The district is proud to congratulate and recognize the Class of 2021 valedictorians and salutatorians. These students have demonstrated extraordinary skills, talents, determination and capacity for learning throughout their high school careers.
Central High School
Valedictorian – Peace Oloko
Peace carries a 108.9 GPA. She is currently involved in the Student Council, SADD and YOLO club, Eagle Connection and is the vice president of the National Honor Society. In previous years, she was also treasurer of the Japanese Club, vice president of the Chem Club, and a member of the school varsity girls tennis team, Central Medical Leaders, Future Business Leasers of America, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Treble Choir and more. She plans to attend University of Pennsylvania with a QuestBridge Scholarship.
Salutatorian – Mary Chong
Mary carries a 107.4 GPA. She is currently the treasurer for the Class of 2021, vice president of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, treasurer for the National Honor Society, and member of the Peer Mentors and school’s varsity girls tennis team. In previous years, she was the treasurer for Future Business Leasers of America, a member of the VideoTech Club and more. She will be attending CUNY Hunter College in the fall and will be in the school’s Nursing Scholars Program.
North High School
Valedictorian – Sumaiya Ramsaroop
Sumaiya has a 110.5 GPA. She has participated in several extracurricular activities, including vice president of the Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, English Honor Society, Rho Kappa Honor Society, Language Honor Society, Ecology Club, Student Council, Black Student Union and more. She also received national honors as a member of the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society and achieving the National AP Scholar. Sumaiya will attend Brown University in the fall.
Salutatorian – Alexandra Wells
Alexandra carries a 110.3 GPA. She is the president of the National Science Honor Society and chairperson of the Spartan Mini-THON. She is also a member of the Student Peer Organization, the Ecology Club, the National Honor Society, National Math Honor Society, Language Honor Society, English Honor Society and more. Alexandra also participated in other extracurricular activities including the girls varsity girls soccer, winter track and spring track teams. She will attend University of Georgia in the fall.
South High School
Valedictorian – Amrit Pabla
Amrit has a 109.4 GPA. She has participated in several extracurricular activities, including the Science Honor Society, the National Junior Honor Society, president of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Language Honor Society, History Honor Society, vice president of the Key Club, Student Government and more. Amrit is also a National AP Scholar with Distinction, AP Capstone Diploma, and Semifinalist at Junior Sciences and Humanities Symposia. She will be attending Macaulay Honors at Queens College in the fall.
Salutatorian – Zhi Lin
Zhi has a 108.6 GPA. He’s part of several organizations, including the National Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Math Honor Society and History Honor Society. He was also a National AP Scholar. In addition, he was also part of the School Wind Ensemble, School Pit Orchestra, District Band and Orchestra, Nassau All County Band, Long Island University Festival Band, New York All State Symphonic Band and New York All State Wind Ensemble. Zhi will be attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the fall.