Broadalbin-Perth announces the top 10 students in the Class of 2023

In June, 134 students will graduate from Broadalbin-Perth Jr./Sr. High School, with 31% of graduating seniors earning a grade point average (GPA) of 90 or better. The top 10 students in the class of 2023 have achieved grade point averages ranging from 96.69 to 101.

“The Class of 2023 top 10 is made up of not only outstanding students, but even better people,” said Broadalbin-Perth Jr./Sr. High School Principal Mark Brooks. This group has personified what it means to be a Broadalbin-Perth student and they are going to do amazing things in the future.”

All graduating members of the Class of 2023 will be recognized and receive their diplomas during Broadalbin-Perth’s annual commencement ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Patriot Field.

The top 10 students in the BPHS Class of 2023 are:

Ethan Brott (101.005) 

Ethan Brott plans to attend the University of Rochester in the fall to study biochemistry — the first step toward achieving his goal of becoming a doctor. Ethan earned the University of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, the St. Michael’s College Book Award, and the National Rural and Small Town Recognition Award. Ethan is also an AP Scholar with Honor, a distinction he earned by scoring at least 3.25 on all the Advanced Placement Exams he took and scoring 3 or higher on at least four exams. He is the son of Shannon and Jason Brott.

Ethan served as president of B-P’s chapter of the National Honor Society and class co-treasurer. He also participated in Math League, Esports Club, Tennis Club, jazz band, marching band, and pep band.

Ethan was a member of the Patriots’ boys soccer program for four years, serving as captain at both the JV and varsity levels. In 2021, he was named to the All-Foothills Council Second Team as a defender, and he made the All-Foothills Council Honorable Mention team in 2022. He was also named a Foothills Council Senior All-Star in 2022.

Outside of school, Ethan volunteers as a referee and coach with the Broadalbin Youth Commission’s soccer program and has helped in the concession stand through the B-P Sports Booster Club.

When asked about Ethan’s advice for younger students, he replied, “Learning is a lot more fun if you try to enjoy it. Find a subject you love and focus on it. This will lead to a much better school experience.”

Tiffany Lin (99.828) 

Tiffany Lin excelled academically while participating in many extracurricular activities during her years at B-P. As a sophomore and junior, she co-president of the student government, and as a senior, she was a student representative to the Board of Education. She also served as her class treasurer for three years. As a member of the Key Club, Tiffany served in leadership roles as freshman advisor, co-secretary, and co-social media manager. She served as treasurer, secretary, and co-president of Green Club, and was also treasurer of B-P’s chapter of the National Honor Society. She was also a four-year participant in MasterMinds. Tiffany has also been part of B-P’s instrumental music program, served as treasurer of the band in 10th grade, and participated in the 2023 all-county music festival.

Tiffany has received many awards, including the 2022 Multicultural High School Achievers Award from the University at Albany, the RIT Computing Medal, the B-P Music Achievement Award, and the Broadalbin-Perth Red Award for Outstanding Character. A member of the Principal’s List and High Honor Roll all four years of high school, Tiffany was also honored through the National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program.

Outside of school, Tiffany has volunteered at Bob’s Trees through the Lion’s Club, at the Fulton Montgomery Home Show, at the elementary school’s Camp Invention, during the community’s 2023 Rise Against Hunger meal packaging party, and at the B-P PTO’s Breakfast with Santa and Spring EGG-stravaganza.

Tiffany is the daughter of Minxiu and Wenyuan Lin. She plans to attend Wellesley College to major in data science while minoring in either philosophy or environmental studies. She aspires to work as a statistician and says she hopes the work she does will help people.

Tiffany’s message to younger students is: “Don’t be afraid to get outside your comfort zone and participate in many activities. Find a balance between work and relaxation; take it one day at a time. Advocating for yourself is important. Remember to cherish every moment because time flies!” 

Erica Lin (99.630) 

Erica Lin has been a demonstrated leader at B-P, co-founding the school’s Green Club during her sophomore year and serving as the club’s co-president ever since. She has also been active in student government, serving as secretary during her sophomore year, vice president during her junior year, and co-president as a senior. Erica was also co-vice president of the Key Club and class treasurer as a junior. Erica was part of the Patriots’ cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field programs, and she was named B-P’s Track MVP in 2022. Outside of school, Erica has volunteered at St Mary’s Hospital and the Broadalbin Library and worked part-time at Marshalls department store.

Erica received the University of Rochester Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology, the Rural and Small Town Recognition Award, the First Phoenix Scholarship from the University of Chicago, and the Trott Scholarship from the University of Chicago. She also earned the AP Scholar Award by scoring 3 or higher on at least three AP Exams.

The daughter of Jinfang Jiang and Shan Lin, Erica will attend Harvard College in the fall to study neuroscience and psychology. She aspires to a career in the medical field.

She advises younger students to “get involved in extracurriculars and try new things. Find a good work/life balance and enjoy high school.”

Thomas Holland (98.418) 

Thomas Holland was an active member of Broadalbin-Perth’s chapter of the National Honor Society and participated in MasterMinds. He was a member of the Patriots’ cross country, bowling, and track and field teams. Outside of school, he has helped with fundraisers for the Broadalbin Cat Sanctuary and works as a dishwasher at Project 29.

The son of Lisa and Robert Holland, Thomas received the President’s Scholarship and Scholar’s Day Award from Utica University, where he will study cybersecurity. He hopes to one day obtain a prominent position in the field of cybersecurity and networking.

