GRADUATION 2007

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At this time each year, Newsday introduces its readers to

the top high school students graduating on Long Island the valedictorians.

Here are this year�s top academic achievers from the high schools in your area,

their photographs, their achievements, their activities and their college

plans.

LESLEY LOPEZ / CENTRAL ISLIP H.S.

GPA: 4.64

ACTIVITIES: Soccer captain, softball captain, basketball, math club

president, National Honor Society vice president, Habitat for Humanity

secretary, Leo club, jazz ensemble, pit orchestra

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Dartmouth College, pre-medicine

MATTHEW ROSENBERG - "ACADEMIC LEADER" /

COMMACK H.S.

GPA: 104.71

ACTIVITIES: Math team, National Honor Society, school newspaper, chess club

president

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,

science

SAMANTHA LYNN LIPMAN / BABYLON H.S.

GPA: 98.99

ACTIVITIES: Math team, class cabinet, National French Honor Society

president, National Honor Society, foreign language club, field hockey, winter

track, spring track

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Duke University, engineering

MUNNAZA ABID / ACADEMY OF ST. JOSEPH

GPA: 4.0

ACTIVITIES: Free the Children, school paper, Latin club, art club,

yearbook, equestrian team, Latin Honor Society, National Honor Society, Spanish

Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Art Honor Society

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: New York University, political science and international

relations.

EMANUEL BEICA / BAYPORT-BLUE POINT H.S.

GPA: 98.60

ACTIVITIES: Cross country captain, National Honor Society president,

Shaolin Kempo Karate black belt, licensed private pilot, Science Olympiad

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Harvard University, mathematics/

economics

DAVID McGINLEY / BAY SHORE H.S.

GPA: 97.09

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society parliamentarian, lacrosse, soccer,

Service Honor Society keystone member, Model UN, wind ensemble, selected as a

Jefferson Scholar at University of Virginia

COLLEGE AND MAJOR:

University of Virginia, business

SHRADHA KHADGE / BELLPORT H.S.

GPA: 4.42

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society president, Science Honor Society, Math

Honor Society, LOTE Honor Society for French and Latin, yearbook sports and

activities editor, tennis

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Northeastern University, psychology

ALYSSA RIZZUTO / BRENTWOOD H.S. ROSS

GPA: 94.8

ACTIVITIES: Tri-M president, student council treasurer, student liaison,

trumpet, French horn, piano, jazz band, select choir, All-State symphony,

All-County band, Nassau Suffolk jazz band, National Honor Society

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Hofstra University, music

NICOLLE TROYANO / BISHOP MCGANN-MERCY H.S.

GPA: 98.82

ACTIVITIES: National Latin Club, National Honor Society, National Society

of High School Scholars, principal's leadership council, chorus, dance club

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Stony Brook University scholars

program, pre-medicine

RICHARD C. LaGRANDIER / BRENTWOOD H.S. SONDERLING

GPA: 96.72

ACTIVITIES: Fencing, honor society, science club president, math club

president, technology club president, Science Olympiad

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

physics/engineering

HOLLEY DAVIS / CENTER MORICHES H.S.

GPA: 102.76

ACTIVITIES: Green Seen president and founder, winter track captain, spring

track captain, Hoby ambassador, National Honor Society, People to People

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: New York University, international relations and

environmental studies

YULY PAULIN ARIAS / BRIDGEHAMPTON H.S.

GPA: 94.97

ACTIVITIES: Girls club, school government president, scrapbook club,

yearbook editor, forensics competition, winter/spring concert, ESL math tutor,

National Honor Society, President's Education Awards Program, P.E. leader,

varsity cheerleader

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Stony Brook University, biology

KRISTIN N. BRETSCHER / CENTEREACH H.S.

GPA: 4.5

ACTIVITIES: All-County track, basketball captain, track captain, National

Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, math team, Chemistry Olympiad,

varsity leaders club, Future Teachers Club

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Bucknell University, chemical engineering

ANTHONY M. RUNCO JR. / CHAMINADE H.S.

