Two Seniors honored as Scholars of the Month by the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club
Academic excellence, leadership skills, and athletic prowess describe two local high school seniors who were recognized as September “Scholars of the Month” by the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville during its Sept. 24 meeting at the Lakeshore Assembly of God Church in Westfield. The scholars were Megan Gloss of Brocton Central School and Isaac Caballero of Westfield Academy and Central School.
Present to honor the scholars were their parents, superintendents of the two schools, and Rotarians. John “Doc” Hamels, Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club President, welcomed the honorees and guests. Following dinner and a brief club business meeting, Rotarian Barbara Fay, Club Youth Services Committee Member, and Dan Smith, Club Youth Services Chair, each introduced one of the students.
Megan Gloss, the youngest daughter of Michael and Amy Gloss of Portland, is a Brocton Central School senior. She has served as class secretary for her freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years. During her last two years of high school, Gloss has attended the BOCES Career and Technical Education Program for Sports and Conditioning and Exercise Sciences.
She has participated in many class activities and fund-raisers, as well as serving on the prom committee and at the snack stand for volleyball, basketball, and football games. Gloss has been in the school band since fifth grade, and she has played in the pit band for musicals and various sports events.
Gloss has played on her school’s varsity softball team, and she has been the starting pitcher since her freshman year. She was selected for the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Athletic Association First Team award in both her freshman and sophomore years. While she was in tenth grade, she was also honored with the Brocton Varsity Softball Most Valuable Player Award. In addition, she was one of nine players on her team who were distinguished with the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Scholar Athlete Award for having an academic grade point average of 90 or higher for six consecutive quarters.
This scholar athlete also plays travel softball for Evans Force, located in Angola, New York. She has been playing travel softball for three years, and she will be playing in many games and tournaments this summer. Gloss plans on attending Alfred State University for its four-year nursing program to earn her RN degree. She hopes to also join this university’s softball team.
Isaac Caballero, the son of Christian Caballero and Amanda Ritchie of Westfield, is a Westfield Academy and Central School senior. He will graduate in June of 2020 with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Caballero is the vice president of student government, co-editor of the yearbook, and a member of the high school academic bowl, the environmental club, and the prom committee.
During his high school senior year, Caballero enrolled in five Jamestown Community College courses. At the end of his senior year, he will have earned 27 college credits. In addition, he is enrolled in SUNY College at Buffalo’s Principles of Biology, as well as high school courses.
Caballero is a four-year member of the senior high chorus and senior high band. He is a member of his school’s Ape-men, an all-male choral ensemble, and Westwinds, a select choral group. Also, he was cast in school productions of Into the Woods, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Adventures of Nickelboy, Newsies, and A Christmas Carol.
In athletics, Caballero is a member of the varsity soccer team and also the varsity tennis team. During the 2019 season, he was named WDOE Athlete of the Day. Outside of school, he volunteers with the Westfield Recreation Department and has held employment at the Farmer’s Daughter and Brazill’s on Main. In the fall of 2020, Caballero will enroll at either SUNY Oneonta or SUNY Cortland to pursue a degree in sports medicine. He plans to become an athletic trainer in the future.
The Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville congratulates Megan Gloss and Isaac Caballero for their outstanding successes in both the classroom and on the athletic fields. It wishes them much success as they close out their high school careers and enter their college programs of study.