Thomas advises younger students to “make the most of your school years, and not just academically. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes — they’re the greatest way to learn.”

Cynthia McDougall (98.278)

During her years at B-P, Cynthia McDougall excelled academically while also participating in extracurricular activities. She has been a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Varsity Club, Tennis Club, and Green Club, and played on the Patriots’ volleyball and lacrosse teams.

Cynthia received the Broadalbin-Perth Blue Award for Academic Achievement, the Rochester Institute of Technology Innovation and Creativity Scholarship, the National Honor Society Pin, several academic excellence pins, and the Key Club International Pin. 

Outside the classroom, Cynthia has volunteered at Bob’s Trees for the Lions Club, at the Fulton Montgomery Home Show, at the PTO’s Breakfast with Santa, at concession stands through National Honor Society and Key Club, and with Catholic Charities Distribution. She also works part-time at Target.

Cynthia is the daughter of Dara Warner and Brian McDougall. She will attend Fulton-Montgomery Community College in the fall where she will pursue a degree in general studies. She says she “would like to continue to learn and develop skills and experience to become successful one day.”

Cynthia’s advice for younger students? “Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help, especially if you’re struggling. There will always be at least one person willing to lend a hand.”

Chase Smith (97.969)

Chase Smith has been a member of B-P’s chapter of the National Honor Society, part of the Masterminds varsity team, and a Tennis Club participant. She has also served as secretary of the Green Club and social media coordinator of the Key Club. Chase held lead roles in B-P’s productions of “Seussical” and “Cinderella,” and was part of the downhill ski team as a freshman.

Chase aspires to work in the field of scientific research. She received the Momentum Scholarship from St. Lawrence University, where she will pursue a degree in biology. Chase also received the George Eastman Young Leaders Award, and the Broadalbin-Perth Red Award for Outstanding Character, and has been on the Principal’s List for the past four years.

The daughter of Kevin and Katie Smith, Chase has worked part-time as a team leader at CampStore in Lake Pleasant for the past four years. Chase has also volunteered for Lake Pleasant’s community clean-up events.

When asked what advice she would give to younger students, Chase said, “With a little hard work and dedication, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.”

Emma Frasier  (97.948)

While at B-P, Emma Frasier served as freshman class co-president, Key Club co-vice president, student government co-president, and was a member of the National Honor Society. Emma qualified for the state championships in cross country in both 2021 and 2022. She was a Foothills Council all-star in 2022 and team MVP in 2021. She was also a member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams, and was recognized as the outdoor track team’s MVP in 2021. Outside of school, Emma works part-time at Dairy Frost.

The daughter of Lish and Chris Fraiser, Emma will attend Syracuse University in the fall to study biology. She aspires to become a pediatrician. Emma received the Leadership Scholarship from Syracuse University, as well as the Susan B. Anthony and Fredrick Douglas Scholarship from The University of Rochester.

Her advice to younger students? “Enjoy your high school experience because it goes by fast.”

Trenton Richmond (97.819)

Trenton Richmond is involved in both the elementary and high school drama clubs, serving as the high school club president as well as assistant stage manager and construction manager. He has also participated in the B-P vocal ensemble, jazz band, and Future Cities.

The son of Amy and Mark Richmond, Trenton received the B-P Drama Leadership Award and has been on the high honor roll and Principal’s List. Outside of school, Trenton volunteers with community theater productions and work at Ellms Family Farm.

After graduation, Trenton will start a job with Kucel Contractors.

Trenton’s advice to younger students is to “be involved in extracurricular activities or the school community if possible. Staying involved and doing things you enjoy, having a healthy balance, is important.”

Matthew Reichel (97.647)    

Matthew Reichel has been active in the B-P community, volunteering with the Key Club and National Honor Society at Bob’s Trees and the Fulton Montgomery Home Show. He is also a martial arts instructor. As a junior, Matthew was the president of the Esports Club, and he has also been a member of the Green Club, SADD, National Honor Society, and Key Club.

The son of Lori and Scott Reichel, Matthew plans to study cybersecurity at Rochester Institute of Technology starting in the fall. He hopes to work in the field of penetration testing and systems analysis.

When asked what advice he would offer younger students about school, Matthew said, “Do the work; don’t be a slacker. Your work might not always be your best, but you should always try your best.”

Dayton D’Addio (96.690)

Dayton D’Addio has been involved in the National Honor Society, Masterminds, Key Club, Varsity Club, and jazz band during his time at Broadalbin-Perth. He is also a member of the varsity baseball and indoor track and field teams. 

The son of Dr. Anthony D’Addio and Tracy Hojohn, Dayton aspires to work in the field of dentistry. He plans to attend LeMoyne College as a pre-med student, studying biology. Dayton received the LeMoyne Presidential Scholarship and LeMoyne Alumni Award, as well as the Clarkson Leadership Award.

Outside of school, Dayton volunteers with the Montgomery County Office for the Aging, Foothills Council of Churches, Adirondack Foothills Festival of Hope, Rise Against Hunger, and B-P’s Sports Booster Club. Dayton works part-time at Astoria Landing at Riverlink Park Marina and Rolling Hills Country Club.

Dayton’s advice to younger students? “Never be afraid to ask for extra help. Always complete your assignments in a timely manner so you don’t end up with a pile of work.”