Valedictorian and salutatorian named at NSA

LAKE PLACID - The National Sports Academy recently named their valedictorian and salutatorian for the class of 2009.

Coleman Lieb, son of Irwin and Karen Lieb of Saranac Lake, has been named the valedictorian. An accomplished alpine ski racer, Lieb arrived as a seventh grade winter student, and graduates a year ahead of his class. He was a perennial member of the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll, and a regular on the podium at ski races, including a top result at the JII National Championships. He is a member of the student council, where he serves at treasurer. He'll take a gap year following graduation to pursue a National Outdoor Leadership School program and weigh his many options for higher education.

Jamie Goldsmith, daughter of Tony and Leslie Goldsmith of Media, Penn., has been named the salutatorian. Arriving at NSA as an eighth grader, Goldsmith is a rare five-year student. She leaves NSA one of the most celebrated students in school history. Jamie owns nearly every record for the girls' hockey team, including career goals, assists, points, games played and penalty minutes. Off the ice, Jamie has earned the admiration of her coaches, teachers and peers. She was elected student-body president for her senior year, was vice president as a junior and student council member the other three years. She is a founding member of the community service committee and the Sustainability and Stewardship Council, and she twice won the Community Service Award. She was inducted into that National Honor Society in 2007. Goldsmith will attend St. Lawrence University on a full athletic scholarship.

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