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New Finance Academy Explained at Mixer - September 2019

Student Gabby Bergstrom and Business teacher Cheryl Chamberlain.

   A Business Mixer was held at the Grand Island Welcome Center on Thursday, September 19th, to introduce local businesses to a new program that will be available soon at the Grand Island High School. The National Academy of Finance (NAF) is an "organization designed in response to growing demands for academic programs that combine school-based curricula and work-based experience to support the development of America's youth.
    "The Academy of Finance" is a "School Within a School" magnet program." The students apply and are screened through an interview, and when accepted, follow a three year program targeted to finance and business. Local business are asked to provide a paid intern position at their company and mentoring. The Business Department also has other internship opportunities that are unpaid. There are currently ten students in the internship program, and an estimated 20 students participating in January. If you would like more information on the program either as a student, parent or business, contact DAF Director Amy Boutet at amyboutet@gicsd.org or by calling 716-773-8820, ext. 3179. A parent's night will be held in January.




GIHS Offers Drivers Education Sessions - September 2019

    Grand Island High School and O'Day's Driving School is offering two fall sessions for drivers education. See flyer for details.




GIHS Girls Swim Team Meet Results - September 2019

    GIHS girls swim team vs. Cleveland Hill, Friday, September 6, 2019. Grand Island won, 124-51. See results.




New Finance Academy GIHS/Business Mixer - September 2019

    By Cheryl Chamberlain
   Our business department at GIHS is proud to announce the launch of our NAF Academy! "For nearly 40 years, NAF has been solving some of the biggest challenges in education and our economy by transforming the American high school experience, igniting students’ passion for learning and giving employers the opportunity to shape America’s future workforce." (NAF.org) We will introduce a NAOF (National Academy of Finance) at Grand Island. To help facilitate this, our board of directors will help us kick off this program at a business mixer on September 19th at the Grand Island Welcome Center from 7:30-9:30am. We will have refreshments and tell businesses how successful internships can build their company. We would love for more businesses to become involved in this amazing program. See flyer.




GIHS Spring Choral Concert & Viking Vision - August 2019

   Relive amazing performances by Women of Note, Dominant Force, Choir, Madrigals, & Concert Choir during the GIHS Spring Choral Concert from June 11, 2019. It's the Final performance by the Class of 2019 Choral Seniors, plus Distinguished Alum Dr. Malcolm Merriweather guest conducts. Concert Video.
   Viking Vision News Class of 2018 Alums Victoria Brawn, Abby Fay, and Viki Cortes speak about their first year experiences in higher education, and offer valuable advice for future college students, in this special timeless feature! College Advice.




GIHS DECA Officers for 2019-2020 - July 2019

From left: Luke Hess, Gabby Bergstrom, Jackson Jones, Kaylee Butcher, Erin Cool, Megan Lavis, Emily Reynolds. Not pictured: Caralyn Reynolds.

    The Grand Island DECA Club proudly announces the officers for the 2019-2020 school year:
   Co-presidents: Gabriella Bergstrom and Luke Hess    Executive Vice President: Erin Cool    Executive Vice President of Competition: Kaylee Butcher    Executive Vice President of Finance: Megan Lavis    Executive Vice President of Communications: Jackson Jones    School Store Managers: Emily Reynolds and Caralyn Reynolds
    The team is ready for business and will be hosting a number of events such as the DECA installation ceremony and a DECA Boot Camp to prepare for competition in December. For more information on how DECA can help your child become career and college ready at the middle and high school levels contact cherylchamberlain@gicsd.org.




GIHS Spring Band Concert - July 2019

   Grand Island High School Music Department Presents The Spring Band Concert June 5, 2019, featuring amazing performances by the Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble, plus the Class of 2019 musicians are recognized in their final high school concert in the Grand Viking Theater. See concert video.




GIHS 4th Quarter High Honor Roll - July 2019


9th GRADE HIGH HONOR
Anthony Amato, Christina Anderson, Nathan Bender, Christopher Benns, Sophia Bobeck, Kiersten Brown, Faith Caldwell, Jordan Choboy, Aidan Cioppa, Seth Cox, Noah DeCourcey, Adison Fike, Michael Foglia, Katelyn Giambra, Sean Graham, Samantha Hoerner, Raistlin Huff, Rebekah Jaenecke, Jacob Jayme, Riley Joseph, Bethany Kulikowski, Megan Lavis, Zachary Leng, Connor Lenhard, Noelle Linenfelser, Christopher Macro, Trinity Meinhart, Alana Mosher, Arianna Nasca, Callen Neeson, Alexis Nguyen, Olivia Nucci, Ian Pachura, Riley Patterson, Christian Pendola, Ethan Person, Hayley Pizur, Caralyn Reynolds, Morgan Santorio, Mia Schiffmacher, Rebecca Schultz, Abishek Selvakumar, Finune Shaibi, Alessandra Smith, Tereska Sorel, Katherine Squires, Kimberley Swain, Alex Szczepankiewicz, Rebekah Thompson, Ava Todaro, Rayna Wallens, Evan Walowitz, Riley Weber, Lidya Weng, Aiden Zach, Graham Zorich

10th GRADE HIGH HONOR
Allyson Bellinger, Allan Benjamin, Camille Burruano, Samuel Carpenter, Emily Cohen, Brooke Conway, Haley Coombs, Zachary Cramer, Jenna Doctor, Sarah Dodge, Brooke Eichel, Mara Ellsworth, Thomas Fabiano, Alison Gula, Carissa Hoover, Joshua Hunt, Jaime Lechner, Eleah Leng, Thomas Lockett, John Mandura, Abigail Marlow, Rose Meaney, Samantha Meierer, Alyssa Nelson, Nicole Nguyen, Maya Pecoraro, Mia Phillips, Ryan Pinzel, Mark Ramsperger, Vincent Ricotta, Kevin Rogoza, Hannah Schiffmacher, Lucas Tahara, Kyla Wulkan

11th GRADE HIGH HONOR
Avery Andrews, Ronald Appoloney, William Atkinson, Zachary Barrett, Ruby Chen, Madison Conway, Erin Cool, Allison Fay, Alexa Fox, Mitchell Fusillo, Louis Genovese, Luke Hess, Colby Kalp, Joshua Kam, Trevor Knight, Kevin Koch, Lucas Kruse, Robert LeFevre, Marissa Lewis, Dominic Loss, Tyler Meyer, Sarah Moore, Ben Moskala, Emily Reynolds, Sean Rustowicz, Eliza Sarigiannis, Kaylynn Savoy, Karie Stedman, Lydia Sweeney, Patricia Tavarez, Anna Thompson, Madeline Tribby, Luke Webb

12th GRADE HIGH HONOR
Sara Gorton, Lindsay Robinson, Jordan Pachla, Marie Wagar, Christian Whetham, Kaitlyn Warakomski, Brienne Westfall, Joy VanderMey, William Soos, Samantha Bailey, Laura Schultz, Allison McDonald, Natalie Turck, Lexie Diaz, Grace LoHouse, Hannah Cool, Emily Kurtzhalts, Annaliese DiCarlo, Brianna Bachman, Alexa Chiarenza, Rhys Mendel, Trevor Hauer, Harleen Johal, Hannah Chorey, Joseph Coughlin, Mary Szumla, Miranda Proctor




