Cailey McGillicuddy has qualified for this year’s Business First’s 2014 All-Western New York Academic Team, a list of the 100 most outstanding high school seniors in the eight-county region.

Winners were chosen for their records of academic excellence, school leadership and community involvement. The top 25 were named to the First Team, 25 runners-up to the Second Team, and another 50 to the Special Mention list. Cailey was chosen as a member of the Second Team.

“This is a highly competitive award,” said Jack Connors, president and publisher of Business First. “Think of it this way: We have about 20,000 high school seniors in Western New York this year, and we’ve picked only 100 for the Academic Team. That puts them in the upper one-half of one percent. They’re the best and brightest students anywhere in this region.”

Cailey, who holds an 100.35 GPA, is also a National Merit Scholarship finalist. She serves as President of the Friends of Rachel Club and is an active leader in the school community.

The complete list of 100 honorees — along with their photos and profiles– will be published in Business First’s 2015-2016 Guide to Western New York Schools, which will hit newsstands in June.


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