PHILADELPHIA The academic leaders for the class of 2013 at Indian River Central School are Emily K. Kuba, valedictorian, Sierra M. Hicks, salutatorian, and Misty Sears, vocational leader.
Miss Kuba, daughter of Robert and Kathleen Kuba, Philadelphia, has an academic average of 97.08. She is a member of National Honor Society and Key Club, where she has served as vice president for two years, and is class treasurer.
She participated in lacrosse for three years, soccer for four years, receiving Frontier League All-Star honors, and basketball for four years, receiving Frontier League All-Star and Most Valuable Player honors. She participates in AAU Basketball, was nominated for WWNY Channel 7s Academic All Star, is a vacation Bible school leader and participates in Relay for Life.
Miss Kuba will graduate with 20 college credits through Syracuse University and Jefferson Community College, Watertown. She will attend St. John Fisher College, Rochester, to major in pharmacy.
Miss Hicks, daughter of Rodger Hicks and Kimberly Sell-Hicks, Theresa, has an academic average of 96.97. She is a member of National Honor Society, Thespian Honor Society, German Club, and serves as president of Drama Club.
She served as stage manager for several drama club productions, appeared in club productions of In My Shoes and Arsenic and Old Lace, and has appeared in high school musical productions of Godspell, Annie, and Seussical. Miss Hicks was nominated for a WWNY Channel 7 Arts All Star, participated in the First Frost AIDS Walk and the SADD Mock Accident.
In the summer of 2012, she attended the National Student Leadership Conference on International Diplomacy in Washington, D.C.
She will graduate with 12 college credits earned through Syracuse University and Jefferson Community College. Miss Hicks will attend American University, Washington, D.C., to major in international relations.
Miss Sears, daughter of Todd Sears, Redwood, and Kelly Wilson, Philadelphia, has an academic average of 91.14.
She majors in cosmetology at the Charles H. Bohlen Jr. Technical Center, Watertown, where she received the Professionalism Award. Miss Sears has participated in SkillsUSA, where she competed at the state level and received the Statesmanship Award.
She is a member of National Honor Society.
Miss Sears plans a career in the cosmetology field.