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West Genesee announces November Students of the Month

Michael Cruz has challenged himself with a total of nine weighted classes, including AP courses in biology, physics, calculus, U.S. history, world history, and language and composition. He was recently named an AP Scholar. Since sixth grade, Michael has been on high honor roll 23 out of 24 quarters. He was inducted into the National Honor Society last year.

Michael works hard outside of school as well. He was a member of the varsity swimming and diving team in 2008 and the sectional-competing in 2010. Michael is chairman of Model United Nations and was awarded "Best New Delegate" last year for his efforts at CNYMUN.

Michael has played an instrument at WG since fourth grade. He became student ambassador for People to People and traveled to France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Italy in the summer of 2009. He is employed at Wegmans and Solvay Bank.

Michael was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout Oct. 6 2008 with a Bronze Palm. He has contributed countless hours helping younger kids. Michael is president of Venture Crew 220, a high adventure division of Boy Scouts, and frequently goes camping and climbs high peaks in the Adirondacks. As a Leadership Development Chairman for the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of Boy Scouts, Michael is responsible for development in Cayuga, Onondaga, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

Michael was accepted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University of Prescott, Arizona in May, and will major in Aeronautical Science and minor in Air Traffic Control.

Michael is the son of Domingo (of Arizona) and Christine Cruz.

Katey Hart has dedicated much of her time to extra-curricular activities throughout high school. She has been a member of the women's varsity lacrosse team and was named an academic All-American. She is a member of the school math league and National Honor Society. She has helped plan school activities such as the Race for Respect and Junior Prom. Katey is employed at Five Guys.

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