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Ellicottville Central School has announced Kourtney Robinson is valedictorian for the Class of 2018 with a weighted average of 113.13. Kourtney, who is the daughter of Ted and Tracy Robinson, will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors.

Kourtney has been class treasurer for four years, president of the French Club, National Honor Society vice president, a member of Jazz Band and ESPRA (Ellicottville Students for the Preservation of Reading in America) treasurer. Outside of the classroom, she has been on the varsity soccer team for four years, was captain her senior year, selected as a League First Team All-Star, was a Western New York Scholar Athlete and was the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award.

Kourtney is the recipient of the following academic awards: Penn-York Chemical Society Award, RIT Computing Medal Award, the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, Clarkson University High School Achievement Award, Highest Average/Outstanding Student in all classes and High Honor Roll each quarter in high school. Kourtney attended Area All-State, Conference All-State, Buffalo Honors Band and All County for the flute.

Kourtney is a certified Peer Tutor at ECS. She has volunteered her time playing in the band during graduation and on Memorial Day. She has spent time assisting at the Senior Citizen Dinner, Ellicottville town clean-up, Fall Festival parking, concession stands, raised money for Heifer International and has volunteered at Teacher’s Desk in Buffalo. Kourtney will be attending Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., in the fall, where she plans to dual major in math and chemistry.

Lisa Krotz, daughter of Sara and Randy Krotz, has been named salutatorian with a weighted average of 111.19. She will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors.

Lisa is a member of Student Council and is currently the president. She is a member of National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Drama Club, ESPRA (Ellicottville Students for the Preservation of Reading in America), Jazz Chorus, Jazz Band and French Club. Outside the classroom, she has been a member of the varsity softball and varsity bowling teams. 

Lisa is the recipient of the following academic awards: George Eastman Young Leaders Award, Clarkson University Leadership Award, National Honor Society Distinguished Service Award, Daniel Ackers Scholar-University at Buffalo, Outstanding Student in all classes and High Honor Roll. Lisa has attended Solo Festival, All-County and is an Area All-State Vocalist

Lisa is a certified Peer Tutor at ECS. She has volunteered her time singing the national anthem at sporting events, performing at graduation and Memorial Day events, assisting with the Senior Citizen Dinner, the Ellicottville Historical Society and various Student Council activities.

Lisa will be attending the University at Buffalo in the fall where she plans to major in biomedical sciences and plans to become a trauma surgeon.

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