Lyme Central announces Class of 2021 academic leaders

CHAUMONT, NY —  Lyme Central School has announced the Class of 2021 academic leaders.

Camille Stevenson, daughter of Rob and Donna Stevenson, is the Lyme Central School Class of 2021’s Academic Valedictorian, maintaining a cumulative four-year GPA of 96.93%. She was the freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior class treasurer. Camille was inducted into the National Honor Society in her junior year. She was named as a Channel 7 News Academic All-Star in March of 2021 and was nominated for Section 3 Female Scholar-Athlete in May 2021.

Camille played soccer and golf from seventh through twelfth grade, and basketball tenth and eleventh grade. Throughout the years she earned Frontier League All-Star and Defensive Player Award in soccer, a Leadership Award in golf, and was team captain for both sports in grades ten through twelve.

Being such a young athlete herself, Camille volunteered many hours helping the Lyme Youth Commission and the school organized youth golf and soccer clinics. She has dedicated a great deal of time working with the young athletes to set an example and give back to the incoming athletes.

Outside of school, Camille is an avid telemark skier and overall outdoor enthusiast. She played club soccer for Black River Valley Soccer Academy in grades nine through twelve. In the summer of Camille’s junior year, she managed her time with the responsibilities that come with three jobs. She continued to work two jobs throughout her senior year while still keeping her grades up and enjoying the outdoors.

In the fall, Camille will be continuing her education at Jefferson Community College, majoring in Environmental Engineering with the Jefferson-Can Scholarship.


Aniyah Henderson, daughter of Kenneth Pitcher and Deborah Pitcher is Lyme Central school Class of 2021’s academic salutatorian, graduating with a cumulative four-year GPA of 96.27%.

Aniyah was inducted into the National Honor Society in her junior year where she served as secretary. She was also a part of the junior varsity and varsity soccer teams throughout her high school career. For soccer, she earned the Indian Award in 9th grade and 11th grade, along with the Beerman Offensive MVP Award in 9th grade. In her senior year, Aniyah attended the New Vision Health Program through Bohlen Tech where she was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society and gained knowledge regarding healthcare. Aniyah volunteered through the National Honor Society for Wrapping for Relay For Life and the Chaumont Food
Pantry, along with creating volunteer opportunities during the global pandemic with her fellow National Honor Society members. Aniyah was also a part of Operation Christmas Child through her church’s youth group where she helped prepare gifts for the less fortunate. She received the Clarkson University Leadership Award ($60,000 over four years of study), the Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award ($40,000 over four years of study), and the St. Lawrence University Augsbury North Country Scholarship Award ($27,000 annual merit to SLU).

In the fall, Aniyah will be attending the Nursing A.A.S program through Jefferson Community College in hopes of becoming a nurse practitioner.