Cassadaga Valley Central School: Valedicatorian, salutatorian
Sophia Ekstrom, daughter of Jeffrey and Christine Ekstrom, will be graduating as the valedictorian of the Cassadaga Valley Central School Class of 2020.
She will continue her education at Liberty University with a major in pre-law and potential minor in ministry.
During her time at Cassadaga, she has been a member of Student Council, SADD, S.O.U.P., Prom Committee, and stage crew. Outside of school, she has been an active member of her church, youth group, and worship team.
She has greatly enjoyed her time at CVCS and cannot wait to see what her future holds.
Nicholas Wittmeyer, son of Kris and Nicole Wittmeyer, is the class salutatorian.
He plans on attending Penn State-Behrend in the fall for finance along with his enrollment in the Schreyer Honors College, which is an elite honors society offered at Penn State.
This year Nick opted for the PEP program, meaning he attended high school for only part of the day, then finished out his day with college classes at JCC.
Nick has been on the swim team for three years at Cassadaga and has gone to counties, class, and sectionals every year for his individual events and relays. Starting his senior year, he joined the trap team and really enjoyed that experience as well.
He is in charge of the lighting for the musicals and has spent countless hours programming shows and practicing at late night rehearsals. He is a part of the media team and makes sure the announcements run smoothly every morning.
Nick is the student representative of the district-wide technology committee, where he helps to decide what changes can be made to the current technology offered in the school. Nick is also the senior spokesperson of the student council.
Nick is also actively involved in his church where he altar serves bi-weekly and is a lector.