[CORRECTION: CORRECTION: Anthony M. Runco Jr. is valedictorian this year at

Chaminade High School. An incorrect photo appears today with his entry in a

listing of valedictorians in LI Life, which is printed in advance. Pg. A21 NS

6/17/07]

GPA: 99.4

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society vice president, teacher in PREP program

teaching local parish, cross country, winter and spring track, wrestling,

intramural program, Spanish club, chess club

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Yale University, electrical engineering

JESSICA R. HERNANDEZ / AMITYVILLE MEMORIAL H.S.

GPA: 107.73

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society president, student government president,

literary/ art coordinator for Expressions magazine, band secretary, Tri-M,

math team, Key Club, SADD, jazz band

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: St. Joseph's College, secondary education-history

At this time each year, Newsday introduces its readers to the top high

school students graduating on Long Island - the valedictorians. Here are this

year's top academic achievers from the high schools in your area, their

photographs, their achievements, their activities and their college plans.

JOSHUA CHALIF / HARBORFIELDS H.S.

GPA: 103.26

ACTIVITIES: Suffolk County All Star Math Team, National Merit Scholarship

finalist, winter track, cross country, spring track and field captain,

Mathletes, National Honor Society, academic team

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Dartmouth College, mathematics

JEFFREY RITHOLTZ / HEBREW ACADEMY OF NASSAU COUNTY

GPA: not available.

ACTIVITIES: Yearbook editor in chief, mock trial, College Bowl, boys'

chorus, Model UN, Torah Bowl

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Yeshiva University, pre-law

MATTHEW MANIN / ELWOOD-JOHN H. GLENN H.S.

GPA: 4.96

ACTIVITIES: Football captain, All-County linebacker, lacrosse captain,

National Honor Society president, all-school vice president

COLLEGE AND MAJOR:

University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, business

BRITTANY HERNON / EASTPORT-SOUTH MANOR JUNIOR SENIOR H.S.

GPA: 104.76

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Interact Club,

Riverhead Community Band, pit orchestra, wind ensemble, Stony Brook University

Science and Research Series

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: SUNY Geneseo, chemistry

MATTHEW TAMER / FAITH ACADEMY

GPA: 4.0

ACTIVITIES: Varsity soccer captain, varsity baseball, music ministry

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: St. John's University, pharmacy

SEAN M. FEINER / FARMINGDALE H.S.

GPA: 103.68

ACTIVITIES: Key Club lieutenant governor, National Honor Society historian

and secretary, Spanish Honor Society historian, Art Honor Society, Science

Olympiad captain, Playcrafters lead, Key Club district board project chair,

varsity bowling, band

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Brown University, entrepreneurship

JOSHUA PALMERI / FAITH ACADEMY

GPA: 4.0

ACTIVITIES: National Christian Honor Society, newspaper, baseball, soccer,

music ministry, community service

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Dowling College, computer science

JANNA CISTERINO / GREENPORT H.S.

GPA: 98.32

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society vice president, band, Interact Club

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: SUNY Geneseo, accounting

SARAH GROSSMAN / HALF HOLLOW HILLS WEST H.S.

GPA: 99.24

ACTIVITIES: Spanish Honor Society, literary magazine, Natural Helpers,

National Honor Society, NYSSMA piano performance, varsity cross country,

tutoring, Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition, Intel

Science Talent Search

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Dartmouth College, undecided

JASON BERKENFELD / HALF HOLLOW HILLS EAST H.S.

GPA: 99.05

ACTIVITIES: Student government executive delegate, Art Honor Society,

National Honor Society president, French club president, tutoring, academic

club, Photography Club president, National Merit commendation, Rochester Kodak

Leadership award

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Harvard University, international business

KATHRYN KOSKI LERNER / HAMPTON BAYS SECONDARY SCHOOL

GPA: 104.98

ACTIVITIES: Student council, class treasurer, Key Club, SADD, HOPE, varsity

club treasurer

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: University of Maryland, dance

STEPHANIE TOH / HAUPPAUGE H.S.

