Lake?Placid Winter Carnival set to choose candidates for king and queen

LAKE PLACID – The 71st Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival will be held Thursday to Saturday.

Opening ceremonies will be at Lake?Placid High School auditorium. Coronation will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, followed by the Sno-Ball Hop at 8 p.m. in the gymnasium. This year, the Winter Carnival king and queen coronation and Sno-Ball Hop theme is The ’90s, hosted by the Class of 2017.

The Lake Placid Central School Class of 2026 will provide entertainment for the Coronation proceedings.

The candidates for queen and king are as follows:

Godin is the daughter of Deirdre and Darryl Godin of Lake Placid. She has one brother, Matthew and a sister, Jennifer.

She was born in Saranac Lake and attended Petrova Elementary School. Emily plays hockey, soccer and softball. She enjoys going to the gym, being with friends, working, softball, hockey, and soccer.

She is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, the Environmental Club and the Varsity Club.

Her senior project supports cancer research and Emily, working with the North Elba Park District and the Olympic Regional Development Authority, organized a Skate for Cancer fundraiser in January that raised more than $1,700 for her cause.

After graduation, Emily plans to pursue her interest in physical therapy. She has applied to Northeastern, Florida Gulf Coast, Ithaca, SUNY Oswego.

Jesmer is the daughter of Francine and Joseph Jesmer of Wilmington. She has one sister, Emily, and two cats, Buddy and Raymond.

She was born in Saranac Lake and attended Lake Placid Elementary School.

She plays soccer, basketball and softball. She enjoys cooking, singing, and hanging out with friends.

She is a member of the Varsity Club, National Honor Society, Key Club, Women’s Ensemble, the Environmental Club, Drama Club, Lambda Pi and is the secretary of the Class of 2014.

She has been accepted at Canisius College, SUNY Cortland and LeMoyne College. She has applications pending at Hobart William Smith, the University of New England and Adelphi University.

Adele is thrilled to be joining a family tradition. Her aunt, Susan Jesmer Babcock was queen in 1973, and her uncle, Dennis Jesmer was king in 1967. Other members of past Winter Carnival Courts include her aunt, Becky Jesmer and grandfather Robert Jesmer.

Potter is the daughter of Deborah and Jeff Potter of Wilmington. She has one brother, Thomas, and three dogs, Madison, Eliza and Pepper. The rest of her family includes two cats, Finnegan and Artimous, three pigs, Tex, Calvin and Hobbs, two chinchillas, Buster and Winchester, and 18 alpacas.

She was born in Saranac Lake and attended Lake Placid Elementary School.

She plays soccer, volleyball, basketball and softball. She enjoys photography, scrapbooking, and sports, basketball and softball in particular.

She is a member of the Varsity Club, the Environment Club, Yearbook, Science Olympiad Team, and Women’s Ensemble. She is vice president of the Class of 2014, president of Lambda Pi, and vice president of the National Honor Society.

Potter is a student in New Visions, a health occupations program, and is president of her New Visions class.

Hanna plans to pursue her interest in medicine after graduation. She has been accepted at Case Western Reserve University, the University of New England, the University of Vermont, Boston College, and SUNY Binghamton. She has applications pending at Ithaca College and Dartmouth College.

Riedel is the daughter of Tammy Riedl and the late Thomas Riedl of Lake Placid. Her family includes her sister, Jamie Costa, her Aunt Irene Riedl and her dog, Nika.

She was born in Saranac Lake and attended Lake Placid Elementary School.

Riedel plays softball and is captain of the Varsity Volleyball team.

She enjoys dancing, Zumba, singing, snowboarding, four wheeling, and hunting. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Women’s Ensemble and is president of the Key Club.

Riedel plans to pursue her interest in elementary education after graduation.

She has applications pending at SUNYCortland and SUNY Plattsburgh. Riedel is excited to be recognized by her classmates and join a family tradition. Matoaka’s aunts, Irene Riedl, Class of 1987, and Susie Riedl, Class of 1991, were crowned Winter Carnival queens.

Kordziel is the son of Joanne Kordziel and the late James W. Kordziel of Wilmington. He has two brothers, James and Anthony, and a cat, Snuggles.

He was born in Plattsburgh and attended Lake Placid Elementary School.

He plays soccer and basketball. For the past two years, the varsity soccer team has been CVAC Section 7 Champions.

He enjoys watching Syracuse basketball and assisting with the Thomas Shipman Youth Center Maple Sugar fundraising.

He is a member of the Environmental Club, National Honor Society, and the Science Olympiad team.

Kordziel plans to pursue his interest in engineering after graduation. He has applications pending at Clarkson University, Cornell University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

As a member of the Winter Carnival Court, Kordziel is pleased to be following a family tradition. He joins his brother, James, who was a member of the court in 2009.

Meister is the son of Karen and Peter Meister of Lake Placid. His family includes his grandmother Frieda Meister.

He was born in Plattsburgh and attended Lake Placid Elementary School.

Meister plays soccer, basketball and track.

He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Varsity Club.

He has been a member of the Plattsburgh Football Club Premier U-18 team for the past five years traveling throughout Vermont and New York state.

He enjoys hiking, biking, watching movies with friends and meeting new people.

He plans to pursue his interest in athletic training after graduation at Castleton State College in Vermont.

Miller is the son of Sharon Van Auken and Gus Miller of Wilmington.

He was born in Charlotte, N.C. and attended Lake Placid Elementary School.

He enjoys reading, hiking, skiing and directing and performing in plays.

Miller is currently producing and directing a traditional retelling of “Snow White” as part of his senior project.

Miller is a member of the Drama Club, the Newspaper Club and president of the Student Council.

He is employed by The Bookstore Plus and has been the voice of Lake Placid High School for two years, making the morning announcements.

He plans to pursue his interests in political science and theater at Skidmore College after graduation.

Tony is proud to represent his class on the Winter Carnival Court. His grandfather, Tony Miller was crowned Winter Carnival king in 1957.

Ridenour is the son of Tracey and Doug Ridenour of Lake Placid. He has one sister, Laine, and two dogs, AnaMay and Victor, and a cat, Lucky.

He was born in Royal Oak, Mich., and attended Linden Elementary School in Linden, Mich.

Dean skis, longboards and mountain bikes. He enjoys fly fishing, and outdoor sports.

Dean is a member of the Science Olympiad team and Lambda Pi. He recently received an “A” rating and National Outdoor Leadership School Recreational Level 1 Avalanche Certification, following a three week back country skiing and avalanche training course. Students in the course, built quigloos for shelter in the back country of the Snake River Range, Idaho, and packed 90 pounds of gear on sleds.

Dean plans to pursue his interest in outdoor recreation in Utah following graduation.