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Port Byron senior Katelyn Cordway will attend LeMoyne College in the fall.

Class of 2018 Senior Spotlight: Katelyn Cordway

Port Byron Central School District senior Katelyn Cordway is getting ready to break into the world of pharmaceutical sales.

This fall, Katelyn plans to study marketing at LeMoyne College in Syracuse – one of the first stops on her path to becoming a “thriving business woman.”

During her time at Dana L. West Junior/Senior High School, Katelyn participated in Foreign Language Club, field hockey, track and field, and volleyball. She also spent several evenings and weekends at Green Mountain Specialty Coffee Company where she worked part-time shifts.

Kaitlyn said her fondest high school memories include taking art classes, eating lunch in “Gilb’s” room during her sophomore and junior years, and learning from her former teacher and role model, Mrs. Klaczko.

“Mrs. Klaczko motivated me,” Katelyn said. “She was a positive influence and her class was the best.”

On the flip side, Katelyn said the most challenging obstacles she’s encountered in recent years include waking up at 6:30 each morning for school and preparing for the Trigonometry Regents exam.

“Passing the Trig Regents proved to me that anything is possible,” she said.

Her parting advice to underclassmen is to get involved at school and become familiar with the district’s resources.

“If I could do high school all over again, I’d join more clubs and take better advantage of everything our school district has to offer,” she said.

This summer, Katelyn plans to spend time with her friends making memories before they all part ways for college.

Katelyn is a Throop resident and the daughter of Christine and Lee Cordway. She has one sister, Kylee.


Port Byron CSD is pleased to announce the return of “Senior Spotlight.” This weekly website series highlights the accomplishments and future plans of several graduating Dana L. West Junior/Senior High School students. They were selected for the series by school administrators based on their demonstration of excellence in the classroom and community.