GIHS 4th Quarter Honor Roll - July 2019


9th GRADE HONOR
Gabriel Agnello, Angelo Aiello, Madison Andrews, Kalen Baaith, Thomas Banas, Ashley Battaglia, Thomas Bender, Tristan Betterelli, Kaylee Boyle, Mikayla Bukowski, Kayla Butler, Natalie Carter, Giana Casullo, Zander Crvelin, Izabella DeGlopper, Francesca DePalma, Kayleen DiCarlo, Claire Dickinson, Renee DiLaura, Jake Dionne, Jared Doebler, Abigail Dulak, Samuel Dulniak, Lucas Dunn, Leah Dylag, Brendan Ehlenfield, Tyler Figliola, Olivia Fox, Anna Hammond, Justin Horvath, Alicia Hunt, Gurleen Johal, Jackson Jones, Ella Koslowski, Noah Krathaus, Molly Leggett, Joseph Lewis, Melanie Longo, Ethan Lysarz, Brandon Lysenko, Aidan MacNeil, Joshua Mallabar, Alivia Manzo, Faith Marsala, Hannah Martinez, Halie Martinez, Madisyn Martino, Aidan Mingoia, Jonathan Minton, Dennis Misko, Marissa Mistriner, Avery Mondoux, Hannah Moore, Sara Pearse, Michael Percival, Lauren Ratajczak, Samar Rizek, Ryan Sander, Ryan Saucier, Jackson Scalise, Kira Seidel, Muhammad Shabbir, Sophia Terlecky, Victoria Thauer, Albert Wain, Hailey Watches, Jessica Whitfield, Celia Wood

10th GRADE HONOR
Evan Ackerman, Ra'ed Baaith, Isabel Buckingham, Alaina Cameron, Grace Carey, Matthew Castellino, Martin Castner, Tristan Chaffee, Joseph Christiano, Sara Cicero, Danniel Cleveland, Krystyna Colautto, Giuliana Congi, Alyson Czerwonka, Polla Daghestani, Cameron Davis, Ava DeFranks, Jack Dlugokinski, Kailyn Dombrowski, Kaylin Frost, Carolyn Ginsburg, Dominic Gramza, Tyler Grant, Kameron Greene, Brady Haines, Allison Hill, Celia Jackson, Dominick Kane, Edward Kanfoush, Alyssa Keller, Brett Kowalczewski, Taylor Kullerkupp, Savanna Lenze, Stephen Leone, Wuthithamsaran Leone, Morgan Lynch, Regan Lytle, Ashley Maras, Angelina Marinello, Madeline Maroni, Hayden McLachlan, Griffin Miller, Jacob Miller, Maisie Mrkall, Cecilia Nowak, Elaina Page, Morgan Proctor, Hannah Pyc, Jessica Robertson, Grace Samplinski, David Schnell, Joseph Seifert, Lucas Seifert, Amina Shaibi, Peyton Shearer, Yifan Shen, Zorica Simic, Logan Sionko, Emma Sole, Amanda Spaulding-Kellner, Aaron Szczepankiewicz, Morgan Tollner, Molly Tuohy, Edward VeRost, Nathan Wallens, Grace Wenner, William Wieberg, Brooke Willer, William Worrall, Alexander Wright

11th GRADE HONOR
Marion Averhart, Izabella Black, Abigail Blair, Isabel Calabrese, Kenneth Carter, Monica Cortes, Zoe Coutu, Stephanie Cox, Gianna D'Addario, Gianna DePalma, Eve DiCarlo, Emma Dickinson, Patrick Dworak, John Fletcher, Jenna Foglia, Sara Frosolone, Jasmin Gill, Alex Gottler, Jack Hammond, Shawna-Lea Harper, Sean Heffley, Mackenzie Heyden, Victoria Huang, Kira Hutton, Cassidy Jensen, Kristian Krantz, Kendy Li, Katrina Linenfelser, Michael Loss, Patrick Loss, Jack LoTempio, Michael Marino, Lauren Merletti, Breckin Morris, Julia Mysliwiec, Carly Pannullo, Grace Pearse, Emily Phillips, Thomas Podsiadlo, Luke Rizzo, Brandon-Kace Samol, Makenna Scalise, Thomas Shemik, Brett Shickluna, Amritpal Singh, Brandon Smith, Benjamin Spiesz, Mark Steck, Anthony Surace, Griffin Sykes, Chloe Tolsma, Jenna Wilkinson, Olivia Williams, David Wynne, Alexa Yamonaco, Brook Zdrojewski

12th GRADE HONOR
Melina Aceti, Anastasia Ackerson, Hayden Backlund, Lauren Baeumler, Quinton Becker, Brandon Beiter, Charley Benz, Joseph Botticello, Nicholas Carey, Justin Chadima, Jagger Click, Ryann Colan, Mia Devirgilio, Jasmin Dhillon, Jacob Doebler, Elissa Dojka, Julia Eichel, Camryn Fisher, Allison Fluker, Georgia Giogas, Faith Gworek, Ethan Hodge, Brady Hofmeyer, Nathan Hunt, Gregory Hurley, Diamond Jones, Megan Kennedy, Brandon Kinney, Elizabeth Koyn, Amanda Lawrence, Nicolas Lindaman, Madeline Mesmer, Shelby Pendola, William Person, Jonathan Prell, Nathan Reichel, Trevor Samplinski, Eric Scalise, Ciara Scalzo, Kristine Schlifke, Allyson Schoener, Maria Sciortino, Gabriella Sciortino, Anthony Seifert, Anthony Serra, Jordan Simon, Savannah Sipe, Jada Sokody, Shay Sommer, Benjamin Starr, Bradley Sturtz, Joshua Tamsen, Samantha Terrana, Wyatt Tollner, Konstantinos Vasiliadis, Bradley VeRost, Ryan Wellence, Bethany Wolcott, Bryce Wolf, James Worrall




GIHS 4th Quarter Merit Roll - July 2019


9th GRADE MERIT
Eva Ahne, Emily Andrews, Sophia Black, Franceska Bongiovanni, Sarah Brand, Caitlyn DeLong, Jashanjit Dhillon, Thomas Dworak, Khloey Ellis, Olivia Floro, Victor Fritsch, Arman Deep Gill, Lana Gondek, Kaci Gottler, Michael Greer Lily Hauer, Spencer Hecht, Jacqueline Heyden, Graer Howell, Julianna Huber, Jenna Kaiser, Nicholas Karnath, Payton Khadra, Elizabeth Morris, Paige Moses, Isaac Mulholland, Grace Promowicz, Ava Racz, Isaiah Reading, Daniel Senn, Olivia Sentz, Alicia Shivers, Evan Smith, Liam Snyder, Carmen Sokody, Sophia Steck, Tyler Sykes, Christian Taylor, Emily Thompson, Madeline Tiedemann, Jillian Wadell, Kiersten Winstel, Bailey Yung

10th GRADE MERIT
Giovanna Andrzejewski, Justin Archer, Kelsey Burns, Ian Cioppa, Jagger Flick, Sheila Forbes, Isabela Garcia, Gina Graham, Isabella Harper, Quinn Hart, Margaret Hegarty, Kyra Hennington, Madison Hughes, Ty Shawn Jennings, Kristina Joseph, Riley Kane, Alec Konopczynski, Zoe Kowalski, Ryan Michki, Eleanor O'Brien, Nicholas Pachla, Steven Pedlow, Madison Phinney, Emma Pressley, Havvanur Savas, Ethan Schinnagel, Brendan Sharp, Elizabeth Smolkovich, Kendall Suffoletta, Eric Szumla, Cassandra Taylor, Anisa Todaro, Andrew Tomasula, Angelina Torres, Joshua Vizzi, Jenna York

