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Shoreham-Wading River HS names top students

From left, Shoreham-Wading River High School Principal Frank Pugliese, Board of Education President Robert Rose, salutatorian Calvin Schmalzle, valedictorian Christian Wesselborg and Superintendent of Schools Gerard Poole. Courtesy photo: SWRCSD

Shoreham-Wading River High School introduced the top academic students of the Class of 2018 to the board of education at its last meeting.

Christian Wesselborg os valedictorian and Calvin Schmalzle is salutatorian of the graduating class.  High School Principal Frank Pugliese recited the impressive academic, athletic, musical and community accomplishments of both students and congratulated them on their future college studies. Wesselborg will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to major in biology and Schmalzle has enrolled at Clarkson University to study engineering.

Pugliese then alphabetically listed the students in the top 10 percent of the Class of 2018, noting that often a difference of a few hundredths of a point is what defines the top students, and he wanted to be certain they were all publicly recognized. The following students are in the top 10 percent of the Class of 2018:

Rikkimarie Alessi, Keyi Chen, William Christine, Jacqueline Colalillo, Victoria Coman, Jillian Dinowitz, Valerie Facini, Jenna Friedman, Kyra Gately, Julia Green, Emily Lynn Hassid, Raymond LaPorte, Michelle Maloney, Alexandra Meli, Emily Niski, Cheyenne Roth, Kendall Sicari, Sarah Tedesco, Amanda Tepper

Flanked by Shoreham-Wading River High School Principal Frank Pugliese (L) and Superintendent of Schools Gerard Poole (R), Board of Education members congratulated several of the top 10 percent of the Shoreham-Wading River High School Class of 2018. Courtesy photo: SWRCSD

Superintendent of Schools Gerard Poole congratulated the students and presented each one with an SWR School District commemorative pin.

Source: Press release issued by Shoreham-Wading River School District dated June 7, 2018.

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