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Long Island valedictorians 2017: Roslyn to Wyandanch

Meet Long Island's 2017 valedictorians, arranged in alphabetical order by school from Roslyn to Wyandanch. To report errors, please call 631-843-4813.

ROSLYN HIGH SCHOOL, TODD WARSHAWSKY Hometown: Roslyn Estates

ROSLYN HIGH SCHOOL, TODD WARSHAWSKY Hometown: Roslyn Estates GPA: 99.32 (unweighted) Activities: Astronomy Club president, Chess Club, varsity cross-country captain, varsity track and field College and major: Yale University, arts and science

SACHEM HIGH SCHOOL EAST, SOPHIE HANNIGAN Hometown: Holbrook

SACHEM HIGH SCHOOL EAST, SOPHIE HANNIGAN Hometown: Holbrook GPA: 105.79 (weighted) Activities: Varsity tennis co-captain, Stony Brook Hospital volunteer, Brookhaven National Lab Gifted Math Program, wind ensemble, National Honor Society treasurer, NYS Math Honor Society vice president, National History Honor Society publicity director College and major: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, math

SACHEM HIGH SCHOOL NORTH, ERIN MARYZEK Hometown: Holbrook

SACHEM HIGH SCHOOL NORTH, ERIN MARYZEK Hometown: Holbrook GPA: 104.87 (unweighted) Activities: Varsity field hockey captain, varsity winter track, National Honor Society president, National History Honor Society, Envirothon Club treasurer, National Merit Scholar, New York State Scholar Athlete College and major: Northeastern University, chemistry

SACRED HEART ACADEMY, STEPHANIE COLE Hometown: Manhasset GPA:

SACRED HEART ACADEMY, STEPHANIE COLE Hometown: Manhasset GPA: 104.83 (weighted) Activities: National Merit Commended Scholar, Presidential Scholar, tennis team captain, badminton, St. Mary's Parish Catechist, adventures in learning tutor, Habitat for Humanity volunteer College and major: University of Notre Dame, finance

SANFORD H. CALHOUN HIGH SCHOOL, JULIA LOSNER Hometown:

SANFORD H. CALHOUN HIGH SCHOOL, JULIA LOSNER Hometown: North Merrick GPA: 101.65 (weighted) Activities: School newspaper editor-in-chief, appeared on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," Bellmore-Merrick EMS junior EMT, Festival Disney outstanding accompanist, AP Scholar with Distinction, NAFME All-Eastern Vocalist, show choir assistant section leader College and major: Harvard University, human developmental and regenerative biology, pre-medicine

SAYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER EARVOLINO Hometown: Sayville

SAYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER EARVOLINO Hometown: Sayville GPA: 106.4 (weighted) Activities: Eagle Scout, R.I.S.E., yearbook treasurer, Tri-M, newspaper senior editor, Brookhaven National Lab scientific computing, varsity bowling College and major: Stony Brook University, computer science

SEAFORD HIGH SCHOOL, SARAH UMSTADT Hometown: Seaford GPA:

SEAFORD HIGH SCHOOL, SARAH UMSTADT Hometown: Seaford GPA: 102.76 (weighted) Activities: National Honor Society, Key Club, Freshman Mentors, Tri-M, marching band, pep band, symphonic band College and major: John Jay College, forensic psychology, international security

SEWANHAKA HIGH SCHOOL, MOHAMMAD SAMROZ Hometown: Elmont GPA:

SEWANHAKA HIGH SCHOOL, MOHAMMAD SAMROZ Hometown: Elmont GPA: 102.25 (unweighted) Activities: Model UN vice president, Science Olympiad president, school newspaper editor-in-chief, varsity volleyball captain, Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition student, Scientists Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute College and major: University of Pennsylvania, health and societies, international relations

SHELTER ISLAND SCHOOL, OLIVIA YEAMAN Hometown: Shelter Island

SHELTER ISLAND SCHOOL, OLIVIA YEAMAN Hometown: Shelter Island GPA: 100.01 (weighted) Activities: National Honor Society treasurer, student government class treasurer, DECA, jazz band, orchestra, varsity cross-country, varsity volleyball College and major: Providence College, undecided

SHOREHAM-WADING RIVER HIGH SCHOOL, ANTHONY PERAZA Hometown: Shoreham

SHOREHAM-WADING RIVER HIGH SCHOOL, ANTHONY PERAZA Hometown: Shoreham GPA: 102.45 (weighted) Activities: Varsity cross-country captain, jazz band, National Honor Society, AP Scholar with Distinction, varsity winter track, varsity spring track, Brainstormers College and major: Cornell University, biological engineering

SMITHTOWN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, CHRISTY JOY SACKETT Hometown: East

SMITHTOWN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, CHRISTY JOY SACKETT Hometown: East Setauket GPA: 100.02 (weighted) Activities: National Merit Scholarship finalist, Coolidge Scholar, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society president, Spanish Honor Society secretary, National Honor Society, ballet, Irish step dancing College and major: Messiah College, math

SMITHTOWN HIGH SCHOOL EAST, KYLE DiPIETRANTONIO Hometown: St.

