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Long Island salutatorians 2016: Hauppauge to Pierson

Meet Long Island's 2016 salutatorians, arranged in alphabetical order by school from Hauppauge to Pierson. To report errors, please call 631-843-4813.

JESSICA CUZZI, HAUPPAUGE HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Hauppauge GPA:

JESSICA CUZZI, HAUPPAUGE HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Hauppauge
GPA: 103.88
Activities: IB Diploma candidate, Best Buddies president, Environmental Club secretary, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, National History Day Regional Best in School third and fourth place, History Club
College and major: Tufts University, cognitive and brain sciences

JUSTIN LISH, HEBREW ACADEMY OF FIVE TOWNS Hometown:

JUSTIN LISH, HEBREW ACADEMY OF FIVE TOWNS
Hometown: Woodmere
GPA: 98.86
Activities: Siemens Competition regional finalist, Gold Medal winner and finalist ISWEEEP, National Merit Scholar, third place LISEF, highest honors LI Science Congress, Science Research Institute president, debate team captain
College and major: University of Pennsylvania, Life Sciences and Management Program, finance and biological basis of behavior

PABLO CORREA, HEMPSTEAD HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Hempstead GPA:

PABLO CORREA, HEMPSTEAD HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Hempstead
GPA: 98.60
Activities: Medical Scholars Pipeline Program at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession at Adelphi University, Youth Advisory Council executive board member, class vice president, Club Truth vice president
College and major: Undecided , chemistry, pre-medicine

MARIAH SEPULVEDA, HENRY VISCARDI SCHOOL Hometown: Bronx GPA:

MARIAH SEPULVEDA, HENRY VISCARDI SCHOOL
Hometown: Bronx
GPA: 93.05
Activities: Student council president, wheelchair basketball captain, Viscardi Ambassador, Natural Helper, sports night, farmers market worker
College and major: Hunter College, communications

RUJUTA DESAI, HICKSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Hicksville GPA:

RUJUTA DESAI, HICKSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Hicksville
GPA: 102.54
Activities: Key Club, Science Olympiad third place in chemistry lab, Math Fair gold medalist, track, piano, NYSSMA gold and silver medalist, Winthrop-University Hospital volunteer
College and major: Cornell University, business

AGATA LUBAS, HOLY TRINITY DIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOL Hometown:

AGATA LUBAS, HOLY TRINITY DIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Hicksville
GPA: 98.00
Activities: National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Thespian Society, Quill & Scroll Honor Society, yearbook editor-in-chief, L.I.G.H.T.S., spring musical stage manager
College and major: Boston University, finance, business

OLIVIA STAMATATOS, HUNTINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Huntington GPA:

OLIVIA STAMATATOS, HUNTINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Huntington
GPA: 103.27
Activities: Italian Honor Society president, National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, NYSSMA, wind ensemble, concert band, Key Club, Mathletes
College and major: Undecided, biochemistry

SARAH GONZALEZ, ISLAND TREES HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Levittown

SARAH GONZALEZ, ISLAND TREES HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Levittown
GPA: 107.86
Activities: Science Olympiad captain, chamber orchestra, Honor Society, Yearbook Club treasurer, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Key Club, Rensselaer Medal
College and major: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, biochemical science

BRIAN LITHEN, ISLIP HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Islip GPA:

BRIAN LITHEN, ISLIP HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Islip
GPA: 104.36 weighted
Activities: AP Scholar with Distinction, NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete, Honors Band wind ensemble first chair, varsity track and cross-country, Science Olympiad secretary and student invitational coordinator, class senator, Quiz Bowl president
College and major: University of Virginia, biomedical engineering

DANA LUONG, JERICHO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Jericho

DANA LUONG, JERICHO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Jericho
GPA: 3.99
Activities: Project Care Club president, French Honor Society event coordinator, National Honor Society, Chinese Honor Society, acapella group co-leader
College and major: Cornell University, biology

AMANDA ORBUCH, JERICHO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Muttontown

AMANDA ORBUCH, JERICHO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Muttontown
GPA: 3.99
Activities: French Honor Society president, National Honor Society vice president, literary magazine assistant editor, Mock Trial captain, tournament debate, Ethics Bowl
College and major: Stanford University, political science, philosophy

