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Broadalbin-Perth announces the top 10 students in the Class of 2024

Broadalbin-Perth announces the top 10 students in the Class of 2024

In June, 129 students will graduate from Broadalbin-Perth Jr./Sr. High School. The top 10 students in the class of 2024 have achieved grade point averages ranging from 97.8 to 101.32.

“The Class of 2024 top 10 embodies what it means to be a Broadalbin-Perth student and B-P Patriot,” said Broadalbin-Perth Jr./Sr. High School Principal Mark Brooks. “This group are not only outstanding students, but wonderful people who will go on to give back to their communities and do incredible things in the future.” 

All graduating members of the Class of 2024 will be recognized and receive their diplomas during Broadalbin-Perth’s annual commencement ceremony, which begins at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Patriot Field.

The top 10 students in the BPHS Class of 2024 are:

Jordyn Sowle (101.291)

Jordyn Sowle plans to attend Clemson University Honors College after graduation to study biochemistry with a minor in business administration. Her goal is to pursue a career in medicine, with an interest in specializing in pharmaceuticals. Jordyn is a recipient of the Rensselaer Medal for excelling in the fields of math and science, the University of Connecticut Academic Excellence Scholarship, the LeMoyne Presidential Scholarship, the Pride of New York Scholarship, the Good Citizen Scholarship, and the National Rural and Small Town Recognition Award. Jordyn is an AP Scholar with Honors, a distinction earned by scoring at least 3.25 on all the Advanced Placement exams she took and scoring 3 or higher on at least four exams. She is the daughter of Darin and Trina Sowle.

During her time at B-P, Sowle served as freshman class co-president, president of the National Honor Society, president of the Spanish Club, sophomore class coordinator, vice president of the Key Club, co-vice president of the Social Studies Honor Society, and vice president of Student Government. She also participated in the Youth Activation Committee and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Jordyn was a member of B-P’s volleyball team during her time at BPHS. In 2023, she helped the team win the Section ll, Class B championship and reach the regional final of the state championship. She was a two-time Foothills Council Volleyball All-Star.
Outside of school, Jordyn works part-time at Fritz’s Pizza, where she has been employed since the ninth grade. In addition to this, she has volunteered at the Night to Shine event (a prom for those with special needs hosted by local physician Kevin Cope); Bob’s Trees Christmas Tree Baling with the Broadalbin Lions Club; B-P Elementary School’s STEAM Days; Rise Against Hunger meal packaging; and B-P Sports Booster Club-sponsored events. She has also assisted at PTO-sponsored events, such as Breakfast with Santa, Boo at the School, and Spring EGG-stravaganza.

When asked what advice she has for younger students, Jordyn offered the following: “Prioritize forming connections with your teachers and be willing to seek help when needed. Academics are important, but it is your character that will leave behind a long-lasting legacy. Even when situations become challenging, never doubt the success that can be reached through hard work and a positive mentality.”

Owen Compani (101.14)

Owen Compani has excelled academically while participating in many extracurricular activities during his time at B-P. He has served as the Class of 2024 co-treasurer for three years, and has been a member of the National Honor Society, Masterminds (co-captain), Key Club, Drama Club, Audio-Visual Club, Spanish Club, and Fishing Club. Owen was also a founding member of the Broadalbin-Perth chapter of the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society. In addition to this, he has conducted independent research for the Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair for five years, receiving the National Grid Award for Energy and the Environment, the U.S. Air Force and Reserve Award, and First Honorable Mention Award. Owen also has many musical talents, having participated in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Solo Festival for five years. Owen has also been a member of the B-P concert, jazz, pep, and field bands during his entire high school tenure. He served as secretary of these groups for three years.

Owen has received many awards, including the Clarkson University Ignite Presidential Fellowship (full tuition for four years), the Clarkson University Leadership Award, the 2023 Future City Howard E. Reese Alumni of the Year Award, the Rotary Scout Reservation John E. Tutein Distinguished Staff Award, the National Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor, the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award, and he was a national semi-finalist for the Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Award.

Outside of school, Owen gives back to the community through a variety of avenues. For nine years, he has served as Lead Altar Server at St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church. In addition to this, he has been a floral exhibitor with the Montgomery County Agricultural Society at the Fonda Fair for 14 years. Owen has also been very involved with the Boy Scouts of America, serving as a founding member of the Sea Scouts Ship 1415 in Waterford, N.Y. He will serve as a leader of the 2024 National Order of the Arrow Conference Youth Contingent Leader (Boulder, Colorado conference July 2024). During his time with the Boy Scouts of America, he obtained his Wilderness/Remote Location First Aid Certification, CPR, and First Aid Certification. He has also volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America’s Twin Rivers Council Kittan Lodge as the Vice-Chief of Administration, served on the Rules and Operating Procedures Committee as Chair, and worked as Vigil Chief. At Twin Rivers Council, he worked on Rotary Scout Reservation Challenging Outdoor Personal Experiences (C.O.P.E.) and as a climbing instructor in 2023 and 2024.

