Abby is a senior honors student at Mount Greylock Regional High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Yearbook, and Close-knit Club. Outside of skating, she enjoys running. She plans to major in mathematics and complete prerequisites for medical school in college.
Abby has been skating for twelve years. She has competed at the Bay State Games annually since 2008 and has qualified for the State Games of America since 2009. Abby is currently working on her Novice Freestyle. She has earned her gold medal in Moves in the Field. She plans to continue skating during her college years. In addition, she may pursue coaching.
“There are many people I would like to thank for supporting me for the past twelve years. I would like to thank my coach, Cheri Daub, for her encouragement and patience. Cheri, you have always believed in me and pushed me to be the best that I can be. I believe you have helped me become the skater I am today, and I thank you for that. To my family, thank you for allowing me to pursue my passion for figure skating. I am thankful for your love and support. To all the friends I have made here, thank you for being kind and welcoming. Finally, I would like to thank my mother. It is difficult for me to express how grateful I am for everything you have done for me. Mom, I dedicate my senior skate to you because I love you.”
Payton Wojtkowski is a senior at Monument Mountain Regional High School and plans to attend college in the fall to study business.
This is Payton’s twelfth year skating. She is a USFSA double gold medalist skater; in Moves in the Field, and Dance. Soon she will be a USFSA triple gold medalist; in Free Dance. She was part of a U.S. National synchronized skating team based out of Lexington, MA. On this team she became a Gold Medalist at the Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championship in 2014 and a Silver Medalist at the U.S. National Synchronized Skating Championships in 2014. She was also a Gold Medalist at the 2014 Bay State Winter Games and a Silver Medalist at the 2013 Bay State Winter Games. Every year she helps out at the Learn to Skate program and plans to become a coach someday.
Besides skating, Payton is a member of the Track & Field varsity team at her school. This will be her fourth year on the Track & Field team and has continually qualified for Western Mass in her events.
Payton would like to think her two main coaches Tracy Fancher and Cheri Daub as well as her past coaches Renee Roos, Nicole Laurin, Saga Krantz, Erica Hoffman and Jamie Drennan. She would not have been able to achieve what she has without them. I will miss my current coaches more than they know.
Finally, I’d like to thank my parents for the love and support throughout my skating career. Thank you for driving me to all of my practices and supporting me at my performances. Also, thank you to my brother for suffering through a few of my performances. I love all of you!