Top of Their Class

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Ward Melville High School seniors Jeffrey Michel and Ariel Leong have been named the Class of 2016 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.     

At Ward Melville, both students regularly shine in the classroom as dedicated scholars and are active members of the school community.
Jeffrey is the swim captain for Ward Melville’s swimming and diving team and is a member of the National Honor Society and National German Honor Society as well as president of the Model U.N. team. He also plays trumpet in the school’s wind ensemble.

Ariel is a member of the school’s award-winning Science Olympiad team, math team and environmental club. She plays on the building’s tennis team and plays violin in the school’s chamber orchestra.
Jeffrey will be studying engineering and German at Rice University and Ariel will be attending Stanford University.