Upon graduation, Owen plans to attend Clarkson University to major in civil engineering with a concentration in construction management. He hopes to pursue a career as a professional engineer, possible business owner, and innovator. He says he looks forward to assisting with maintaining infrastructure (roads, buildings, waterways) in a community that he lives in. He also hopes to use his talents in other locations around the country, or globally, in response to natural disasters. He is the son of Todd and Erin Compani.
Compani’s motto is “Membership kindles leadership.” He tells students, “Don’t be afraid to be as actively involved as possible; to share your talents, ideas, and versatility with others; and to be excited about learning and leading in both your school and community.”

Alexandra Brown (100.826)

Alexandra Brown has used her time at the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District to explore a variety of interests. She has served as vice president of band, stage head in drama club, secretary of the Social Studies Honor Society, and co-president of the Class of 2024. In addition to this, she was a member of jazz band, the National Honor Society, and the varsity indoor and outdoor track and field teams. Alexandra was also a member of the Patriots’ varsity girls soccer team, serving as team captain as a senior. While on the team, she was named to the 2022 All-Foothills First Team, 2022 Section II All-Star Team, 2023 All-Foothills Second Team, and was the 2022 B-P Midfielder of the Year.

In addition to her extracurriculars, Alexandra has excelled academically. She was named a 2023 AP Scholar with Honor, received 2022-23 College Board Rural and Small Town recognition, and earned the University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award. She has also remained active in the community, working with the Broadalbin Youth Commission as a soccer coach and referee. Alexandra also volunteers in the Children’s Ministry at Broadalbin Baptist Church and at a Christian camp, Gitche Gumee, in Michigan over the summer months.

The daughter of Chad and Mary Brown, Alexandra plans to attend Cedarville University where she will major in political science with a concentration in international studies. Her hope is to use her political science degree to work on humanitarian efforts and provide legal aid internationally.

Alexandra’s advice for students is to “have fun and not take things too seriously. High school can be stressful, but also really fun and exciting so slow down and enjoy it! Find what you’re passionate about – whether it be science, art, history, or something else – and have fun with it!”

Colin Cotter (100.513)

During his time at B-P, Colin Cotter has been an accomplished and decorated student-athlete. He spent four years as the captain of the alpine skiing team, where he won the New York State slalom championship, the Section II slalom championship three times, was a two-time New York State Giant Slalom runner-up and four-time Section II slalom runner-up, as well as the 2022 Times Union Alpine Skier of the Year. In addition to this, Colin was captain of the varsity football team for two years. During his time on the football team, he was named a 2023 Section II Class B North Division first-team punter and linebacker and a 2022 Section II Class C South Division first-team linebacker. He also played on the varsity baseball team, serving as captain for two years and being named a 2023 All-Foothills first-team catcher. Colin also played on the varsity golf team and earned a spot on the 2021 All-Foothills first team.

Outside of his athletic career, Colin has been busy with extracurricular activities, including serving on the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He was also co-president of Varsity Club, co-president of Spanish Club, co-president of the Social Studies Honor Society, and was a member of National Honor Society and Youth Activation Committee. Colin also worked to help create the Section II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. His work inside and outside the classroom helped him earn many scholarships and awards, including the New York State Heisman High School scholarship, the 2023 Capital District Chapter of the National Football Hall of Fame Overall Award, the Clarkson University High School Achievement Award, the Syracuse University Leadership Scholarship, the Merit Scholar Award from the University of Connecticut, and the Big Future National Rural and Small Town Award. Colin will be graduating from B-P as an AP Scholar with Honors.

Colin is an active member of his community, serving as coach of the Oak Mountain Junior Race Team and a member of the New York State Ski Racing Association Elite Team. During the summer months, he has worked at Piska's Custom Wood Working and Design and Fox Run Golf Club. Colin also works as a youth football camp instructor and referee. He is a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Colin’s parents are Corinne and Shawn Cotter. Upon graduation, Colin plans to attend the Clarkson University to study mechanical engineering.

Colin has a few words of encouragement to younger students: “The stress and time that you put into your assignments will be worth more than you can imagine in the long run.”

Jacob Hughes (99.658)

Jacob Hughes participated in Odyssey of the Mind during his time at B-P, serving as co-captain of the high school team that will make its fourth straight trip to the World Finals at the end of May. In addition to this, he has enjoyed putting his musical talents to use, participating in Pit Band, Jazz Band, Vocal Ensemble, Cover Band Club, and Drama Club. He was also co-president of the Social Studies National Honor Society and a member of the track and field team.

Jacob has excelled academically and will be receiving a Presidential Scholarship at SUNY Oneonta. During his time at B-P, he made Principal's List all four years of his high school career. He was also awarded the Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award.
Outside of school, Jacob was involved in the Schenectady Light Opera Company (SLOC) production of “Tarzan,” playing bass guitar for the show. He also works part-time at Subway, where he has been employed for more than a year. His parents are Lynn and Christopher Hughes.

