The Hoosick Falls Central School is proud to announce its top 10 students of the Class of 2022. 

Emma Cross is the valedictorian, while Michael Cornell is the salutatorian.

Emma Cross

The valedictorian of the Hoosick Falls Central School Class of 2022 is Emma Cross.

Cross has served as her class treasurer, President of National Honor Society, Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper, Panther Post, and co-President of Student Council. Emma is a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Alumna, and received the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizens Award.   

Cross plans to continue her education at St. Lawrence University. She hopes to become a lawyer and study the intersection of law and psychology. Emma is involved with her community, volunteering at the Louis Miller Museum. There she developed her love of studying history. 

In her free time, Emma can be found reading, painting, or watching historical documentaries. 

She is the daughter of John Cross and Heidi Cross, both of Hoosick Falls.

Michael Cornell

The salutatorian of the Hoosick Falls Central School Class of 2022 is Michael Cornell.

Cornell was a member of the National Honor Society, played soccer and was a team captain of the track team.

Cornell will be attending SUNY-Oswego in the fall.

Megan Perry

Ranked No. 3 in the class, Perry will continue her education at Siena, and will be majoring in biochemistry. She is a soccer player, and served as president of her class and vice president of National Honor Society. In her free time, she reads, plays soccer and badminton, and listens to music.

Alexandra Janowski

Ranked No. 4 in the class, Janowski is currently in Advanced Placement art this year, along with graphic design. She also enjoys being competitive in sports and other activities. In the fall, she will attend Hudson Valley Community College for digital media.

Amber MacNeil 

MacNeil is a member of the National Honor Society and President of the FFA and club. She is the captain of the varsity soccer, basketball, and track and field teams and has been a Scholar-Athlete for the past four years. She made the Wasaren League soccer first team and the Section II All-Star team and was also named to the Wasaren League second team in basketball.

Outside of school she participates in AAU basketball and is an active member of Rensselaer County 4-H. She enjoys showing her dairy cows and working on her family’s dairy farm. She is also a lifeguard at the town pool.

She is going to attend SUNY-Cobleskill in the fall majoring in Animal Science- Dairy. She is the daughter of Steven and Rachel MacNeil and sister to Connor MacNeil of Hoosick Falls.

Hunter Hathaway

Hunter Hathaway is ranked #6 in the class of 2022. Hunter will be attending SUNY Cortland to major in biomedical sciences. Hunter plans to get his doctorate in medical sciences. Hunter will be going to play college football and can be found either in the gym or in line for food. Hunter enjoys shooting, wrestling, football and lifting. He also enjoys hiking, sleeping and playing video games. 

Hunter is a part of the local fire department and helps with the local food program focused on giving food out to students in need. Hunter worked at the town rink over the winter. Hunter wants to pursue a life of helping people who are in need. 

Hunter’s parents are Shane Hathaway and Jessica Eckert.

Rylie Niles

Ranked 7th in the class of 2022 is Rylie Niles. Rylie will be furthering her education at Hudson Valley Community College, majoring in radiology. 

Rylie was a member of the National Honor Society. Rylie was also a captain of the soccer team. She has volunteered coaching a youth soccer team and participated in other 4-H events to give back to her community. She is a scholar-athlete who played soccer and basketball. 

Outside of school Rylie works at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center as a radiology staff assistant. 

Rhiannon Lane

Rhiannon Lane is ranked eighth for the class of 2022. She will be continuing her education at The College of Saint Rose, majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has been accepted into their 5-year accelerated program graduating with a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree. She hopes to be a speech and language therapist in an elementary school setting. 

Rhiannon has participated in many extra-curricular activities including National Honor Society, chorus, drama club, soccer and band throughout her high school career.  

Outside of school, Rhiannon works as a dietary aide at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hoosick Falls. Rhiannon has volunteered at the food pantry and town clean up day through school and church involvement. She has enjoyed volunteering as a counselor at summer camps and tutoring at school. 

Rhiannon is the daughter of Mike and Andrea Lane of Hoosick Falls. Older sister to Daniel Lane, also of Hoosick Falls. Rhiannon is the granddaughter of Rosemary Lane of Williamstown, Mass. and Bernice and Myles Milch of Abington, Mass. 

Ceana Potter

Ranked No. 9 in the Class of 2022, Ceana has enrolled at Siena College in order to continue her education and pursue a major in Computer Science. She aspires to become a successful software engineer and extend her expertise into cybersecurity.

Her fascination with technology began with her love of science fiction and videogames, which led her to take an interest in programming.

In her spare time, Ceana enjoys writing, studying languages, and helping others learn English. On weekends, she can also be found volunteering at Second Chance Animal Shelter.

Ceana is the daughter of Robert Potter of Jamestown, R.I. and Silvia Potter of Prümzurlay, Germany.

Brendan Grenoble

Ranked No. 10 in the Class of 2022, Grenoble plans on attending SUNY Polytechnic Institute to go on the path of an astronomer. In school, he participated in soccer, wrestling, and track. He likes to read and participate in clubs such as skeet and trap shooting.

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