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2018 Bell Ringers recipients

The 2018 Bell Top Bell Ringers (L to R): Kelly Griffin, Sarah Alamprese and Fiona Bayly.

Three Bell Top Elementary School alumni were inducted into to the Bell Ringers Hall of Fame on Monday. The former students were welcomed back for a school-wide assembly in which they were honored for their success in academics, the arts, athletics and citizenship.

Each of the Bell Ringers – Sarah Alamprese, Fiona Bayly and Kelly Griffin – spoke about their fond memories of Bell Top and how the school positively impacted their lives.

Congratulations to the new Bell Ringers!

2018 Bell Ringers

Sarah Alamprese

  • Attended Bell Top from 2004-2010
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia High School in 2016
  • Graduated from Hudson Valley Community College with honors
  • Currently studying biology at Binghamton University

Fiona Bayly

  • Attended Bell Top from 1972-1976
  • 2017 National 15k Masters Champion runner
  • Current member of Team USA triathlon multisport
  • 2017 MiamiMan Aquathlon overall winner

Kelly Griffin

  • Attended Bell Top from 1994-2000
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia High School in 2007
  • Attended Hartwick College and Penn State University
  • Volunteers for Hope After Head Injury