Cazenovia High School is proud to announce this year’s valedictorian, Katherine Martellock, and salutatorian, Alexandra Galle. Congratulations to Kate and Alex for earning these awards and for all of your hard work, perseverance, and accomplishments.
Cazenovia High School Valedictorian, Kate Martellock
Valedictorian Kate Martellock is the daughter of Jayle Bach, and Paul Martellock. Kate is going to Binghamton University to major in Mechanical Engineering in the fall. She was also accepted to Cornell, RPI, RIT, WPI, University at Buffalo, SUNY Polytechnic, and Northeastern.
Kate is Captain of the Academic Decathlon team and led the team to victory in the New York State competition and was headed to the National competition in Anchorage Alaska before the pandemic. She is also Treasurer for TRI-M, a member of NHS, Chamber Choir, Drama Club, and a volunteer National Ski Patroller at Toggenburg.
In her free time, Kate enjoys downhill skiing, boating and fishing, playing video games, and writing with the YMCA’s Young Authors Academy. Her favorite moments in high school were time spent in Academic Decathlon, interesting class discussions, and spending time with family and friends.
Cazenovia High School Salutatorian, Alexandra Galle
Alexandra Galle, daughter of Brian and Lesley Galle, has been named Cazenovia High School’s Salutatorian for the Class of 2020.
Alex is very grateful for all of her time at Cazenovia High School where she developed many close relationships with the amazing teaching staff and her peers. Alex will finish high school completing eight AP classes and taking all other honors classes offered at Cazenovia High School. Alex received the Harvard Book Award, Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award sponsored by the University of Rochester, and the New York State Senate’s Youth Leadership Award.
Alex has been a member of the school’s chapter of National Honor Society and was president her senior year. She has also played varsity tennis for six years and has been a captain for the past two years. Alex was a part of three team sectional championships and has been first team-all league for four years as well as being a scholar athlete for all six years. One of Alex’s favorite memories of her senior year was winning her fourth sectional title in doubles.
Alex’s passion is working with children, which she has done through working at the YMCA Camp Iroquois and helping to teach tennis at her family business, ALOLO Tennis. Alex is very interested in social justice issues, as well as politics, and had the pleasure of attending the Students Inside Albany Conference her junior year.
Alex will be attending SUNY Geneseo this fall to study chemistry and minor in sociomedical sciences on a pre-medicine track. After studying at Geneseo, she plans to attend medical school to become a pediatrician.
I write today with the most recent update on our delayed ballots. Contrary to what I reported to you earlier this week and to what we were told by our vendor, NTS, ballots did not get sent out on Tuesday. Instead, we are currently being informed that ballots will leave the post office in Cazenovia tomorrow morning (Thursday).
At this time, we are recommending that you either return your ballot by mail no later than the very next day in order for it to reach the District Office by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 9th, or that you use the in-person drop-off option available at the Middle School Entrance on Monday, June 8th from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. or on Tuesday, June 9th from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
I remain committed to having your voice heard in this process and apologize for the confusion and inconvenience.
Late Friday, the District was informed by the third-party vendor with whom we contracted with for the printing and mailing of our absentee ballots, that our ballots had not yet gone out. The company has experienced a problem in their supply chain with envelopes which has delayed the process for us and the other 50+ schools they are working with. I spoke with the vendor yesterday (Sunday) and was told that the ballots will be mailed Tuesday at the latest. Unfortunately, this provides voters with very little time to cast their ballots and return them to the District Office. Voters can still also hand-deliver their absentee ballots on Tuesday, June 9th from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm and also on Monday, June 8th from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. to compensate for the short window of time. Socially distanced in-person delivery will be available to the ballot box at the Cazenovia Middle School entrance.
When we contracted with this vendor, we did so with the belief that this would help ensure the vote was done correctly. Unfortunately, this has not assured a smoothly run process.
You are invited to a Zoom Cazenovia Budget Hearing as an ‘attendee’. You will be able to use the “raise hand” feature to be called on to ask a question. Otherwise, you will be muted and invisible to others. When: Jun 2, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Meet the Candidates/Budget Hearing