JHS Seniors, Sarah Gibson & Jennifer Roof, Named to Business First’s 2015 All-WNY Academic Team

Jamestown High School seniors, Sarah Gibson and Jennifer Roof were recently named to Business First’s 2015 All-Western New York Academic Team.

Sarah was selected for the First Team and Jennifer was named to the Second Team qualifying them for this year’s list of the 100 most outstanding high school seniors in an eight-county region.

“This is a significant accomplishment for Sarah and Jennifer and an honor for our school,” said JHS Principal, Mike McElrath. “These young ladies have worked hard for this recognition and we appreciate their level of commitment.”

Winners were chosen for their records of academic excellence, school leadership and community involvement. The top 25 were named to the First Team, 25 runners-up to the Second Team, and another 50 to the Special Mention list.

“The competition for the Academic Team is intense,” said Jack Connors, president and publisher of Business First. “There are almost 20,000 high school seniors in Western New York, yet only 100 are selected for this honor. Every student named to the Academic Team is truly an outstanding student.”

Schools throughout the eight-county area were asked to nominate their smartest and most accomplished students for consideration by a seven-member committee, which included five admissions directors at area colleges and two Business First editors. A total of 124 schools responded with 426 nominees.

The complete list of 100 honorees — along with their photos and profiles– will be published in Business First’s 2015-2016 Guide to Western New York Schools, which will hit newsstands on June 12.

posted on 04/10/2015 - filed under: Academics, JHS, Spotlight, Students