SMITHTOWN HIGH SCHOOL EAST, KYLE DiPIETRANTONIO Hometown: St. James GPA: 4.12 (weighted) Activities: DECA president, Suffolk County DECA vice president, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society president, Social Studies Honor Society, Business Honor Society, Smithtown Industry Advisory Board/International Business Committee, Academic Quiz Bowl president College and major: George Washington University, international affairs, Spanish

SMITHTOWN HIGH SCHOOL WEST, CORY ZHOU Hometown: Smithtown

SMITHTOWN HIGH SCHOOL WEST, CORY ZHOU Hometown: Smithtown GPA: 4.59 (weighted) Activities: Math team captain, Science Olympiad, DECA, varsity badminton, Freshman Kickstart mentoring, Math Honor Society, symphonic band College and major: Yale University, biomedical engineering

SOUTH SIDE HIGH SCHOOL, MORLEY HAWRILUK Hometown: Rockville

SOUTH SIDE HIGH SCHOOL, MORLEY HAWRILUK Hometown: Rockville Centre GPA: 104.86 (weighted) Activities: Mount Sinai Hospital summer research, cross-country, Mathletes vice president, Engineering Club president, Quiz Bowl president, pianist, Spanish Club College and major: undecided, undecided

SOUTHOLD JUNIOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, ROBERT KRUSZESKI Hometown:

SOUTHOLD JUNIOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, ROBERT KRUSZESKI Hometown: Southold GPA: 98.5 (unweighted) Activities: Varsity lacrosse captain, NJROTC, Quiz Bowl captain, DECA, jazz band, National Honor Society College and major: Georgia Institute of Technology, computer engineering

ST. ANTHONY'S HIGH SCHOOL, HANNAH GRAFF Hometown: Melville

ST. ANTHONY'S HIGH SCHOOL, HANNAH GRAFF Hometown: Melville GPA: 106.15 (weighted) Activities: Friarquest science research, volunteer efforts board member, pit orchestra, PB&J Gang board member, Clare Society council member, Girls Who Code, Helping Hands College and major: University of Scranton, forensic accounting

ST. DOMINIC HIGH SCHOOL, CHRISTINA CAREY Hometown: Huntington

ST. DOMINIC HIGH SCHOOL, CHRISTINA CAREY Hometown: Huntington GPA: 102.43 (weighted) Activities: National Merit semifinalist, American Chemical Society Gold Award, National Honor Society president, Interact Club president, molecular research at Cold Spring Harbor DNA Learning Center, First in Merit grades 9,10,11,12 College and major: Siena-Albany Medical College, biology, pre-medicine

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST DIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOL, SACHIN

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST DIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOL, SACHIN JAY DEVASAHAYAM Hometown: Commack GPA: 105.28 (weighted) Activities: National Merit finalist, National Honor Society president, Math Club, Radio Club, Jiu Jitsu black belt, citizenship class volunteer teacher College and major: Cornell University, computer science

ST. MARY'S HIGH SCHOOL, GABRIELLA ZABATTA Hometown: New

ST. MARY'S HIGH SCHOOL, GABRIELLA ZABATTA Hometown: New Hyde Park GPA: 104.14 (weighted) Activities: Campus Ministry service minister, Scholar Service Institute, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, National Merit Scholarship finalist College and major: Northeastern University, biology

SYOSSET HIGH SCHOOL, YASH SAMANTARAY Hometown: Syosset GPA:

SYOSSET HIGH SCHOOL, YASH SAMANTARAY Hometown: Syosset GPA: 100 (unweighted) Activities: Regeneron Science Talent Search scholar, Siemens Competition semifinalist, National Merit Scholarship finalist, National AP Scholar, U.S. Presidential Scholars candidate, Mathletes president College and major: Yale University, material science engineering

THE KNOX SCHOOL, HAILEY BROOKE SCHWARTZ Hometown: Oakdale

THE KNOX SCHOOL, HAILEY BROOKE SCHWARTZ Hometown: Oakdale GPA: 4.00 (unweighted) Activities: National Honor Society president, senior class president, student council academic representative, crew team captain, Ghana Medical Outreach at Cape Coast Teaching Hospital volunteer, peer tutoring program coordinator College and major: Cornell University, environmental and sustainability science

