Meet Long Island's 2013 valedictorians, arranged in alphabetical order by school from Walter G. O'Connell-Wyandanch. To report errors or omissions, please call 631-843-4813.
ROBERT GIOIA, WALTER G. O’CONNELL COPIAGUE H.S.
Activities: National Honor Society, art club, varsity wrestling team
College and major: New Jersey Institute of Technology, game design, development and computer science
KELLY VAN O’LINDA, WANTAGH H.S.
Activities: Varsity softball team captain, academic team member, varsity tennis, Long Island Express fast-pitch softball team
College and major: Franklin and Marshall College, biology
KATHRYN BARNITT, WARD MELVILLE H.S.
Activities: Chamber orchestra, All State orchestra violin, National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society secretary, drama club, pit orchestra, school newspaper
College and major: William College, English
CONNOR GARET, WELLINGTON C. MEPHAM H.S.
Activities: Students Against Destructive Decisions president, varsity wrestling, physics olympics team, peer tutor, NYS Science Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Mathematics Honor Society
College and major: Duke University, biomedical engineering
WASIQ AHMAD, WEST BABYLON H.S.
Hometown: West Babylon
Activities: Science olympiad president and captain, math olympiad, drama club, quiz bowl president, DECA, mock trial captain, National Honor Society, choir, debate club vice president, tutor, Long Island Muslim Society student leader, mentor, NYSSMA Level 4 vocal participant, Long Island Muslim Society annual speech competition multiple time winner
College and major: Hofstra University, biology
CAROLINE MOYER-LAURIN, WEST HEMPSTEAD H.S.
Hometown: West Hempstead
Activities: National Honor Society president, varsity tennis team captain, varsity badminton team captain, Tri-M Music Honor Society, National Italian Honor Society, stage crew
College and major: Wesleyan University, biological sciences
JULIA FOOTE, WEST ISLIP H.S.
Hometown: West Islip
Activities: 2013 Intel Science Talent Search, varsity cross country track, varsity winter track and field, varsity spring track and field, National Honor Society, English Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society
College and major: Brown University, biology sciences
JULIAN MALLOY, WESTBURY H.S.
Activities: Spanish Honor Society, Explorers Club, National Honor Society, audio and visual club, Relay For Life, winter and spring philharmonic concerts, Winthrop-University Hospital volunteer, the Life Lutheran Church homework tutor for third- and fourth-graders
College and major: Binghamton University, mechanical engineering
NICASIA BEEBE-WANG, WESTHAMPTON BEACH H.S.
Activities: Key Club lieutenant governor, varsity quiz bowl captain, Brookhaven National Laboratory neuropsychoimaging group intern, rotary club, Gay-Straight Alliance
College and major: Harvard University, neuroscience
JAMIE BRENSILBER, HONOR STUDENT, THE WHEATLEY SCHOOL
Hometown: Old Westbury
Activities: Community action committee president, French club co-president, mock trial secretary, symphonic band, NYSSMA, pit orchestra, flute, piccolo, piano, National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, French Honor society, AP Scholar with Honor, peer leader, Kehilla Saturday program volunteer, Teen Lounge volunteer
College and major: Emory University, math and pre-law
LAMBERT CHU, HONOR STUDENT, THE WHEATLEY SCHOOL
Hometown: Old Westbury
Activities: Class of 2013 vice-president, National Honor Society president, robotics club president, mathletes team captain, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, varsity baseball team captain, peer leader, All State violinist, National Merit Scholarship recipient, Siemens National semi-finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction
College and major: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, engineering and business
ZHENG “JASON” LIN, WILLIAM FLOYD H.S.
Activities: Junior varsity tennis team co-captain, Key Club, robotics team spirit leader, science club, student government, varsity winter track, National Honor Society, AP Scholar with Distinction, All-County tennis player, Stony Brook University Hospital blood bank volunteer, swimming aid, library book buddies
College and major: Rutgers University, pre-medicine
ARTHUR PATRICK EVANDER FLOWERS, WYANDANCH MEMORIAL H.S.
Hometown: Wheatley Heights
Activities: Varsity football, Skills USA, National Technical Honor Society
College and major: Electrical Training Center of Long Island, engineering