11th GRADE MERIT
Hamzah Al-Naji, Brooke Amato, Haidar Ashour, Kenneth Beittenmiller, Gabriella Bergstrom, Derek Blanchard, Maria Buscaglia, Timothy Carlson, Arthur Chatkhan, Emily Czyrny, Benjamin DeFranks, Jonathan Dingey, Casey Dummitt, Ava Eichel, Natalie Fahrer, Samantha Fluker, Nina Havens, Ian Hennessy, Michael Juntunen, Blake Kenney, Caitlin Kleinschmidt, Ethan Klie, Alyssa Konopczynski, Erika Krueger, Abigail Krull, Alexis Labin, Maggie McNamara, Madison Murillo, Brian O'Neill, Stephen Palmeri, Morgan Payan, Ryan Pecoraro, Connor Raine, Jack Randle, Nicholas Ratajczak, Rebecca Rebmann, Mikayla Robinson, Zayan Shaheen, Elzbieta Sorel, Megan Taylor, Phillip Thomas, Kyle Vanderzell, Vanessa VanNorman, Isaiah Vazquez, Brooke VeRost, Morgan-Lynn Wieberg, Susannah Zherebilov

12th GRADE MERIT
Amr Ahmad, Jack Anthony, Evan Bedell, Vincent Bonura, April Booker, Adam Burns, Collin DeMartin, Lindsey Diehl, Allison Dragonette, Cameron Fairbairn, Justin Gorrell, Nicholas Hess, Austin Hogan, William Hoover, Celia Jones, Alex Kavanaugh, Nicholas Kawecki, Madison Koeppel, Margaret Kubanek, Alex Laschinger, Madison Liss, Jacob Lunick, Alexander Melisz, Ariyam Mesaad, Bridget Neeson, Joshua Oursler, McKenna Prochaska, Tyler Russell, Dylan Russo, Amanda Samplinski, Abigail Siebert, Dylan Stickney, Emma Sullivan, Benjamin Szabo, Sean Tuohy, Hannah Ullrich, Brandon Vedella, Tiffani Wojcik, Olivia Wright




Statistics Competion Earns First & Third Place - July 2019

Nicholas Carey & Natalie Turck.
Photo by Douglas Levere.

    Grand Island High School AP Statistics students earned a first and third place overall at the first annual UB Statistics competition, held in late May. The teams were judged based on poster design, use of statistical methods, clarity of the message and creativity of the project.
    The team of Nicholas Carey and Natalie Turck took first place with "ICE ICE Baby", where they analyzed the number of illegal immigrants apprehended at the Southwest border and the cost of border security. "Team Alright" earned third place honors for William Soos, Christian Whetham, Brady Hofmeyer and Kassidy Taylor. That project examined the efforts their community is making with regrads to global warming. GIHS faculty member Natalie Gallagher was advisor to the teams.




GIHS Commencement - July 2019

    The Grand Island Senior Class of 2019 officially graduates with a high school diploma at the 54th Annual Grand Island High School Commencement Ceremony at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, on Wednesday night June 26, 2019. See video.




Celebration Of Inspiration - July 2019

    The "Celebration of Inspiration" was held on May 1, 2019. 22 Grand Island Central School District teachers and support staff were honored by the students in the high school graduating class of 2019. This event is sponsored by the Grand Island High School PTA Council. See video.




Summer Driving Class - June 2019

   A summer driving school program is being offered by Grand Island High School starting July 24th. It will be Monday - Friday, until August 21st. See flyer for details.




Super Day and Starry Night - GIHS Senior Prom - June 2019

    Grand Island High School promoted a safe and fun prom through day long activities this past Friday, May 31st. The day began with a presentation to the senior class by Officer Tom Franz, fellow classmates, and Mercy Flight. The message to the students was clear; to make good choices and stay safe during this busy prom/graduation season. The visit by Mercy Flight was an added bonus and the students observed their landing and questions were answered regarding their important role in live saving all over WNY.
   Prom was then hosted at the Foundry on Elmwood and students danced the night away. After prom, it was back to the high school where teachers and parents hosted a post prom celebration with entertainment and prizes till the wee hours of the morning. These events were made possible by an immense amount of time and effort in raising funds to keep our students in a safe and responsible atmosphere.
   Many thanks to advisors Eileen Briceland, Ameila Scinta, Mandy Myers and Cheryl Chamberlain (prom coordinators) and Melissa Kosmoski and Bob Simpson (post prom leaders). The PSTA, parents, support staff and local business are at the heart of post prom and did an awesome job. With less than a month till graduation, the senior class looks forward to their exciting future.




Town of Grand Island AFSCME Provides Scholarship - June 2019

From left: Bill Stanley, Justin Chadima and Justin Bridenbaker.

   The Town of Grand Island employees union, AFSCME, annually provide a scholarship to a Grand Island High School senior. This year, Justin Chadima has received a $750 scholarship which will help with expenses. Justin will be attending Alfred University, majoring in mechanical engineering and as a member of the school swim team. On hand to present the award were local AFSCME President Justin Bridenbaker and Vice President Bill Stanley.




Donate to Grand Island Rugby - May 2019


    Grand Island Rugby is a club sport and gets no support from the Grand Island School District. They are looking for donations to go towards new jerseys and travel costs as they work towards an invite to the NYS Playoffs in Binghamton. Your support is vital to the success of our program. Donate Here.




First Home Game for Unified Basketball - May 2019

   Come one, Come all! No matter what your age you dont want to miss this! Grand Island's Unified Basketball team 's FIRST home game is Thursday, May 9th at the Grand Island High School at 5:00 p.m. Bring your pom poms, dress in blue and white, paint up your face, spray color your hair, dress wacky or classy the possibilities are endless. Bring signs to cheer on the team or your favorite player ....All of this is the FUEL that gets them and keeps them going!!!
   They put on a FABULOUS HALF TIME SHOW last year! The energy will make the hairs on your arm stand up! Now is the time for our Island to be UNIFIED with our UNIFIED BASKETBALL TEAM. SHOW how the Viking fans drownout the Cheektowaga Warriors fans ... in voice and team spirit!!! Facebook Page.




