Floral Park Memorial salutatorian Reema Kumar is pictured with BOE Trustee Laura Ferone, Principal Dr. Kathleen Sottile and BOE President David Fowler.
H. Frank Carey valedictorian Serena Viti is pictured with BOE Trustee Jean Fichtl, Principal Valerie Angelillo and Trustee
Sewanhaka High School valedictorian Merlyn John is pictured with BOE Vice President Kevin Denehy, Principal Debra Lidowsky and Trustee Patrick Emeagwali.
Elmont Memorial valedictorian Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna is pictured with Principal Kevin Dougherty, BOE Trustee Patrick Emeagwali and Vice President Kevin Denehy.
Sewanhaka Honors Top Students
The Sewanhaka Central High School Board of Education recognized the district’s Class of 2016 valedictorians and salutatorians at its most recent meeting on Feb. 23. The top students were introduced by their respective school principals, who provided information on each student’s outstanding academic, extracurricular and volunteer activities. Congratulations to Elmont Memorial High School’s valedictorian Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna and salutatorian Lerone Clark; Floral Park Memorial High School valedictorian Mahesh Tiwari and salutatorian Reema Kumar; H. Frank Carey High School valedictorian Serena Viti and salutatorian Samantha Raggio; New Hyde Park Memorial High Schools valedictorian Roby Daniel and salutatorian Carolyn Wilson; and Sewanhaka High School valedictorian Merlyn John and salutatorian Sidney Saint-Hilaire.
Board of Education President David Fowler and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ralph Ferrie expressed their pride in the students’ accomplishments and ongratulated them as well as their families. “This is a major accomplishment is your high school career. Nothing that is worth celebrating is accomplished without enduring tests of personal strength and commitment, which obviously these students all have. Perseverance is evident in the many hours that each of you have spent studying for midterms, cramming to meet deadlines, term papers and completing countless others tasks,” Ferrie said.