We are showcasing the members of the Ichabod Crane High School Class of 2021 with Ichabod Crane Senior Spotlights. We will update this page through the remainder of the school year as 2021 Senior Spotlights are submitted.

How to Submit a Senior Spotlight

E-mail Senior Class Co-Advisor Ms. Two-Axe (jtwo-axe@ichabodcrane.org) and let her know you would like to submit a Senior Spotlight. She will then send you the Senior Spotlight Google Form to fill out. Please respond in full sentence/paragraph format for Spotlight submissions, not as a list or bullet points. Parents/guardians and students can work together on Spotlight submissions if they wish.


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Senior Spotlight: Brooke Barmen

Brooke has been a part of the Riders Girls Volleyball team for the past 4 years. She has also played on the Riders Softball Team for several years. Brooke has been an active member of the student council and is a class advisor. She has also been a part of peer mediation since her freshman year and has been able to participate in several mediations. Brooke was inducted into the Girls Athletic Council (GAC) at the end of her freshman year and has been in it since. Brooke has also been recognized as a Rider of the Month

Ichabod Crane Teacher/Staff Thank Yous and Shout Outs

    • “Mrs. Grizzaffi always made everyone smile. There wasn’t a class where we weren’t laughing. She made math enjoyable with her sense of humor. I always looked forward to going to her class. She pushed me to put my best effort into my work.”
    • “Mr. and Mrs. Pemberton made one of my least favorite subjects one of my favorite classes to go to. It was always such a good class to end my day. Their sense of humor and laughs made the class fly by. I was very disappointed when my junior year with them got cut short.”
    • “I would also like to say thank you to Mrs. Barford, without her I would have been lost filling out my college applications. Mrs. Barford always checks in just to make sure you are doing okay, whether it is school-related or not. Thank you for all your help the past few years.”
    • “Mrs. Lock was my math teacher for both my freshman and sophomore year. Over the 2 years, she adapted to my way of learning and was always there to help me when needed. Thank you, Mrs. Lock!”

Post-Graduation Plans
After high school, Brooke will be attending the University of Albany School of Business and is also interested in studying Psychology. Additionally, she would like to attend Albany Law and participate in UAlbany’s 3+3 Program with them.

Senior Spotlight: Dylan Clarke

Dylan has participated in Riders JV Basketball and Cross Country, as well as Varsity Cross Country. He has also participated in Class of 2021 fundraisers and was named a “Rider of the Month” in March 2020.

Ichabod Crane Teacher/Staff Thank Yous and Shout Outs
Mr. Dan Farley for being a very interactive teacher and always helping him and other students whenever he could.

Post-Graduation Plans
Dylan is interested in Digital Forensics and Criminal Justice and plans to attend either Hudson Valley Community College or UAlbany in Fall 2021.


Senior Spotlight: Erin Curry

While at Ichabod Crane High School, Erin participated in Spectrum, Crane Acting Troupe, Model UN, French Club, and Interact Club. Erin is proud to have participated in NYSSMA in 9th and 10th grade where she qualified for All-State at the end of her sophomore year. She attended the NYSSMA All-State Music Festival in her junior year and received the NYSSMA Award the same year. She also participated in the virtual All-State Music Festival during her senior year. Erin is a member and officer of the National Honor Society and serves on the Ichabod Crane Board of Education as the student representative.

Ichabod Crane Teacher/Staff Thank Yous and Shout Outs
Erin would like to thank all of her music teachers, past and present. She would like to thank Mr. Bulan for helping her achieve her goals and Ms. Eberhardt for fueling her love of singing and making her time in the music department fun and memorable.

She would also like to thank Mr. Sanger for helping to inspire her love of history and politics, Ms. Yeats for leading one of her favorite classes from high school, Mr. Shull for his support and guidance, and Mrs. Helfer for seeing potential in her and encouraging her as a performer while in the Crane Acting Troupe.

Post-Graduation Plans
After high school, Erin plans to attend college where she will study history and political science. She hopes to continue to sing and participate in music and vocal groups while in college, and take part in college theater productions.


Senior Spotlight: Brooke Dandridge

A formative Ichabod Crane High School experience for Brooke was participating in the Freshman Mentor Program during her sophomore year. This taught her about being a leader and being someone a friend could turn to with their questions.

Ichabod Crane Teacher/Staff Thank Yous and Shout Outs
Brooke wants to give a shout out to and thank the following for making high school so memorable:

  • “Mrs. Knight made math so easy for me and found a way to help me always understand it. She was always available for help even if I wasn’t in her class.”
  • “Mrs. DeAloe always helped me through my issues and helped me get through the day. Every time she sees me, she smiles and waves and it honestly makes my day.”
  • “Mrs. Kilcer for her bright smile every time I see her and always giving me a wave. Seeing her every day at the start of it was exciting and we always talked about anything, had laughs & smiles and always had a good time.”