GIHS 3rd Quarter High Honor Roll - April 2018


9th GRADE HIGH HONOR
Angelo Aiello, Christina Anderson, Nathan Bender, Christopher Benns, Kiersten Brown, Faith Caldwell, Aidan Cioppa, Seth Cox, Zander Crvelin, Noah DeCourcey, Izabella DeGlopper, Renee DiLaura, Brendan Ehlenfield, Adison Fike, Michael Foglia, Samantha Hoerner, Justin Horvath, Raistlin Huff, Jacob Jayme, Riley Joseph, Ella Koslowski, Bethany Kulikowski, Megan Lavis, Zachary Leng, Connor Lenhard, Noelle Linenfelser, Christopher Macro, Madisyn Martino, Trinity Meinhart, Aidan Mingoia, Alana Mosher, Arianna Nasca, Callen Neeson, Olivia Nucci, Ian Pachura, Riley Patterson, Ethan Person, Hayley Pizur, Caralyn Reynolds, Morgan Santorio, Mia Schiffmacher, Rebecca Schultz, Abishek Selvakumar, Muhammad Shabbir, Finune Shaibi, Alessandra Smith, Tereska Sorel, Katherine Squires, Kimberley Swain, Alex Szczepankiewicz, Rebekah Thompson, Rayna Wallens, Evan Walowitz, Lidya Weng, Aiden Zach, Graham Zorich

10th GRADE HIGH HONOR
Allyson Bellinger, Allan Benjamin, Isabel Buckingham, Camille Burruano, Martin Castner, Emily Cohen, Giuliana Congi, Brooke Conway, Haley Coombs, Zachary Cramer, Alyson Czerwonka, Jack Dlugokinski, Jenna Doctor, Brooke Eichel, Mara Ellsworth, Thomas Fabiano, Alison Gula, Allison Hill, Carissa Hoover, Riley Kane, Dominick Kane, Jaime Lechner, Eleah Leng, Thomas Lockett, John Mandura, Abigail Marlow, Rose Meaney, Samantha Meierer, Alyssa Nelson, Maya Pecoraro, Mia Phillips, Ryan Pinzel, Mark Ramsperger, Vincent Ricotta, Kevin Rogoza, Hannah Schiffmacher, Amina Shaibi, Yifan Shen, Lucas Tahara, Kyla Wulkan

11th GRADE HIGH HONOR
William Atkinson, Madison Conway, Zoe Coutu, Eve DiCarlo, Allison Fay, Alexa Fox, Sara Frosolone, Mitchell Fusillo, Luke Hess, Victoria Huang, Colby Kalp, Joshua Kam, Trevor Knight, Lucas Kruse, Robert LeFevre, Marissa Lewis, Katrina Linenfelser, Dominic Loss, Tyler Meyer, Sarah Moore, Ben Moskala, Emily Reynolds, Sean Rustowicz, Eliza Sarigiannis, Kaylynn Savoy, Amritpal Singh, Patricia Tavarez, Anna Thompson, Luke Webb, Jenna Wilkinson

12th GRADE HIGH HONOR
Brianna Bachman, Samantha Bailey, Alexa Chiarenza, Hannah Cool, Lexie Diaz, Camryn Fisher, Georgia Giogas, Sara Gorton, Grace LoHouse, Allison McDonald, Rhys Mendel, Jordan Pachla, Lindsay Robinson, Eric Scalise, Laura Schultz, Samantha Terrana, Joy VanderMey, Marie Wagar, Kaitlyn Warakomski, Ryan Wellence, Brienne Westfall, Christian Whetham




GIHS 3rd Quarter Honor Roll - April 2019


9th GRADE HONOR
Gabriel Agnello, Eva Ahne, Anthony Amato, Kalen Baaith, Thomas Banas, Ashley Battaglia, Thomas Bender, Sophia Black, Sophia Bobeck, Franceska Bongiovanni, Kaylee Boyle, Giana Casullo, Jordan Choboy, Francesca DePalma, Kayleen DiCarlo, Jake Dionne, Jared Doebler, Abigail Dulak, Samuel Dulniak, Lucas Dunn, Leah Dylag, Tyler Figliola, Olivia Fox, Katelyn Giambra, Arman Deep Gill, Sean Graham, Anna Hammond, Julianna Huber, Alicia Hunt, Rebekah Jaenecke, Gurleen Johal, Jackson Jones, Jenna Kaiser, Noah Krathaus, Molly Leggett, Melanie Longo, Ethan Lysarz , Brandon Lysenko, Aidan MacNeil, Alivia Manzo, Faith Marsala, Hannah Martinez, Halie Martinez, Jonathan Minton, Dennis Misko, Marissa Mistriner, Avery Mondoux, Hannah Moore, Elizabeth Morris, Alexis Nguyen, Sara Pearse, Christian Pendola, Michael Percival, Grace Promowicz, Ava Racz, Isaiah Reading, Samar Rizek, Ryan Sander, Ryan Saucier, Jackson Scalise, Kira Seidel, Alicia Shivers, Liam Snyder, Sophia Steck, Christian Taylor, Sophia Terlecky, Victoria Thauer, Ava Todaro, Hailey Watches, Riley Weber, Jessica Whitfield, Celia Wood, Bailey Yung

10th GRADE HONOR
Evan Ackerman, Samuel Carpenter, Tristan Chaffee, Joseph Christiano, Sara Cicero, Krystyna Colautto, Polla Daghestani, Cameron Davis, Ava DeFranks, Sarah Dodge, Anna Dugan, Kaylin Frost, Carolyn Ginsburg, Kameron Greene, Quinn Hart, Joshua Hunt, Celia Jackson, Edward Kanfoush, Taylor Kullerkupp, Savanna Lenze, Stephen Leone, Wuthithamsaran Leone, Morgan Lynch, Ashley Maras, Angelina Marinello, Hayden McLachlan, Ryan Michki, Jacob Miller, Griffin Miller, Maisie Mrkall, Nicole Nguyen, Cecilia Nowak, Elaina Page, Madison Phinney, Morgan Proctor, Hannah Pyc, Jessica Robertson, Ethan Schinnagel, David Schnell, Lucas Seifert, Joseph Seifert, Peyton, Shearer Zorica Simic, Emma Sole, Amanda Spaulding-Kellner, Aaron Szczepankiewicz, Morgan Tollner, Sara Vaughn, Edward VeRost, Nathan Wallens, Grace Wenner, William Wieberg, Brooke Willer, William Worrall, Alexander, Wright

11th GRADE HONOR
Hamzah Al-Naji, Avery Andrews, Ronald Appoloney, Zachary Barrett, Gabriella Bergstrom, Abigail Blair, Maria Buscaglia, Kaylee Butcher, Isabel Calabrese, Kenneth Carter, Ruby Chen, Erin Cool, Monica Cortes, Stephanie Cox, Emily Czyrny, Gianna D'Addario,, Emma Dickinson, Jenna Foglia, Louis Genovese, Alex Gottler, Jack Hammond, Shawna-Lea Harper, Sean Heffley, Mackenzie Heyden, Kira Hutton, Cassidy Jensen, Caitlin Kleinschmidt, Kevin Koch, Kristian, Krantz Kendy Li, Patrick Loss, Jack LoTempio, Maggie McNamara, Lauren Merletti, Breckin Morris, Stephen Palmeri, Grace Pearse, Emily Phillips, Thomas Podsiadlo, Nicholas Ratajczak, Rebecca Rebmann, Mikayla Robinson, Thomas Shemik, Brett Shickluna, Karie Stedman, Anthony Surace, Lydia Sweeney, Griffin Sykes, Phillip Thomas, Chloe Tolsma, Madeline Tribby, Leo Wain, Olivia Williams, David Wynne, Alexa Yamonaco, Brook Zdrojewski

