Seventeen 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!