Students recognized by Fredonia Rotary

Alexander Dimitri and Andrew Mignoli, seniors at Fredonia High School, were recently honored as January Students of the Month by the Fredonia Rotary.

Alex is the son of John and Julie Dimitri. He has taken advanced placement classes in U.S. history, calculus, physics and psychology. He has been in advanced math courses throughout high school and took advanced English for two years. He is in the top 10 percent of his class and has received the Principal’s Award every quarter throughout high school as well as the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award from University of Rochester.

He has played the piano since he was 7 and has been part of the percussion section in band since fifth grade. He was chosen to perform in the CCMTA percussion ensemble freshman and junior year as well as All-county band in 2013. He has performed NYSSMA solos earning grades of excellent throughout high school. Alex is also a member of the advanced honors music program where he performs recitals at the Fredonia Opera House. He has been a part of the annual FHS musical for the past three years, where he plays percussion in the pit orchestra.

Alex is a member of the Fredonia’s chapter of National Honor Society as well as an active member of Key Club, where he participates in many service and volunteer activities they have to offer. He has also volunteered his time at the Literacy Volunteers bookstore in Dunkirk. He is part of Fredonia’s Model United Nations club and writes for the school newspaper. Alex is also serving as class advisor for the FHS student council.

Alex worked at Sullivan’s Charbroil in Fredonia last summer. He hopes to continue to work there next summer after school has ended.

He will graduate in June with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors. After graduation, he hopes to attend Rochester Institute of Technology to pursue a career in biomedical engineering.

Andrew is the son of Robert Mignoli and Michelle Nengel. Throughout high school he has been in both the advanced math and English programs and has also taken AP classes in statistics, U.S. history, English and psychology. In addition he has taken all of the school’s art classes and is currently taking a JCC molecular biology class. Andrew has also received the Principal’s Award throughout high school, the American Chemical Society Award and is one of the top 10 in his class.

Andrew has been interested in art since he was very young. During high school, he has spent many hours during study halls, after school and at home working on art projects. This work allowed him to receive second place at Dunkirk’s Urbsheit Art Show. Last summer, he went to New York State Summer School of the Arts at Fredonia University. The program included staying at the college for a month and participating in many hours of college level art classes. Currently, Andrew is retaking painting in order to put his own artistic influence on many of the projects.

Andrew is a member of the Key Club and has participated in many community service activities. He is a volunteer bicycle mechanic at Spoke Folk in Dunkirk and spends three days a week there helping to fix bicycles for the community. In addition, Andrew has participated in Model United Nations, of which he was a member for all four years of high school. Andrew is also a member of stage crew and on the crew for the high school musical.

Andrew will graduate this June with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors. He hopes to attend art school to pursue an art related career.