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Meet the Class of 2010 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Kate Kerpen - Valedictorian

During Kate’s four years at Roslyn High School, she has impressed countless teachers, administrators and peers with her tremendous intellect, unwavering work ethic, and most importantly, her welcoming and friendly personality.  Not only has Kate enrolled in and completed the most rigorous academic program, but she has mastered all of the material and earned nearly perfect marks in all of her classes.  Beyond her academic achievement, Kate has immersed herself in volunteer work, independent research and many of the high school’s organizations.   

 

Kate is a four-year member of both the Medical Explorers Club and the Science Olympiad Team.  During her time on the Science Olympiad Team, Kate earned the position of captain in her sophomore, junior and senior years.  Outside of our school, Kate independently secured multiple clinical research opportunities at the North Shore/LIJ University hospital system both as a co-author and principal author on two studies on the effectiveness of TB testing among college-bound students and the geriatric population.  Kate’s research entitled, ìTuberculosis Skin Testing: Knowledge and Barriers of Physicians Providing Care to the College Bound Population,î was admitted for a poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Preventative Medicine in Washington, D.C. in February 2010.  Kate has definitely shown much initiative in creating opportunities for herself, and promise as a contributor to the medical field.

Kate has left a favorable impression on each and every faculty member with whom she has come in contact over the past four years.  Not only is Kate a motivated, dedicated and organized student, but her desire to achieve is dwarfed by her sincere desire to learn.   Roslyn High School wishes Kate the best as she begins her college career at the University of Pennsylvania.     

 

Max Rubin - Salutatorian

 

Max Rubin is one of the kindest and nicest people to ever step foot in Roslyn High School.  Max is a natural learner as well.  He comprehends, interprets, deduces and analyzes with such ease and speed that he amazes his peers, faculty and family.

Max is dedicated, compassionate and extremely motivated, which shows not only in what he has accomplished during the school day, but in his extracurricular endeavors as well.  Just one look at his personal profile and it’s evident that he has taken full advantage of his time in the last four years at Roslyn High School.  Some notable extracurricular accomplishments include President and Captain of the Chess Team, which he himself reinstated and revitalized;  a member of the Model Congress as well as the Math Team;  a very strong member of the Royal Crown Players, the Roslyn High School theatre program which produces two shows a year;  Vice President of the National Honor Society; and a member of the elite Challenge Team, which competes on a tri-state high school academic quiz show.  Max is also an AP Scholar with Honor as well as a member of the Foreign Language Honor Society.  This represents only a small portion of his accomplishments.

As one of the strongest seniors in this year’s graduating class, he has a grade point average and an SAT score that are nothing short of amazing.  His transcript and senior program are replete with Honors and Advanced Placement courses.  Max is a serious student, and an inquisitive young man able and eager to think “outside the box.”  He is capable of meeting the highest academic standards, and he is more than ready for the challenge of being a freshman at Princeton in the fall.