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GIHS Football Coaches Attend Pro Bowl - February 2018

   GIHS alumni Brett Kern made the Pro Bowl for the first time this year and invited two of his football coaches to join him at the big game. Assistant Coaches Steve Steck and Mike Stauffer were flown down to Orlando, thanks to the NFL's "Thank You, Coach" program, attended practices and were on the field at the beginning of the game. See Buffalo News article.




GIHS 2nd Quarter High Honor Roll - February 2018


9th GRADE HIGH HONOR
Allan Benjamin, Camille Burruano, Emily Cohen, Brooke Conway, Haley Coombs, Zachary Cramer, Brooke Eichel, Mara Ellsworth, Thomas Fabiano, Riley Kane, Eleah Leng, John Mandura, Abigail Marlow, Rose Meaney, Ryan Pinzel, Vincent Ricotta, Kevin Rogoza, Alexander Wright.

10th GRADE HIGH HONOR
William Atkinson, Madison Conway, Alexa Fox, Luke Hess, Mackenzie Heyden, Victoria Huang, Colby Kalp, Trevor Knight, Kevin Koch, Lucas Kruse, Marissa Lewis, Katrina Linenfelser, Dominic Loss, Patrick Loss, Maggie McNamara, Ben Moskala, Emily Phillips, Emily Reynolds, Sean Rustowicz, Kaylynn Savoy, Karie Stedman, Patricia Tavarez, Luke Webb.

11th GRADE HIGH HONOR
Lauren Baeumler, Samantha Bailey, Quinton Becker, Hannah Cool, Lexie Diaz, Sara Gorton, Nicholas Hess, Gianna Horvath, Nathan Hunt, Harleen Johal, Celia Jones, Grace LoHouse, Allison McDonald, Lindsay Robinson, Laura Schultz, Christian Whetham, Bethany Wolcott, Amanda Ziehm.

12th GRADE HIGH HONOR
Tyler Bernatovicz, Claire Brandon, Nathan Canazzi, Aleece Cruz, Jenette DiLaura, Jordan Eckrote, Abigail Fay, Maricella Fusillo, Jessica Gonda, Kaitlyn Grybel, Alicia Haak, Cross Kalp, Alyssa Luzak, Arthur Meaney, Hallie Mingoia, Katherine Riederer, Kate Riniolo, Maria Schnettler, Allison Sorri, Megan Stanley, Gracie Tompkins, Hannah Tribby, Eric Watt, Sara Wolcott.




GIHS 2nd Quarter Honor Roll - February 2018


9th GRADE HONOR
Allyson Bellinger, Isabel Buckingham, Grace Carey, Samuel Carpenter, Matthew Castellino, Martin Castner, Tristan Chaffee, Joseph Christiano, Sara Cicero, Krystyna Colautto, Alyson Czerwonka, Polla Daghestani, Cameron Davis, Ava DeFranks, Jack Dlugokinski, Jenna Doctor, Sarah Dodge, Kameron Greene, Alison Gula, Quinn Hart, Allison Hill, Carissa Hoover, Joshua Hunt, Cynthia Johnson, Edward Kanfoush, Jaime Lechner, Savanna Lenze, Stephen Leone, Thomas Lockett, Ashley Maras, Angelina Marinello, Madeline Maroni, Samantha Meierer, Ryan Michki, Alyssa Nelson, Cecilia Nowak, Elaina Page, Maya Pecoraro, Mia Phillips, Morgan Proctor, Mark Ramsperger, Grace Samplinski, Hannah Schiffmacher, Ethan Schinnagel, David Schnell, Joseph Seifert, Lucas Seifert, Amina Shaibi, Yifan Shen, Logan Sionko, Elizabeth Smolkovich, Aaron Szczepankiewicz, Lucas Tahara, Morgan Tollner, Connor Tribby, Nathan Wallens, Grace Wenner.

