Sauquoit, New York
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Sauquoit is the birthplace of Asa Gray, world famous botanist, Michael O'Donoghue, humor writer and performer, Arthur Cushman McGiffert, theologian, Richard Mathy, reality contestant on season 4 of The Bachelorette, and Claude Hutchings Jr, boyfriend of Carli Bartlett., local racecar driver and 2 time American Le Mans Series winner. It is also said that George Washington granted land to one of his soldiers during the Revolutionary War where Orchard Hall is now standing.
The local high school is Sauquoit Valley Central School. Sauquoit Valley Central School is home to several cross-country state championships, including a stretch of 3 boys titles in 4 years from 2001 to 2004 and an undefeated dual meet streak from 1993 to 2005. The girls soccer team has also had recent success, with runs to the Class C state championship final four in 2009, 2010, and 2012. In 2010, the boys volleyball team won the sectional and regional titles, both firsts for the program. They were the runners-up to the title the following year. The girls tennis team were Center State Conference (CSC) champions three years running and had an undefeated season. Topping off the 2010- 2011 school year, boys varsity tennis won the sectional title, first time in 27 years, and sent Jake Stocker, Matthew Wilbur, and Arthur Brutsky to the state tournament. The boys tennis team is currently has a record of 62-0 match streak that has been in effect for five years now. Lastly, the girls track team has won five consecutive sectional titles and six consecutive CSC titles. The district was enlarged when the Chadwicks School District was annexed.
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