Class of 2024 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Named
Angelina Ayoubi was nervous when she was called to the main office unexpectedly during class. She felt better when she found fellow senior Anthony Fusco waiting there as well.
“It’s always nice to have a friend to walk into the unknown with,” said Angelina.
In the office, they were greeted by applause from administrators, who announced that Angelina is the valedictorian of the class of 2024, and Anthony Fusco is the salutatorian.
“Sometimes the unknown can be pretty cool,” said Angelina. “I am pleasantly surprised. These past four years I’ve just focused on doing my best and enjoying learning. I’ve found the words, ‘You deserve it,’ to be the most hard-hitting,” she added about the reaction she’s received from her new title.
Along with four years of hard work, setting and meeting goals academically, Angelina has also played many sports including tennis, swimming, running, and kickboxing. She also enjoys chess and writing. After graduation, she plans to attend college and study biomedical engineering and neuroscience.
“My plan is to apply myself, have a good time, go to medical school, and do science research throughout and after.”
Anthony Fusco said, “The announcement came as a shock. I was ecstatic to hear I was named salutatorian. It feels great to know all my hard work is being recognized.”
Anthony spends his time outside of school composing contemporary choir music and writing lyrics. He plays multiple instruments, including the euphonium, trombone, tuba, and piano. He’s also a vocalist and enjoys performing. He hasn’t committed to a college yet but hopes to study music and political science somewhere in the Northeast.
After the announcement, Anthony was congratulated by teachers, friends, and family. “It’s been a great opportunity for me to share how grateful I am for them and how they’ve helped me get to this point with all their love and support.”