Gartner, William Hamilton, Faith Hewitt, Caleb Hinton, Jenna Hogan, Ryan Jones, Ramona Jordan, Kyle Karp, Julianna Kuzmich, Sydney Loveland, Allison Lundberg, Julian Mattison, Tess Merrill, Travis Michel, Rachel Mueller, Dillon Niles, Elizabeth O’Konski, Jake Owens, Hailey Perkins, Nicholas Rodd, Dylan Skiff, Isabelle Solan, Abigail Sova, Sophia Traver, Tyler Ziehm
Grade – 10
Thomas Abate, Aidan Abernathy, Christopher Albrecht, Erin Armitage, Alyssa Bigness, Madelyn Brophy, Damon Brownell, Isabella Cary, Quinn Collins, Emma Cronin, Maya Dean, Sarah Demarest, Joseph Dziewulski, Joshua Epstine, Henry Gartner, Matthew Ginart, Lauren Maines, Gabriel Mann, Callagh Mays, Adam Newell, Liam Niesz, Grant Peck, Carly Rogers, Andrew Rymph, Conor Showalter, Ryan Shubiak, Brooke Smith, Lillian Smith, Arianna Spiezio, Emily Steltz, Jaydah Talmadge, Shauna Wasielewski, Jennifer Wilbur, Brooke Wright, Brynne Wright, Michael Wright, Jeremy Zanella
Grade – 11
Ryan Brownell, Evan Carpenter, Penelope Crawford, Lucia D’Acchille, Macy Fitzgerald, Mary Gallaway, Philip Grimes, Ashley Gwin, Eliza Jordan, Liam Kelleher, Thomas Kestler, Madison Loveland, Maria Rincon, Olivia Snell, Jamie Voumard
Grade – 12
Alice Aldrich, Emma Bodner, Samantha Boyea, Isabel Brice, Daniel Brierley, Kelsey Carpenter, Hannah Dauenhauer, Jacob Drost, Amanda Ennis, Michael Gabriel, Elizabeth Gregorek, Samuel Grimmke, Olivia Hansen, Luke Jordan, Chloe Littell, Rosalind Maguire, Danielle McFee, Dylan McPhail, Mackenzie Moy, Colm Niesz, Ciana Phillips, Brenden Rodd, Joseph Smith III, Chloe Spigner, Megan Steindl, Benjamin Steltz, Chloe Stevens, Kierstyn Strasswimmer, Jesse Tefft, Jason Wilbur, Kandice Wilbur, Gabrielle Wiss
Honors – 84.5 – 89.4
Grade 7 –
Robert Barnes, Jasmine Brammer, Kaydance Brownell, Elizabeth Coltey, Megan Cronin, Maya Gobin, Benjamin Holmes, Jobe Jennings, Reegan Mullen, Colton Pitcheralle, Reece Saunders, Cayleigh Showalter, Sarah Todd, Gabriel Waite, Brian Wells Jr., Kylie Wilbur
Grade 8 –
Ethan Banfield, Matthew Bink, Shamus Brophy, John Byrnes IV, Jesse Kuzmich, Isabella Pearson, Alexis Seacord, Haylee Simmons, Emily Skiff, Madison Snell, Peter Stone, Clyde VanPelt, Jaron Wolff
Grade 9 –
Aydin Bain, Hannah Bates, William Bink, Alexander Curtis, Oliva Fitzgerald, Bruce Gregg, Ryan Hawrysz, Alyssa Knapp, Tyler Larmon, Andrew LeBarron, Bryce Lynch, Maxwell Maguire, Trevor Murray, Anastasia Raphael, Lauren Reynolds, Rebecca Schmitt, Isaac Sievers, Austin Smith, Connor Smith, Benjamin Sova, Rebecca Turczak, Agnes Van Wie, Jackson Vanderhoff
Grade 10 –
Liv Cederstrom, Hannah Elsworth, Cody Fortin, Keilana MacNeil, Christian O’Brien, Luke Pemrick, Connor Record, Haley Spiezio, Mollie Stalter, Jenna Wilbur, Sayaka Wilbur, James Young, Hannah Zeno
Grade 11 –
Hope Billings, Christian Bittel, Reed Boduch, Lauren DeSorbe, Maximus Dixson, Georgiana Douglas, Annabel Gregg, Peyton Howard, Jack Lundberg, Sophia Manera, Carson Mosher, Tyler Murray, Jakob Niles, Maggie O’Connor, Nicholas Pett, Emily Reiszel, Matthew Telesco, Samuel Whiting
Grade 12 –
Gage Boddery, Connor Booth, Cole Burgess, Michael Casey, Forrest Colby, Emily Demarest, Brittany Dionne, Joshua James, Kassidy Kuzmich, Sarah Mueller, Jolyssa Ross, Marcus Tucker, Justice White, Karah Wilbur
Greenwich Girls Again Dominate Sectionals