10th GRADE HONOR
Hamzah Al-Naji, Avery Andrews, Ronald Appoloney, Gabriella Bergstrom, Abigail Blair, Maria Buscaglia, Isabel Calabrese, Kenneth Carter, Samuel Castellino, Ruby Chen, Erin Cool, Donovan Cornelius, Emily Czyrny, Gianna D'Addario, Eve DiCarlo, Emma Dickinson, Allison Fay, Jenna Foglia, Mitchell Fusillo, Louis Genovese, Jasmin Gill, Alex Gottler, Shawna-Lea Harper, Sean Heffley, Kira Hutton, Michael Juntunen, Joshua Kam, Blake Kenney, Caitlin Kleinschmidt, Alyssa Konopczynski, Kristian Krantz, Anna LeBrasseur, Robert LeFevre, Kendy Li, Michael Loss, Madison MacNeil, Michael Marino, Tyler Meyer, Sarah Moore, Morgan Payan, Grace Pearse, Rebecca Rebmann, Mikayla Robinson, Eliza Sarigiannis, Thomas Shemik, Amritpal Singh, Brandon Smith, Elzbieta Sorel, Mark Steck, Anthony Surace, Lydia Sweeney, Griffin Sykes, Anna Thompson, Chloe Tolsma, Leo Wain, Amiah Wilkes, Jenna Wilkinson, Olivia Williams, David Wynne, Alexa Yamonaco.

11th GRADE HONOR
Melina Aceti, Anastasia Ackerson, Brianna Bachman, Hayden Backlund, Brandon Beiter, Sarah Berlinger, Brianna Beyer, Julia Byrne, Nicholas Carey, Alexander Castillo, Justin Chadima, Alexa Chiarenza, Ryann Colan, Jacob Corrao, Mia Devirgilio, Julia Eichel, Camryn Fisher, Allison Fluker, Henry Grunzweig, Faith Gworek, Trevor Hauer, Brianna Hays, Ethan Hodge, William Hoover, Diamond Jones, Megan Kennedy, Elizabeth Koyn, Margaret Kubanek, Emily Kurtzhalts, Alex Laschinger, Amanda Lawrence, Allisen Lepenven, Elisabeth Lupp, Alicia Marlin, Clarice McCaffery, Rhys Mendel, Christopher O'Connor, Jordan Pachla, William Person, Jordan Popovich, McKenna Prochaska, Miranda Proctor, Shandi Putzbach, Nathan Reichel, Issei Sajika, Amanda Samplinski, Trevor Samplinski, Eric Scalise, Allyson Schoener, Cameron Sionko, Savannah Sipe, Easton Speer, Emma Sullivan, Benjamin Szabo, Joshua Tamsen, Kassidy Taylor, Samantha Terrana, Grace Thorpe, Wyatt Tollner, Natalie Turck, Joy VanderMey, Konstantinos Vasiliadis, Marie Wagar, Kaitlyn Warakomski, Ryan Wellence, Bryce Wolf, James Worrall.

12th GRADE HONOR
Jonathan Abbott, Tima Abdellatif, John Bellia, Colin Bellinger, Evan Bender, Ruby Benz, Eva Bobeck, April Booker, Maddison Bower, Rosemarie Boyko, Victoria Busch, Ryan Buzby, Alice Chagniot, Julianna DeSimone, Isabel Dickinson, Alana Enright, Grace Federico, Emily Fred, Philip Gentz, Mark Giancola, John Glose, James Grinchishin, Joshua Hannibal, Sam Hepineuze, Madelyn Heyden, Marissa Hovey, Nicole Hoy, Anam Hussain, Conner Hutton, Joseph Killian, Shannon Klein, Elisabeth Krstevski, Hannah Kurek, Tessa Lariviere, Brendan Larsen, Nicholas Lenz, Anthony Leone, Laura Link, Richard Little, Matthew Logel, Ethan Lynch, Sierra Maras, Jason Messing, Spencer Mitchell, Dominic Nappo, Nathan Newell, Natalie O'Brien, Samantha Pusatier, Taylor Raine, Alyssa Ruminski, Laurel Salvaggio, Joshua Schaefer, Megan Shickluna, Vanessa Shores, Katelyn Simpson, Michele Sutton, Jenna Tavano, Andrew Thompson, Luke Traina, John VanderMey, Olivia VeRost, Theresa West.




