- Keenan Shields, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Shields of Rochester is a 2014 graduate of Pittsford Mendon High School. He is majoring in anthropology at Bates.
- Sarah Fink, daughter of Dr. Jeffrey A. Fink and Mrs. Deborah J. Zornow-Fink of Pittsford is a 2015 graduate of Harley School. She is majoring in English at Bates.
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