Ellie Hoppe, Malakai Henry-Geraghty named scholar-athletes by OCIAA

Congratulations to Pine Bush High School seniors Ellie Hoppe and Malakai Henry-Geraghty  who were among the scholar athletes from throughout Orange County honored by the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA).


Two high school seniors, a young woman on the left and young man on the right, stand next to each other holding plaques.


Ellie is graduating fifth in the PBHS class of 2024 with a 99.77 GPA. She is a member of the National Honor Society, has earned the New York State Seal of Civic Readiness, received the RIT Women in STEM Award and is a member of New York State Senator James Skoufis’ Youth Advisory Council. She was an editor of the yearbook, secretary of the Interact Club and received the Rotary Youth Leadership Award.

A high school young woman with shoulder-length wavy hair smiles holding a plaque. On either side of her is a woman and man, also smiling.


Ellie was captain of the volleyball team, played softball and unified basketball. She was the 2023 Section IX Class AAA most valuable player, and was named to the All-Section IX Class AAA first team and All-State Class AAA first team.

She volunteered at EJ Russell Elementary School tutoring ENL students after school. She also volunteered at the Pine Bush Volleyball summer camps and for organizations through the Interact Club.

Ellie will be attending the University of Delaware to major in neuroscience and plans to compete in club volleyball.

Malakai is ranked 31 in the class of 2024 with a GPA of 98. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Academy of Finance.

A high school young man stands in the center with a man on the left and a woman on the right. The young man is wearing a white long-sleeve shirt, tie and vest.


Malakai was captain of the cross country team and also ran indoor and outdoor track. He was also a member of the unified bowling team.

He volunteered with the YMCA Club Kid and the YMCA Camp Robbins programs, as well as at the military picnic at Stewart Air Base.

Malakai plans to attend Baruch College to major in accounting.

The breakfast was held at held at Otterkill Country Club and attended by honorees, their families, district personnel and OCIAA members.

Congratulations to both Ellie and Malakai and best of luck in your future endeavors! You make us Pine Bush proud!

Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Brian Dunn
Superintendent of Schools
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