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JHS Announces 2024 Valedictorian & Salutatorian

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – Jamestown High School has announced Carsen Bane and Ella Storms as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of 2024. 

“Carsen and Ella embody what it means to be well-rounded individuals,” said Jamestown High School Principal Allyson Smith. “They both excel in the classroom, and in their various activities, whether that be athletics, clubs, or other extracurriculars. We are so proud of their accomplishments at JHS, and look forward to following their successes into the future.”

Carsen Bane, Valedictorian, is the son of David and Heidi Bane. During his time at JHS, he has been a member of the varsity football, wrestling, soccer, and tennis teams, as well as the National Honor Society, Key Club, and as Sergeant-At-Arms for the Class of 2024. He will attend SUNY Alfred State to study civil engineering technology. 

Bane has received a number of honors and awards including the Stanley Weeks Braw Caddie Clan Award for Excellence, the part-time SUNY JCC Dean’s List, Rhetoric Award, Jasmine Cantor Scholarship, and has received a number of awards for his excellence in athletics, including being named fourth-team All-New York State, and an All-State Honorable Mention. 

“I think JHS is special because of the opportunities it provides to students,” Bane said. “Students have many options when deciding what they want to participate in, providing them with a variety of sports and clubs to get involved with. Additionally, with JCC College Connections courses, students have the opportunity to gain college credit and take college level classes in high school.” 

Salutatorian Ella Storms is the daughter of Gregory Storms and Melissa Storms. During her time at JHS, she has been Student Council Secretary, Co-President and an Anchor for the Broadcast Communications Club, a member of National Honor Society and the JHS Musical. She will attend the University at Buffalo to study environmental sustainability.  

Storms has received numerous honors and awards including the George Eastman Young Leaders Award, the Warner Public Speaking Award, the Allison Ney & Christa Stineman Memorial Scholarships, Buffalo Business First Wellness All-Star, Ethel Davis Award, Jamestown School Forest Award, Jasmine Cantor Scholarship, Zonta Club Mary Bargar Young Women in Public Affairs Award, AP Scholar with Honor, George Eastman Young Leaders Award, Warner Public Speaking Award, Jamestown Community College Part-time Student Dean’s List, Honor Roll, and Student of the Month. 

“I think JHS is special because of the opportunity here,” said Storms. “In our area, you rarely see schools offering a variety of classes, clubs, sports, and artistic endeavors, which results in an incredibly talented student base and gives life to the school. When the presence of knowledge and talent is coupled with the rich history and tradition present at Jamestown High School, you can see why JHS is a great place to be.”

The 2024 JHS Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater. The ceremony will be live streamed at jpsny.org/graduation. Baccalaureate will be held on Tuesday, June 18 at S.S. Peter & Paul Church at 7 p.m. For any questions regarding graduation activities, please contact Jamestown High School at (716) 483-3470.