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Senior Athletes Spotlight

Hannah Crofutt: Spring Sport- Track and Field

Plans after graduation: Attend SUNY Morrisville for their equine science and equine rehabilitation program  

Favorite memory as a Camden Athlete: Spring break morning practices

Favorite memory as a Camden Student: Pep fest and homecoming  

Anyone you would like to thank: I would like to thank all of my friends and coaches who have made me into a better athlete and person.

What message would you like to leave to the underclassmen? Enjoy the time you still have in school while you can. I never thought that my senior year would end this way or the memories we would be missing out on. You should watch that game or join a new sport/club because you never know how it would impact you or what memories and friends it could leave you with.
Mary Buckingham- Spring Sport- Track and Field

What are your plans after graduation? I plan to attend Alfred State College to major in Mechanical Engineering Technology. I will also be continuing my basketball career with the pioneers.

What is your favorite memory as a Camden Athlete? My favorite memory as a Camden athlete was playing basketball with my sister and beating RFA in Track and Field to end their undefeated record.

What is your favorite memory as a Camden Student? There is no single memory that I could pick out as my favorite, however some of my most enjoyable times at CHS include math class with Mr. Baker, physics with Mr. Scholz, and being a part of our schools newly formed Social Emotional Learning Committee.

Is there anyone you would like to thank that has had a profound impact in your life? If so how did that person impact you? I would like to thank my parents for supporting me in every way possible and giving me the encouragement to reach my fullest potential. I would also like to thank my sister for always pushing me in life and making me challenge myself to be the best. I would not be the successful person I am today with out my family’s love and support.

What message would you like to leave to the underclassmen? If this pandemic has taught us anything it is to enjoy every moment we get, because we don’t know if it could be our last. I hope every underclassmen takes advantage of the amazing opportunities Camden offers and they never sell themselves short. There’s always another tomorrow, but tomorrow is not today. So take chances, have a laugh, and be kind.
Delainey Hebble- Spring Sport- Softball

What are your plans after graduation?  am planning on attending the University of Rochester to study Biomedical Engineering and continue my Field Hockey career. I hope to eventually design sports prosthesis.

What is your favorite memory  as a Camden Athlete:  My favorite memory is going to States for the 4 X 800 relay during my sophomore year. It was an amazing experience.  We even went camping afterward with my relay team.

What is your favorite High School Memory? Some of my favorite Camden High School moments happened during Musical season.  Performing the show in March in front of a full house is probably the most rewarding feeling.

Is there anyone you would like to thank that has had a profound impact in your life? I would like to thank my parents, because without their constant support and contributions to my training and recruitment for field hockey, I wouldn't be the athlete I am today.  They have always been by my side, encouraging me, motivating me during hard times and injuries, and I can never thank them enough.

The message I have for the underclassman: is to take advantage of everything you have, spend each day as if it is your last and don't take a single moment for granted. Always look for the positive side of things and cherish the memories you make during your high school career. You don't realize how much it really means to you until it is gone.
Josh Leos
Josh Leos-  Spring Sport- Baseball

Plans after graduation- Attending SUNY Polytechnic Institution majoring in Nursing. Playing basketball as a SUNY Poly Wildcat

Favorite memory as a Camden Athlete- Beating the number 1 seed in sectionals my junior year in soccer, making the All Mohawk Valley All Star team, playing AAU basketball.

Favorite memory as a Camden student- My nursing internship at Rome Hospital. My favorite teachers Mr. Donaleski, Mrs. Kuc, Mrs Doran, Mrs. Saya, Mr. Morrison and Mrs. Ash. They all made learning fun and had a positive impact on my life.

Who I would like to thank- I would like to thank my dad for teaching me everything I know about basketball, my sister for pushing me to do my best and for "toughening" me up, my mother for always supporting me and being there for me, Coach Misurda for encouraging me to play soccer and for being one of my favorite coaches, Coach Scanlan for making our team improve every year to get us to sectionals, Coach Bates for all the positive memories and fun throughout my baseball career, Mr. Fiorini for supporting me throughout my athletic career at Camden and for all of the time he puts into athletics.

What message would I leave to underclassmen- Have fun and believe in yourself. Don't let anybody take the fun out of things you love. Stay strong and focus on the positive people in your life. Leave the negativity behind you. Keep a smile on your face and create lots of memories.
Laura VanHoeven
Laura B. VanHoeven: softball ?? 

After graduation: I will be Attending college and currently have two very nice offers in the table, however with the current Covid state of our nation both schools are not sure about their softball season and have granted incoming freshmen extra time to decide.

My favorite memory as an athlete at Camden:  Was how close I was to my team last year, how we all come together so many times, our trip to Myrtle and how we could make each other laugh.
My favorite memory as a high school student: the time with my friends in high school has meant a great deal to me. I didn’t realize how important things are until we didn’t have an opportunity to really enjoy them. I miss not seeing my friends or the chance to finish my senior year.

I would like to thank: mostly my mom!! My mom has always pushed me to be better, stronger and live in the moment. At times I didn’t listen and regret not pushing myself harder. Also, Coach Bill Sullivan for being their my entire softball career in high school and pushing me to be better & ignore the haters. My best friend Amelia Ouellette has been by my side from nursery school and I can’t imagine not being by her side. Of course my older brother Steven - your a punch but I love you. And all the teachers that have never given up on me.