GPA: 96.80

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society president,

Interact Club president, chamber orchestra, violin for LI String Festival,

raised money through the Chi Hui Foundation for Children

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: New York University, international business

SHELLY JONES / CONNETQUOT H.S.

GPA: 97.6

ACTIVITIES: Young Democrats club president, National Honor Society, Tri-M,

Foreign Language Honor Society, Habitat for Humanity, track, drama club,

National Merit Commended student, AP Scholar with honors

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Cooper Union, engineering

TRINH NGUYEN / WALTER G. O'CONNELL COPIAGUE H.S.

GPA: 102.26

ACTIVITIES: Marching band head drum major, concert band, DECA president,

field hockey captain, assistant editor of Folio, National Honor Society

president, Quiz Bowl captain

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Yale University, biology

ZACHARY JAMES JACKSON / COMSEWOGUE H.S.

GPA: 99.65

ACTIVITIES: Drama club, academic club captain, National Honor Society

president, service club, French club president, French Honor Society president,

choir, National Merit scholar

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: University of Delaware, math

PIERCE KELLEY / EAST HAMPTON H.S.

GPA: 104.70

ACTIVITIES: Volleyball co-captain, basketball, track, film club, French club

COLLEGE AND MAJOR:

Amherst College, undecided

NICHOLAS ASSENZA / DEER PARK H.S.

GPA: 112.99

ACTIVITIES: Environmental club, National Honor Society, yearbook editor in

chief, National Youth leadership forum on medicine at Georgetown, LOTE

Achievement Award, Suffolk County Math Contest first place in school

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Polytechnic University, mechanical engineering

CLARE LeGUYADER / EAST ISLIP H.S.

GPA: 5.54

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society co-president, swimming, Math Honor

Society, Tri-M, symphony orchestra, Science Honor Society

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: The College of William and Mary, chemistry

STEPHEN R. STAKEY / MATTITUCK H.S.

GPA: 97.8

ACTIVITIES: Computer club president, DECA club treasurer, National Honor

Society president, business advisory council, AP Scholar with distinction,

school newspaper columnist, band, marching band

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Honors College at Stony Brook University, computer

science

DORIS I. JWO / MOUNT SINAI H.S.

GPA: 96.62

ACTIVITIES: Women in Science and Engineering, National Honor Society, Best

Buddies volunteer, Special Olympics volunteer, pep band, pit orchestra, math

team, Ocean Science Bowl, Tri-M, National Merit Scholarship, SCMEA all-county

band

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Duke University, pre-medicine

QI YU / JERICHO H.S.

GPA: 4.0

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society treasurer, Latin Honor Society

co-president, Spanish Honor Society, Thespian Honor Society secretary, Tri-M,

Pegasus editor, JerEcho copy editor, Mathletes, Scallop Bowl

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Harvard University, folklore and mythology/human

evolutionary biology

SAMANTHA ELLNER / JERICHO H.S.

GPA: 4.0

ACTIVITIES: Science research, French Honor Society president, Mathletes

assistant vice president, Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Yale University, cognitive science

ELLEN WRIGHT McCARTHY / KELLENBERG MEMORIAL H.S.

GPA: 96.8

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society president, cross country, spring track,

winter track, parish religious education program, school newspaper, Leaders

Club, communications club, sodality, Big Sister mentor program, eucharistic

minister

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: University of Virginia, liberal arts

DAVID W. HAMMERMAN / LAWRENCE WOODMERE

ACADEMY

GPA: 4.48

ACTIVITIES: Senior class president, senior mentor of freshman class,

multicultural club president, ESL mentor, stage manager, Blue Key ambassador,

golf

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Georgetown University, international business

CHRISTINE PERRY / KINGS PARK H.S.