GIHS 2nd Quarter Merit Roll - February 2018


9th GRADE MERIT
Evan Ackerman, Ra'ed Baaith, Kelsey Burns, Alaina Cameron, Bryahna Colbert, Giuliana Congi, Anna Dugan, Makaila Elandt, Jagger Flick, Kaylin Frost, Carolyn Ginsburg, Gina Graham, Dominic Gramza, Ryan Halliman, Matthew Hanlon, Margaret Hegarty, Celia Jackson, Ty Shawn Jennings, Dominick Kane, Alec Konopczynski, Zoe Kowalski, Taylor Kullerkupp, Hannah Lambert, Morgan Lynch, Hayden McLachlan, Jacob Miller, Maisie Mrkall, Joshua Mroz, Brionna Raiser-Russell, Sarah Reeves, Jessica Robertson, Arsal Shaheen, Brendan Sharp, Peyton Shearer, Anisa Todaro, William Wieberg, Brooke Willer, Emma Woroniecki, William Worrall, Jenna York.

10th GRADE MERIT
Tala Abdellatif, Brooke Amato, Matthew Aronica, Aizaz Asif, Marion Averhart, Carmela Bartolomeo, Nicolas Bauman, Izabella Black, Derek Blanchard, Kaylee Butcher, Zoe Coutu, Stephanie Cox, Robert Currie, Benjamin DeFranks, Gianna DePalma, Patrick Dworak, Ava Eichel, Rhianna Enright, Austin Haak, Jack Hammond, Tyler Hunt, Cassidy Jensen, Ethan Klie, Abigail Krull, Cecelia Kubanek, Victoria Kuhn, Alexis Labin, Tucker Leggett, Jack LoTempio, Nolan Massaro, Lauren Merletti, Breckin Morris, Sean Murray, Matthew Newbould, Brian O'Neill, Carly Pannullo, Ryan Pecoraro, Justin Podgorny, Thomas Podsiadlo, Connor Raine, Jack Randle, Nicholas Ratajczak, Luke Rizzo, Makenna Scalise, Justin Schmadel, Zayan Shaheen, Brett Shickluna, Melody Snyder, Logan Snyder, Rachel Soluri, Jason Sorri, Benjamin Spiesz, Taylor Stock, Megan Taylor, Phillip Thomas, Aleksandra Tirone, Madeline Tribby, Kyle Vanderzell, VanessA VanNorman, Morgan-Lynn Wieberg, Brook Zdrojewski, Susannah Zherebilov.

11th GRADE MERIT
Amr Ahmad, Charley Benz, Jared Berard, Joseph Botticello, Brandon Bruner, Adam Burns, Hannah Chorey, Jagger Click, Joseph Coughlin, Madison Davidson, Anthony DeSimone, Jasmin Dhillon, Anna DiBello, Lindsey Diehl, Jacob Doebler, Elissa Dojka, Cameron Fairbairn, Jenna Gleave, Liam Hart, Brady Hofmeyer, Austin Hogan, Ryan Jellinick, Kaylee Kavanaugh, Nicholas Kawecki, Madison Koeppel, Nicolas Lindaman, Madison Liss, Jacob Lunick, Matthew Mahon, Emma Mahoney, Laura McKenna, Francis McNamara, Alexander Melisz, Madeline Mesmer, Bridget Neeson, Jacob Nelson, Dalton Nyitrai, Olivia Pino, Jonathan Prell, Rhett Robinson, Tyler Russell, Dylan Russo, Kristine Schlifke, Maria Sciortino, Gabriella Sciortino, Jordan Simon, Gwendolyn Slachciak, Shay Sommer, William Soos, Benjamin Starr, Mary Szumla, Brienne, Westfall, Tiffani Wojcik, Olivia Wright.