THE STONY BROOK SCHOOL, KAY CHEN Hometown: Nantong,

THE STONY BROOK SCHOOL, KAY CHEN Hometown: Nantong, Jiangsu province, China GPA: 4.27 (unweighted) Activities: Track, tennis, Long Island High School Philosophy presenter, peer tutoring program, Alexander dorm prefect, research at University of Delaware College and major: Boston College, undecided

UNIONDALE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, JUSTIN GASKINS Hometown: Uniondale

UNIONDALE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, JUSTIN GASKINS Hometown: Uniondale GPA: 101.72 (unweighted) Activities: George Farber Outstanding Student Award, National Honor Society, Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award, Key Club, student council College and major: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, computer science

UPPER ROOM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, MAKENZIE STEWART Hometown: Wheatley

UPPER ROOM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, MAKENZIE STEWART Hometown: Wheatley Heights GPA: 4.01 (weighted) Activities: Key Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, cheerleader, yearbook College and major: Stony Brook University, health sciences

VALLEY STREAM CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, SOPHIA GRUNIN Hometown:

VALLEY STREAM CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, SOPHIA GRUNIN Hometown: Valley Stream GPA: 106.52 (weighted) Activities: Future Business Leaders of America president, National Honor Society president, Eagle Connection Tutoring Service, peer mentor, Seekers Christian Club, Valley Stream Community Band, Nassau-Suffolk Jazz Band tenor saxophonist College and major: University of South Florida, industrial and management systems engineering

VALLEY STREAM NORTH HIGH SCHOOL, JONATHAN CHEN Hometown:

VALLEY STREAM NORTH HIGH SCHOOL, JONATHAN CHEN Hometown: Valley Stream GPA: 107.9 (weighted) Activities: Tri-M vice president, varsity tennis captain, National Honor Society, physical education leadership, Mathletes, jazz band, a cappella ensemble College and major: Carnegie Mellon University, civil engineering

VALLEY STREAM SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL, WESLEY TSAI Hometown:

VALLEY STREAM SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL, WESLEY TSAI Hometown: Valley Stream GPA: 105.67 (weighted) Activities: Academic Quiz Bowl president, class council ambassador, National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Tri-M, chamber orchestra, varsity cross-country College and major: University of California, Berkeley, applied mathematics

W.T. CLARKE HIGH SCHOOL, ALBY JOSEPH Hometown: Westbury

W.T. CLARKE HIGH SCHOOL, ALBY JOSEPH Hometown: Westbury GPA: 110.39 (weighted) Activities: National Honor Society president, Tri-M president, Science Honor Society president, Mock Trial Nassau County champions, NAFME All-Eastern Honor Ensemble cellist, Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar, Siemens Competition semifinalist College and major: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, chemical engineering

WALDORF SCHOOL OF GARDEN CITY, NZINGHA HELWIG Hometown:

WALDORF SCHOOL OF GARDEN CITY, NZINGHA HELWIG Hometown: Douglaston GPA: 96.96 (unweighted) Activities: Cat's Cradle volunteer, The New School Parsons pre-college program, Fashion Institute of Technology pre-college program, Adelphi University For the Love of Art, Adelphi University Youth Poetry Conference, school literary journal publisher College and major: Savannah College of Art and Design, fashion design

WALDORF SCHOOL OF GARDEN CITY, LUNA SPLENDORI Hometown:

WALDORF SCHOOL OF GARDEN CITY, LUNA SPLENDORI Hometown: Garden City GPA: 96.99 (unweighted) Activities: Summer Immersion Program, Girls Who Code, research intern, NYU GSTEM Program, student activist, Girls Fund of Long Island, student body president, student council representative College and major: University of Chicago, computer science

WALT WHITMAN HIGH SCHOOL, SHELBI WUSS Hometown: Huntington

WALT WHITMAN HIGH SCHOOL, SHELBI WUSS Hometown: Huntington GPA: 99.67 (weighted) Activities: Varsity soccer captain, winter and spring varsity track captain, AP Scholar with Distinction, News 12 Scholar Athlete, National Honor Society president, dual language Spanish experience, American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program surgeon general College and major: American University, chemistry, biochemistry

WALTER G. O'CONNELL COPIAGUE HIGH SCHOOL, TOMASZ SOLECKI

WALTER G. O'CONNELL COPIAGUE HIGH SCHOOL, TOMASZ SOLECKI Hometown: Copiague GPA: 103.53 (weighted) Activities: AP Scholar with Distinction, Quiz Bowl, National Honor Society, Treehuggers, Math team, DECA College and major: SUNY Oswego, economics, accounting