Jacob plans to attend SUNY Oneonta after graduation, where he will major in adolescence education with a focus on social studies. He wants to be a high school history teacher, and his hope is to explore new ways in how history is taught.

When asked what advice he would give to younger students, Jacob said, “Don't take anything too seriously, and don't be discouraged by a few poor grades. Anyone can improve, so just keep going.”

Logan Aery (99.342)

Logan Aery was an active member of Odyssey of the Mind, serving as co-captain of the high school team heading to its fourth straight World Finals at the end of May. He was also involved in Jazz Band, National Honor Society, Masterminds, Social Studies Honor Society, Key Club, and Cover Band. In addition to these activities, Logan has been a member of the B-P cross country team, winning the Coaches Award in 2021. He was also on the indoor and outdoor track and field teams, earning the school’s Best Distance Indoor Runner Award in 2024.

Logan received the National Rural and Small Town Recognition Award, the 2023 Art and Design Award from RIT, and the B-P Blue Award in 2022.

Outside of school, Logan contributed to the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Career and Technical Center yearbook, assisted with the Vanderheyden School Prom, and helped reorganize sheet music for St. Joseph’s Church.

The son of Carl and Alison Aery, Logan plans to attend Wesleyan University. He plans to major in film studies, and aspires to be a director and cinematographer.

Logan’s advice to younger students? “Don’t let others dictate your path in life. Find what you love and work towards it.”

Katherine Bolebruch (98.880)

During her time at B-P, Katherine Bolebruch has served as the class president of the Class of 2024 and treasurer of the National Honor Society. She was also a member of Masterminds, Varsity Club, and Key Club. In addition, Katherine has been a member of the cross county team, indoor and outdoor track and field teams, and the B-P/Amsterdam lacrosse team. During her time on the cross country team, Katherine received the Coaches Award. While on the indoor track team, she received the Coaches Award and Patriot Award.

In addition to her athletic accomplishments, Katherine has received the B-P Blue Award for character, the B-P Red Award for academic achievement, and was on the Principal’s List. She has also received the Women in STEM Scholarship.

Katherine has been accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy Summer Leadership program, which she will attend this summer. She also works as a summer camp counselor at the Fulton County YMCA. Katherine is active in her community, volunteering for events within the Broadalbin-Perth district, as well as at local animal shelters, food drives, and with cleaning the cemetery. Katherine is the daughter of Jeff and Heidi Bolebruch.

After graduation, Katherine plans to attend Clarkson University to study chemical engineering. She hopes to become a biomedical engineer.

When asked what advice she would offer younger students about school, Katherine said, “Make sure that you’re living for yourself, rather than for others. Always do what makes you happy and create your own path!”

Emily Green (98.386)

Emily Green has been very involved in the B-P community during her time in the district. She served as co-captain of the B-P Patrioettes Dance Team, and was a member of the Spanish Club, National Honor Society, and Key Club. Outside of school, she has worked part-time as a patient care tech at St. Mary's Healthcare. She has also coordinated donations of food items for the local food pantry and to the COVID Emergency Command Center at St. Mary’s Healthcare. Emily continues to give back to the community by decorating and donating teddy bears to pediatric patients at St. Mary's Healthcare. 

Emily is the daughter of Patricia Sanders and Curtis Green. During her career at B-P, she was named to Principal’s List, and she has earned the Elmira Key Award Scholarship. 

After high school, Emily plans to attend Fulton-Montgomery Community College's two-year nursing program, then transfer to another institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She aspires to work as a labor and delivery nurse, though she is open to exploring a variety of nursing specialties.

Emily advises younger students to “create a routine for yourself. Try not to get off track. This will teach you responsibilities and independence needed for your future.”

Jaciano Carrero (98.283)

During his time at B-P, Jaciano Carrero was involved in Odyssey of the Mind, serving as a main character on the high school team that advanced to the World Finals three times. He was also a member of Vocal Ensemble and was secretary of the Debate Club.
Jaciano has been awarded the Math and Science Award from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is the son of Elizabeth Carrero.

Jaciano plans to attend the University at Albany after graduation. While he is still undecided on his major, his experience and diverse extracurriculars at B-P has given him exposure to a variety of options. Once he determines his future career path, Jaciano says he hopes to “make more money than you can imagine,” as he would like “a room full of gold coins.”

When asked what advice he would give to younger students, Jaciano said, “Always work hard, never get behind, and be positive. This is all you need to succeed.”

Tyler Osterhout (97.806)

While at B-P, Tyler Osterhout excelled in both academics and athletics. He was vice president of both the Varsity Club and the National Honor Society. He was also captain of the B-P Lacrosse team, captain of the B-P football team, and a member of the Alpine ski racing and gold teams.

Son of Melanie and Brian Osterhout, Tyler received the University of Rochester Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award. He also received the Clarkson University presidential scholarship and the Clarkson University engineering scholarship.

Upon graduation from B-P, Tyler plans to attend Clarkson University to study civil engineering. He hopes to one day have his own engineering firm.

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