Westfield students honored as Scholars of the Month
Three Westfield Academy and Central School District high school students were named as Scholars of the Month by the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville. They were Matthew Schumaker for the month of September, Madeline Lancaster for October, and Elber Lopez Hernandez for November. Though the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club could not honor these outstanding scholars during an in-person special program, each student received a framed certificate and hearty congratulations.
Matthew Schumaker, a senior, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew and Carrie Schumaker. In his junior year, this scholar was enrolled in three Jamestown Community College courses, and also an Advanced Placement course. During his senior year, Schumaker enrolled in five JCC courses, plus high school courses. When Schumaker graduates in June, he will have earned 28 college credits and a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Mastery in Science.
Some of the awards Schumaker has earned include the WACS Academics Honors Patch, Academics Pin 1, Academics All-Star Pin, and Student of the Month for February 2019. He was a member of the junior varsity boys basketball team, runners club and ski club, and he is a member of the varsity boys track and field team.
Schumaker has volunteered with the Westfield Golden Hawks football team and the Westfield Recreation Department. He also served as a tutor in Algebra I. He has held employment at the When Pigs Fly BBQ Pit restaurant and the Chautauqua Lake Dock Removal. In the fall of 2021, he will pursue college to obtain a degree in mechanical engineering.
Madeline Lancaster is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark and Barbara Lancaster. In three academic years and by June of 2021, she will have minimally earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. By the end of her senior year, Lancaster will have completed six Jamestown Community College courses for a total of 20 credits. Also, she will have finished an Advanced Placement course and other high school classes.
During her high school career, Lancaster earned the WACS Academics Honors Patch and the Academic All-Star Pin. She served as vice president and president of her class and was a member of student government. She was a member of senior high chorus, Firecrackers (an all-female choral ensemble), senior high band and drama club. She held a role in the school musical The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby.
Also, Lancaster was a member of the junior varsity basketball team, the modified girls soccer team and the varsity golf team. She earned several hours of community service through Centaur Stride and Bethany Camp.
She is employed at Vetter Vineyards Winery and Keeping Traditions. In the fall of 2021, she will attend Jamestown Community College to pursue a degree in nursing.
Elber Lopez Hernandez is the son of Mr. Placido Lopez Rojas and Mrs. Rosa Hernandez Bautista. Over the past four years, this scholar has enrolled in rigorous college coursework at WACS.
In his senior year, he enrolled in five Jamestown Community College courses. He also was enrolled in two Advanced Placement courses, as well has other high school classes.
When Lopez Hernandez graduates in June, he will have earned 27 college credits, a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors with Mastery in Science and Mastery in Mathematics. He will also have earned the Seal of Biliteracy.
This scholar has earned the WACS Academics Achievement Honors Patch, Academics Achievement Pin 1 and the George S. Kent Memorial Award. He is a member of high school academic bowl, environmental club and ski club. Also, Lopez Hernandez is a member of senior high band, senior high chorus, Westwinds (a select choral ensemble), Ape-men (an all-male choral group), hand bell ensemble, steel pan ensemble and the McClurg Street String Band. He held a role in the school musical The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby.
For several years he has been a member of the varsity soccer and varsity track and field teams. Outside of school, he was employed at Wiers Farm and Vilardo Vineyards. In the fall of 2021, Lopez Hernandez will attend the University at Buffalo, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Oneonta or Jamestown Community College to pursue a degree in pre-medicine with the goal of becoming a physician.
The Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville proudly congratulates Matthew Schumaker, Madeline Lancaster and Elber Lopez Hernandez on their outstanding achievements and on earning the recognition of Rotary Scholars of the Month of Westfield Academy and Central School.