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Midlakes Names '22 Valedictorian, Salutatorian

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Aidan Conover, son of Diane and Roland Conover, will be attending St. John Fisher College’s Ralph C. Wilson Jr. School of Education to major in Inclusive Adolescence Education and Mathematics in the fall.

Activities and achievements include: Yearbook Club, Environmental Club, Band, Chorus, the Mary Hicks Preston Jr. Board, the Principal’s Advisory Group, and Midlakes Theatre Experience. He is also the Treasurer of the National Honor Society, was nominated for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar, is on the Midlakes Varsity Volleyball Team, and helps coach volleyball for camps throughout the year. Aidan received the Hands of Christ Award from the Diocese of Rochester, as well as Outstanding Supporting Actor from the Rochester Broadway Theatre League’s Stars of Tomorrow. He has run sound for the Phelps-Clifton Springs Community Theatre’s production of “Mamma Mia” and is a mathematics tutor. 

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Elena Graf, daughter of Carrie and Daniel Graf, will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University’s College of Humanities and Sciences to major in Forensic Biology. 

Activities and achievements include: Varsity Cross Country and National Honor Society, Art Club, Vocal Jazz, Cabaret, and the Midlakes Theatre Experience. Gives back to her community through volunteer work. For years, she has participated in such community service projects as the annual Adopt-a-Family Christmas shopping, Midlakes softball tournament concession volunteer, and she has designed and painted two murals for local businesses. Elena is most proud of her involvement with the New Visions Medical Career Program at Geneva General Hospital. She has earned over 150 clinical service hours by providing quality and compassionate care to real patients. She plans to attend medical school after undergraduate studies to eventually become a Forensic Pathologist. 

The following seniors, listed in order of class academic rank, finished in the Top 10:

  • Aidan Conover
  • Elena Graf
  • Alexis Waite
  • Hannah DeJohn
  • Maeghan Mahoney
  • Mackenzie Wheeler
  • Alaina Krenzer
  • Holden Dorr
  • Elaina Harris-Maxwell
  • Shelby Balliet