35th Annual Mark Twain Scholars Dinner

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On Tuesday evening the 35th Annual Mark Twain Scholars Dinner was held at the Elmira College Campus Center. The first banquet was held in 1984 and was envisioned by Manny Panosian to provide public recognition to young achievers. 

Each year this program honors seniors from the region’s high schools who are in the top 5% of their graduating class. 

A total of 51 students from Twin Tiers Christian Academy, Elmira, Horseheads, Notre Dame, Spencer-Van Etten, Thomas A. Edison, and Waverly high schools were recognized for their academic achievement. 

Through these students hard work, dedication, and success they honor not only Mr. Panosian’s vision but also the entire community. 

Elmira High School:

MacKenna Bruner, Emily Butler, Maili Collett, Victoria Faucett, Kaitlin Laird, Mary Lares, Zachary Middaugh, Evan Moore, Kathy Nguyen, Breanna Ostrander, Isabella Robbins, Kennedi Roman, Emily Saltsman, Valerie Schornstheimer, Candice Terpolilli, Michaela Trivisonno, and Alexa Wagner.

Horseheads High School:

Emily Bancroft, Taylor Browning, Adam Cook, Victoria Feist, Brianna Friend, Ashley Johnson, Zachary Knowlden, Timothy Lee,  Shoonhsin Li, Selina Liu, Hannah Malloy, Hannah Nelson, Jenna Nickerson, Cole Pawlak, Madeson Rogan, Hannah Tetreault, and Belinda Zhang.

Notre Dame High School:

Andrew P. Finnerty, Madelein G. Meier, and Derek A. Tsang.

Spencer-Van Etten High School:

Brian Gillette, Mackenzie Jones, and Nathan Mack. 

Thomas A. Edison High School:

Jadyn A. Baskoff, Jodie L. Burdick, and Mackenzie E. Lear.

Twin Tiers Christian Academy:

Joshua Ayers

Waverly High School:

Kiara Babcock, Stephanie Hyland, Lillian Keefer, Hailey Onofre, Faith Svoboda, and Dylan Ward. 

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