Locust Valley High School is proud to announce that Nicholas Chisari and Rebecca Finke have been named Class of 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. 

Nicholas is an AP Scholar with Honor and an IB Diploma candidate, taking a total of 22 IB and AP courses. He has earned a grade point average of 107.87 while taking these rigorous courses. 

An overall high achiever, Nicholas’ strength is in science and math. He completed all the Regents requirements in those subjects before starting high school, while earning a perfect score on the Algebra II Regents. Wanting to challenge himself further, he paved the way for new courses that were not previously offered at the high school. He is one of only three students to take Multivariable Calculus.

Nicholas is a member of the National Honor Society and has participated in the Science Research program. He has a great mind for inquiry-based research and has participated in several science research competitions. He is also a scholar-athlete on the bowling and tennis teams and an accomplished sailor as a member of Team USA, sailing all over the United States and abroad.

Rebecca Finke is also an AP Scholar with Honor and an IB Diploma candidate and has completed 14 AP and IB courses, with a grade point average of 107.75. She has achieved mastery in mathematics and science and will earn an Advanced Regents Diploma with honors.

Rebecca is a true leader in the school community. She has been a member of Student Government since freshman year, and every year of high school she has held a position as an officer. She is president of the Book Club and was elected the most valuable delegate in Model UN Club.

A well-rounded young woman, Rebecca is also a leader on the fields as a three-sport athlete, serving as captain of the varsity volleyball and basketball teams. Rebecca was one of only a few student-athletes to join the varsity lacrosse team as a sophomore and played on the varsity volleyball team all four years of high school.

Congratulations to Nicholas and Rebecca on these outstanding achievements.