SANDY CREEK — Two hardworking and determined young women who have been involved in numerous activities at Sandy Creek have earned the distinction of valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2020.
Madison M. Brown is the class valedictorian and Marley J. Yerdon has been named salutatorian, Sandy Creek High School Principal Kevin Seymour announced late last week in a video.
“This distinguished achievement takes perseverance, dedication and resolve,” Seymour said. “These outstanding and well-rounded students exhibit those qualities that have made them pillars of excellence within the Sandy Creek school community.”
Each student has participated in a number of extracurricular activities while maintaining these phenomenal academic ranks.
Madison Brown, the daughter of Tiffany Bort and Erik Brown, plans to attend SUNY Geneseo to obtain her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and her teaching certificate.
In her time at Sandy Creek, Madison participated in the Drama Club, Show Choir, All-County Chorus, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, SADD Club, Color Guard, Book Club, Battle of the Books and Oswego County Academic Youth (OCAY) League.
Her advice for the Class of 2020 is “I know our senior year has taken an unexpected turn. However, we have been able to adapt and conquer this tough situation with the support of our friends, family, and the entire community. Let this be a lesson that we have the ability to overcome any obstacle that stands in our way. We will go down in history as the class that prevailed during a pandemic and toilet paper shortage!”
Marley Yerdon, daughter of Andrea Yerdon and Corey Yerdon, will go to SUNY Canton for her bachelor’s degree in nursing with hopes of becoming a registered nurse.
While at Sandy Creek, Marley was a member of varsity softball, varsity cheerleading, varsity basketball, varsity cross country, Student Council, National Honor Society, Voice of Democracy and OCAY League. She is also the Class President.
Her advice for the class is “Remember all of our experiences in high school made us stronger, better people. Know your worth, remember where you came from, and never be afraid to be yourself. You’re all capable of amazing things! Go out and take on the world, you’ve got this.”