Senator Patty Ritchie honored Oswego High scholar-athlete Drake Becksted with a formal resolution (J.4939) in the Senate Chamber on June 13.
Drake has achieved the rank of scholar-athlete throughout his four years in high school, served as team co-captain and five yearMost Valuable Player on the Varsity Swimming and Diving Team.
But Drake didn't only excel in sports. This well-rounded young man also is recipient of numerous scholastic and musical achievements, including Central New York, Scholastic Art Competition Silver Key Award for Design, the Oneida Jazz Fest Gold Award Jazz Band "A" Class AAA, Best Trombone Section Jazz Band "A," and achievement as an academic top 25 of his senior class.
Drake plans to continue his studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he has already earned a place on the university's swim team.