Edwards-Knox 2017 class leaders are White, Tuttle
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 5:39 pm

Alaina White, left, and Cheyanna Tuttle

Edwards-Knox Central has named their 2017 class leaders.

Alaina White, daughter of Mark and Sherry White of Russell, is valedictorian of the Class of 2017 with a cumulative average of 98.33. She will earn an advanced Regents diploma with honors, with mastery in mathematics and science. She has been on the outstanding honor roll her entire high school career. She is a member of the National Honor Society serving as vice president, the Class of 2017 treasurer, and was a member of the speech and debate team. She was a cast member for the school musical for two years, participated in Concert Band and NYSSMA, and was a member of the soccer, basketball and softball teams. She participated in Clarkson's Project Challenge and St. Lawrence University's Scholars Enrichment Program. The summer following her participation in the SLUSEP, she did research for her Scholars Enrichment professor that was presented at the Canadian Herpetological Society Conference in 2016.

She received numerous awards and recognition throughout high school, such as the Edwards Lions Club Award for highest final average, the Air Force Math and Science Award, Young Member of New York Academy of Sciences, and Edwards-Knox Outstanding Performance awards in geometry, pre-calculus, Earth science, anatomy and physiology, English, and AP U.S. history. She was nominated for the Clarkson Leadership Award, and the University of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Science Award. She received Section X All Academic and Scholar Athlete Team awards in soccer and basketball. She plans to study biology at Dartmouth College.

Cheyanna Tuttle, daughter of Barton and Carrie Tuttle of Russell, and Tracy Tuttle and Jim Hutton of Canton, is salutatorian of the Class of 2017 with a cumulative average of 97.17. She will earn an advanced Regents diploma with Honors, with mastery in mathematics and science. She has been on the outstanding honor roll her entire high school career. She is a member of the National Honor Society, serving as co-treasurer, a Student Government member, and she attended the HOBY Youth Leadership Conference at SUNY Oswego. She also participated in Clarkson's Project Challenge, Clarkson's Horizons 1 and 2 Stem Program, and St. Lawrence University's Scholars Enrichment Program. She participated in the Naval Academy Summer Seminar in 2016. She has been a cast member of the school musical for two years, participated in Concert Band and NYSSMA, and was a member of the soccer, basketball, softball and cheerleading teams.

She earned numerous awards and recognition for her school work. She received the Edwards-Knox Outstanding Performance awards in Spanish, physical education, algebra 2/trigonometry and English, Edwards-Knox Best Effort award in geometry, a sportsmanship award in basketball, Individual Scholar Athlete Awards in soccer and cheerleading, Scholar Athlete Team Awards in soccer, basketball and cheerleading, and Section X All Academic in soccer, basketball and cheerleading. She was also nominated for the Clarkson Achievement Award and the RIT Creativity & Innovation Award. She plans to study biomedical engineering at the University at Buffalo.