With the Class of 2012 of New Hyde Park Memorial High School rapidly approaching graduation, the school has named the two seniors who will place the coda on the academic careers of its students.
Senior Geoffrey Lin and Parth Trivedi will deliver speeches at the school’s commencement exercises later this month as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.
Lin, described as quiet and soft spoken and yet strong in conviction and bold in character by the school, has made his mark on New Hyde Park Memorial High School by achieving all of the academic honors that our school can offer and more.
He has received the Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals, been inducted into the junior and Senior National Honor Societies, the Foreign Language Honor Society and was the recipient of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Award.
He is also a National Merit Commended Student and a College Board AP Scholar with Honors. Lin has been involved in the Mathletes, the Italian Club, the Red Cross club and he has been a teacher’s assistant for 4 years at a local enrichment center. He and the school’s service league have raised thousands of dollars to support a summer camp for children with cancer.
Lin was also a standout this year on the varsity volleyball team. He will attend The University of Pennsylvania in the fall.
This year's salutatorian, Trivedi is described as a diligent, hard working young man whose genuine enthusiasm for learning is matched only by his motivation to succeed.
He has the second highest average in the senior class and has earned a near perfect score on the ACT exam. Trivedi serves as the President of the National Senior Honor Society and has enjoyed being active in several extracurricular activities including Mathletes, the Service League and the Talented and Gifted Program.
He has represented New Hyde Park Memorial at the Nassau County Mathematics tournament, as the Captain of the Long Island Challenge team and participated in the Science Bowl. He also has enjoyed writing articles for the school newspaper and has spent time tutoring younger students.
Trivedi will attend Cornell University in the fall.