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Iroquois High Senior Honored for Academics, Activism

Randall Gyergyek, a resident of Elma and senior at Iroquois High School, received Keuka College’s Experiential Learner of the Month Award for December.

Keuka, the national leader in experiential, hands-on learning, established the program to honor high school students whose commitment to experiential, hands-on learning has made a difference in their communities.

Gyergyek will receive a partial academic fellowship to Keuka and qualify for the Experiential Learner of the Year Award, which carries a full academic fellowship to the College.

Gyergyek was nominated for the award by Rachel Perna, a school counselor at Iroquois.

“I have seen Randy flourish as a student; he is dedicated to his academics and keeps getting better,” said Perna.

Gyergyek, a member of National Honor Society, is the consummate student-athlete. He plays football and lacrosse for the Chiefs and is a member of the Varsity Club.

“He is well liked by both peers and faculty,” according to Perna, who said Gyergyek has “committed his time” to a variety of community service projects including Breakfast with Santa, Annunciation Church Picnic, Friends of Marilla Playground, and the Iroquois Youth Summer Camp.

“Randy is an engaged student, on the athletic field and in the community,” said Perna.

A Boy Scout, Gyergyek has earned the Eagle Scout Award.

The Experiential Learner of the Month Award-winner is featured on television stations throughout central, western, and northern New York state, as well as the Southern Tier.

The participating stations include WTVH, Channel 5, Syracuse (CBS); WHAM, Channel 13, Rochester (ABC); WWNY, Channel 7, Watertown (CBS); and WBNG, Channel 12, Binghamton (CBS).

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