Dundee names Valedictorian, Salutatorians
DUNDEE--Dundee Central School announced the Valedictorian and Salutatorians for the Class of 2018 at their school board meeting Wednesday, April 25.
The school commented, "Congratulations to Renee Wolverton for achieving the honor of being named Valedictorian of the Class of 2018. Renee is the daughter of Brian and Maura Wolverton. Her plans after graduation are to attend Mercyhurst University majoring in Music Therapy."
Wolverton was the National Honor Society vice president, a member of prom court and participated in student government. She was also in the jazz band, chorus, and played trombone in the high school band.
The school has Co-Salutatorians for the first time ever, Joshua Kane and Colin Howell. Joshua, the son of Michael and Rose Kane, plans to attend SUNY Fredonia to study music education. Kane was a member of the National Honor Society, the drama club, the jazz band, chorus and Scotsmen Singers. He played percussion for the high school band, played in the steel drums group and competed in the Winter Percussion competition. He also played soccer, basketball and ran track.
Colin, the son of Donald and Lisa Howell, will attend Ithaca College and major in physical therapy. Colin was a member of the natural helpers club, the National Honor Society, the drama club and participated in student government. He also played percussion for the high school band, was a member of the steel drums group, chorus and Scotsmen Singers.
In other news at the meeting, Superintendent Kelly Houck described the security enhancements happening at the school. The school purchased and installed a system from Raptor Technologies which will prevent people who could pose a threat from entering the school.
Houck said, "As a visitor enters the building, their driver's license will be scanned, and it automatically accesses several databases such as the registered sex offender database." She continued, "It also will take the picture from the driver's license and it scans the picture to a badge that is going to be printed out and the visitor will have to wear the entire time they're in the district."
After describing the function of the system, she said, "It's just about increasing our safety and security measures to the next step, so we're really excited about the system."
The next regular meeting will be Thursday, May 10 at 6 p.m.