Class of 2016 Val and Sal

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During the school’s annual senior awards ceremony on May 24, Harborfields High School Principal Dr. Rory Manning announced that Sabrina Qi and Trevor Jones were respectively the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Harborfields graduating Class of 2016.

Along with her designation of valedictorian, Qi was named a scholar in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program; she received the National School Development Council Academic Growth & Student Leadership Award and was presented the Daughters of American Revolution Good Citizenship Award. Dedicated to her academics during her senior year, she is enrolled in six Advanced Placement courses and one college-level language class. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Global Justice Club and science research club, which afforded her the opportunity to present her research at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

In addition to her school commitments, Qi dances with the Lynch School of Ballet in Huntington. Since the age of 3, she has dedicated her time to perfecting her talent and plans to continue dancing as an extracurricular activity in college. Qi will attend Duke University in the fall with plans of majoring in biomedical engineering and biophysics.

“I think Harborfields has truly prepared me for the future with all the classes I have taken,” said Qi. “As long as you take the classes that you are interested in, the teacher will prepare you for what you want to study in college.”
   
As an active member of his school community, Jones is also enrolled in six Advanced Placement courses and is the class president. Among his high school experiences, he interned for Congressman Steve Israel, worked at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and North Shore-LIJ to conduct medical research and served as the student representative at the board of education business meetings. Furthering his educational career, Jones will attend Boston College on a full scholarship with plans to major in biology or public policy.

“I am going to miss the community,” said Jones. “The classes and teachers are great, but at the end of the day, what I am going to miss most are my peers, my friends and the environment we have here.”