Riverhead High School Class of 2017 valedictorian Kyle Gevinski, left and salutatorian Ian Moloney.

Class of 2017 Valedictorian KYLE GEVINSKI

Kyle has a weighted grade point average of 109.3556 and will be attending Brown University, where he plans to major in mechanical engineering.

ACADEMIC DISTINCTION AND HONORS
Kyle is the treasurer of the National Honor Society, as well as the president of the French National Foreign Language Honor Society. Throughout his time in high school, he has won multiple academic awards, including the Rensselaer Medal Award. As a junior, he was also awarded the title of AP Scholar with Distinction.

ATHLETICS AND OTHER CLUBS
Kyle has been a member of the varsity golf team since the ninth grade and became an all-league pole vaulter during his sophomore and junior years of high school. Since his freshman year, he has participated in many clubs, such as Robotics Club, Coding Club, and Math Club.

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND WORK EXPERIENCE
During the cold winter months, Kyle volunteers at Maureen’s Haven Homeless Shelter, organizing clothing donations. He has also tutored many of his peers in world history, trigonometry, and physics. As a freshman and sophomore, Kyle worked part-time at Harbes Family Farm in Jamesport. Along with a trip to the University of Notre Dame for an engineering program this past summer, Kyle worked at Phil’s Waterfront Bar and Grill as a food runner and dockhand.

PERSONAL STATEMENT
“Throughout these past four years, I’ve come to learn it is not all about the numbers, but more about the experiences. This difference between numbers and experiences is what creates the gap between a good education and an exceptional education. From the staff to the students, the people I’ve met at Riverhead High School have made an everlasting mark on me and this impact is what I cherish most about my education here.”

CLASS OF 2017 SALUTATORIAN IAN MOLONEY

Ian has a weighted grade point average of 107 and will be attending Stony Brook University, where he plans to major in electrical engineering.

ACADEMIC DISTINCTION AND HONORS
He has won multiple academic excellence awards and was named an AP Scholar with Distinction as a junior. He is a member of the National Honor Society and serves as a Latin officer in the National Foreign Language Honor Society

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
Ian has participated in the Riverhead High School jazz ensemble and pep band as an alto saxophonist and guitarist. Ian also participated on the varsity cross country team.

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Ian spends his weekends and summers working behind the counter at Strathmore Bagels Cafe-Deli, as well as tutoring his peers.

PERSONAL STATEMENT
“Passion is what drives all of our decisions. I believe that when I look back on my experiences later in life, I will see that the staff and my peers in Riverhead High School have helped me find my passion in the mathematics and science field. I am forever thankful and indebted.”

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