LOWVILLE The academic leaders for the class of 2013 at Lowville Academy and Central School are Taylor Mooney and Chelsea Koster.
Miss Mooney, daughter of Christine and Paul Mooney, has an academic average of 97.88.
She is a four-year member of Drama Club, the school newspaper and Gifted and Talented (KIDS) Program, a three-year member of French Club, and a two-year member of Drama Club.
She served in several leadership positions, including president of Earth Club, vice president of Youth Advisory Council, secretary of Library Club, representative for Student Council and historian for National Honor Society. She participated in Senior High Chorus, Select Chorus, senior high musicals, Area All State Orchestra, New York State School Music Association solo festival and volunteered at fiddler events.
She is a peer tutor, has participated in Odyssey of the Mind, where she placed sixth at the world competition in 2009, and has captained the varsity tennis team, earning Frontier League Champion and All Star awards. In her sophomore year, she represented the school at the SUNY Oswego OBrian Youth Leadership Conference; in her junior year, she was nominated for the University of Rochesters Bausch and Lomb Science Award, St. Lawrence University, Canton, Augsbury North Country Scholar Award and an OWLS Award; and in her senior year, she received a Lions Club Student of the Month Award and AP Scholar Award.
Miss Mooney will attend Colgate University, Hamilton, and major in environmental science and public policy.
Miss Koster, daughter of Tina and Carey Koster, has an academic average of 96.68.
She is a three-year member of the yearbook staff and Library Club and member of the National Honor Society. She has served as treasurer of her class, Spanish Club and Students Against Dangerous Decisions, and as co-treasurer of Art Club.
Miss Koster has participated on the volleyball and softball teams for four years and the swim team for three years.
In her junior year, she was nominated for the Rochester Institute of Technology Innovation and Creativity Award and Lowville Academy and Central Schools OWLS Award, and in her senior year received a Lions Club Student of the Month Award.
Miss Koster will attend Jefferson Community College, Watertown, to major in engineering.