By Robert L. Chakar, Jr., Ed.D., Superintendent

Andes Central School is proud to announce the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2019.  Michaela Valkavich has been named Valedictorian.  Michaela is the daughter of Peter and Lisa Valkavich of Andes.  Michaela has been president of the National Honor Society, a member of the National Technical Honor Society, Outdoor Club, Ski Club, Travel Club (president), ACS Academic Team, Athletic Club (president). Michaela was a member of the ACS Drama Club, taking on major roles in many of the school musicals.  She participated in All County Band, All County Chorus, Yearbook, Student Council, Soccer, Basketball and Track, as well as holding the office of President for the Class of 2019.  Michaela attended HOBY and RYLA Leadership Conferences and during her senior year she attended the BOCES New Visions program.  After graduation, Michaela plans to attend Manhattan College and major in Physical Therapy.

   Falcon Thomas Melvin has been named Salutatorian for the Class of 2019.  Thomas is the son of Daniel and Grace Melvin of Andes.  While at Andes, Thomas was the Treasurer of the Class of 2019 and participated in soccer and track.  Thomas attended BOCES Occupational Center for Equipment Operation and Repair.  After graduation, Thomas plans to attend SUNY Delhi and major in Welding.

Graduation for the Class of 2019 will take place on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the tent behind the school.  Our Mistress of Ceremony will be Alexis Heannings and the keynote speaker will be Cheyenne Tait, alumna of ACS.

We are also proud to announce that Damien Weaver and Stanley Andersen were named Delaware League Champions in Men’s Doubles Tennis.  Congratulations to both of them for this wonderful achievement.~

Dennis Fickeria

Dennis Fickeria

Jedah Grapes

Alexis Heannings

Salutatorian – Falcon Thomas Melvin

Valedictorian – Michaela Valkavich