LHS Announces Valedictorian and Salutatorian

LHS Proudly Announces Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Posted on 05/31/2018
Longwood High School Announces 2018 Valedictorian and SalutatorianLongwood High School is proud to announce Matthew Gries and Alyssa Arbuiso as the Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively.
Finishing at the top of his class, Matthew will study Computer Science at Northeastern University. He is a vital member of the Robotics team, Quiz Bowl, Science Olympiads, and has earned the American Chemical Society Award and the American Association of Physics Teachers Award. Matthew was named a commended student for the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Corporation. He serves as secretary for the Tri-M Music Honor Society, and is an active participant in the Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pit Orchestra, and competes in NYSSMA, SCMEA All-County and All-State for the Tuba. 

Alyssa is receiving her Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with honors in mastery in math and science.  She has earned numerous Exceptional Academic Achievement Awards, the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, New York State Senate Youth Leadership Certificate, and the National Merit Scholarship.  A talented student-actor, Alyssa has been cast in numerous leading roles in school musicals and plays and earned a Teeny Award for her role in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  This past fall, she was designated Newsday’s Long Island Scholar Artist for Musical Theater.  Alyssa will attend The University of Notre Dame as Biochemistry major in the Glynn Family Honors program.

“Both Matthew and Alyssa have earned top honors in their class through their outstanding commitment to academic excellence,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael R. Lonergan.  “They serve as excellent role models and leaders for their peers.  We are extremely proud of their accomplishments and wish them well in their future endeavors.”
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