GPA: 103.08

ACTIVITIES: Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology competition, math

team, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, SADD, track, kickline

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: University of Maryland as a Banneker/ Key Scholar,

cellular biology/genetics and Spanish

DANIELLE F. PISKORZ / LINDENHURST H.S.

GPA: 99.5

ACTIVITIES: Science research club VP, Science Bowl captain, Science

Olympiad, Suffolk County All-Star Math Team, NYS Math League, Columbia

University's Science Honors Program, National Honor Society, Key Club, jazz

band

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, physics and

astronomy

MARYALICE AYMONG / LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN H.S.

GPA: 99.1

ACTIVITIES: Ballet Studio Maestro, Boston Ballet summer dance program,

School of American Ballet summer intensive, American Ballet Theatre summer

intensive, Huntington Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker" and "Coppelia"

COLLEGE AND MAJOR:

Emerson College, studio TV production

LIESEL BERGMEYER / LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN H.S.

GPA: 99.1

ACTIVITIES: Student government, yearbook editor, forensic science club

founder and president, Essence Art literary magazine contributor, peace group,

Mathletes, soccer, boys' varsity lacrosse manager, National Honor Society

president

COLLEGE AND MAJOR:

University of Maryland, chemistry/

biochemistry

KIRIN MAHMUD / LONGWOOD H.S.

GPA: 5.03

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society secretary, Future Business Leaders of

America president, Longwood Board of Education Legislative Committee, Tri-M,

student council, student government, math league, varsity tennis

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Stony Brook University honors program, accounting and

finance

GARRET HEPBURN / MILLER PLACE H.S.

GPA: 100.99

ACTIVITIES: Soccer, Mathletes, FBLA, varsity club, National Honor Society,

Foreign Language Honor Society, Trinity Lutheran Church's soup kitchen

volunteer, Salvation Army bell ringer, Red Cross DAT training

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Providence College, management

JENNIFER LAZAROS / HEBREW ACADEMY OF THE FIVE TOWNS AND ROCKAWAY

GPA: 99.01

ACTIVITIES: Math team, Model Congress, Chemistry Olympiad, school

newspaper, choir, science research, insight club, Bioscope newspaper, working

with special needs children, senior citizen visits

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, medicine

NICOLE CAVANAGH / HENRY VISCARDI SCHOOL

GPA: 90.44

ACTIVITIES: Basketball

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Briarcliffe College, web design

RENEE FRUCHTER / HEBREW ACADEMY OF THE FIVE TOWNS AND ROCKAWAY

GPA: 98.30

ACTIVITIES: Mock trial team, school newspaper, tennis team, Model Congress,

math team, student government, think tank, math research, Community Action

Senate, tutoring, youth group leader

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Barnard College, pre-medicine

MATTHEW RIENZO / HUNTINGTON H.S.

GPA: 105.07

ACTIVITIES: Mu Alpha Theta co-president, competitive marching band, varsity

fencing, wind ensemble, math team

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Harvard University, biological and chemical sciences

KRISTEN TOMASZEWSKI / HOLY TRINITY H.S.

GPA: 101.54

ACTIVITIES: School newspaper features editor, eucharistic minister, ASMA

Math League, Girl Scouts Gold Award recipient

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Cornell University, human development/ international

relations

NIKUNJA KOLLURI / ISLIP H.S.

GPA: 105.43

ACTIVITIES: AP Scholar with distinction, NYS Math Fair bronze medalist,

NYSSMA medalist, Mathletes, school newspaper, Habitat for Humanity, stage crew,

National Honor Society treasurer, National Science Honor Society

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Carnegie Mellon University, genetic and biomedical

engineering

ELIZABETH CLAIRE DOROTHY FOSTER / THE WALDORF SCHOOL OF GARDEN CITY

GPA: 98.45

ACTIVITIES: Community service club president, raised money for numerous aid

agencies after Hurricane Katrina and Southeast Asia tsunami.

