The district would like to introduce the Bethpage High School Class of 2013 valedictorian and salutatorian. Thirteen years of hard work, determination and commitment to succeed have proven to be worth it all for Jessica Dabrowski and Nisha Shah. Their outstanding academic achievements have brought them to the forefront of their graduating class.
 
Valedictorian Jessica Dabrowski is no stranger to success. With a weighted average of more than 107, she is a member of the National Honor Society and was named both a National Merit Scholarship Commended Student and an AP Scholar with Honor. Jessica is a participant of the Long Island Ethics Bowl and Relay for Life, and tutors through the NHS. She is captain of the girls varsity swim team and works part-time as a lifeguard. The top-ranking senior is planning to major in chemistry at Tufts University this fall. “I took both Honors and AP Chemistry, and it just really clicked for me,” she shared of her decision. “I thought it was really interesting, and I find myself looking at all areas of life through a chemistry lens.” She also intends to play club rugby through the university.
 
Also with a weighted average well above 100, Nisha Shah will join Jessica at the top of this year’s class as salutatorian. This year alone she has been named a National Merit Scholarship Commended Student, an AP Scholar with Distinction and president of the student council. Nisha was also captain of the dance team and a member of the National Honor Society, National Thespian Society, Site-Based Committee, Ethics Debate Team, Drama Club, Philosophy Club, Marching Band and Athletes Helping Athletes. She served as captain of the varsity tennis team this year and was a nominee for the 2012 Nassau County Tournament. Nisha is also very active in her community, serving as team captain for Relay for Life and acting as president for the Community Outreach Responsibility Experience, in addition to numerous other activities. As a result of an AP Psychology course she took at the high school, she intends to major in psychology at Vassar College.
 
The district congratulates both Jessica and Nisha on this tremendous accomplishment.