Canton's Williams H.S. announces Class of 2019 Academic Top 10
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 9:45 am

From left in back are Noah Longshore, Greg Mastro, Cole Caruso, Riley O’Shea; in front, Maya Goldie, Autumn Crabtree, Rachel Noble, Abrinel Seeger, Hannah Tupper, Hannah Pfotenhauer. Photo submitted by Williams H.S.

CANTON – Hugh C. Williams High School has announced the seniors comprising the Academic Top 10 in the Class of 2019.

• Cole Caruso is the son of Mary and Jeremy Caruso. He has participated in basketball, football, winter track, and spring track. During his freshman and sophomore years, he was on the robotics team. Cole was on the Science Olympiad team during his junior year, and the team went on to compete in the state competition. He participated in two Clarkson Project Challenge courses and the St. Lawrence University Scholar Enrichment Program. Cole has played the saxophone in band for all four years of high school. He has been in National Honor Society since 11th grade and has tutored middle school students. Outside of school, Cole is working on hiking the Adirondack High Peaks and enjoys downhill skiing. Cole will attend Clarkson University for computer engineering.

• Autumn Crabtree is the daughter of Joshua and Rainbow Crabtree. In her three years at Canton High School, she has maintained placement on the High Honor Roll while taking several AP and honors courses. Additionally, during her senior year, she took Introduction to Comparative Politics and Calculus 1 at St. Lawrence University. Autumn is secretary of her class and has been active in Model UN, National Honor Society, and Thespians Troupe 259. She has helped with set painting and running crew on multiple productions. Autumn has run cross country and track every year of high school, earning Academic All Northern every season and going to State Championships two years for cross country. She has also ridden horses for the past ten years at Honey Dew Acres, competing all over New England and qualifying for Area 1 Championships. In her free time, Autumn works at Grasse River Outfitters, lifeguards, tutors a sixth grade student, and chills with her dog. She will be attending the University of Vermont in the fall to major in political science.

• Maya Goldie is the daughter of Scott and Carol Goldie. She has been on the high honor roll all four years of high school and has taken six AP classes between her sophomore and senior year. Maya served as the president of Student Council, vice president of her class, Yearbook treasurer and was active in National Honor Society. She has volunteered at the Canton Free Library, North Country Kids Expo, and the Canton Rotary Club, where she has helped with events such as the pancake breakfast, free will dinner, and roadside cleanup. She has worked at the Conboy Law Firm for one and a half years as the secretary assistant. Maya was also active in the arts, playing the flute in the concert band and taking many art classes. She also attended a two week camp at the College of Saint Rose to study drawing and photography. She will be attending the University of Vermont in the fall, where she plans to major in Elementary Education and continue her studies in French and art.

• Noah Longshore is the son of Joe and Sue Longshore. He has been a three sport athlete throughout his high school career, participating in basketball, soccer, track, and football. He has volunteered as a coach for several local sports summer camps. Noah is a member of Canton’s Thespian Troupe and has been a part of eight school theatrical productions both onstage and off. He is an avid musician and enjoys singing in the school’s select choir and vocal jazz ensembles. He is also an Assistant Director of Canton’s sixth grade chorus. Noah is one of the founding members of the chess club at Canton and has participated in several math competitions including the American Mathematics Competition and the Pi Mu Epsilon contest at St. Lawrence University. Noah is the current treasurer of his school’s chapter of the National Honor Society and has attended several conferences as a representative for Model United Nations. He attended the HOBY leadership conference in Utica, NY twice, as an ambassador and a staff member, and plans to return again this spring. He visited France in April of 2016 as part of Canton’s foreign exchange program, and hopes to continue to travel. Noah enjoys spending his time in nature, writing poetry, and studying martial arts. He also appreciates physics and has been able to take on several projects with the aid of his science teachers. Noah plans to study Physics and French at SUNY Geneseo this fall.