To the underclassmen of Camden High: So anyone that knows my mom knows all the quotes she says daily. The one that sticks with me the most is... Live each day in the present, live it to the fullest, be honest with yourself and others, love and never take anything for granted. We are children and sometimes act foolish, do things we regret or that make us feel stupid but we all have the ability to be better in the life that had been given to us. You have so much potential, don’t waste it and don’t let something you want, love or feel true about slip through your fingers. We only have one life so we shouldn’t waste it in being something we are not. Be you, be real, be strong.
Richie Paul
Name: Richie Paul

Sport:  Baseball

Plans after graduation:  I will be attending Oswego State where I will major in Education and will also be playing baseball.

My favorite memory as a Camden athlete:  My favorite memory as an athlete was when we beat Oneida in 2019 in our home sectional game.  This was also our third win against Oneida in the same season.

My favorite memory as a Camden student:  Spending time with my friends, being Misurda's teaching assistant, talking about sports with Bates during lunch, and going back and forth in ping pong with Morrison.

The people I would like to thank for having a profound impact on me:  I would like to thank my family for their continued support.  I would also like to thank Coach Swancott, Coach Moran, Coach Jones, Coach Bates, and Coach Linder for their continued effort in helping me to be the best athlete and person that I can be.  I greatly appreciate their continued support throughout my high school years.

My message for underclassmen:  Don't wish your time at Camden High School away because when it becomes a reality, it's not what you think it will be like.  Also, cherish every moment that you have with your friends, family, and coaches throughout the years.

Kendra Igoe
Kendra Igoe: Varsity Softball

What are your plans after graduation?  I am attending Oneonta State this fall to major in fashion design and I also plan to continue my softball career with the Red Dragons.

What is your favorite memory as a Camden Athlete? All of my memories as a Camden athlete are unforgettable and I cherish them all but I think the ones Ive created with my teammates are my favorite, whether it be defeating a tough opponent or spending time together off the field.

My favorite memories as a Camden student: are going to football games, doing fall pep rallies, participating in extracurriculars and sports with my friends. I am so grateful to have been fortunate enough to have grown up in such a supportive school and community that has encouraged all of their students to strive for success and helped them to get there.

Is there anyone you would like to thank that has had a profound impact in your life? If so how did that person impact you?  I would like to thank my parents for always being there every step of the way and always coming to everything from concerts and art shows to games and banquets. I would also like to give a shout-out to all of the various coaches, staff and teachers that have been supportive throughout my years as a Blue Devil.

What message would you like to leave the underclassman?
Take advantage of everything you can in high school, it goes by way to fast. Be yourself, and don't be afraid to try new things, leave your mark on Camden high school in as many ways as you can and cherish each and every moment.

Haley Hinds
Haley Hinds-Track & Field

What are your plans after graduation? Go to Daemen College to study Pre-Med and run XC and Track & Field.

What is your favorite memory as a Camden Athlete? When our team won XC States.

What is your favorite memory as a Camden Student? Going to NYC on a field trip.

Is there anyone you would like to thank that has had a profound impact in your life? If so how did that person impact you? Jerry Smith. He inspired me to always work hard. 

What message would you like to leave to the underclassmen? Enjoy every moment! 

Aiden Flatt: Baseball

After graduation I will be going to Houghton College to play baseball and major in Sports & Recreational Wellness Management. My favorite memory as an athlete at Camden was the bus rides for away games and joking around before practice. My favorite memory as a high school student were the obnoxious events during lunch. I would like to thank my friends, family, and coaches that made me who I am today. I would mainly like to thank my mom for supporting me all the way through my baseball career. Pushing me to the limits and always being there for me whenever I was in a rough patch. She continues to provide me with whatever I need for the greatest sport on earth. To the underclassmen of Camden High: Always appreciate what you have. These 4 years at Camden will definitely fly by. Sadly my last day at Camden High School didn’t end up like it was supposed to. When your senior year comes, cherish every day and every moment you have...because you’ll never know when your last day will be. Your final year will be what you’ll remember most out of your educational career. Don’t give up, because your diploma is waiting for you. Once a Blue Devil, always a Blue Devil
Aiden Flatt

Billie Mae DeWick: Track & Field 

Plans after graduation: I’m attending Keuka College and majoring in Accounting.

My favorite memory as a Camden athlete: Bus rides to meets with my team, placing at Sectionals and qualifying for state quals. 

My favorite memory as a Camden student: Every single laugh I’ve ever had with a teacher or one of my friends (too many to remember). 

Someone I’d like to thank: I would like to thank my coach, Misurda, for always believing in me and pushing me and working with me more than any other coach has before. He’s taught me the importance of hard work and that it doesn’t go unnoticed. He was always someone I could go to and talk to about anything and it helped me as not only an athlete but as a person. 

Message for underclassmen: Take advantage of every opportunity in high school. I never thought I would miss school as much as I did until it got taken away from me. Those 4 years go way too fast, don’t take it for granted.

DeWick, Billie Mae