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Middlebury College, liberal arts

CHRISTOPHER ROMAKA / WANTAGH H.S.

GPA: 97.80

ACTIVITIES: Football and lacrosse captains, wrestling, track, Italian club,

U.S. history club, Key Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Science

Olympiad, Mathletes, National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar, National Honor

Society, Foreign Language Honor Society

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Georgetown University, business finance

MICHAEL PATRICK VISCUSI / ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

DIOCESAN H.S.

GPA: 104.13

ACTIVITIES: Tri-M president, marching band, National Honor Society, English

Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Spanish Honor

Society, Big Brother, varsity winter and spring track, National Merit

Scholarship winner, AP scholar

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: University of Rhode Island, pharmacy

PAUL GALE / ST. DOMINIC H.S.

GPA: 4.32

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society president, student ambassadors, cross

country

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, computer science

RACHEL MARINO / ST. MARY'S H.S.

GPA: 103.60

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society officer, lacrosse, Scholar Service

Institute, senior shepherd, sports night captain, eucharistic minister, senior

ambassador

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: University of Virginia, undecided

KERIN ELIZABETH HAYES / THE STONY BROOK SCHOOL

GPA: 4.24

ACTIVITIES: Chamber singers, theater arts society, choir, honor council,

mentor program

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Swarthmore College, undecided

TZIPPY WIESENFELD / STELLA K. ABRAHAM H.S. FOR GIRLS

GPA: not available

ACTIVITIES: Yearbook associate editor in chief, associate editor SKA

newspaper, mock trial, choir, math team, numerous community service activities,

Stern College for Women Golding scholarship.

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Will spend a year at Michlalah in Jerusalem and then

return to Stern College for Women

ANGELA PARK / SYOSSET H.S.

GPA: 100

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, National Commended Scholar, wind

ensemble, marching band, MS and breast cancer walk-a-thons, varsity volleyball,

Korean American Presbyterian Church of Queens youth group president, tutoring

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Duke University, biology

NADYA PERESLENI / EARL L. VANDERMEULEN H.S.

GPA: 100.58

ACTIVITIES: WISE, Science Olympiad, international club, MAST school

literary magazine co-editor, sailing club

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Stony Brook University Honors College,

pre-medicine/bio-chemistry

JASMINE THOMAS / UPPER ROOM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

GPA: 98.26

ACTIVITIES: Member of drill team at her local church, National Honor

Society, Rensselaer Medal Scholarship Award, student council department

secretary, student leadership council member

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: St. John's University College of Pharmacy, pharmacology

JAMES THOMAS PASCARELLI / VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL

GPA: 89.33

ACTIVITIES: James has played hockey for 10 years and is on the Nassau

County traveling hockey team. He plays defense.

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: New England College, criminal justice

JULIA L. HAIGNEY / WALT WHITMAN H.S.

GPA: 98.96

ACTIVITIES: Class president student government, Advanced Placement Scholar

with Honors, National Honor Society president, French Honor Society vice

president, treasurer, DECA award winner, kickline captain

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: George Washington University, international affairs

JONATHAN JACOBS "STUDENT SPEAKER" / SMITHTOWN H.S. EAST

GPA: 4.0

ACTIVITIES: Political awareness club co-founder, student council senior

class treasurer, journalism, Math Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society,

National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl.

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Georgetown University, international business

CHRISTOPHER McKENNA STUDENT SPEAKER / SMITHTOWN H.S. WEST

GPA: 4.20

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Math Honor

Society, SADD, DECA business, volleyball captain, basketball captain

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Boston College, finance

MATTHEW HALBURD / SMITHTOWN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

GPA: 98.50

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, ARISTA Honor

Society recording secretary, tennis, baseball

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Messiah College, mechanical engineering

JEFFREY IRWIN / SOUTHOLD H.S.