12th GRADE HONOR
Anastasia Ackerson, Hayden Backlund, Lauren Baeumler, Quinton Becker, Brandon Beiter, Adam Burns, Nicholas Carey, Alexander Castillo, Hannah Chorey, Ryann Colan, Joseph Coughlin, Mia Devirgilio, Jasmin Dhillon, Annaliese DiCarlo, Jacob Doebler, Elissa Dojka, Julia Eichel, Allison Fluker, Faith Gworek, Trevor Hauer, Nicholas Hess, Ethan Hodge, Austin Hogan, William Hoover, Gianna Horvath, Nathan Hunt, Harleen Johal, Diamond Jones, Celia Jones, Megan Kennedy, Elizabeth Koyn, Margaret Kubanek, Emily Kurtzhalts, Amanda Lawrence, Nicolas Lindaman, Jacob Lunick, Madison Nowak, Christopher O'Connor, Joshua Oursler, Jonathan Prell, McKenna Prochaska, Miranda Proctor, Shandi Putzbach, Nathan Reichel, Dylan Russo, Kristine Schlifke, Allyson Schoener, Maria Sciortino, Gabriella Sciortino, Anthony Seifert, Jordan Simon, Cameron Sionko, Savannah Sipe, Jada Sokody, William Soos, Benjamin Starr, Mary Szumla, Joshua Tamsen, Nicholas Tillett, Sean Tuohy, Natalie Turck, Hannah Ullrich, Konstantinos Vasiliadis, Bethany Wolcott, Bryce Wolf, James Worrall




GIHS 3rd Quarter Merit Roll - April 2019


9th GRADE MERIT
Eva Ahne, Emily Andrews, Sophia Black, Franceska Bongiovanni, Sarah Brand, Caitlyn DeLong, Jashanjit Dhillon, Thomas Dworak, Khloey Ellis, Olivia Floro, Victor Fritsch, Arman Deep Gill, Lana Gondek, Kaci Gottler, Michael Greer Lily Hauer, Spencer Hecht, Jacqueline Heyden, Graer Howell, Julianna Huber, Jenna Kaiser, Nicholas Karnath, Payton Khadra, Elizabeth Morris, Paige Moses, Isaac Mulholland, Grace Promowicz, Ava Racz, Isaiah Reading, Daniel Senn, Olivia Sentz, Alicia Shivers, Evan Smith, Liam Snyder, Carmen Sokody, Sophia Steck, Tyler Sykes, Christian Taylor, Emily Thompson, Madeline Tiedemann, Jillian Wadell, Kiersten Winstel, Bailey Yung

10th GRADE MERIT
Olivia Alvarado, Giovanna Andrzejewski, Justin Archer, Ra'ed Baaith, Erin Bailes, Kelsey Burns, Grace Carey, Matthew Castellino, Ian Cioppa, Danniel Cleveland, Kailyn Dombrowski, Jagger Flick, Sheila Forbes, Gina Graham, Dominic Gramza, Tyler Grant, Brady Haines, Margaret Hegarty, Madison Hughes, Ty Shawn Jennings, Alyssa Keller, Joseph Knight, Alec Konopczynski, Brett Kowalczewski, Zoe Kowalski, Regan Lytle, Madeline Maroni, Zachery Moser, Eleanor O'Brien, Nicholas Pachla, Sarah Reeves, Grace Samplinski, Arsal Shaheen, Brendan Sharp, Logan Sionko, Elizabeth Smolkovich, Alexis Stuber, Alex Sturtz, Kendall Suffoletta, Cassandra Taylor, Victoria Thompson, Anisa Todaro, Andrew Tomasula, Angelina Torres, Molly, Tuohy, Daniel Tyson, Joshua Vizzi, Lukas Wilmes

11th GRADE MERIT
Matthew Aronica, Haidar Ashour, Marion Averhart, Nicolas Bauman, Izabella Black, Joseph Cali, Timothy Carlson, Samuel Castellino, Arthur Chatkhan, Benjamin DeFranks, Gianna DePalma, Jonathan Dingey, Patrick Dworak, Ava Eichel, Rhianna Enright, John Fletcher, Jasmin Gill, Austin Haak, Muhammad Issa, Michael Juntunen, Gabran Kelly, Blake Kenney, Alyssa Konopczynski, Abigail Krull, Gavin Larsen, Michael Loss, Madison MacNeil, Michael Marino, Sebastian Melendez, Madison Murillo, Sean Murray, Julia Mysliwiec, Matthew Newbould, Brian O'Neill, Carly Pannullo, Morgan Payan, Justin Podgorny, Zayan Shaheen, Tejpal Singh, Brandon Smith, Elzbieta Sorel, Benjamin Spiesz, Mark Steck, Megan Taylor, Morgan-Lynn Wieberg, Matthew Wolfe

12th GRADE MERIT
Melina Aceti, Ava Ackerman, Amr Ahmad, Jack Anthony, Charley Benz, Brianna Beyer, April Booker, Crystal Burgos, Justin Chadima, Jagger Click, Jacob Corrao, Collin DeMartin, Lindsey Diehl, Rainer Dolmanet, Allison Dragonette, Brigitta Eichel, Cameron Fairbairn, Henry Grunzweig, Liam Hart, Brady Hofmeyer, Gregory Hurley, Alex Kavanaugh, Brandon Kinney, Madison Koeppel, Haylee Kuhn, Alex Laschinger, Madison Liss, Elisabeth Lupp, Alexander Melisz, Ariyam Mesaad, Bridget Neeson, Shelby Pendola, William Person, Sydney Renko, Tyler Russell, Trevor Samplinski, Trisha Sander, Ciara Scalzo, Anthony Serra, Abigail Siebert, Julia Slazyk, Shay Sommer, Bradley Sturtz, Emma Sullivan, Benjamin Szabo, Kassidy Taylor, Hunter Texido, Grace Thorpe, Wyatt Tollner, Brandon Vedella, Bradley VeRost, Tiffani Wojcik, Sarah Zherebilov




BOCES' Students Inducted into NTHS - April 2019

Front: Margaret Kubanek (Criminal Justice), Joseph Coughlin (Criminal Justice), Brianna Beyer (Intro to Nursing). Back: William Hoover (Sports Science), Tiffani Wojcik (Animal Science), Diamond Jones (Cosmetology)
Not pictured: Alexander Castillo (Electronics & Computer Tech II), Camryn Fisher (Zoo Wildlife and Conservation)

Anthony Seifert (Electrical Systems II), Austin Hogan (Cyber Security & Networking II), Alex Kavanaugh (Electronics & Computer Tech II)

   A total of 172 students from 28 area high schools were inducted into Erie 1 BOCES’ chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during a ceremony on March 14 at Amherst High School. This year’s cohort included 11 students from Grand Island High School. Joining NTHS from the following programs were Grand Island seniors Brianna Beyer, Intro to Nursing; Alexander Castillo, Electronics & Computer Tech II; Joseph Coughlin, Criminal Justice; Camryn Fisher, Zoo Wildlife and Conservation; Austin Hogan, Cyber Security & Networking II; William Hoover, Sports Science; Diamond Jones, Cosmetology; Alex Kavanaugh, Electronics & Computer Tech II; Margaret Kubanek, Criminal Justice; Anthony Seifert, Electrical Systems II; and Tiffani L. Wojcik, Animal Science.
   Lisa Schmidt, vice president and chief operating officer of Buffalo General Medical Center, provided an inspirational keynote address. An induction ceremony followed her address, which consisted of a presentation of student certificates and the NTHS pledge of excellence.
    Over the past several years, the number of students inducted into NTHS has increased. In order to qualify for acceptance into NTHS, a student must be nominated by his or her teacher, have a 90 percent or higher average in their career and technical education (CTE) course, and maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 85. Furthermore, students must demonstrate skill development and leadership and hone their responsibility and good character. NTHS takes a holistic approach to evaluating students’ success in the classroom.




