TURIN — The academic leaders for the class of 2019 at South Lewis Central School are Alayna Brooke Munn, valedictorian; Madison M. Krokowski, salutatorian; and Alexis Payne, technical honor student.
Miss Munn, daughter of Timothy and Lisa Munn, Lyons Falls, has an academic average of 99.02. A musician, she plays the clarinet in high school band and has performed in several bi-county concerts and Potsdam’s Area All-State Concert in 2018. She was an air rifle competitor, named Section III International Air Rifle Champion in 2010 and competed at West Point’s New York State Competition on March 2. Miss Munn is a member of the geology club and National Honor Society and is a Class of 2019 Lions Club Scholar.
She serves as class president, has led the stage crew for high school musicals, and is a member of the yearbook committee and whiz quiz. She has been a member of the school’s cross country team, Girls’ Athletic Association, high school chorus and Students Against a Vanishing Environment. In addition, she studies dance.
Miss Munn will major in mathematics and education at college following graduation.
Miss Krokowski, daughter of John and Rebecca Krokowski, Constableville, has an academic average of 96.81. She serves as president of the Youth Advisory Council, vice president of the National Honor Society, and captain of the varsity girls’ soccer team and Frontier League Champion girls’ volleyball team. In addition, Miss Krokowski is a Class of 2019 Lions Club Scholar, a peer tutor in geometry and Earth science, part of the prom committee and member of the yearbook committee. She participated in the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program her sophomore year and was a nominee for the Wells’ College Leadership Scholarship her junior year.
She has been a member of chorus, geology club and Girls’ Athletic Association. Outside of school, she works as a hostess at Boondocks Restaurant, Lyons falls.
Miss Krokowski will major in accounting at Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, before transferring to Utica College.
Miss Payne, daughter and stepdaughter of William and Melissa Payne, Glenfield, and daughter of Angela Stickles, Remsen, has an academic average of 95.87. She is a member of National Honor Society and was named a 2019 Lions Club Scholar.
She has been a member of Students Against a Vanishing Environment, Falcon Friends mentor program and Spanish Club. Miss Payne serves as president of South Lewis FFA and participated in several FFA competitions, receiving several first, second and third places and gold and bronze ranks for team and individual events.
She serves as New York State First Alternate Dairy Princess and was crowned Lewis County Dairy Princess in 2017. She is involved in the New York Junior Holstein Association, Lewis County Holstein Club, 4-H, Cornell Junior Dairy Leader Program and a student member of the New York Farm Bureau. Miss Payne serves as president of the student council, treasurer of the Girls’ Athletic Association, a member of chorus and participates in high school musicals yearly.
She plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science.