Niagara Gazette — Erin Sliwowski of Niagara Falls High School has a 119.0 weighted average and will soon be a Valedictory Graduate. She is an active member of many clubs and organizations including the Ski Club, Key Club, Business Club and National Honor Society. She is also the co-president of her Senior Class. Erin is very involved in athletics and is the captain of the varsity swimming team where she is a school record-holder and a New York State Qualifier. She is also a member of the White Water Swim Club. In the community, Erin is a volunteer at the Catholic Academy and is involved with Carly’s Crossing. Because of her excellence in academics Erin has earned High Honors for four years. She has also earned a Clarkson School Scholar Award and an Academic Award in Math, English and Science. Erin plans on attending college and has applied to several schools. She hopes to study in the area of math and science with a career goal involving therapy for young people. Erin is the daughter of Allison and Bryan Sliwowski.
Rachel Pawlak of Niagara-Wheatfield High School has a 96.77 weighted average. Rachel is ranked 15th in her class of 284 students and will earn an Advanced Regents with Honors diploma. She is very involved in her school and her community, and through academic and athletic excellence, she has been honored with several awards. These awards and achievements include a Falcon Pride Award, Niagara-Wheatfield Scholar Athlete, and High Honors for 4 years. She is a member of the National Honor Society. At Niagara-Wheatfield Rachel was the Co-Captain and Co-MVP of the Varsity Basketball Team and named a Niagara Frontier League All Star and to the All Niagara Gazette Team for 3 years. She was a member of the AAU New York Revolution Basketball team and the Varsity Volleyball Team. Rachel volunteers her time at St Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, Grand Island Fire Hall and with the Jewish Guild for the Blind. Rachel plans on attending either SUNY Geneseo or Babson College. Her goal is to major in Business or Marketing in order to pursue a career in coaching.