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Port Byron senior Olivia Chuttey will attend St. John Fisher College in the fall.

Class of 2018 Senior Spotlight: Olivia Chuttey

If you’ve ever watched an episode of Law and Order or Criminal Minds, you’ll likely understand what it is that Port Byron Central School District senior Olivia Chuttey plans to do next.

Beginning this fall, the Throop resident will study criminology and psychology at St. John Fisher College in Rochester. She hopes to one day work for a homicide department located in either southern or western United States.

“I enjoyed studying forensics in high school,” Olivia said. “I hope to study it more in college.”

During her time at Dana L. West Junior/Senior High School, Olivia participated in Student Government and was a National Honor Society member. She played varsity soccer, basketball, softball and track, and also participated in soccer and basketball at the junior varsity levels.

“Coach Ford and Coach Gilbert are my role models,” she said. “They taught me how to be an athlete with good character.”

Olivia said physics was the academic subject that challenged her most in high school, and if given the chance to experience grades 9-12 all over again, she said she would “care more” and “do homework.”

When asked what she thinks she’ll miss most about high school, Olivia said being close with so many people and teachers top her list. She doesn’t think she’ll miss having to carry a hallway pass or asking permission to use the restroom.

Olivia wants underclassmen to know how important it is to work hard in school all year long.

“You can’t get 70s in a class by not paying attention and get 90s on finals and expect your average to be good,” she said.

This summer, Olivia plans to work a lot and spend time with friends. She is the daughter of Cindy and Brian Chuttey. She has one sister, Amanda, and one brother, Matt.

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.