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Parishville-Hopkinton Central School class leaders

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PARISHVILLE — The academic leaders for the class of 2014 at Parishville-Hopkinton Central School are Eric Hannon, valedictorian, Michael Burns, salutatorian, and Curtis Snyder, vocational student of the year.

Mr. Hannon, son of David and Rebecca Hannon, Winthrop, has an academic average of 94.82 and will graduate with an Advanced Designation Regents Diploma with Honors and 35 credits.

He has been listed on the High Honor Roll each quarter of his junior and senior years and participated in Clarkson University Project Challenge, National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, All-County Band, All-County Orchestra, band, stage band, Follies and Geology Club.

Mr. Hannon played basketball and baseball, was a member of the 2012 Section X Baseball Champions and received the All-Academic Award. He has received several academic awards at the school as well as the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award from the University of Rochester.

He held leadership positions in several school clubs and has volunteered several hours at Mandaville Camp and Retreat Center, Winthrop, in addition to volunteering on a mission to Puerto Rico.

Mr. Hannon will major in history and business or geology at Cedarville (Ohio) University.

Mr. Burns, son of John Burns and Constance Burns, Hopkinton, has an academic average of 94.70 and will graduate with an Advanced Designation Diploma with 38 credits.

He is vice president of National Honor Society and participates in Student Council, yearbook, Follies, band, chorus, stage band, New York State School Music Association, Biddy Basketball and Special Olympics.

He has played varsity baseball and basketball for four years and varsity football for three years. He has been a captain on each team, including three years for the varsity basketball team. Mr. Burns received Academic All-Northern honors in all three sports, a sportsmanship award in basketball, First Team All-Northern in football and First and Second Team All-Northern in baseball.

Mr. Burns was part of the 2011 Section X Champion baseball team, has been cast as leads in all of the high school’s musicals, and has been part of several All-County choruses, including Area All-State Chorus and All-County Jazz Chorus. He has also spent many hours participating in community service.

He will pursue a career in athletic training or physical education after attending either St. Lawrence University, Canton, or SUNY Brockport.

Mr. Snyder, son of Donald and Brenda Snyder, is at the top of his class in the metalworking technologies program at Seaway Technical Center. In his first year, he was selected as a student leader and has worked for recruitment. Mr. Snyder is a motivating team leader and contributing group member to each of his projects.

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