Four DCS students selected for College Board National Recognition

four students - two boys and two girls - pose in a hallway of a school, next to their school's logo
L to R: Owen Lohret (senior), Jacob Bemis (senior), Victoria Silva (junior), and Brooke Greco (senior) were selected as a College Board National Recognition Program awardee.

Congratulations to four students from Duanesburg Central School District who were selected as a College Board National Recognition Program awardee. The students earned the recognition because of their academic achievements in school and outstanding performance on the PSAT or AP Exams.

Seniors Brooke Greco, Jacob Bemis and Owen Lohret earned recognition in the category of “National Rural and Small Town Award,” and junior Victoria Silva was honored in the category of “National Hispanic Recognition Award.”

“As a district, we could not be more proud to have these four outstanding young adults recognized on a national level,” Duanesburg counselor Joshua Moeckel said. 

“Owen, Jacob, Vic and Brooke prioritize academics, are active members of their community, and consistently show good character in and out of the classroom. They exemplify the characteristics that we strive to cultivate in each and every Duanesburg student,” school counselor Kristina Goebel added.

Owen Lohret (senior):  Owen Lohret will graduate from DCS in 2023. He is active in athletics at Duanesburg, and is a member of both the boys varsity basketball and soccer teams. He is also a member of National Honor Society. After high school, Owen plans to attend a four-year college or university and major in computer science. He is the son of Chris and Kim Lohret. 

Jacob Bemis (senior):  Jacob Bemis is a senior at DCS where he serves as the secretary for the Class of 2023 and is a member of National Honor Society. He is also a member of the boys varsity cross country team. After graduating from DCS, Jacob plans to attend college to pursue a computer engineering degree. University at Buffalo and Stony Brook University are two schools that he is considering. Jacob is the son of Craig and Reena Bemis.

Brooke Greco (senior):  Brooke Greco is a senior at DCS where she is the treasurer for the Class of 2023, co-president of Student Council and a member of National Honor Society. She is also a captain for the girls varsity soccer team. Brooke would like to attend a four-year college to pursue a degree in biology, with goals of starting a track towards medical school. She is currently looking at Colgate University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and College of the Holy Cross.

Victoria Silva (junior):  Victoria Silva is currently a junior at DCS. She is a member of the softball and bowling teams and is an active member of the Drama Club stage crew. Outside of school, she is a volunteer with the Delanson Fire Department. She is the daughter of Laura and Walter Silva.