SOUTH OTSELIC – Otselic Valley Central School has announced the top two students for the class of 2018. Victoria Roalef, the daughter of Jeremy Roalef, Sr. of South Otselic and Tavia Roalef of Kentucky, has been named valedictorian. This year’s salutatorian is Whitney Hamlin, the daughter of Jerry Hamlin of Norwich, and Tammy Hamlin of South Otselic.
Throughout her years at OVCS, Victoria has been a member of student government and a positive role model for her fellow classmates, community, and family. This year, she decided to participate in the EDGE Program offered through SUNY Morrisville to be considered a half-time college student for the 2017-18 school year.
Victoria has completed over 40 college credits and will graduate with a combined GPA over 100 percent. She plans to attend SUNY Potsdam with a focus in creative writing and psychology.
During her time at Otselic Valley, Whitney was highly decorated with numerous highest GPA awards; she is a varsity letter holder and team captain for soccer, softball and cheerleading. Whitney is a positive influence and very involved in her community. She went above and beyond the school’s already demanding community services requirement to complete almost 60 total hours.
Whitney also completed 24-plus college credits while still excelling in the New York State high school graduation requirements. She plans to attend SUNY Cortland with a focus in communication studies.