Meet the Henninger HS Valedictorian & Salutatorian!
Published on 6/13/17
Henninger High School
Deanna plans to attend LeMoyne College, where she will be undeclared as she determines her path of study.
What activities have you been involved in outside of class/outside of school? National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Library Assistants, Math Club
What was your proudest moment in high school? The moments that I’ve made other people smile – that makes me smile every time.
What has been the best part of your high school career and why? The inside jokes! When I’m with my friends, we’re all smart; we’re all weird… and it’s okay. I’ve laughed until I’ve cried so many times.
What’s the best thing you’ve learned over the course of your time in the SCSD? That our differences and our diversity are really great. We have a great opportunity here to learn about different cultures and I really appreciate that.
What advice would you give to other students as they continue their studies here? We worry too much. I’d tell them that if you’re prepared and responsible, it’s okay to have fun and enjoy yourself. Don’t get too stressed out!
Who helped you the most to get to this point? My best friend, Laurie. She’s my number one cheerleader. When anything goes wrong, she’s here for me telling me I can do it.
What do you hope to achieve by the time you’re 30? I just want to be happy. I don’t have a plan right now, but being happy is what matters to me. I want to say to other students: it’s okay if you don’t know what you want to do yet. Don’t be worried about it. Enjoy yourself and follow where your road takes you.
Haleigh plans to attend Ithaca College where she will study Physical Therapy.
What activities have you been involved in outside of class/outside of school? National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Library Assistants, Book Club, Math Club, softball, volleyball
What was your proudest moment in high school? When I was named ‘Scholar Athlete’ on Spectrum News. I’ve worked really hard to balance my academics and athletics… it’s really hard to do both. It was nice to be recognized for the effort it takes.
What has been the best part of your high school career and why? The friends I’ve made. There are four of us who are really close knit – we’ve been in the same classes together, and we’ve really bonded.
What’s the best thing you’ve learned over the course of your time in the SCSD? That our diversity is great. You don’t get this kind of exposure at all schools.
What advice would you give to other students as they continue their studies here? Work hard. If you put in the time and effort, that will help you reach your goals.
Who helped you the most to get to this point? Deanna [Pomeroy, Valedictorian]. We’ve always been really close and we’ve pushed each other to work harder. Also, my Aunt Courtney. She went to a good school and she has always motivated me and told me to keep my grades up.
What do you hope to achieve by the time you’re 30? I hope to be a physical therapist helping athletes… I want to be happy and have a good life!
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