Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 4:46pm

JCC recently honored 47 area high school students from throughout southwestern New York as the 2017 students of the year in the College Connections program.

In selecting the students of the year, schools were asked to consider College Connections participants who had embraced the challenges of completing college level work while in high school and demonstrated resourcefulness, integrity, and dedication.

College Connections, JCC's concurrent enrollment program with regional high schools, is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. Through the College Connections program, JCC offered 66 different credit courses in 40 area high schools during the 2016-2017 academic year, serving over 2,100 students across the region.

Recipients included: Allegany-Limestone Central School - Sara Jean Miller, junior, and Maria Wallace, senior; BOCES Center at Belmont - Connor Nolan, senior; BOCES Career and Technical Center at Olean - Courtney Rae Brisky, junior, and Grace Emley, senior; Bolivar-Richburg Central School - Amber Stuck, junior, and Shayla Danae Adamic, senior; Brocton Central School - JonnaMarie Grigelevich, junior, and Logan Kelley, senior; Chautauqua Lake Central School - Cameryn Hawkins, junior, and Taylor Phelps, senior; Clymer Central School - Elizabeth Brumagin, junior, and Ashley Beckwith, senior; Dunkirk High School - Josue Rosario, junior, and Joshua Saye, senior; Ellicottville Central School - Courtney Robinson, junior, and Shelby Imhoff, senior; Falconer Central School - Kathryn Jaroszynski, junior, and Alexandra Rickard, senior; Forestville Central School - Julia Burgos, junior, and Joshua Ellis, senior; Fredonia Central School - Grace Pucciarelli, junior, and Amanda Childs, senior; Frewsburg Central School - Kelsey Wolfe, junior, and Aurora Treacy, senior; Gowanda Central School - Rachel Christopher, junior, and Jack VanWey, senior; Holland Central School - Mallory Drews, junior; Jamestown High School - Michael Quigley, junior, and Nathalie Eckstrom, senior; Olean High School - Lauryn Jodush, senior; Panama Central School - Chloe Petry, junior, and Kaitleigh Longoria, senior; Pine Valley Central School - Megan Stefanik, junior; Portville Central School - Chloe Sophia Dunn, senior; Salamanca Central School - Savannah Wujastyk, junior, and Tiffany Nary, senior; Sherman Central School - Robert E.P. Martin, junior, and Dara Lynn Oberlander, senior; Silver Creek Central School - Emma Pryll, junior, and Kaitlyn Huffman, senior; Southwestern High School - Mikayla Nuesch-Brock, junior, and Janie Adam, senior; Springville-Griffith Institute - Andrew Lazarus, junior, and Alex Wittmer, senior; West Valley Central School - Sarah Sheffield, junior, and Jacob Richard Kearney, senior.

In celebration of the award, JCC created a digital yearbook highlighting the students and their achievements and future plans. Visit to learn more.

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