The Kiwanis Students of the Month for December are Aidan Geise and Dylan Cassidy.
Geise is the daughter of Mark and Kathleen Geise. Geise has been on the Honor Roll for all of her high school career. Some hobbies Geise enjoys are playing sports, relaxing and camping. This year Geise is taking four AP classes: AP Psychology, AP Calculus, AP Physics and AP English and Literature. Geise also took Advanced English in ninth grade, 10th grade, and 11th grade and has been a year ahead in math since eighth grade. Geise will be graduating in June with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors.
Geise has been a member of many sports teams in her middle school and high school careers. She has been playing soccer for years. She started off on the Junior Varsity team in seventh grade and eighth grade and received the Most Valuable Player award as an eighth-grader. She was moved up to the varsity team for play-offs that year. Geise was on varsity from ninth grade during her senior year. In ninth grade she received the Rookie of the Year award and also 2nd team all-league. In tenth grade she received Most Valuable Player for her team and first team all-league. During her junior year she received Most Valuable Player again and first team all-league. Basketball is another sport she plays. Geise has been on the Varsity team since 9th grade. In 10th grade she received the Most Valuable Player award for my team and first team all-league. And for her junior year, she received Most Valuable Player and first team all-league. Geise played softball from seventh grade to 10th grade, and in ninth grade the team got runner-up at the State tournament. Geise didn't receive any awards during her senior year due to a knee injury in the middle of her junior year.
Geise also participates in music. She has been playing the violin since fourth grade. She has been to NYSSMA, but likes to do it more for just fun rather than competition and/or judging. She has also gone on two trips with the orchestra.
Geise participates in Foreign Language Club and is also on the Yearbook Staff. She just started Foreign Language Club this year, but she has been on the Yearbook Staff since sophomore year.
Geise is grateful for all that she has gained from Fredonia High School and is looking forward to college to prepare for her future.
Cassidy is the son of Dan and Amy Cassidy. He is a senior at Fredonia High School, and is in the top 10 percent of his class. Cassidy has been on the honor roll every quarter for his high school career. Cassidy is taking AP Calculus, has been in advanced English from ninth to 11th grade. Cassidy also took Advance Global 10. He will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors. In addition to his high school classes he is doing the 3-1-3 program which allows high school seniors to attend college classes at SUNY Fredonia. He is taking his English, Economics, and Government classes at the college.
Throughout his high school career Cassidy has been a three sport athlete. He plays football, basketball, and track. His junior year of football the team made it to the state semi-finals, the farthest in FHS history. Cassidy played starting wide receiver on offense as well as starting defensive back on defense. He made first team all league class "ClI South defensive back and was also one of the MVPs. In his senior year the team was league champs and he was the scholar athlete for the team. Track is Cassidy's best sport, he has broken the school 400 hurdle record his sophomore and junior year, as well as going to the state meet his junior year. He has also been the MVP for the team for those two years. In basketball Cassidy has been an MVP as well as a captain during his senior year.
For the past two summers Cassidy has participated in the United Way's week of caring, specifically the Boys and Girls Club golf tournament. Cassidy has also helped several people through the United Way doing yard work that they couldn't do themselves.
After Cassidy's senior year he plans to attend St. John Fisher College and major in pharmacy. He also hopes to continue his track career at the collegiate level.