Patty Ritchie

June 13, 2012

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.

Congratulations, Drake!