WANTAGH HIGH SCHOOL, GRACE SULLIVAN Hometown: Wantagh GPA:

WANTAGH HIGH SCHOOL, GRACE SULLIVAN Hometown: Wantagh GPA: 106.53 (weighted) Activities: National Merit Scholarship finalist, Harvard Book Award, National Honor Society vice president, Science Honor Society president, cross-country captain, track and field captain College and major: Washington and Lee University, biology, pre-medicine

WARD MELVILLE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, KIRTI NATH Hometown:

WARD MELVILLE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, KIRTI NATH Hometown: Setauket GPA: 106.33 (weighted) Activities: Science Olympiad captain, school newspaper editor-in-chief, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University research assistant, Simons Fellow, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society College and major: University of Pennsylvania, life sciences, management

W.C. MEPHAM HIGH SCHOOL, RACHEL JOZWIK Hometown: Merrick

W.C. MEPHAM HIGH SCHOOL, RACHEL JOZWIK Hometown: Merrick GPA: 100.56 (weighted) Activities: Regeneron Science Talent Search semifinalist, National Honor Society, Art Honor Society officer, Art Service Club, Science Honor Society, Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award, National Merit Scholarship finalist College and major: Johns Hopkins University, biology

WEST BABYLON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, CHRISTINA CAPOBIANCO Hometown:

WEST BABYLON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, CHRISTINA CAPOBIANCO Hometown: West Babylon GPA: 107.86 (weighted) Activities: Class treasurer, Girl Scouts of Suffolk County Gold Award, National Honor Society community service officer, Math Honor Society treasurer, Science Honor Society treasurer, Art Honor Society, International Club treasurer College and major: Binghamton University, biomedical engineering

WEST HEMPSTEAD HIGH SCHOOL, NATHANIEL VADUTHALA Hometown: West

WEST HEMPSTEAD HIGH SCHOOL, NATHANIEL VADUTHALA Hometown: West Hempstead GPA: 102.31 (weighted) Activities: National Honor Society co-president, Tri-M, National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, Key Club, student council, Molloy College Science Fair top 10 finalist, West Hempstead Quartet College and major: University of Notre Dame, mechanical engineering, applied math

WEST ISLIP HIGH SCHOOL, MADELEINE GAFFNEY Hometown: West

WEST ISLIP HIGH SCHOOL, MADELEINE GAFFNEY Hometown: West Islip GPA: 105.34 (weighted) Activities: Varsity kickline captain, National Honor Society vice president, peer tutor, wind ensemble, West Islip Thirst Project member, National English Honor Society, World Language Honor Society College and major: Quinnipiac University, entry-level master's in physician assistant

WESTBURY HIGH SCHOOL, JOSE ALVAREZ-CARCAMO Hometown: Westbury GPA:

WESTBURY HIGH SCHOOL, JOSE ALVAREZ-CARCAMO Hometown: Westbury GPA: 100.82 (weighted) Activities: National Honor Society, varsity track, Robotics team, SUNY Old Westbury STEP Program, Aeronautics Achievement Award, Spanish Honor Society, My Brother's Keeper Program College and major: Dartmouth College, liberal arts

WESTHAMPTON BEACH HIGH SCHOOL, ISABELLA PUSTOVIT Hometown: Quogue

WESTHAMPTON BEACH HIGH SCHOOL, ISABELLA PUSTOVIT Hometown: Quogue GPA: 100.5 (weighted) Activities: Quogue Wildlife Refuge, National Honor Society, AP International Diploma, Girl Up community leader, Foreign Language Honor Society, Mathematics Honor Society, Science Honor Society College and major: Georgetown University, international politics

WILLIAM FLOYD HIGH SCHOOL, STEVEN SHAW Hometown: Shirley

WILLIAM FLOYD HIGH SCHOOL, STEVEN SHAW Hometown: Shirley GPA: 103.2 (weighted) Activities: Key Club International Division 2 executive assistant, YMCA Youth and Government state commissioner of public safety, National Hispanic Recognition Program finalist, NYSCAME All-County band and orchestra, National Honor Society College and major: Duke University, economics, electrical and computer engineering

WYANDANCH MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL, JEFFERSON FONTAINE Hometown: Wyandanch

WYANDANCH MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL, JEFFERSON FONTAINE Hometown: Wyandanch GPA: 3.9 (weighted) Activities: Varsity track and field captain, varsity soccer captain, All-League varsity track and field, All-County varsity track and field, All-County varsity soccer College and major: Marywood University, aviation

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