• Greg Mastro is the son of Greg and Katherine Mastro. Throughout high school, he has managed a rigorous academic schedule alongside a successful athletic career. He plans to graduate with twelve college credits, resulting from sufficient scores on four Advanced Placement tests. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, through which he tutors younger students as a form of community service. Greg has been a starting wide receiver on the junior varsity and varsity football team, scoring seven touchdowns his senior year. He also competes in the four hundred meter dash in track and field, where he placed third at sectionals during the 2018 season. Much of his athletic success is due to his year round commitment to the weight room, where he enjoys spending his free time. He plans to attend The College at Brockport and major in exercise science, eventually working toward a master’s degree in strength and conditioning.

• Rachel Noble is the daughter of Edward and Patricia Noble. Throughout high school, Rachel has participated in varsity swimming, cross country, and indoor and outdoor track earning Academic All Northern and First and Second Team All Northern. She also participated in state competition for three seasons of track and two seasons of cross country. She has played roles in Once Upon a Mattress, Anything Goes and participated in crew for Little Shop of Horrors and The Sound of Music. On top of an AP course load, she has participated in GSA, National Honor Society, Student Council, Yearbook Committee, and Environmental club. Through the National Honor Society, she has organized a supply drive for the Potsdam Humane Society and donated blood between sports seasons. Rachel has also been co-secretary for the class of 2019 in her senior year. Rachel will be attending Colgate University this fall with an interest in peace and conflict studies, human development, and/or foreign relations.

• Riley O’Shea is the daughter of Robert and Aneta O’Shea. Throughout high school, she has been heavily involved in theatre and music. She participated in all eight theatre productions as an actor and has helped with costumes and scenery construction. Riley has also been a member of Senior Band, Senior Chorus, Select Chorus, and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble during all four years of high school, performing NYSSMA solos and participating in All-County and Area All-State vocal ensembles. During her sophomore year, Riley co-created and led a drama club for middle school students and assistant directed a middle school production. She was also selected to participate in the 2017 HOBY Leadership Seminar. She is the secretary of National Honor Society, Vice President of Thespian Troupe 259, and a member of the GSA and Yearbook Club. Outside of school, Riley has been a Girl Scout since first grade, participating in numerous events and community service projects. Her other interests include foreign language and reading. Riley will be attending Le Moyne College in the fall with an interest in sociology, Spanish, and theatre and plans to study abroad. Le Moyne College has chosen her as one of twenty students of the incoming freshman class to be a member of the Integral Honors Program.

• Hannah Pfotenhauer is the daughter of Jason and Jennifer Pfotenhauer. Throughout high school, Hannah has participated in many activities including yearbook, GSA, and an independent study in a kindergarten classroom. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Thespian Society and has participated in school plays and musicals as part of the stage crew. In the community, she is an active member of her church youth group and works at Maplewood Nursing Home as an activity aide. Her other interests include music, travelling, and spending time with friends. After graduation, she plans to attend SUNY Geneseo where she will work towards a degree in Early Childhood/Special Education, and she also hopes to study abroad.

• Abrinel Seeger is the daughter of Neil and Amanda Seeger. Abrinel has played the flute in the Senior Band for all four years of high school and participated in Area All State and All County. She was also a participant in the NYSSMA festival at SUNY Potsdam, scoring a 97 on a level 6 solo in 2018. As an active member of the Canton track team for four years, she went to Indoor States in 2019 for high jump and triple jump. Throughout her high school career, Abrinel has taken several AP and honors courses in addition to being a member of student council and the treasurer of the class of 2019. Outside of school, Abrinel is a dedicated equestrian and holds a part time job. At the end of her senior year, she plans to attend Clarkson University to study biology on a pre-vet track.

• Hannah Tupper is the daughter of Kevin and Shin Tupper. She has been class president for all four years as well as co-president of the National Honor Society. She also participated in the yearbook committee and tutored middle school students for several years. Hannah is a cross country and track athlete and has competed at states numerous times and has received Academic All Northern and First and Second team All Northern. Hannah has taken piano lessons with a private instructor from Crane and has worked stage crew for several musicals. She plans to attend Colgate University in the fall with interests in pre-med and environmental studies.