16, 2011)—Christine Spindler has been named valedictorian for the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk
High School and will lead the Class of 2011 during its graduation ceremony
June 25. She is joined at the top of the class by Andrew Lammly, who has
been named salutatorian.
The Class of 2011 graduation will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the State Convention Center.
Christine earned the honors by compiling a 99.03 grade
point average. She is the daughter of Brian and Susan Spindler of Glenmont.
Christine is co-president of the National Honor Society and a member of the Spanish, Writing and Art Clubs. She also served on her Junior Prom Committee. Christine achieved high honor roll status every quarter throughout her high school career.
In addition to challenging herself with numerous Advanced Placement, Honors and University in High School (SUNY Albany) courses, Christine played volleyball all four years and was a starter on the varsity team that played in the state championships her junior and senior years.
Christine has received numerous awards, scholarships and academic recognition, including being:
She plans to attend Boston College where she plan to
pursue the liberal arts, possibly as an English major with an art or art
Christine offers a quote from J.R.R. Tolkien, "Not all who wander are lost."
Andrew earned a 98.41 grade point average. He is
the son of Bob and Alice Lammly of Selkirk.
Andrew is co-president of the National Honor Society and served as a member of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) from grades 6-12.
Andrew has also challenged himself with numerous Advanced Placement, Honors and University in High School (SUNY Albany) courses, but it is in music where his roots run deep.
Andrew participated in this year's NYSSMA Conference All-State Symphonic Band, NYSSMA Area All-State Band and All-County Senior Jazz Ensemble. Since 9th grade, he has been involved in the Empire State Youth Orchestra, the High School Select Jazz Ensemble, NYSSMA Solo Evaluation Festival, All-County Band, and the Graduation Ceremony Band. Since 10th grade, Andrew has participated in the Empire State Youth Orchestra and the High School Pit Orchestra.
Andrew has received numerous awards and scholarships including the Capital District YMCA Outstanding Student Award (10th grade), RCS Class of 2011 Hall of Fame, Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Music Scholarship, RCS Music Teachers Scholarship, Greene County Music Educators Association Scholarship, RCS Teachers Association Scholarship Award and the New York State Education Department Top Scholar for Academic Excellence.
Andrew is attending the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam where he plans to double-major in Music Education and Performance.
He offers this quote by Ronald Reagan, "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music."
Congratulations Christine and Andrew!