Seneca names top two graduates from Class of 2014
Seneca High School graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 30, at 8 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Awards and scholarships for the Class of 2014 will be presented during the graduation ceremony.
Elizabeth Garfoot has been named the valedictorian and Cacey Ostrander the salutatorian for the Seneca High School Class of 2014.
Elizabeth Garfoot is the daughter of Susie (Bird) and Scott Garfoot. She is very active in school and in her community.
She is a three-sport athlete, playing volleyball for four years, basketball for four years and softball for two years. She was chosen as co-captain for both volleyball and basketball her senior year.
She is currently president of the school’s FFA chapter and editor of the yearbook staff. She is involved with forensics on the speaking team (receiving two silver and a gold at state competitions), art club, the school play, Battle of the Books, quiz team, National Honor Society and SHARE (Students Helping Area Resistance Efforts).
Elizabeth has gone above and beyond normal curriculum. Though it is standard for a student to graduate from Seneca High School with 24 credits, she will be graduating with 33.5 credits (not including college credits she’s acquired through Advanced Placement and college courses).
In her community, she volunteers to help with the Little League summer program both on and off the field. She has also taught Bible school at church. Elizabeth is involved in the Happy Hi-Liters 4-H Club and volunteers her time with other local organizations as well.
In the fall of 2014, Elizabeth plans to move to La Crosse and attend UW-La Crosse, majoring in psychology. She said she originally wanted to pursue a career involving eating disorders and addictive behaviors, but her grandmother has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and has inspired her to possibly pursue that field instead.
Cacey Ostrander is the daughter of Brenda and Leighton Ostrander. During high school, she has been involved in softball, volleyball, forensics, PALS, SHARE, S Club, Spanish Club and National Honor Society.
Cacey plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in the fall and earn her degree in engineering.
Her favorite quote is, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”