First 2008-09 Spartan Spot Seniors recognized
Williamsville North Student Council recognizes the outstanding achievements of two members of its senior class each month. Students featured in this column are selected by faculty recommendation. The Senior Spartan Spots for September are Melissa Dobmeier and Colin Knoer.
Dobmeier, daughter of Jim and Sue Dobmeier of East Amherst, has enjoyed a variety of pursuits throughout her years at North. Active in community service, sports, music and student government, she also maintains an outstanding academic record and is a member of the National Honor Society and Math Honor Society.
She is currently serving her school as vice president of Public Relations on Student Council, president of choral department, historian of symphonic band, treasurer of the musical and as a member of the Superintendent's Advisory Board. Her community service activities include membership in the Amherst Youth Consortium and Amherst Y.E.S., where she frequently volunteers with children and senior citizens. She was awarded the Kodak Leadership Award at the end of her junior year.
Dobmeier is a seven-time varsity scholar-athlete in both volleyball and track and participates in club-level volleyball as well as recreational softball and basketball. She is also a dinner server at Asbury Pointe Retirement home. She plans to pursue a career in education and attend college on the East Coast.
Knoer, son of Bob and Kate Knoer of Amherst, leads North's student council as president. His involvement in and outside school is impressively diverse. Knoer is also a member of National Honor Society and has accomplished high academic goals. He is a gifted writer and poet.
Knoer is currently a member of Spanish, Drama and Guitar clubs. Outside the North community, he writes as a Next Section Correspondent for the Buffalo News. Knoer works for the Clearfield Library, which coincides with his interest in reading and writing. He composes music, plays guitar, enjoys stand-up comedy and is intrigued by politics.
He has received many honors for his literature. He achieved third place at the University at Buffalo International Poetry contest and was rewarded with an Honorable Mention in the Marymount Manhattan College essay contest. Knoer plans to use his talents and major in English while attending the University at Buffalo.