Updated: December 23, 2019 03:42 PM
Created: June 28, 2019 04:57 PM
Lake George Senior High School's Class of 2019 is full of remarkable students. However, this year the top 10 percent is made up of all females.
The seven girls are in the National Honor Society, participate in student government and all of them stay active with at least one sport.
At the very top of the class is Lynnaya Preuss. In the fall, she will head off to Boston College. She's a member of The Future Business Leaders of America and is one of the first Lake George students to earn the official New York Seal of Biliteracy.
She's also very quick to take the spotlight off of herself and put it on the girls who have been by her side for the last four years.
"I'm proud of myself, but I'm equally proud of them, too," said Lynnaya.
Principal Francis Cocozza says this group of ladies sets the bar high.
"When we did the final tally sometime around February and I saw the list I was like, yes! That's awesome! And, the most incredible thing is how energetic and driven and focused these young women are," said Cocozza.
Their secrets to success include a combination of things.
"Always study right before bed, because then it stays in your brain longer," said Lynnaya.
"We were all really serious. Even as younger kids, like 7th and 8th grade, we were all very intent on getting the best possible grades and doing things best," said Sarah Kohls.
"We're all very supportive of each other. So instead of being cut-throat competitive, trying to tear each other down, we all really try to help each other," said Mattie Williams.
"It's important for students to believe in themselves, even if no one else believes in you and you can do anything. You can do anything you dream of," said Lynnaya.
The other girls in the top 10 percent and where they are heading to college include:
Nicole Kingsley – SUNY Plattsburgh
Madison MacDermid – Binghamton University
Sarah Kohls – Clarkson University
Mattie Williams – University of Richmond
Gabriells Weidner – McGill University
Grace Ann Bennett – Georgetown University
Grace Ann will play Division 1 Basketball for Gerogetown and Mattie will be a Division 1 swimmer.
"They are just incredible women. What they've done for the school and for their community is going to launch them to great paths and great successes in life and we're so very proud of them," said Cocozza.
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