O'Day's Driving School - March 2019

    Grand Island Senior High School will offer O'Day's Driving School program from April 29 - June 14th. Registration forms can be found in the main office and are due by Monday, April 8th. See flyer.




Class of 2021 Fundraiser - March 2019

    The Grand Island High School Class of 2021 is having a fundraiser at Chipotle, 1785 Military Road, Niagara Falls on Tuesday, March 26th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tell the cashier you're supporting the class and 33% of the proceeds will be donated. See flyer.




GI DECA Shines at State Conference - March 2019

    The 59th DECA State Career Conference held March 6-8 in Rochester, NY, had a few extra special moments unlike no other for GI DECA:
1. The first ever New York DECA president elected from Grand Island, Gabriella Bergstrom.
2. A Life Achievement Award for advisor Cheryl Chamberlain.
3. A second place Lip Sync Battle Team of Jacob Corrao, Nick Carey, Joe Botticello, Mckenna Prochaska and Libby Koyn.
4. Seven students moving onto Nationals, including a first place win by Casey's Cabana owners Gabby Bergstrom, Luke Hess and Lauren Merletti.
5. Top Ten notoriety in the state for two of the three middle school teams as well as 15 other students!
6. Remarkable work using local businesses as examples in business plans by students. (Momma De's, Casey's Cabana, GI Neighbors Foundation, Tops, Social Status Marketing)
    All of this could not have been possible without the continued support of the board of ed, administration, GISBA, and business department members (kudos to Mary Gentz and Chris Simpson for accompanying MaryJane Fonte and I on this trip), Amy Boutet and James Rustowicz. Parents should be also congratulated on the successes of their children. Once again, to those that worked hard and didn't win, we applaud their efforts against over 2000 students from all over NYS, it doesn't go unnoticed.




JV Boys Hockey Defends State Championship! - March 2019

Bob Kopf photo - click for larger view.

   Story by Rob Ratajczak, Jr.     The Grand Island JV Club Hockey Team completed another successful season with a State Championship on March 3rd at Hyde Park Ice Pavilion, with a 4-3 win over Jamestown. The Vikings have won back-to-back State titles and three titles in four years.
    The coaching staff, led by Head Coach Marvin Pawlowski, finished the regular season with a record of 13-3-1, won the league championship earning a spot in the State tournament, and a chance to defend last year’s State title.
    The State Championship did not start as the team hoped. They dropped the opener 3-2 to Wilson/Newfane surrendering a 2-0 lead after 2 periods. Both GI goals were scored by regular season point leader Liam Snyder, with assist to Idrius Falletta and Conner Morrow. Losing the first game in a round robin qualifier is far from ideal. The coaches challenged the Vikings, calling for a statement game against Locust Valley/North Shore. The team responded with a 17-0 win, setting themselves up for a win and in situation against Churchville. Vikings goal scorers were Cam Davis and Snyder with 4 goals and 1 assist each, Cole Bartolotta 2 goals and 3 assists, Falletta with 2 goals and 2 assists, with Billy Wieberg 1 goal and 3 assists, Joey Genevose and Stephen Leone goal and assist each, Ryan Pinzel goal and 3 assists, and a goal by Chance Luthringer to round out the scoring. Jack Dlugokinski had 4 helpers, Thomas Dworak and Christina Kessler helped out with 2 assists each. The Vikings beat Churchville 4-1 on goals by Falletta (2), Wieberg and Bartolotta to qualify as the top seed for the playoff single elimination round on Sunday.
    The semi-final matched Grand Island against Starpoint. After a scoreless first period, the Spartan stuck first, but that was all Evan Smith would allow. Grand Island, on goals by Wieberg, Pinzel, Falletta, Davis and Snyder lifted the Vikings to a 5-1 win and a spot in the final game against the Jamestown Red Raiders.
    Grand Island and Jamestown met four times prior during the season, splitting 2 and 2. However, Jamestown got the best of Grand Island in the final at the Christmas Tournament, and the Vikings did not want to let this Championship get away. The teams fought hard, but Grand Island never trailed in the back and forth final winning 4-3 on goals by Snyder, Falletta, Jack Mankowski and Pinzel. An exciting finish to another successful season for the Grand Island JV program. Congratulation Vikings on back to back State Championships.




JV Boys Hockey Wins League Again! - February 2019

Bob Kopf photo - click for larger view.

   Story by Rob Ratajczak, Jr.     The Grand Island JV Club Hockey Team is again heading to the State Tournament at Hyde Park Ice Pavilion March 1 -3, 2019. This marks the seventh consecutive trip to the tourney and the Vikings are the defending champs.
    The coaching staff knew this year would be a challenge. After last year’s "dream season" and graduating many players to the Varsity team, the coaches were concerned about a drop off. The team however rose to the occasion. After a 13-3-1 regular season earning them a first round bye, they played rival Lewiston-Porter in the semi-final best of three series.
    The Vikings prevailed in the opening game 5-2, on goals by Idrius Falleta (2), Jack Dlugokinski, Cole Bartolotta and Stephen Leone. They knew game two would be harder. Lew-Port took it to overtime, but the Vikings prevailed 5-4. Falleta, Bartolotta, Liam Snyder and the final two goals by Billy Weiberg, sent the Vikings to the Championship against East Aurora - Holland.
    The final was more of the same for the Vikings. A tough back and forth game but again the Vikings were able to net 5 goals and prevail 5-4. Viking goal scorers were Bartolotta, Christian Kessler, Snyder, Leone and Ryan Pinzel with the game winner with 8 minutes to play.
    Come support the JV team as they try for back to back State titles. Scheduled games include 8:00 p.m. on March 1st, and 12:00 p.m. on March 2nd, both at Hyde Park Ice Pavillion.




Boys Varsity Hockey Wins Section VI Championship - February 2019

    The Grand Island boys Varsity Hockey Team won the Section VI Small School championship game at Harborcenter on Monday, February 25th, by the score of 3-2 over W. Seneca West. This is the varsity team's first sectional hockey title and allows them to compete in the regional on Saturday, March 2nd against Section III Skaneateles.
   See Buffalo News story by Dave Ricci and photos by Harry Scull Jr., here.




GIHS 2nd Quarter High Honor Roll - February 2018


9th GRADE HIGH HONOR
Angelo Aiello, Anthony Amato, Christina Anderson, Nathan Bender, Christopher Benns, Kiersten Brown, Faith Caldwell, Jordan Choboy, Aidan Cioppa, Seth Cox, Zander Crvelin, Noah DeCourcey, Renee DiLaura, Adison Fike, Michael Foglia, Samantha Hoerner, Justin Horvath, Raistlin Huff, Jacob Jayme, Riley Joseph, Bethany Kulikowski, Megan Lavis, Zachary Leng, Connor Lenhard, Noelle Linenfelser, Christopher Macro, Jonathan Minton, Alana Mosher, Arianna Nasca, Callen Neeson, Alexis Nguyen, Olivia Nucci, Ian Pachura, Riley Patterson, Sara Pearse, Ethan Person, Hayley Pizur, Caralyn Reynolds, Morgan Santorio, Mia Schiffmacher, Rebecca Schultz, Abishek Selvakumar, Finune Shaibi, Alessandra Smith, Tereska Sorel, Katherine Squires, Kimberley Swain, Alex Szczepankiewicz, Rebekah Thompson, Rayna Wallens, Evan Walowitz, Riley Weber, Lidya Weng, Aiden Zach, Graham Zorich

