Valedictorian and Salutatorian for Class of 2020

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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.

Kate Martellock

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.

Alexandra Galle

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.

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