Niagara Gazette


May 5, 2013

Meet your 2013 Hewitt Award nominees


Niagara Gazette — Mallorie Gagnon of Wilson High School has a 97.74 Weighted Average. She is a member of the National Honor Society, was named an All-WNY Scholar Athlete, earned High Honor Roll recognition, and was named a Scholar Athlete of the Month by WIVB-TV. In athletics, she was Captain of the Varsity Soccer Team, Captain of the Varsity Basketball Team, and Member of the Varsity Track Team. Mallorie is President of the Senior Class, Vice President of the Business Club, Member of SADD, Odyssey of the Mind, and the Girl Scouts, and is a Volunteer with the Buffalo Humane Society She plans to attend either Stony Brook University or Boston University. Her goal is to study Zoology/Biology and become a Research Biologist. Mallorie is the daughter of Nina and Richard Gagnon.

Nicholas Soos of Grand Island High School has earned a 5.5 weighted grade point average and has earned a Presidential and Congressional Appointment to the US Military Academy at West Point. He is a member of the National Honor Society, earning high honors awards during all four years of high school. He has also earned a New York State Regents Academic Excellence Award. Nicholas is actively involved in his school and his community through both volunteer work and athletics. He is the president of his senior class, vice president of the DECA Club, editor of the yearbook, and a member of the student athletic advisory committee. In the community he is an Eagle Scout and earned a New York State Boy’s State Award where he placed third out of 1,000 delegates. He is a volunteer youth coach in soccer and a baseball umpire. He is also a member of the corporate bowl team, was a youth volunteer at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and has participated in a medical mission in the Dominican Republic. Athletically, Nicholas is the captain of the varsity basketball team, the co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and Captain of the varsity baseball team. He was named a Section VI Scholar-Athlete and to the All-WNY Boys Basketball Team. He earned the Grand Island male athlete of the year award and was named a New York State Scholar Athlete all 4 years of high school. Nicholas plans to attend the U.S. Military Academy with a goal of attending medical school. He is the son of Lori and LTC (Ret) Patrick Soos.

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