Bub is going to study game design and wants to do animation

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WESTERLO – Bern-Knox-Westerlo salutator Corey Bub from Westerlo hopes one day to combine his artistic and technical talents in animation, an area that has a huge presence in countless other areas such as film, television, advertising and video games Bub explained in a profile in BKW’s online news bulletin.

He will study game design at Schenectady County Community College, something he learned from his BOCES career and technology courses in the capital area, his profile says.

“My time at BOCES in the capital region has enabled me to enjoy analyzing, designing and publishing board games and computer games,” said Corey.

At the Senior Awards Night in June, Bub received six awards in addition to his Salutatorian Award, including the George and Emma Hannay Memorial Award in Choir, the John D. Foster Memorial Drama Award, and the Matthew G. Grippin Memorial Music Award.

Bub demonstrated his musical skills at the BKW closing ceremony on June 26th in Tawasentha Park in Guilderland, where he opened the event with an interpretation of the national anthem.

Later in the trial, Bub gave a touching speech in which he recounted his struggles with autism.

“I was diagnosed with autism at a very young age,” said Bub. “Everyone was worried about how I would develop as I got older. I remember people talking about how different I would be from the other kids. They said I couldn’t even hit a ball with a bat.

“Still, I saw myself no differently. I just saw myself as myself. In my mind it sounded like they said it was wrong to be myself. It made me do everything I could to just be ‘normal’, ”said Bub, using finger quotes. “I tried to watch, eat, play and talk, just like my classmates. I became a practically separate person from who I was at home. “

Bub said that he eventually learned to be proud of his difference and to embrace it on his own terms.

As a salutator, Bub achieved the second highest grade point average in the district, which made it all the more significant as he took the time at the end of his speech to collect all students who had not received any awards from the school.

“We all stand in front of you equally,” said Bub to the audience. “Awards come and go, records are broken, class marks fade into distant memories. What matters is the person you become and the relationships you build along the way. “



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