The GCS girls’ cross-country team won a 14th straight section 2 title, running away from second place team, Chatham, by a score od 21 to 101. It was Brynne Wright, as usual, who led the Witches with a fast, 17:58.30 individual victory, her third straight sectional championship. Emma Cronin was second in the team race, with a time of 18:59.45 and 7th grade sensation Teagan Wright was third, in 19:20.47. Emily Skiff was 7th. Brooke Wright was 8th, Annabel Gregg was 13th. Chloe Littell was 33rd and Ramona Jordan was 61st . Coach Steve Patrick rested one of his top runners, Quinn Collins, so that she would be one-hundred percent healthy for the State meet, on Saturday, November 11th, at Wayne HS, in Ontario Center, NY. Greenwich will seek a third straight State title. Coach Patrick was impressed: “We are sharpening up, starting to peak for States. Today’s team effort is what we will need next week.”
The GCS boys team was sixth among the twenty teams in its race. Peyton Howard led the way for the Witches, placing 19th in the team race. Bruce Gregg was 22nd, Sam Grimmke was 28th, Ryan Savage was 34th and Jamie Haskell was 60th among the 125 team runners. Grimmke, a senior, completed a strong high school cross country career and intends to run for Baruch College next year.
Brynne Wright runs away from the sectional field
Sectional Champions- seated, from left: Teagan Wright, Emma Cronin, Chloe Littell, Bryanna Booth, Emily Skiff. Standing: Annabel Gregg, Brooke Wright, Quinn Collins, Ramona Jordan, Brynne Wright, Coach Steve Patrick
Students Attend Career Jam
On Wednesday, October 25th, the entire eighth grade from Greenwich Central School attended the first-ever “Career Jam” at the Tec-Smart campus in Malta, NY. This event was sponsored by the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation, WSWHE BOCES, HVCC and The Job Link of Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties. The goal was to expose eighth and ninth grade students to clusters of occupations that were most prevalent in this geographic area.
The fields of building, ecology, healthcare, electronics, computers, criminal justice, manufacturing, micro-technology and more were represented. There were forty-five companies represented at The Jam. Approximately nine hundred students from fifteen nearby high schools were in attendance. Much of the focus was to provide hands-on, interactive learning opportunities to these future workers in our community. The students were involved at most every booth and the adult presenters were enthusiastic and welcoming in their approach
Nina Sgambelluri, an eighth grade student enrolled at Greenwich, said that the event was “awesome and really cool.
Reed Boduch Makes States for Section II Golf
Reed shot rounds of 80 and 76 in the 36 hole qualifier at Orchard Creek Golf Club in Altamont, NY to make the New York State Golf team.
154 players started out on the quest to make the team at the sectional level. The field was narrowed to 41 players from class C/D, B, A, AA classifications. Nineteen different schools were represented in the field of 41, including Jake Owens and Reed Boduch from Greenwich. Reed entered the final day of the qualifier tied for twelfth place needing to make up some ground to earn a spot on the 9 player team. Reed played a solid front nine on day two, before
making six pars and birdieing the par 4 14th hole to shoot one over par 36 on the back. His second round score of 76, the best of his two days, lead to a two day total of 156. Austin Fox (Bethlehem) was the medalist for the event with a 145.
The Section II team will compete against the other NYS sections on June 3rd and 4th at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
Reed is the first player from Greenwich to make the State team since Chad Moore who made it as a junior in 1998. Reed narrowly missed making the team last year as a sophomore finishing two shots from the cut. Making the State team is a great accomplishment for Reed, who also helped his team to a Co-Championship in the Wasaren League, and a League Invitational Championship this season.
