Holley H.S. senior finalist for 2021 Young Woman of Distinction

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 April 2021 at 3:15 pm

Callie Updike

HOLLEY – A Holley senior is among the 13 finalists for the Young Woman of Distinction Award, which is given by The Women’s Council, a Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce affiliate.

Callie Updike and the other 12 finalists affiliate will be recognized during a virtual celebration on May 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The top four finalists will receive $2,500 scholarships.

The program is modelled after the ATHENA Award and is designed to discover high school seniors who have displayed outstanding leadership, academic excellence, and involvement in the nine-county Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region.

Updike has been very involved at Holley Junior-Senior High School, serving as president of Student Council, president of the Class of 2021 and the Interact Club. She also performs in Holley’s annual school musical, sings in Concert Choir, plays the trumpet in Concert, Jazz and Marching Band, and competes with the Varsity Masterminds team. She also serves in the National Honor Society, the Superintendent Advisory Council, and the Gay Straight Alliance.

She has been accepted to Columbia University. She is an undeclared major and expects to study involving English or History with a potential music minor.