SULAIMAAN SIDDIQUI, JERICHO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Brookville

SULAIMAAN SIDDIQUI, JERICHO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Brookville
GPA: 3.99
Activities: National Honor Society
College and major: Stony Brook University, biology

LEAEL ALISHAHIAN, JOHN L. MILLER - GREAT NECK

LEAEL ALISHAHIAN, JOHN L. MILLER - GREAT NECK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Great Neck
GPA: 98.10
Activities: Model UN, DECA, Pre-Med Club, varsity gymnasitics, varsity field hockey, badminton
College and major: Binghamton University, undecided

RACHEL MASHAL, JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL Hometown:

RACHEL MASHAL, JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Merrick
GPA: 101.08
Activities: Intel Science Talent Search finalist, National Honor Society, Tutors for a Cure, Key Club public relations chair, presented research at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, St. John's University Women in Science Award
College and major: Dartmouth College, sciences

TARA NOBLE, KELLENBERG MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Island

TARA NOBLE, KELLENBERG MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Island Park
GPA: 98.50
Activities: National Honor Society vice president, Marianist Mentor, S.M.A.R.T., Catholic League, Communications Club, Eucharistic minister, C.R.O.S.S.
College and major: Providence College, marketing

KAMERON SEDIGH, KINGS PARK HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Kings

KAMERON SEDIGH, KINGS PARK HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Kings Park
GPA: 105.49 weighted
Activities: Coca-Cola Scholar, Siemens regional finalist, Science Olympiad president, Simons Fellow, varsity soccer, Intel finalist, independent science research program president
College and major: Duke University, Robertson Scholar, biomedical engineering

CORNELIUS N. VAN COTT, KNOX SCHOOL Hometown: Manhattan

CORNELIUS N. VAN COTT, KNOX SCHOOL
Hometown: Manhattan
GPA: 4.00
Activities: Student council president, crew team captain, High Academic Honor Roll, English Cup recipient
College and major: Clark University, journalism

TAYLOR LUCK, LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: North Woodmere

TAYLOR LUCK, LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: North Woodmere
GPA: 99.69
Activities: National Honor Society, Key Club, Model Congress, varsity gymnastics, dance department, AP Scholar, St. John's Women in Science
College and major: Cornell University, animal science, pre-veterinary medicine

KYLE GOWER, LAWRENCE WOODMERE ACADEMY Hometown: Oceanside GPA:

KYLE GOWER, LAWRENCE WOODMERE ACADEMY
Hometown: Oceanside
GPA: 4.00 weighted
Activities: Tennis team captain, MVP tennis team, USTA Eastern Section LI Men's Second Doubles winner 2015
College and major: Loyola University, undecided

RYAN FRANK, LINDENHURST SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Lindenhurst

RYAN FRANK, LINDENHURST SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Lindenhurst
GPA: 102.00
Activities: Science Club, Science Olympiad president, DECA, Key Club, National Honor Society
College and major: Cornell University, information science, environmental science

EMMA GILLAM, LINDENHURST SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Lindenhurst

EMMA GILLAM, LINDENHURST SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Lindenhurst
GPA: 102.00
Activities: Class council treasurer, National Honor Society treasurer, yearbook editor, symphonic band treasurer, History Club, varsity track and field, varsity cross-country, varsity winter track
College and major: Undecided, pre-law

PAMELA GUERRA, LOCUST VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Bayville

PAMELA GUERRA, LOCUST VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Bayville
GPA: 108.74 weighted
Activities: Stem cell research internship, Odyssey of the Mind co-captain, National Honor Society vice president, Interact Club, peer tutoring, summer lifeguard, jazz band
College and major: Northeastern University, Honors Program, biology

JOURDAN CHARLES, LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN MIDDLE & HIGH

JOURDAN CHARLES, LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Baldwin
GPA: 101.10
Activities: Student government vice president, varsity cheer, varsity track, Jack and Jill of America, Girl Scout Gold Award, French Club, Helping and Reaching Teens Club, Habitat for Humanity
College and major: University of Southern California, industrial engineering