Post-Graduation Plans
“I will be attending Siena College to be a part of their accounting program. I’ve always been in love with numbers and when I read about being an accountant, I knew I was gonna love it. So now I will be a Siena Saint of the Class of 2025!”


Senior Spotlight: Sofia DeLuke

Sofia is a student-athlete on the Indoor Track Team (2019-2021) and Outdoor Track Team (2019 & 2021) as well as a member of the district’s Girls Athletic Council (2019-2021). She was named as a NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete in 2019 and is an Honor/High Honor Roll student.

Ichabod Crane Teacher/Staff Thank Yous and Shout Outs
“Ms. Ferlito was and always will be my favorite teacher. She was my freshman Earth Science teacher and there was never a class that went by we weren’t laughing in. Thank you for making school so fun!”

Post-Graduation Plans
Sofia plans to attend either Hudson Valley Community College or UAlbany to major in Communications.


Senior Spotlight: Jack DiGrigoli

Jack has participated in Acting Troupe, Spectrum, and All-County Chorus throughout his high school career until those activities were brought to an end by Covid. He was a member of the marching band during his freshmen and sophomore years. Jack is a High Honor Roll student and a member of the National Honor Society. He has been recognized as an AP Scholar.

Ichabod Crane Teacher/Staff Thank Yous and Shout Outs
Jack would like to shout out Mrs. Barford for the great help she provided in navigating the college application process, he sincerely believes he would not be going to college if it wasn’t for Mrs. Barford’s help. Jack would also like to thank Mr. Barford and Mrs. Abrams, not only for being great teachers but also for their assistance in the college process. Finally, Jack would like to thank Ms. Byrne, and while she is no longer at Ichabod, her influence as a great teacher will not be forgotten.

Post-Graduation Plans
Jack will be attending the Rochester Institute of Technology and pursuing a degree in 2D Animation and Film.


Senior Spotlight: Olivia Dixon

Olivia has played Riders Field Hockey all throughout high school and played for the JV Basketball Team her sophomore year. She has been a part of the Girls Athletic Council (GAC) her junior and senior years and has enjoyed being a part of the Ski Club. She has been a Freshman Mentor her junior and senior years and enjoys helping incoming freshmen. She has been a high honor student all four years of high school. She was inducted into the National Honors Society her junior year and has been actively participating in any activities. She was awarded Rider of the Month for January 2020.

Ichabod Crane Teacher/Staff Thank Yous and Shout Outs
“Mr. Barford was one of my favorite teachers. Just walking into his class, I knew I would understand something I was being taught that day. He inspired my interest in chemistry. Mrs. Knight was another one of my favorite teachers. She always pushed us to do our best. I came into the high school enjoying math, so she was a great teacher to help me improve. ”

Post-Graduation Plans
After graduation, Olivia will be attending SUNY Brockport and will be majoring in chemistry, working towards a Pre-Dental program.


Senior Spotlight: Joseph Dolan

Joseph has enjoyed participating as a three-season athlete throughout his time at Ichabod. He is a multi-sport NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete that has played on the Varsity Soccer, Basketball and Track teams. In soccer, Joseph has been the Finalist in the Class B Sectional Tournament for two years. He has also been an Honorable Mention for the Colonial Council All-Star Team for the past two years. In addition to sports, Joseph has been a member of the National Honor Society and Varsity Club.

One of Joseph’s highlights throughout his high school experience was volunteering as a coach for the Town of Kinderhook Soccer Program. Joseph enjoyed spreading his passion for soccer and inspiring younger players with a sense of team spirit, competition and teamwork.

Ichabod Crane Teacher/Staff Thank Yous and Shout Outs
Joseph wants to give a shout out to:

  • Mr. Sanger & Mr. Goold: For cultivating his love of history and challenging him to question the world around him. He truly enjoyed all of the history classes he took over his four years.
  • Mr. Barford: For a supportive and caring attitude. He always felt a sense of comfort coming to class.
  • Ms. Burn: For pushing him to be the best he could, even when he was struggling through biology. Thank you for not giving up.
  • Ms. Yeats: For making him a better writer and thinker. He really enjoyed Humanities and discovering interesting new works of literature.
  • Mr. Allard: For always putting him in a good mood in the morning. He has always felt comfortable talking to him and Mr. Allard’s kind, warm, presence at Ichabod brings out the best in his students.

Post-Graduation Plans
Joseph will attend Marist College in Fall 2021. He is currently undecided in what major he wants to pursue but is excited to take more history classes. Joseph plans to continue playing soccer and sharing his love for the sport with others.


Senior Spotlight: Sarah Dugan

Sarah has been a member of the Riders Varsity Girl’s Soccer Team since freshman year. She is also a member of the Girl’s Athletic Council (GAC) and served as secretary for it during senior year. Additionally, Sarah is a high honor roll student in Ichabod’s National Honor Society chapter. She is proud of her many achievements which have included being named a NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete, a member of the Colonial Council All-Star Soccer Team in sophomore & junior year, a two-time defensive player award recipient, Soccer Captain in junior & senior year and receiving the Sage Scholar Award.

