Long Lake Central School announces valedictorian and salutatorian awards

LONG LAKE - Long Lake Central School has announced that the recipients of this year's valedictorian and salutatorian awards are Colleen Nerney and Jordan Wallace.

In a class of eight seniors, Nerney is the valedictorian with a current average of 94.12. Colleen plans on attending St. Lawrence University as a recipient of the Augsbury Scholarship. She intends to major in education. Colleen's extracurricular activities have included soccer, basketball, band, jazz band, student council, National Honor Society and various plays and musicals both at school and at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA). She has participated in CASMA All County and Northeast Music Festivals throughout high school. She has served as student council secretary, class secretary and class president. Colleen was awarded the Long Lake Central School Musician of the Year in 2007 and 2009. She was awarded the 2008 Peacemaker Award, the Most Improved Player for 2008 in soccer and Honorable Mention for artwork at the Lake Placid Juried Art Exhibit. She has been an active volunteer working for such organizations as ALCA and Adirondack Abilities and at events like Adopt-A-Highway, Parents as Reading Partners, Community Clean-Up Day as well as several other student-organized events to raise funds for groups like the local fire department, breast cancer awareness and earthquake victims in Haiti. Colleen is the daughter of Michael and Camille Nerney of Long Lake.

Wallace is the salutatorian with a current average of 93.71. Jordan plans on attending the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and majoring in construction management. Jordan's extracurricular activities have included baseball, basketball, soccer, National Honor Society and student council. He has served as both student council president and class president. He was awarded 1st Team All-League in baseball, 2nd Team All-League in soccer, Most Valuable Player for soccer in 2009, Long Lake Central School Athlete of the Year in 2009 and has received Scholar/Athlete individual awards from 2007-2009. Jordan will graduate with six college credits taken online from Tompkins Cortland Community College. Jordan has also been an active volunteer with organizations such as the Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department and the Long Lake Fish and Game Club and at events like Adopt-A-Highway, Community Clean-Up Day and several other student-organized events. Jordan is the son of Gregg and Nancy Wallace of Long Lake, New York.

Congratulations to both students. The school and community are very proud of their accomplishments.

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