Fredonia High School announces top students

Seth Schrader

Fredonia High School announced the Class of 2018 Valedictorian as Seth Schrader and the Salutatorian Hannah Gullo.

Seth Schrader is the son of Philip and Karen Schrader, and he has two younger brothers (Alec and Gabe Schrader).

Last year, Seth took five AP courses — physics, U.S. government, U.S. history, calculus, and english literature and composition — earning the AP Scholar Award with distinction. This year he is taking two AP courses — psychology and statistics — as well as four JCC courses, which will allow him to gain college credits. He has received the Principal’s Award with distinction every quarter and been accelerated in english, math, and science courses. Last year, Seth received the American Chemical Society’s Penn York Section “Excellence in Chemistry” Award, and he is on track to receive an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors and Mastery in math and science.

One of Seth’s greatest passions is sports, especially baseball. He has been a member of the varsity baseball team coached by Vince Gullo since eighth grade, and he has started since his freshman year. This year, he was a team captain and selected as a member of the Section VI Scholar-Athlete All-Western New York Team. Seth has also started on the varsity soccer team for four years, and he has been one of the team captains the past two years.

Throughout high school, Seth has participated in a wide variety of clubs and extracurricular activities in addition to sports. He has served on Student Council for three years as Freshman Class President, Sophomore Class President, and currently as Student-Body President. He is an active member of Interact Club, the National Honor Society, and he was one of the leads in his first Fredonia musical this year. He has also taken piano lessons from Kay Barlow since the age of four.

Outside of school, Seth is very involved in his church. He attends Saint Anthony’s parish, where he was an altar server for eight years, and is currently a lector and a member of the Catholic Youth Organization. He has also volunteered as a Little League baseball assistant coach for three years. Last summer, Seth was a delegate at The American Legion Boys’ State of New York (representing Post 59), where he was elected senator.

After graduation, Seth plans on attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania where he will study chemistry and play baseball.

Hannah Gullo lives at 248 Water St. in Fredonia, with her parents, Luke and Courtney Gullo, and her siblings, Kelly, Fred, and Luca Gullo.

From Kindergarten up through eighth grade, Hannah attended Northern Chautauqua Catholic School, and then transferred to Fredonia for high school. In her time at Fredonia, Hannah has taken seven of the eight offered AP courses, and four advanced classes.

Hannah was a member of four varsity sports teams, including volleyball, basketball, softball, and cross country. She was a member of the 2014 Class B Section VI championship softball team, the 2017 Class B New York State Far West Regional championship basketball team, and the 2018 Class B Section VI championship basketball team. She received such honors as League Honorable Mention for softball and basketball, and league First Team All-Star for cross country.

Hannah also plays the flute, and has played since fourth grade. At Fredonia, she was a member of the Advanced Music Performance Program, and played in the Symphonic band, the Jazz Ensemble, and the Pit Orchestra for the musical. Hannah has been selected for the All County Concert Band every year since sixth grade, this year being first chair, and has also participated in the All County Jazz Ensemble, as well as the Area All-State Concert Band.

This past year, Hannah was the President of the National Honor Society, and was a member of the Tri M Music Honor Society. She also served on Student Council, and during the fall Hannah acted as a delegate for the Model United Nations team.

Hannah is a parishioner at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, and every week at mass she plays her flute in the choir. She is a member of the local Catholic Youth Organization, and attended the Catholic Youth Convention in Buffalo this past February. Through various clubs and organizations, Hannah has been able to volunteer in the community in events such as the Special Olympics, the MS Walk, the Peg Smith Memorial Basketball Tournament, and the Russell Joy Cleanup.

Next year, Hannah will attend Case Western Reserve University to study nursing and play basketball. She hopes to one day become a nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist.

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