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Taconic Hills Announces 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Taconic Hills Announces 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Caleb James Buhrmaster, Principal and Marlene Anderson Butler, Assistant Principal of the Taconic Hills Junior/Senior High School are proud to announce the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the graduating class of 2019 at Taconic Hills.

Caleb Miller, son of Leonard and Jessica Miller, has been named Valedictorian. In addition to being an outstanding scholar, he is a well-rounded student who models great character to his peers, teammates and community. Caleb is president of the National Honor Society and has been a valuable member of the FFA and Key Club. He has been an integral part of the Football team, serving as a co-captain his senior year, while also being named as one of the top scholar athletes in the Capital Region.  

In 2018, he was awarded the Rensselaer Medalist Award from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and this year he has been chosen as a recipient of the prestigious Giddings Scholarship. Caleb has volunteered his time at the Mellenville-Philmont Food Pantry and for the Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars program. Caleb will attend Western New England College in the fall to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Trevor New, son of William and Wendy New, has been named the Salutatorian of Taconic Hills. Trevor is a hard worker both in and out of the classroom. Trevor has been a representative in the Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars program along with being a member of the Taconic Hills chapter of Key Club. He has volunteered his time over the years to help at his local community center.

Trevor has excelled as an athlete for the Golf, Basketball and Track & Field teams. He was the Patroon Conference champion in the long jump and was honored as a top scholar athlete this past winter. Trevor will continue his education at the Berkshire Community College in the fall in pursuit of degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration. Trevor hopes to utilize those degrees as an Engineer/Officer in the United States Air Force.