Clyde-Savannah High School recently named Rosalie Betts as valedictorian and Andrew Hamblet as salutatorian for the Class of 2017’s graduation June 23.
Betts has a 97.967 percent cumulative GPA and will graduate high school with 26 college credits. She has been active in school-sponsored sports over the last four years, including swimming, track, two years on the tennis team, one year on the basketball team and one season of cross-country. She holds several school records in swimming and track, including the 4x100 relay in swimming.
Betts has participated in band through most of high school and enjoys playing on stage for friends and family during concerts. She works part-time at Waterloo Outlets.
She has earned numerous academic awards while at Clyde-Savannah. Betts has been on principal’s honor roll for all quarters and has earned the special honors designation for holding an academic average over 100.
Betts plans to attend Finger Lakes Community College after graduation to study nursing. She hopes to use her credits earned from Clyde-Savannah’s Gemini program to finish the program early. She intends to apply for a scholarship through FLCC based on the number of credits earned while in high school.
Betts is the daughter of Frank and Paula Betts, of Savannah.
Hamblet has a 97.658 percent cumulative GPA and will graduate high school with 30 college credits. He is an active member of many service-oriented clubs through school and the community. He was a member of cross-country for two years, varsity football for one year, indoor track for two years and outdoor track for four years. He served as treasurer for the Class of 2017 for all four years of high school and was a member of Chess Club and MasterMinds.
Hamblet has been involved in Boy Scouts for several years. He was inducted into the Order of the Arrow, the honor society for Boy Scouts, and was a senior patrol leader. He earned his Eagle Scout Award this year for his service work throughout the summer on fire hydrants in the community.
He has earned numerous academic awards while at Clyde-Savannah. He has been on principal’s honor roll for all quarters and has earned the special honors designation for holding an academic average over 100. He was inducted into National Honor Society because of his academic record.
Hamblet plants to attend Niagara University, where he was accepted into the ROTC program. He has not committed to one major, but is leaning toward a focus in psychology to continue his work with helping people. He will be considered an officer in the U.S. Army after graduation, where he will serve for several years before seeking a career in the mental health field.
Hamblet is the son of Harold and Mary Beth Hamblet, of Savannah.