GPA: 97.73

ACTIVITIES: Soccer, tennis, DECA vice president, senior class president,

Quiz Bowl

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Columbia University, undecided

SARAH LILY HATTON / SOUTHAMPTON H.S.

GPA: 96.84

ACTIVITIES: Soccer, softball, student council secretary, National Honor

Society secretary, Spanish National Honor Society, Peconic Youth Orchestra

principal viola, Autism Awareness Run, Mighty Hamptons Triathlon, local beach

clean-up

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Boston College, undecided

CHRISTY MARIE LAZICKY / ST. ANTHONY'S H.S.

GPA: 103.30

ACTIVITIES: Cross country captain, Catholic League board member, Darfur

awareness club founder, SADD vice president, T.A.U. community outreach program,

National Honor Society, HOPE environmental awareness club

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Dartmouth College, undecided

ERICA LEE PALMA / WILLIAM FLOYD H.S.

GPA: 103.69

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, Key Club vice president, Math Honor

Society, math club, Gandhi debate winner, Suffolk County Youth Leadership

Conference, jazz band, Special Olympics, AP Scholar with Distinction

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Stony Brook University, biomedical engineering

ALEXANDRA FLEAGLE / WARD MELVILLE H.S.

GPA: 5.32

ACTIVITIES: NYSSMA Festival, All State flute, Tri-M flute choir, Brookhaven

Arts and Music Student Orchestra, horse manager at Country Pony Club, Latin

Honor Society, AP Scholar, Byrd Scholarship winner

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Mt. Holyoke College, biology/history

ECORIA JADE CAMPBELL / WYANDANCH MEMORIAL H.S.

GPA: 3.5

ACTIVITIES: Completed two years in Veterinary Assisting Program. Recognized

by the Suffolk County School Superintendents Association

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Nassau Community College (attending), American sign

language studies

ERIC BARANEK / WEST BABYLON SENIOR H.S.

GPA: 107.43

ACTIVITIES: Varsity football captain, varsity lacrosse, National Honor

Society, symphonic band president, marching band president, Foreign Language

Honor Society, SADD vice president, Intel Long Island, science and engineering

fair

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Cornell University, biology/pre-med

JENNIFER NICOLE LASHINSKY / WEST ISLIP H.S.

GPA: 102.75

ACTIVITIES: AP Scholar with honors, Honor Society, Mathletes, cross country

captain, winter track captain, spring track captain, soccer, sportsmanship

awards, dance, yearbook committee, SADD, Girl Scouts silver and gold recipient

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: University of Rhode Island, pharmacology

ZACHARY FUHRER / WARD MELVILLE H.S.

GPA: 5.32

ACTIVITIES: Nassau/Suffolk wind symphony, soccer, Tri-M co-president,

school newspaper entertainment editor, Byrd Scholarship winner, French Honor

Society, National Honor Society, pit orchestra, Central Park Summer Stage,

Shakespeare in the Park intern

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Yale University, undecided

SADAF MAJAHID / WESTHAMPTON BEACH H.S.

GPA: 97.6

ACTIVITIES: Big Brothers/Big Sisters, yearbook president, National Honor

Society, art club, Spanish club vice president, Mathletes

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Stony Brook University, pre-law

FRANCIA MEJIA / WESTBURY H.S.

GPA: 100.47

ACTIVITIES: Mathletes captain, Red Cross club vice president, broadcasting

club, yearbook club, varsity club, volleyball, bowling, badminton

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Syracuse University, architecture

HOPE WILLIAMS / WEST HEMPSTEAD H.S.

GPA: 104.6

ACTIVITIES: National Art Honor Society, Key Club, varsity indoor/outdoor

track, National Youth Leadership Forum on medicine, environmental club,

Mathletes, mock trial club, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society,

hospital volunteer

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Princeton University, pre-medicine

JAN RUBIO / SEAFORD H.S.