Team picture: Nolan Crowley (Saratoga), Adam Desorbo (Fonda), Aidan Seery (Guilderland), Reed
Boduch (Greenwich), Austin Fox (Bethlehem), Ryan Bloomer (Hoosick Falls), Ryan Lovelass (Galway),
Paul Goetz (Shen), Will Braxton (Saratoga)
Individual: Reed Boduch at Orchard Creek
Greenwich Jr/Sr High School Holds 10th Annual Academic Awards Assembly
On Thursday, October 12, 2017, the Greenwich Junior-Senior High School held the 10th Annual Academic Awards assembly for students in grades 10-12 (a few accelerated 9 th grade students attended).
During the assembly, students were recognized for academic excellence in the following areas:
1-Achieving Mastery (a grade of 85% or better) on a NYS Regents exam
2-Achieving the highest grade on a NYS Regents exam
3-Achieving the highest grade in a course
4-Achieving a score of 4 or 5 on an AP exam
5-Earning a grade point average of between 84.5% and 89.4% for all four marking periods of the 2016-2017 school year (this award is known as the Principal’s Honor Roll)
6- Earning a grade point average of between 89.5% and 100% during all four marking periods of the 2016-2017 school year (this award is know as the Principal’s High Honor Roll)
7-Earning the Ashlar Lodge Award for the highest grade on the NYS Geometry Regents exam
8-GCS senior high school teachers also presented individual awards to students for outstanding academic performance
9-A handful of students were recognized for earning very prestigious academic awards donated by various colleges, universities, and/or corporations including Xerox, RPI, University of Rochester and Bausch and Lomb.
Many of the students recognized during the assembly also received a gift certificate from the Greenwich Subway restaurant. The gift certificates were purchased using money donated by the Hannaford Corporation as part of the Hannaford Helping Hands program. Mr. Niesz thanked the Hannaford Corporation and Mrs. Joann Sloan-Haynes for her ward work and dedication in promoting the Hannaford Helping Hands program at Greenwich. Principal Niesz also recognized Mrs. Amy McPhail for her hard work in organizing the ceremony.
Altogether, 124 students were recognized at least once during the assembly. Below is a list of those students that were recognized during the ceremony.
Thomas Abate, Aidan Abernathy, Christopher Albrecht,, Alice Aldrich, Faith Alheim, Erin Armitage, Seth Batty, Kallan Becker, Alyssa Bigness, Hope
Billings, Christian Bittel, Gage Boddery, Emma Bodner, Reed Boduch, Bryanna Booth, Connor Booth, Samantha Boyea, Cody Brice, Isabel Brice,
Daniel Brierley, Emma Brophy, Madelyn Brophy, Damon Brownell, Ryan Brownell, Evan Carpenter, Isabella Cary, Michael Casey, Liv Cederstrom,
Quinn Collins, Penelope Crawford, Emma Cronin, Lucia D’Acchille, Shania Danio, Hannah Dauenhauer, Lauren DeSorbe, Georgiana Douglas, Devin
Drew, Jacob Drost, Joseph Dziewulski, Hannah Elsworth, Amanda Ennis, Joshua Epstine, Macy Fitzgerald, Cody Fortin, Courtney Fraher, David
Gabriel, Michael Gabriel, Mary Gallaway, Henry Gartner, Matthew Ginart, Annabel Gregg, Elizabeth Gregorek, Philip Grimes, Samuel Grimmke,
Ashley Gwin, Kaden Hall, William Hamilton, Olivia Hansen, Garrett Haynes, Peyton Howard, Samuel Howard, Joshua James, Ryan Jones, Eliza
Jordan, Luke Jordan, Liam Kelleher, Thomas Kestler, Hao Ran Li, Chloe Littell, Madison Loveland, Keilana MacNeil, Lauren Maines, Sophia
Manera, Gabriel Mann, Kylee Masse, Amber Mattison, Callagh Mays, Danielle McFee, Sarah Mueller, Adam Newell, Colm Niesz, Liam Niesz,
Christian O’Brien, Maggie O’Connor, Grant Peck, Luke Pemrick, Nicholas Pett, Ciana Phillips, Emily Reiszel, Brenden Rodd, Carly Rogers, Andrew
Rymph, Conor Showalter, Avery Smith, Brooke Smith, Helen Smith, Joseph Smith III, Lillian Smith, Olivia Snell, Arianna Spiezio, Haley Spiezio,
Chloe Spigner, Mollie Stalter, Megan Steindl, Benjamin Steltz, Emily Steltz, Kierstyn Strasswimmer, Dustin Strope, Jaydah Talmadge, Jesse Tefft,
Ryann Tilley, John Walsh, Carrissa Wardwell, Shauna Wasielewski, Jason Wilbur, Jenna Wilbur, Jennifer Wilbur, Kandice Wilbur, Gabrielle Wiss,
Brooke Wright, Brynne Wright, Michael Wright, James Young, and Jeremy Zanella.
