Class of 2020 valedictorian and salutatorian announced

A girl stands in a parkWe are proud to announce the salutatorian and valedictorian of Schoharie Jr./Sr. High School’s Class of 2020.

Madisyn Molesky has been named the salutatorian of Schoharie Jr./Sr. High School’s Class of 2020. She has attended Schoharie Central School since kindergarten, and is the daughter of Nicky and John Molesky. Her brother, Mark, graduated from Schoharie in 2019. She lives in the Village of Esperance with her family.

Madisyn is the president of Key Club and the Publications (Yearbook) class. She has also been the secretary of the Class of 2020 since 10th grade. Madisyn is a member of the National Honor Society and Schoharie County Youth As Leaders.

Madisyn played on the varsity volleyball team for three years. She enjoys singing and is a member of Schoharie’s select choir, Leading Tones. Madisyn performed in the NYSSMA Solo Festival in 10th and 11th grade, and made it to Area All-State both years. 

Outside of school, Madisyn has volunteered as a counselor for Pre-K/K children at the Schoharie Valley Community Camp every summer since 2016. She went on a trip to Greece in April 2019, and has hopes to travel the world in her future.

After high school, Madisyn plans to attend Siena College where she will participate in their 3+1 accounting program to earn both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting in four years to become a forensic accountant. 

Madisyn said, “I would like to thank my family for always encouraging me to do my best, and all the teachers at Schoharie who have believed in me.”

A boy stands against a treeJarod Skinner has been named valedictorian of Schoharie Central School Class of 2020, and he has attended Schoharie Central School since kindergarten. Jarod Skinner is from the edge of the Delanson zip code area where he lives with his family. Earlier this school year, he was also awarded the New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence.

Jarod joined Boy Scout Troop 501 in fifth grade, staying with it until he aged out this past winter. Through his tenure in scouts, he earned the rank of Life Scout and served as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, serves as Student Government Vice President, and is a member of the Key Club. He was also a member of the Varsity Golf Team for the last three years.

His hobbies include playing video games and occasionally going skiing. After graduation Jarod plans on attending college for a  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering.

Jarod wishes to express his gratitude to his family and his teachers for their constant support throughout the years.