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Top of the class: Lake Placid Central School

Margaret (Maggie) Rose-McCandlish, the daughter of Meg McCandlish and Kelly Rose, has been named valedictorian of the Class of 2013.

Margaret (Maggie) Rose-McCandlish, the daughter of Meg McCandlish and Kelly Rose, has been named valedictorian of the Class of 2013.

Lake Placid Central School has announced the valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2013.

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Margaret Rose-McCandlish

Margaret (Maggie) Rose-McCandlish, the daughter of Meg McCandlish and Kelly Rose, has been named valedictorian of the Class of 2013. Maggie lives in Wilmington and has two younger sisters, Sara and Anne. She plans on attending Middlebury College in the fall and majoring in psychology. Her future plans include studying to be a clinical psychologist and traveling. Maggie has been the president of the Lake Placid chapter of the National Honor Society, and participated in two Adirondack Youth Climate Summits with the Environmental Club. She also enjoyed attending the High School Writing Retreat at Paul Smith’s College. Maggie’s interest in helping younger students find joy in learning and literature led her to design her senior project around reading literature with eighth graders. Maggie is a motivated and passionate learner, dedicating much of her time to helping others.

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Haley Brandes

Haley Brandes, daughter of Brian and Alicia Brandes, and big sister to Alex, Colin and Matthew, has been named salutatorian of the Lake Placid High School Class of 2013. Having lived in Lake Placid her entire life, she has been an active member in the community, volunteering as a coach and referee for the soccer and basketball programs of the Lake Placid Youth Athletic Association, lecturing for St. Agnes Church, and donating her time at many community races and events. Throughout high school, Haley was a three-sport athlete playing soccer, basketball and softball. She also participated in annual spring musicals, band, chorus, and Women’s Ensemble, and was a member of National Honor Society (treasurer), Lambda Pi Math Honors Society, and Varsity Club. This year, Haley was in the New Visions program at Adirondack Medical Center, an accelerated curriculum for high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. In the fall, Haley will be attending Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in their Doctor of Pharmacy program.

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