Greenwich Golf Team Has Successful Season
The Greenwich golf team finished the Wasaren League with a 13-1 record which earned them a Co-Championship with Spa Catholic.
The team was led by juniors Mason Williamson, and Reed Boduch as well as freshman Jake Owens. These three players played in the top spot for the Witches this season, and were a few tenths of a stroke apart. Besides picking up individual wins, providing leadership and demonstrated sportsmanship for the Witches, they also qualified for post season play and will represent Greenwich well. Every member of the team earned points in individual matches this season for the Witches contributing to the championship season. Players returning from last season, Darren Pemrick, Tyler Ziehm, Grant Peck, Patrick McFee and Faith Alhiem and newcomers Dawson Polley, Bradley Brophy and Connor Record picked up wins and experience toward future seasons.
Pictured at the Battenkill Country Club (R-L) Coach Brophy, Tyler Ziehm, Patrick McFee, Jake Owens, Dawson Polley, Bradley Brophy, Reed Boduch, Faith Alhiem, Darren Pemrick, Grant Peck, Mason Williamson, Connor Record
Greenwich Golf Team Wins Wasaren League Invitational Championship
Reed Boduch, a junior, took the medalist honors at Troy Country Club with a round of 78. His teammate Jake Owens, just a freshman, shot an impressive round of 79 to finish runner up in the tournament. Junior, Mason Williamson, posted an 84 to place 7th in the field of 34 players. Sophomore, Darren Pemrick had a strong front nine before finishing with a 99 to round out the scoring for the Greenwich team.
Hoosick Falls 253
Spa Catholic 254
Hoosic Valley 280
Cambridge 195 (2 of 3 scores)
(L-R) Reed Bocuch, Jake Owens, Coach Brophy, Mason WIlliamson, Darren Pemrick
Medalist Reed Bocuch
Jake Owens and Reed Boduch advance in Section II Golf Tournament
Greenwich FFA Dairy Judging Team
On Saturday, September 16 Greenwich FFA dairy judges Erin Armitage, Lucia D’Acchille, Lauren DeSorbe, and Jenna Wilbur traveled to Springfield, MA to compete against teams from 17 other states at the Eastern States Exposition dairy judging contest.
FFA Student Attends Autism Conference
Greenwich FFA member, Michael Casey, had the incredible opportunity to attend the Autism Speaks Conference featuring Temple Grandin in Latham, NY on June 22, 2017. Michael was first introduced to the work of Temple Grandin in his Animal Science class. Michael says that, “Temple Grandin is an amazing woman and I really thought her speech spoke to her vast experience of dealing with intellectual disabilities. Her speech resounded with the group and her message was to get involved with activism for autism.” Michael enjoyed hearing Temple Grandin speak. Grandin touched on many topics starting off with her experiences in the agricultural field and her many contributions to animal welfare. Grandin went on to talk about techniques used to assist students with disabilities. After her speech, Casey had the opportunity to meet and have a lengthy discussion with Grandin about many different topics that she covered. Casey informed Grandin that he had watched her documentary in his Animal Science class. After the discussion, Temple recommended that he purchase the book, Humane Livetstock Handling , for his Animal Science teacher. Upon return to school, Casey presented the book to his Animal Science teacher, Betsy Foote.
Ag Department Hosting Climate Change Forum
The Ag Department will be hosting a forum on climate change on Thursday, October 12 at 7pm in the auditorium. Former EPA regional director Judith Enck and Rolling Stone magazine contributing editor Jeff Goodell will be present to discuss climate change and government policy. The forum will be moderated by Joe Donahue. Please consider having your students attend. Students can also submit questions in advance to ensure that the panelists have time to answer them. I’ve included bios on the two speakers and a link to Mr. Goodell’s interview with President Obama.
Jeff Goodell is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and is the author of the new book: The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World. His previous books include: How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate and Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future.
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FBLA Fundraiser Offers Greenwich Pictures Online
This is the GCS FBLA’s latest fund raiser.
The site houses pictures of community photos generously donated by of local photographers.
At this site you can order photos and other photo items of your favorite student.