10th GRADE HIGH HONOR
Allyson Bellinger, Allan Benjamin, Camille Burruano, Martin Castner, Sara Cicero, Emily Cohen, Brooke Conway, Haley Coombs, Zachary Cramer, Alyson Czerwonka, Sarah Dodge, Brooke Eichel, Mara Ellsworth, Thomas Fabiano, Celia Jackson, Dominick Kane, Jaime Lechner, Eleah Leng, Thomas Lockett, John Mandura, Abigail Marlow, Rose Meaney, Samantha Meierer, Nicole Nguyen, Maya Pecoraro, Mia Phillips, Ryan Pinzel, Vincent Ricotta, Kevin Rogoza, Hannah Schiffmacher, Amina Shaibi, Yifan Shen, Aaron Szczepankiewicz, Kyla Wulkan

11th GRADE HIGH HONOR
Ronald Appoloney, William Atkinson, Kenneth Carter, Ruby Chen, Emma Dickinson, Allison Fay, Mitchell Fusillo, Luke Hess, Victoria Huang, Colby Kalp, Trevor Knight, Kevin Koch, Lucas Kruse, Robert LeFevre, Marissa Lewis, Katrina Linenfelser, Dominic Loss, Tyler Meyer, Sarah Moore, Ben Moskala, Emily Phillips, Emily Reynolds, Sean Rustowicz, Eliza Sarigiannis, Patricia Tavarez, Anna Thompson, Luke Webb

12th GRADE HIGH HONOR
Brianna Bachman, Lauren Baeumler, Samantha Bailey, Brandon Beiter, Alexa Chiarenza, Hannah Cool, Lexie Diaz, Annaliese DiCarlo, Jacob Doebler, Sara Gorton, Trevor Hauer, Diamond Jones, Celia Jones, Elizabeth Koyn, Grace LoHouse, Allison McDonald, Rhys Mendel, Madison Nowak, Jordan Pachla, Lindsay Robinson, Eric Scalise, Kristine Schlifke, Laura Schultz, Anthony Seifert, Samantha Terrana, Joy VanderMey, Marie Wagar, Kaitlyn Warakomski, Brienne Westfall, Christian Whetham, Bethany Wolcott




GIHS 2nd Quarter Honor Roll - February 2019


9th GRADE HONOR
Gabriel Agnello, Eva Ahne, Thomas Banas, Ashley Battaglia, Thomas Bender, Sophia Black, Sophia Bobeck, Franceska Bongiovanni, Kaylee Boyle, Giana Casullo, Izabella DeGlopper, Francesca DePalma, Kayleen DiCarlo, Jake Dionne, Jared Doebler, Abigail Dulak, Samuel Dulniak, Lucas Dunn, Leah Dylag, Brendan Ehlenfield, Tyler Figliola, Olivia Fox, Katelyn Giambra, Arman Deep Gill, Kaci Gottler, Sean Graham, Anna Hammond, Julianna Huber, Alicia Hunt, Rebekah Jaenecke, Gurleen Johal, Jackson Jones, Ella Koslowski, Noah Krathaus, Molly Leggett, Joseph Lewis, Melanie Longo, Ethan Lysarz, Joshua Mallabar, Alivia Manzo, Hannah Martinez, Halie Martinez, Madisyn Martino, Trinity Meinhart, Aidan Mingoia, Dennis Misko, Marissa Mistriner, Hannah Moore, Elizabeth Morris, Paige Moses, Christian Pendola, Michael Percival, Grace Promowicz, Ava Racz, Lauren Ratajczak, Isaiah Reading, Samar Rizek, Ryan Sander, Ryan Saucier, Jackson Scalise, Kira Seidel, Muhammad Shabbir, Carmen Sokody, Sophia Steck, Sophia Terlecky, Victoria Thauer, Madeline Tiedemann, Ava Todaro, Karina VeRost, Albert Wain, Hailey Watches, Jessica Whitfield, Celia Wood

10th GRADE HONOR
Ra'ed Baaith, Isabel Buckingham, Grace Carey, Samuel Carpenter, Tristan Chaffee, Joseph Christiano, Giuliana Congi, Polla Daghestani, Cameron Davis, Ava DeFranks, Jack Dlugokinski, Jenna Doctor, Kaylin Frost, Carolyn Ginsburg, Dominic Gramza, Kameron Greene, Alison Gula, Quinn Hart, Allison Hill, Carissa Hoover, Joshua Hunt, Riley Kane, Edward Kanfoush, Zoe Kowalski, Taylor Kullerkupp, Savanna Lenze, Stephen Leone, Wuthithamsaran Leone, Ashley Maras, Angelina Marinello, Madeline Maroni, Hayden McLachlan, Ryan Michki, Jacob Miller, Griffin Miller, Alyssa Nelson, Cecilia Nowak, Elaina Page, Morgan Proctor, Mark Ramsperger, Sarah Reeves, Jessica Robertson, Grace Samplinski, Ethan Schinnagel, David Schnell, Lucas Seifert, Joseph Seifert, Peyton Shearer, Zorica Simic, Emma Sole, Amanda Spaulding-Kellner, Lucas Tahara, Andrew Tomasula, Edward VeRost, Nathan Wallens, Grace Wenner, William Wieberg, Brooke Willer, William Worrall, Alexander Wright, Jenna York

11th GRADE HONOR
Hamzah Al-Naji, Avery Andrews, Marion Averhart, Zachary Barrett, Gabriella Bergstrom, Abigail Blair, Isabel Calabrese, Madison Conway, Erin Cool, Zoe Coutu, Stephanie Cox, Emily Czyrny, Gianna D'Addario, Jenna Foglia, Alexa Fox, Sara Frosolone, Louis Genovese, Jasmin Gill, Alex Gottler, Shawna-Lea Harper, Sean Heffley, Mackenzie Heyden, Kira Hutton, Cassidy Jensen, Michael Juntunen, Joshua Kam, Caitlin Kleinschmidt, Kristian Krantz, Erika Krueger, Kendy Li, Patrick Loss, Michael Loss, Michael Marino, Maggie McNamara, Lauren Merletti, Breckin Morris, Sean Murray, Carly Pannullo, Grace Pearse, Thomas Podsiadlo, Connor Raine, Rebecca Rebmann, Brandon-Kace Samol, Kaylynn Savoy, Thomas Shemik, Brett Shickluna, Amritpal Singh, Brandon Smith, Elzbieta Sorel, Karie Stedman, Anthony Surace, Lydia Sweeney, Griffin Sykes, Phillip Thomas, Chloe Tolsma, Madeline Tribby, Morgan-Lynn Wieberg, Jenna Wilkinson, Olivia Williams, Alexa Yamonaco, Brook Zdrojewski