PAIGE ROGOFF, LONG BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Long

PAIGE ROGOFF, LONG BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Long Beach
GPA: 105.99 weighted
Activities: National Honor Society, High Honor Roll grades 9-12, Mathletes, All-Conference Athlete, Wendy's Heisman School Athletic Award, volleyball captain, basketball captain
College and major: University of Maryland, biology

ANDREW MOK, LONGWOOD HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Middle Island

ANDREW MOK, LONGWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Middle Island
GPA: 101.50
Activities: Tri-M Music Honor Society historian, chamber orchestra, pit orchestra, string quartet, Math Club, NYS winner of U.S. Institute of Peace National Peace Essay Contest 2013, National Honor Society
College and major: Stony Brook University, Honors College, music performance

GABRIEL AJZENMAN, LYNBROOK HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: East Rockaway

GABRIEL AJZENMAN, LYNBROOK HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: East Rockaway
GPA: 103.14
Activities: School newspaper managing editor, school science research program, National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, National Merit semifinalist, Leadership Club, chamber orchestra
College and major: University of Pennsylvania, math, biology

ASHLEY AKAEZE, MALVERNE HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Lynbrook GPA:

ASHLEY AKAEZE, MALVERNE HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Lynbrook
GPA: 100.60
Activities: National Honor Society secretary, school newspaper, creative writing, school choir, Model UN, Color Guard, AP Scholar, All-County musician, musical production, peer tutoring
College and major: Harvard University, journalism

JULIA HENRY, MANHASSET SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Manhasset

JULIA HENRY, MANHASSET SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Manhasset
GPA: 4.47
Activities: Crew team, varsity swimming captain, Girl Scout Gold Award, English Honor Society president, Spanish Honor Society vice president, Long Island Math Fair silver medal, St. Mary's Catholic Church catechist
College and major: Harvard University, environmental engineering

JULIET REMI, MASSAPEQUA HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Massapequa GPA:

JULIET REMI, MASSAPEQUA HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Massapequa
GPA: 99.85
Activities: Mock Trial team president, Chief's Challenge Club, CYO basketball
College and major: Colgate University, law

JACK DUFTON, MATTITUCK-CUTCHOGUE JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Cutchogue

JACK DUFTON, MATTITUCK-CUTCHOGUE JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Cutchogue
GPA: 97.81
Activities: National Honor Society, varsity track and field, varsity cross-country, Scholar Athlete, Community Service Club, Eastern Long Island Hospital intern
College and major: Amherst College, medicine

MEIRA NUSSBAUM, MIDRESHET-SHALHEVET HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Cedarhurst GPA:

MEIRA NUSSBAUM, MIDRESHET-SHALHEVET HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Cedarhurst
GPA: 98.21
Activities: AP Scholar with Honors, National Honor Society, Dean's List, Math team, NCSY Jump, yearbook editor-in-chief, student government
College and major: Queens College, Macaulay Honors College, undecided

SABRINA RUSSELL, MILL NECK MANOR SCHOOL FOR THE

SABRINA RUSSELL, MILL NECK MANOR SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
Hometown: Bronx
GPA: 87.61
Activities: SBG president, Interact Club president, cheerleading captain, Shameka Edwards Character Award, Academic Bowl, community service, parent education team, Apple Watch commercial
College and major: Gallaudet University, social work

CLARA TUCKER, MILLER PLACE HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Sound

CLARA TUCKER, MILLER PLACE HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Sound Beach
GPA: 99.50
Activities: Science research at Stony Brook University, Intel Talent Search, Art Club, Science Club, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, AP Scholar with Distinction
College and major: Stony Brook University, Honors College, biology

MARISSA KARASZ, MINEOLA HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Mineola GPA:

MARISSA KARASZ, MINEOLA HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Mineola
GPA: 98.94
Activities: Environmental club president, Latin Club
College and major: New York Institute of Technology, undecided

JUSTINE QUAN, MOUNT SINAI HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Mount