GPA: 97.0

ACTIVITIES: Computer club, World Culture Club, Web design club, Mathletes,

stage crew

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: George Washington University, computer science

KYLE BASS / OUR SAVIOR NEW AMERICAN SCHOOL

GPA: 4.07

ACTIVITIES: Men's varsity basketball manager, gymnasium manager, women's

varsity basketball manager, golf manager, men's varsity soccer manager, women's

varsity cheerleading manager

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Stony Brook University, meteorology

JACQUELINE RUSSO / SACRED HEART ACADEMY

GPA: 105.72

ACTIVITIES: Long Island Junior Soccer League Select ODP team captain,

school newspaper editor in chief, math team, basketball, outdoor track, Girl

Scouts Silver Award, choral scholar of St. Agnes Cathedral, Sodality school

prayer group, eucharistic minister

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Williams College, undecided

ALLISON PUTTERMAN / OYSTER BAY H.S.

GPA: 109.0

ACTIVITIES: SADD president, Interact Club treasurer, National Honor Society

president, varsity fencing team captain

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Duke University, French and animal science

ALEXA DEPASQUALE / PORTLEDGE SCHOOL

GPA: 4.5

ACTIVITIES: Student council president, class president, tennis, squash,

lacrosse, cross country, school play, Action Against AIDS president, academic

awards in science, concert band, drama club, math club

SCHOOL AND MAJOR: Will attend the University of

Pennsylvania in 2008

DANIEL G. FRANCK / SHOREHAM-WADING RIVER H.S.

GPA: 101.9

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, AP Scholar, cross-country captain, spring

track All-League captain, basketball captain, All-County academic team captain,

violin, basketball official, Little League umpire

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Williams College, mathematics

MOLLY McLAUGHLIN / PIERSON H.S.

GPA: 100.81

ACTIVITIES: Yearbook editor, lacrosse, National Honor Society, homecoming

committee, yearbook photographer, band, Spanish club, Sag Harbor Food Pantry,

cheerleading, cross country

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: SUNY Geneseo, biochemistry

ATHENA AICHER / PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD H.S.

GPA: 102.31

ACTIVITIES: Golf team, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, Leo club, Spanish Honor

Society, National Honor Society vice president

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Dartmouth College, animal science

AHMAD EL-GENDI / ROCKY POINT H.S.

GPA: 105.2

ACTIVITIES: Soccer, basketball, tennis, National Honor Society, Athletes

Helping Athletes, varsity club, senior class president, sophomore class

president

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Binghamton University, biology

JESSICA LEE MORTELLARO / SACHEM EAST H.S.

GPA: 119.54

ACTIVITIES: Strategy and tactics club, chess club

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Stony Brook University, pre-medicine or physics

RYAN PATRICK BRENNAN / SACHEM H.S. NORTH

GPA: 97.50

ACTIVITIES: Math team, Northwind school newspaper, NYSCAME All-County chorus,

SYSSMA All-State mixed chorus, vocal jazz group, National Merit Scholarship

finalist, Sachem North drama, National Honor Society, Tri-M, Foreign Language

Honor Society

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Fordham University, physics

JOSEPH CATAPANO / SAYVILLE H.S.

GPA: 106.3

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society president, Tri-M, Mathletes, school business

advisory board, wind ensemble treasurer, jazz band, pit orchestra, intern for

Assemb. Ginny Fields (D-Oakdale)

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Duke University, political science

CHRISTOPHER H. DiORIO / SHELTER ISLAND H.S.

GPA: 3.9

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, student council president, PTSA student

member, jazz band, science club, golf, basketball, head of recycling committee,

confirmation teacher, 5K run volunteer, clothing drive, PeaceJam member, Long

Island Science Congress, certificate of recognition at the Long Island Science

Congress senior division,Presbyterian Ecumencial Youth Ministry, scholar

athlete award

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Harvard University, undecided

AZEEN POPAL / NORTH BABYLON H.S.