12th GRADE MERIT
Sama Abdelal, Bayan Abdellatif, Steven Bachman, Jessica Backlund, Jackson Besl, David Bilek, Cameron Blair, Kiana Bracero, Jason Breeden, Sarah Burns, Alyssa Butcher, Gionna Cafarella, Derek Callen, Matthew Carlson, Dean Cataffo, Thomas Cecere, Lauren Chadwick, Jesus Cisneros Vilchis, Emily Cordero, Abigail Czerwonka, Gabriel D'Addario, Jaynie Decker, Kelly Doyle, Michael Ellegate, Jessica Faso, Joseph Figliola, Ryan Frost, Samantha Garcia, John Griffin, Molly Hammer, Jennifer Hinaman, Robert Hodan, James Horwitz, Joshua Hoy, Jerry Huang, Zane Johnson, Nicholas Kam , Ryan Kernin, Angelina Koloshuk, David Lesinski, Nathan Lindaman, Jason Lupp, Kelsey Mankowski, Anastasia Mascaro, Chloe McQuestion, Nathan Miller, Brian Minton, Elizabeth Mitchell, Justin Mock, Muhammad Mojawalla, Angelina Morales, Amanda Moran, Margaret Morgan, Tyler Myszka, Collin Newbould, Nicholas Nowocien, Edward Payan, Shane Pfohl, Michaela Preston, Steven Pufpaff, Alyssa Scott, Mark Seibert, Emma Sickles, Kayla Staub, Kobe Swain-Bruyere, Stephen Sweeney, Dominic Tagliarino, Anna Ungaro, Jacob VeRost, Michelle Wadell.




Three Lady Vikings Sign Intent Letters - February 2018

From left: Grace Stranahan, Ana Mascaro & Sarah Bykowicz.

   On Wednesday, February 7th, three Lady Viking Varsity Soccer captains signed letters of intent in the school gym. Goalie Sarah Bykowicz will attend University of Buffalo, Grace Stranahan played midfield and will attend Daemen College and Ana Mascaro played midfield & defense and will attend Pace University in Westchester.
   Each girl has a career record of 56-5-1 and were First Team NFL in the fall. Their stats are amazing. Sarah had 72 saves this year and only four goals scored against her. She was also named second team ALL-WNY and sixth team ALL-NYS. Grace had 5 goals and 4 assists this year and was named first team ALL-WNY and fourth team ALL-NYS. Ana had 11 goals and 8 assists this past season. Good luck to all in their new schools and teams.




GIHS Boys Swim Team Meet Results - January 2018

    GIHS boys swim team vs. LewPort, Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Grand Island won 101 - 74. See results.




High School Musical "Pippin" - January 2018

   Grand Island High Schools students will entertain audiences during three performances of "Pippin" in February. The musical ensemble cast will bring to life the story of Pippin, son of Charlemagne, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. While trying to find the meaning of life, Pippin is manipulated into different scenarios by a group of leading players and his stepmother, who wants her real son to become king.
   Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3 in the Grand Viking Theater. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Purchase advance tickets through the Showtix4u.com website at https://www.showtix4u.com. Type Grand Island in the Find a Show search box. Select the night you would like to attend and how many tickets. Print tickets at home by selecting the option to Email and Print Yourself. There is not a service charge to print the tickets.
   Senior citizen admission is free on Thursday, Feb. 1, with a Grand Island Senior Gold Pass. Eligible seniors can get the gold pass application at the Grand Island Central School District offices at 1100 Ransom Road. There will also be a basket raffle held by Student Council during all performances.




New BOCES Program for High School Seniors - January 2018

    West Seneca, NY (Jan. 22, 2018) - Erie 1 BOCES will hold a community information night on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 for parents, counselors and other members of the public to learn more about its three academically competitive New Visions programs.
   The New Visions programs are options for honor-level, college-bound seniors responsible for learning in immersive community settings, with esteemed professionals acting as mentors. Partners include the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Canisius College, University at Buffalo and the Buffalo Zoo.
   A New Visions course for a student takes place for three hours each school day, Monday through Friday. Connections: Health Related Careers takes place at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and Millard Fillmore Hospital, while Legal Academy occurs at Canisius College with regularly scheduled visits to the University at Buffalo. Zoo Wildlife & Conservation Careers allows students to learn at the Buffalo Zoo.
   The information night will take place from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Jan. 31st at the Harkness Career & Technical Center, 99 Aero Drive, Cheektowaga, NY 14225. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the teachers and learn about the application process. Questions may be directed to Terry Ruh, New Visions principal, at (716) 961-4014 or truh@e1b.org. More information can be found online at www.e1b.org/CTE.




GIHS Boys Swim Team Meet Results - January 2018

    GIHS boys swim team vs. Lockport, Tuesday, January 24, 2018. Lockport won 119 - 61. See results.




GIHS Boys Swim Team Meet Results - January 2018

    GIHS boys swim team vs. North Tonawanda, Friday, January 19, 2018. Grand Island won 113 - 63. See results.