Saturday, December 9, 2023

Two Goldbacks Named OCIAA Scholar Athletes

Two Newburgh Free Academy Varsity athletes were recently named Scholar Athletes for the Office of Interscholastic Athletics at Orange-Ulster BOCES (OCIAA). Students Megan Cameron and Roberto Reade were both congratulated by the Newburgh Enlarged City School District.

Megan Cameron is on the NFA Varsity Swimming & Diving Team, as well as the Unified Basketball team. As part of her other extracurricular activities, she is the Senior Class President of Student Council and the Vice President of the National Honor Society.

Other academic honors and extracurricular activities Cameron participates in are the NYS Science Honor Society, NYS Seal of Civic Readiness, NYS Seal of Biliteracy, NFA High Honor Roll, American Legion School Award, Congressional Award Silver Medal, Congressional Award Bronze Metal, Commander’s Challenge Coin, Regional & National FEMA Youth Preparedness Council, Newburgh Sharks USA Swimming Club, American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification, Clinical Research Internship at the US Military Academy’s Biochemistry Lab and the West Point Advanced Return to Run Investigations and Orthopedic Research (WARRIOR), Motion Laboratory, and Youth in Government.

Cameron has participated in University of Rochester summer courses for Personalized Medicine, Customizing Care Through Genetics and Biomedical Engineering, and Solving the Body’s Challenges with Technology

Cameron’s athletic honors include Senior Career High Point and Outstanding Swimmer Awards, Team Captain, NYSPHAA Section IX Championships Finals Qualifier, NYSPHAA Section IX Championship Top 8 Finisher, and third highest Season Point Scorer on the NFA Varsity Team.

In her spare time, Cameron is a volunteer swimming instructor, Hudson Valley SPCA volunteer, and participates in Dutchess-Orange Tutoring (DOT).

Cameron’s future plans are to attend Princeton University with a major in Molecular Biology. She also plans to join Club Swimming.

Roberto Reade is on the NFA Varsity swim team and the Varsity baseball team.

Reade’s extracurricular activities and academic honors include the National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, Junior Leadership Orange, American Legion Award, RIT Computing Medal Scholarship, RIT Presidential Scholarship, Enterprise Design Thinking, New Collar Professional Skills, Big Data 101, Python 101 for Data Science, How to Build Chatbots, and Working in a Digital World: Professional Skills.

Among Reade’s athletic honors are the Coaches Award for Leadership, Co-Captain for Baseball, and Section IX AA Baseball Champions.

In his spare time, Reade participates in the Lap4Life Foundation Youth Track Program and Running Mentor, Hudson Valley Bulldogs 10U Catching Coach, and as a New Paltz Baseball Clinic volunteer coach.

Reade’s future plans include attending the Rochester Institute of Technology to major in Computing Security. He has been accepted to their Combined Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program. He will also be playing baseball for them.

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