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RHS Salutatorian, Valedictorian

Jennifer Godman and Matthew Forrest have been named, respectively, as the salutatorian and valedictorian for the Roslyn High School Class of 2013. The following are profiles of both students.


Jennifer Godman

Jennifer Godman is an accomplished student and debater who has earned the distinction of salutatorian of her class graduating from Roslyn High School this June.     

Jennifer has not only excelled in her studies in the most rigorous academic program offered at the high school, but she has also impressed her teachers with her curious intellect and her thorough preparedness for each and every class. 

To compliment her studies, Jennifer immersed herself in the extracurricular culture at Roslyn High School with the Forensic Speech and Debate team as well as the Hilltop Beacon newspaper.  As she grew, so did her responsibilities in these organizations leading her to serve as Congress captain and head editor of Print of each organization, respectively, during her senior year.  

As a forward thinking young woman, Jennifer has taken her role as a leader in the organizations to mean heading the team this year as well as mentoring underclassman to assume leadership positions in the organizations the following year to ensure continued success.

Jennifer has nurtured a passion for history, political science and international relations during her high school career and plans to continue to pursue these disciplines at the University of Pennsylvania this fall.           


Matthew Forrest

Matthew Forrest, Roslyn High School’s 2013 valedictorian and National Merit finalist, is a true intellect in every sense of the word.  

He is a board member and treasurer of the Math team, co-captain of the Science Olympiad team, National Honor Society and Foreign Language Honor Society member, and AP Scholar with Distinction.  

Possessing a genuine interest in medical research, he has been an integral participant in our research program, submitting his work to Siemens and Intel this year, as well as the Long Island Science Congress and the Long Island Science & Engineering Fair.  

He has spent countless hours as an intern at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, investigating various studies that will surely aid the medical community in years to come.

Moreover, as a humanitarian, he has given freely of his time actively volunteering to worthwhile causes in the community, such as SIBS Place and Relay for Life, and working with children with special needs.  Matthew is looking forward to attending Columbia University this fall.