Odyssey Students Graduate with Designation

Odyssey StudentsSeventeen high school seniors successfully completed the requirements of the West Genesee Odyssey Program this year! This program is designed to encourage, then recognize, students who complete a rich, rigorous, and well-rounded college-level educational experience while still in high school.

Students receiving recognition have completed six college-level credits in the core areas of study and four credits in supplemental coursework, and have participated in a wide variety of community service experiences as well as extra-curricular activities over the course of their four years at the high school. Odyssey students spend the year researching a topic of interest, then creating a solution-based presentation before a panel of administrators, teachers, and peers.

This year’s Odyssey students and their presentation topics included:

  • Anna Caruso, Emily Naughton, and Tanner Young (The Stray Issue: Low-Cost Spay Clinics);
  • Taylor Hanlon and Kenzie Koster (Medical Malpractice at the US Dept. of Veteran Affairs);
  • Kate Ford, Kathleen Glass, and Heidi Walsh (Wellness Days at WGHS);
  • Julia Supernault (The Shortage of Occupational Therapists);
  • Abby Fassinger (Instituting a School-Based Health Center in the WGCSD);
  • Joshua Varkey (The Implementation of Mobile COVID Vaccines);
  • Liam O’Connor (Restoring the Community into the Hands of its Stakeholders);
  • Maddison Frost and Janaya Jones (Indigineous Culture Erased From Curriculum);
  • Jebediah Kopek (SOS: School Organization for Support Program); Margaret Clancy and
  • Alana Eastman (The Lack of Addiction Healthcare Services in CNY).

Congratulations to all of this year’s Odyssey recipients!