Lake George High School
Information submitted by: Rosemarie Earl
Patrick Dee hopes to attend the US Naval Academy to study aeronautical engineering, become a pilot and fly fighter jets and work as an astronaut for NASA.
The Lake George Senior, who transferred from Queensbury four years ago, has shown tremendous leadership through the following activities: Boys State American Legion Program, US Naval Academy Summer Seminar and several positions in the Boy Scouts of America, including Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow and Senior Patrol Leader.
In the community, Patrick rings bells for the Salvation Army, works the grounds at the Double H Ranch, assists with Special Olympics and participates in community dinners, the rehabilitation and labeling of cross country trails and the rehabilitation of monuments for the Boy Scouts.
Patrick takes AP and college classes and is enrolled in the New Visions Engineering Program through BOCES. At Queensbury, he took accelerated courses in math, Spanish, science and robotics. He was vice president of the REX Robotics Team that participated in the New York State competition and Patrick’s nominator, Rosemarie Earl, said the group’s success is “significantly affected by his participation, enthusiasm and encouragement.”
He is captain of the Cross Country Ski Team, vice president of the Anti-Bullying Committee, treasurer of the Quiz Bowl Team and treasurer of Flight Lessons and Civil Air Patrol. He is a member of the JV Football Team, Varsity Bowling Team, Varsity Track and Field Team and Cross Country Running. He is involved in the Senior National Honor Society, Mentoring Program, Astronomy Club, the Adirondack Mountain Club Trails Crew and the College Science Research Class.
He ranks 16th in his graduating class of 82 with a GPA of 93.3.
“Patrick has set lofty goals for himself and continuously does his best to help others along the way to their goals, as well,” Earl said. “He is not a
student who will take a shortcut or make a decision that will negatively impact those goals.”