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Top Students Announced at BSHS

Ballston Spa High School Principal Gianleo Duca recently announced Caitlin Doyle as the Valedictorian and Alexandra Nicolaus as the Salutatorian for the Ballston Spa High School Class of 2020. 

Caitlin Doyle has excelled in a very rigorous course load and will receive a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors with Mastery in Mathematics and Science.  While advancing herself as a well-rounded student, she has earned an honorable cumulative GPA of 99.6. Caitlin will be pursuing a major in the field of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Caitlin’s accomplishments include serving as Co-Captain for the 2017 National Science Bowl Team, being a member of both National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society, earning first chair for the viola, participating in two NYSSMA Majors Gold Orchestras as well as both Suburban Council and Area All-State, accomplishing a Level 6 NYSSMA solo, performing in numerous All-County Festivals, having two original pieces of writing selected for Young Writers USA publications, and being awarded the Young Writers Creativity Award two years in a row. 

Alexandra Nicolaus has excelled in a rigorous course load and will receive a Regent’s Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors with Mastery in Mathematics and Science.  Alexandra’s cumulative GPA is an outstanding 99.3. Alexandra is a well-rounded individual who will be pursuing a degree in the field of Pre-Med at Union College.   

Alexandra is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, President of Science Olympiad, Vice President of Physics Club, and Junior Board President of Buddy Blankets & Bears.  She was also selected as a Junior Sergeant of Arms on Executive Board and is a class of 2020 delegate.  Additionally, Alexandra has been a passionate dancer since the age of three and has had the opportunity to perform at the New York City Ballet Gala, New York State Summer School of the Arts Summer Intensive, and lead roles in the Nutcracker.

The Class of 2020 is currently completing their final days of their senior year virtually and preparing for their future endeavors. Please visit the school website for additional information - HERE - or call (518)884-7150.


Doyle - Caitlin       Nicolaus - Alexandra

          Caitlin Doyle - Valedictorian       Alexandra Nicolaus - Salutatorian



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