12th GRADE HONOR
Melina Aceti, Hayden Backlund, Quinton Becker, Charley Benz, Brianna Beyer, April Booker, Joseph Botticello, Crystal Burgos Nicholas Carey, Alexander Castillo, Justin Chadima, Hannah Chorey, Ryann Colan, Jacob Corrao, Joseph Coughlin Collin DeMartin, Mia Devirgilio, Anna DiBello, Julia Eichel, Brigitta Eichel, Camryn Fisher, Allison Fluker, Faith Gworek, Nicholas Hess, Austin Hogan, William Hoover, Gianna Horvath, Nathan Hunt, Harleen Johal, Megan Kennedy, Madison Koeppel, Sebastian Koschuk, Margaret Kubanek, Emily Kurtzhalts, Alex Laschinger, Elisabeth Lupp, Emma Mahoney, Clarice McCaffery, Bridget Neeson, Christopher O'Connor, Lydia Pratt, Jonathan Prell, McKenna Prochaska, Miranda Proctor, Shandi Putzbach, Nathan Reichel, Dylan Russo, Ciara Scalzo, Maria Sciortino, Abigail Siebert, Jordan Simon, Cameron Sionko, Savannah Sipe, Jada Sokody, Shay Sommer, William Soos, Benjamin Starr, Emma Sullivan, Benjamin Szabo, Joshua Tamsen, Nicholas Tillett, Wyatt Tollner, Natalie Turck, Hannah Ullrich, Konstantinos Vasiliadis, Ryan Wellence, Bryce Wolf, James Worrall, Amanda Ziehm




GIHS 2nd Quarter Merit Roll - February 2019


9th GRADE MERIT
Madison Andrews, Kalen Baaith, Tristan Betterelli, Kayla Butler, Jacob Cali, Ian Cameron, Natalie Carter, Michael Coburn, Olivia Crowley, Caitlyn DeLong, Samuele DeLorenzo, Jashanjit Dhillon, Claire Dickinson, Joseph Dlugokinski, Jenna Duquin, Khloey Ellis, Olivia Floro, Victor Fritsch, Gurkirat Gill, Lana Gondek, Spencer Hecht, Jacqueline Heyden, Graer Howell, Jenna Kaiser, Payton Khadra, Brandon Lysenko, Aidan MacNeil, Karli Macrides, Avery Mondoux, Kyle Phillips, Shaan Sandhu, Alicia Shivers, Evan Smith, Liam Snyder, Christian Taylor, Emily Thompson, Jillian Wadell, Paul Wynne, Bailey Yung

10th GRADE MERIT
Evan Ackerman, Olivia Alvarado, Giovanna Andrzejewski, Justin Archer, Erin Bailes, Kelsey Burns, Matthew Castellino, Nirjit Cheema, Austin Childs, Ian Cioppa, Kailyn Dombrowski, Jagger Flick, Isabela Garcia, Gina Graham, Tyler Grant, Brady Haines, Ryan Halliman, Isabella Harper, Margaret Hegarty, Madison Hughes, Ty Shawn Jennings, Alyssa Keller, Brett Kowalczewski, Morgan Lynch, Regan Lytle, Zachery Moser, Maisie Mrkall, Eleanor O'Brien, Steven Pedlow, Madison Phinney, Hannah Pyc, Arsal Shaheen, Logan Sionko, Elizabeth Smolkovich, Alexis Stuber, Alex Sturtz, Kendall Suffoletta, Anisa Todaro, Morgan Tollner, Angelina Torres, Connor Tribby, Molly Tuohy, Sara Vaughn, Joshua Vizzi, Lukas Wilmes

11th GRADE MERIT
Tala Abdellatif, Brooke Amato, Matthew Aronica, Kenneth Beittenmiller, Izabella Black, Derek Blanchard, Kaylee Butcher, Joseph Cali, Timothy Carlson, Arthur Chatkhan, Benjamin DeFranks, Gianna DePalma, Jonathan Dingey, Patrick Dworak, Ava Eichel, Rhianna Enright, Natalie Fahrer, John Fletcher, Samantha Fluker, Austin Haak, Jack Hammond, Ian Hennessy, Andrew Hurley, Mitchell Johnson, Nicholas Keller, Gabran Kelly, Blake Kenney, Alyssa Konopczynski, Gavin Larsen, Stephanie Longo, Jack LoTempio, Elijah Mruk, Matthew Newbould, Brian O'Neill, Stephen Palmeri, Morgan Payan, Ryan Pecoraro, Justin Podgorny, Jack Randle, Nicholas Ratajczak, Luke Rizzo, Mikayla Robinson, Makenna Scalise, Zayan Shaheen, Tejpal Singh, Annella Sommer, Benjamin Spiesz, Mark Steck, Kyle Vanderzell, Vanessa VanNorman, Amiah Wilkes, Matthew Wolfe, David Wynne

12th GRADE MERIT
Ava Ackerman, Anastasia Ackerson, Katelyn Baish, Sarah Berlinger, Alexis Boos, Adam Burns, Jagger Click, Jasmin Dhillon, Lindsey Diehl, Elissa Dojka, Allison Dragonette, Gabriella Gasiorek, Justin Gorrell, Henry Grunzweig, Liam Hart, Ethan Hodge, Brady Hofmeyer, Alyssa Jaenecke, Ryan Jellinick, Alex Kavanaugh, Nicholas Kawecki, Nicolas Lindaman, Madison Liss, Jacob Lunick, Alicia Marlin, Alexander Melisz, Ariyam Mesaad, Madeline Mesmer, Nicole Paolini, Shelby Pendola, William Person, Sydney Renko, Trevor Samplinski, Trisha Sander, Allyson Schoener, Gabriella Sciortino, Anthony Serra, Pravdeep Singh, Gwendolyn Slachciak, Easton Speer, Kassidy Taylor, Hunter Texido, Grace Thorpe, Sean Tuohy, Brandon Vedella, Bailey Warmus




GIHS Rugby Club Spaghetti Dinner - February 2019


    The Grand Island Rugby Spaghetti Dinner is at the Grand Island High School cafeteria on Tuesday, March 5th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. There is a basket raffle and a bake sale. This is going on during the Kaleidoscope Chorus Concert also at the high school.




Niagara Police Athletic League Sports Awards Winners - February 2019

From left: Julia Eichel, Cam Sionko and Alexa Chiarenza.

   The 37th Annual Niagara PAL Sports Awards dinner was Sunday, February 17th, at which they recognized 22 prep athletes, form 11 different schools. The honorees from Grand Island are Alexa Chiarenza and Cam Sionko. Other awards are given, including the Mr. & Mrs. Alan Elia Scholarship. The female winner was Julia Eichel of Grand Island.This award is given to a senior basketball player that exemplities sportsmanship, fair play and team work. Congratulations to these Viking athletes.




NFL Varsity Championship Swim Meet Results - January 2019

    GIHS boys swim team in the NFL meet on Saturday, January 26, 2019. See results.




GIHS Job Fair 2019 - February 2019

    If you are a business looking to hire high school students, this is the event for you. It will be at Grand Island High School on Thursday, March 21st from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.. Email cherylchamberlain@gicsd.org to sign up for a table.
    If you are a student looking for a part-time/summer job this is the event for you. Check your GI Google email and sign up online. Dress for success and bring a current resume.




GIHS Musical "Into the Woods" - January 2019

    GIHS students will perform this year's winter musical, "Into the Woods" on Thursday, January 31; Friday and Saturday, February 1 & 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grand Viking Theater, 1100 Ransom Road. Tickets are $10 and will be available online at grandislandschools.org.
    "Into the Woods" is written by James Lapine with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The story follows a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.




GIHS Boys Swim Team Meet Results - January 2019

    GIHS boys swim team vs. Kenmore, Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Kenmore won, 108-75. See results.




GIHS Boys Swim Team Meet Results - January 2019

    GIHS boys swim team vs. Niagara Wheatfield, Friday, January 4, 2019. Grand Island won, 94 - 86. See results.