JUSTINE QUAN, MOUNT SINAI HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Mount Sinai
GPA: 104.30
Activities: Student council president, Sunshine Fund, National Honor Society, peer leader, History Club, Environmental Action Club, Rep. Tim Bishop Civil Service Award
College and major: New York University, political science

CAROLYN WILSON, NEW HYDE PARK MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL

CAROLYN WILSON, NEW HYDE PARK MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: New Hyde Park
GPA: 102.14
Activities: AP Scholar with Distinction, yearbook editor-in-chief, North Shore LIJ Feinstein Institute medical research, Columbia University Science Honors Program, U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad finalist, Intel science research program
College and major: Boston University, medicine

ALLISON NOWAKOWSKI, NEWFIELD HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Selden GPA:

ALLISON NOWAKOWSKI, NEWFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Selden
GPA: 96.10
Activities: National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, LOTE Honor Society, Book Club, varsity soccer, Selden Centereach Youth Association volunteer, Selden Fire Department volunteer
College and major: Marist College, mathematics, computer science

KAITLYN SPARACIO, NORTH BABYLON HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: North

KAITLYN SPARACIO, NORTH BABYLON HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: North Babylon
GPA: 100.95 weighted
Activities: NYS Attorney General's Office Triple C Award, Students for a Better World president, National Honor Society program coordinator, Leaders Club president, Model UN, junior varsity and varsity wrestling manager, academic team
College and major: Florida State University, medicine

EMMA KLEEMANN, NORTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Glen

EMMA KLEEMANN, NORTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Glen Head
GPA: 102.86
Activities: Debate team treasurer, National Honor Society, varsity golf captain, Key Club, National Spanish Honor Society, yearbook senior editor, varsity field hockey
College and major: Undecided, undecided

EMILY LABRUNA, NORTHPORT HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: East Northport

EMILY LABRUNA, NORTHPORT HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: East Northport
GPA: 104.18
Activities: Mathletes, academic team, varsity softball, National Honor Society, Schools for Schools, Relay for Life, black belt jujitsu
College and major: Johns Hopkins University, neuroscience

STEVEN PICILLO, OCEANSIDE HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Oceanside GPA:

STEVEN PICILLO, OCEANSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Oceanside
GPA: 104.86
Activities: Oceanside Key Club, Mathletes, World Interest Club, Robotics, tutor
College and major: Undecided, biology

BRIANA ORLANDO, OUR LADY OF MERCY ACADEMY Hometown:

BRIANA ORLANDO, OUR LADY OF MERCY ACADEMY
Hometown: East Norwich
GPA: 97.78 weighted
Activities: National Honor Society treasurer, Spanish National Honor Society, Leaders' Club, swim team, golf captain, Dot Drill captain, yearbook staff, stage crew
College and major: Lafayette College, biomedical engineering

SONGQI ZUO, OUR SAVIOR NEW AMERICAN SCHOOL Hometown:

SONGQI ZUO, OUR SAVIOR NEW AMERICAN SCHOOL
Hometown: Bay Shore
GPA: 3.80
Activities: Choir, chamber choir, school productions, youth band
College and major: University of Delaware, mechanical engineering

ALEXIS GURSKY, OYSTER BAY HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Oyster

ALEXIS GURSKY, OYSTER BAY HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Oyster Bay
GPA: 109.44
Activities: Student council treasurer, National Science Honor Society president, Interact Club secretary, National Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, SADD
College and major: Binghamton University, neuroscience

BAILEY LOGAN , PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Patchogue

BAILEY LOGAN , PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Patchogue
GPA: 104.37 weighted
Activities: Varsity badminton captain, varsity tennis, Literary Arts Magazine founder and editor, Anchor Club president, Quiz Bowl, National Honor Society, deckhand on the Davis Park Ferry
College and major: University of Notre Dame, environmental engineering

EVAN JOHNSON, PIERSON HIGH SCHOOL Hometown: Sag Harbor

EVAN JOHNSON, PIERSON HIGH SCHOOL
Hometown: Sag Harbor
GPA: 104.65 weighted
Activities: IB diploma candidate, Model UN, varsity soccer, Quiz Bowl, National Honor Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Young Artists and Writers Project
College and major: Cornell University, China and Asian Pacific Studies

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