Ichabod Crane Teacher/Staff Thank Yous and Shout Outs 
“I would like to thank all of the faculty and staff at ICC. A huge shout out to Mrs. VT for always believing in me and being there for me whenever I needed her. Also shout out to Mr. Moon, Mr. Allard, and Mr. Ames for making it fun for me to come to school every day. I would also like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Goold for their kindness and friendly smiles. Last but certainly not least, Mrs. Barford for all of her time and guidance throughout my senior year, I will never forget how much she’s done to impact my future!”

Post-Graduation Plans
Sarah will attend Russell Sage College in the fall to study Childhood Education and play on their Women’s Soccer Team.


Senior Spotlight: Joshua Garcia-Cabrera

During his time at Ichabod Crane High School Josh has been a student-athlete on the Riders Varsity Wrestling and Cross Country Teams. Josh has also participated in the Model UN during high school.

Ichabod Crane Teacher/Staff Thank Yous and Shout Outs 
Josh would like to thank Mr. Allard, Mrs. Grizaffi, Mr. Farley, Mr. Goold, Mrs. Ortiz and Mr. Sanger for creating a memorable learning experience. He would like to show his appreciation for Mrs. Yearwood and Ms. Two-Axe for their patience and support.

Post-Graduation Plans
This summer, Josh will be entering into Air Force basic training in San Antonio, Texas as a member of the New York Air National Guard. Following boot camp, he will be attending flight undergraduate school, where he will be studying to become a flight engineer. When Josh returns to New York, he plans to continue his studies at UAlbany.


Senior Spotlight: Matthew Guido

During his time at Ichabod Crane High School Matthew has been on the Riders Track and Tennis Teams.

Post-Graduation Plans
After graduating high school, Matthew plans to join the National Guard and attend either Hudson Valley Community College or SUNY Cobleskill.


Senior Spotlight: Morgan Hickman

Morgan has been a student-athlete on the Riders Varsity Field Hockey Team and a member of the Girls Athletic Council (GAC). Morgan is also a member of Ichabod’s National Honor Society chapter and served as the Co-Secretary for the Class of 2021.

Ichabod Crane Teacher/Staff Thank Yous and Shout Outs 
Ms. Ortiz for always being happy and making class fun. Mrs. Goold and Ms. Two-Axe for always being there for her class.

Post-Graduation Plans
Morgan will be attending University at Buffalo to study Business.


Senior Spotlight: Phoebe Johnson

Phoebe has participated in various pre-college classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Model UN, Riders Varsity Field Hockey and was dual-enrolled in the Bard Early College Program during her junior & senior years.

Ichabod Crane Teacher/Staff Thank Yous and Shout Outs
Phoebe would not be the person she is today without Ms. DeAloe, who is the reason she was able to pursue activities and educational opportunities outside of Ichabod. She is extremely grateful to her for that.

Post-Graduation Plans
Phoebe will be attending the Fashion Institute of Technology for Advertising & Marketing Communications this fall and plans to work in the fashion industry.


Senior Spotlight: Joshua Krizar

During high school, Josh participated in Crane Acting Troupe, Cross Country and Outdoor Track. In addition to his school activities, Josh is very involved with Boy Scout Troop 113, where he held several leadership positions and was a Den Chief for Cub Scouts. Now that he has turned 18, he is an Assistant Scoutmaster with the Troop.

Josh has been a High Honor Roll student all four years in school and is a member of the National Honor Society. Josh earned his Eagle Scout award junior year. This was the culmination of six years of hard work and dedication. His Eagle project was restoring Overlook Park in Stuyvesant Falls.

Ichabod Crane Teacher/Staff Thank Yous and Shout Outs
Josh would like to thank all his teachers – especially Mr. Vona, Mr. Farley, Mr. Barford and Mr. Chiappinelli!

Post-Graduation Plans
Josh is going to major in Sports Media at the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.


Senior Spotlight: Coltin Luckfield

Coltin is a high honor roll student who has been a member of the Riders Varsity Cross Country Team and the Varsity Indoor & Outdoor Track Teams. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and a former member of Spectrum. He is most proud of his recognition from the College Board as an AP Scholar. In addition to receiving an honorable mention for his photograph at the 2020 Regional High School Art Show.

Ichabod Crane Teacher/Staff Thank Yous and Shout Outs
He would like to thank Ms. Two-Axe for always being there for him for support or a laugh, Ms. Ortiz for always helping him and providing great advice, Mrs. Knight for being a phenomenal teacher and helping him with math for all four years, and Ms. Dwileski for being incredibly supportive.

Post-Graduation Plans
Coltin is planning to attend Binghamton University with a major in Finance.


Senior Spotlight: Ryan Tomchik

During his time at Ichabod Crane High School Ryan has participated in Riders Varsity Football and Ski Club.

Post-Graduation Plans
Ryan plans to attend Hudson Valley Community College after graduating.