Getting to Know The 2022 Top 5: Salutatorian, Cameryn Shultes

student with long brown hair wearing a brown, orange, grey and yellow striped sweater standing in front of a bookcaseSalutatorian, Cameryn Shultes: From grades seven through her senior year, Cameryn was a standout in MCS soccer, softball, and varsity bowling. She has been an active member of the Middleburgh community and school participating in these other various activities:

  • The Middleburgh junior bowling program from Pre-K to grade 12. 
  • Middleburgh futsal team in 8th grade.
  • Middleburgh Little League in grades 4 through 6. 
  • Took part in All-County for Middleburgh in grades 7 through 10.
  • The New York State Honor Choir in grade 7. 
  • Our Lady of The Valley Youth Group from grades 7 through 10. 
  • Area All-State for Middleburgh in grades 9 and 10.
  • Middleburgh swim team from grades 7 through 10.
  • The Interact Club in grade 9.

MHS Highlight: One highlight from my high school career, would be winning sectionals with my bowling team and heading to states for the second time in my high school career, after the first state tournament got canceled due to COVID.

What you want people to know about you: I love reading, it has become a current favorite hobby of mine.

Career goals: I want to become an emergency room doctor with a specialty in pediatrics.

Something about the world that concerns you: I am concerned about climate change on our earth, in time it will become irreversible and that is not a world I want my family or children living in. 

Something about the world that inspires you: I am inspired everyday by the kindness shown in our world. Like everything else there are always down sides, and evil, but there are also good things and kindness and that is what continuously inspires me.

Notable quote: ” When life gets you down do you wanna know what you’ve gotta do? Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming.” -Dory from Finding Nemo. I love this quote because it constantly reminds me that even when life gets hard, you have to push through and keep going.

Advice to help other students succeed: Try not to procrastinate!!! As hard as it is, and we all struggle with it, trust me I did. Do your best to not, it causes loads of unneeded stress and upset, use your time wisely.