In chapter 29 verse 11, Jeremiah tells us: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." With God, this church wants to extend blessings to each of our graduates recognized this year that they may prosper in all that they do. We hope that they know that we will always be here for them. We wish them great success in all of their future endeavors. We pray that they will seek God’s will for their lives in everything that they do.
Eli Labinger, grandson of Ken and Sally Dodgson, graduated from the Los Angeles School of the Arts. He won the prestigious “Actor of the Year” of Greater Los Angeles Area. Eli will be attending University of CA at Riverside in the fall to study psychology and theater.
Paige Pensgen, daughter of Paul and Elizabeth Pensgen, graduates from Pittsford Mendon High and will be attending Alfred State in the fall majoring in architecture with a minor in interior design. Paige has received numerous art awards and the opportunity to display at Artisan Works. She also received a Community Service Award for contributing over 500 hours.
Victoria Peters, granddaughter of Sherry Ellington, graduates Brockport High School will be going to college in the west to study forestry.
Chris Schlosser, son of Linda and David Schlosser, graduates Brighton High School receiving their School’s Mentoring Club Award. Chris will attend the College at St. Rose in Albany, NY in the fall.
Holly Barr, daughter of Diane Ashley, graduates from the Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing, taking her NCLEX exam for nursing licensure in July. She plans to continue her training to become an RN beginning in the fall at Monroe Community College.
Julie Breed, Audrey Batchelor’s granddaughter, graduated from Nazareth College, Magnum Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Veterinary Bioethics and Toxicology. Julie will attend Cornell University to become a veterinarian.
Amy Dunn has graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with degrees in Molecular Biology and Urban Studies. She will begin a PhD program in molecular biology at The Rockefeller University in NYC in the fall on an NSF fellowship. She states, “First Baptist will always be my spiritual home!”
Steven Ellington, son of Sherry Ellington, graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree and will begin working on his Master’s Degree at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. His major is psychology and he plans on ministering to people with HIV/AIDS.
Elizabeth Genthner, granddaughter of Barbara Dinse, received her Master of Science Degree with distinction from Valparaiso University. Her program of study was International Commerce and Policy.
Veronica Li, Lois Whitcomb’s granddaughter, graduated from The University of California Irvine with a BA in Art.
Rachel Jamison Perry, granddaughter of Barbara Dinse, received her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Physiology from Yale University. She is employed in a Yale medical research lab, working in the area of Type 2 diabetes.
Kaycee Ratcliffe, granddaughter of John and Frances Ratcliffe, graduated from Buffalo State. She will attend Ross University in the West Indies for Veterinary Medicine. Robert G. Sise, grandson of Robert and Evelyn McDonald, graduated from medical school in San Francisco, CA in May. He has started his internship in Seattle, WA.
Samantha Barr, granddaughter of Diane Ashley, has received from Dake Middle School the Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics, the Outstanding Achievement in Music – All County Chorus and the Presidential Award for Achievement.
Hannah Szuba, daughter of Richard and Beth Szuba, received the Presidential Award for Achievement from Dake Middle School.
Local high school graduates Chris and Paige were presented with bibles with their names engraved to take with them to college.