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Averill Park High School students Kendall Dollard and Fiona Carroll, along with teachers Kimberly Quesnel and Marsha Gregory, have been honored as 2021 Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) Scholars Recognition recipients!

The annual recognition salutes the highest achieving high school seniors in the Capital Region and the teachers who inspire them.

Kendall Dollard holds an overall GPA of 99.26, earning her the rank of Number One in her class. She will be earning an Advanced Regents with Honors diploma with Mastery in Math and Science designations. In addition to her academic talents, she is Vice President of National Honor Society and is the Treasurer of the senior class. Kendall plans on attending Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in the fall, where she has been accepted into the Upstate Accelerated Scholars Program.

CASDA grants each student honoree the opportunity to nominate a teacher who has had a significant influence on their education. Kendall explained that she nominated Mrs. Quesnel because she is “so thankful to have had Mrs. Quesnel for two years. She has a strong passion for teaching and is always so engaging and inspirational.”

Fiona Carroll is ranked Number Two in her class and will be graduating with an Advanced Regents with Honors diploma with Mastery in Math and Science designations. Fiona has dedicated her time as a member of the Honest Weight Food Coop. She has also been a Senior Counselor at the Flying Deer Nature Center since 2016 and is a valued member of the New Horizons Club and her senior class. Fiona plans to attend Wesleyan College in the fall.

Fiona nominated Mrs. Gregory, stating that her “skill, passion, and thoughtfulness demonstrates what it is to love what you do. The consideration with which she instructs cannot help but inspire.”