GPA: 101.17

ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, Mathletes, Renaissance Club, peer tutoring,

computer club, Science Honor Society

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: New York University, psychology

JONATHAN ESTRADA / NORTHPORT H.S.

GPA: 105.62

ACTIVITIES: Freshman class president, tour choir octet leader, Western Suffolk

Wiffle Ball League founder, Suffolk County�s high scorer for school mathletes

team

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, mechanical engineering

TAYLOR J. LiCAUSI /NEWFIELD H.S.

GPA: 4.48

ACTIVITIES: Math team, foreign language club president, National Honor Society,

National Italian Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M, Quiz

Bowl captain, All-County saxophonist, jazz band, ESL tutor, Future Teachers

Club vice president, AP scholar, St. Margaret�s Peanut Butter and Jelly Ministry

COLLEGE AND MAJOR: Harvard University, linguistics

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Emanuel Beica 6) David McGinley 7) Shradha Khadge 8) Alyssa Rizzuto 9) Nicolle

Troyano 10) Richard C. LaGrandier 11) Holley Davis 12) Yuly Paulin 13) Kristin

N. Bretscher 14) Anthony M. Runco Jr. 15) Jessica R. Hernandez 16) Joshua

Chalif 17) Jeffrey Ritholtz 18) Matthew Manin 19) Brittany Hernon 20) Matthew

Tamer 21) Sean M. Feiner 22) Joshua Palmeri 23) Janna Cisterino 24) Sarah

Grossman 25) Jason Berkenfeld 26) Kathryn Koski Lerner 27) Stephanie Toh 28)

Shelly Jones 29) Trinh Nguyen 30) Zachary James Jackson 31) Pierce Kelly 32)

Nicholas Assenza 33) Clare LeGuyader 34) Stephen R. Stakey 35) Doris I. Jwo 36)

Qi Yu 37) Samantha Ellner 38) Ellen Wright McCarthy 39) David W. Hammerman 40)

Christine Perry 41) Danielle F. Piskorz 42) MaryAlice Aymong 43) Liesel

Bergmeyer 44) Kirin Mahmud 45) Garret Hepburn 46) Jennifer Lazaros 47) Nicole

Cavanagh 48) Renee Fruchter 49) Matthew Rienzo 50) Kristine Tomaszewski 51)

Nikunja Kolluri 52) Elizabeth Claire Dorothy Foster 53) Christopher Romaka 54)

Michael Patrick Viscusi 55) Paul Gale 56) Rachel Marino 57) Kerin Elizabeth

Hayes 58) Tzippy Wiesenfeld 59) Angela Park 60) Nadya Peresleni 61) Jasmine

Thomas 62) James Thomas Pascarelli 63) Julia L. Haigney 64) Jonathan Jacobs 65)

Crhistopher McKenna 66) Matthew Halburrd 67) Jeffrey Irwin 68) Sarah Lilly

Hatton 69) Christy Marie Lazicky 70) Erica Lee Palma 71) Alexandra Fleagle 72)

Ecoria Jade Campbell 73) Eric Baranek 74) Jennifer Nicole Lashinsky 75) Zachary

Fuhrer 76) Sadah Majahid 77) Francia Mejia 78) Hope Williams 79) Juan Rubio

80) Kyle Bass 81) Jacqueline Russo 82) Allison Putterman 83) Alexa Depasquale

84) Yuly Paulin Arias 85) Pierce Kelley 86) Taylor J. LiCausi 87) Athena Aicher

88) Ryan Patrick Brennan 89) Azeen Popal 90) Molly McLaughlin 91) Ahmad

El-Gendi 92) Christopher H. DiOrio 93) Jonathan Estrada 94) Jessica Lee

Mortellaro 95) Joseph Catapano 96) Daniel G. Franck 97) Matthew Halburd

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