Ashley Powell is the Salutatorian of the Cairo-Durham High School graduating class of 2020. Throughout her four years of high school she has been involved in many sports, such as tennis, basketball, and softball; and received awards in these sports such as MVP and Coaches Award. She was also a member of the National Honor Society, was secretary of her class, and was involved in the school’s band, jazz band, and marching band. Ashley’s achievements were honored during her Junior year with the Mustang Leadership Award from the school board, the George Eastman Young Leaders Scholarship award from Rochester University, and a scholarship from Russell Sage. Throughout her four years in high school, Ashley has challenged herself by taking AP and honors courses and has received many awards for her achievements in these classes while also maintaining High Honor Roll. In her spare time, Ashley likes to read, watch The Office, play with her dogs, and spend time with friends and family. In the summers, she also helps coach a U6 soccer team at the Cairo Elementary School. In the fall, Ashley plans on attending Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science to obtain her Doctorate in Pharmacy. In the future, Ashley would like to pursue a career as a Pharmacist.
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