Parents’ Names: Rebecca & Thomas Stafford
College Attending: Ohio Northern University
Major/Career Plans: Music/Science with plans to become a symphony conductor or college professor
Honors/Awards: Jasmine Cantor Award, JHS Class of 1950 Scholarship, Milton J. Fletcher English Award, Band President, A Cappella Secretary, Marching Band Clarinet Squad Leader, NYS Field Band Conference Champion, Conference All-State, All-County Bands, JCC College Connections Student of the Year, Grace H. Dorman English Award, University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, AP Scholar Award, Harry E. Kline Chemistry Scholarship, CCMTA Music Scholarship, Bildungsroman Award for English, JCC Part-time Dean’s List, Charles Jacobson Memorial Award, Mozart Scholarship
Activities: National Honor Society, Concert Band, Marching Band, A Cappella Choir, Madrigal Singers, Full Orchestra, Pit Orchestra
Why do you think JHS is special? Variety sets JHS apart. Students are offered a strong education in many different disciplines, from art to music to history to science, but the students themselves present diverse interests and beliefs, challenging others around them to find where they would like to belong, whether that’s on Strider Field, in the A Cappella Room or in another program.
What was your favorite class and/or teacher and why? My favorite class was AP Calculus with Mr. Lumia. Not only did I learn new concepts, I developed a deep understanding of the material, all while the teacher encouraged us to be inquisitive and promoted enjoyable discussion.
How do you think JHS prepared you for life after graduation? Aside from learning specific subject material, I have developed valuable skills in intellectual inquiry, allowing me to analyze data and art alike, and enabling me to interpret others’ viewpoints and construct my own values.