Harborfields Valedictorian & Salutatorian
Harborfields Central School District is pleased to name Bridget Greene as the Class of 2012 Valedictorian and Cyril Danielkutty as Class Salutatorian.
Throughout her academic career, Brideget Greene has worked diligently to demonstrate the characteristics of the Harborfields “Tradition of Excellence.” It is with great pride that the district recognizes her achievements.
With success in all areas academic, athletic and social, Bridget Greene is the picture of Harborfields success. She boasts an impressive 106.57 grade point average, indicative of the level of commitment she has for all that she does. Whether singing with the jazz vocal ensemble or playing her violin with the school’s string orchestra and chamber orchestra, Greene dedicates herself to her craft. No stranger to leadership, she serves as the president of the National Honor Society, Harborfields High School senior class, the Harborfields Athletic Council and La Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, as well as the captain of the varsity lacrosse and volleyball teams she plays on.
A talented student, Greene received numerous honors and awards including National Merit Scholarship Finalist and AP Scholar with Distinction, and was the recipient of the Scholarship for Academic Excellence from the New York State Board of Regents. Athletically, she has been recognized as an All-County player for Suffolk County, a United States Lacrosse Academic All-American player and a News 12 Long Island Scholar Athlete.
When she is not taking part in one of her many school activities, Greene volunteers her time as an assistant coach of the Harborfields Lacrosse Cluband a junior volunteer at Huntington Hospital. As a participant in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Project Nicaragua Mission, she and other students helped raise over $30,000 to support the rural village of Amatitan, Nicaragua, where Greene served as a translator and helped to build homes and refurbish schools.
With dreams of working with the state department and the United Nations to improve relations between the United States and Latin America, Greene will be attending Columbia University in the fall where she will study political science and economics and minor in Hispanic studies. “I have always been interested in global politics, but my experience in Nicaragua made me aware of the growth and development opportunities in the area and I would love to be a part of it,” remarked Greene. “I am so grateful for all of the opportunities afforded to me at Harborfields, and for the support from the district faculty and staff who have motivated and inspired me. Together with my amazing family and friends, they have helped shape me into the person I am today. “
DanielKutty who was named salutatorian also has an impressive record. Since entering the Harborfields Central School District in third grade, Cyril has worked to achieve an exemplary level of academic success. The district is proud to recognize his hard work and accomplishments.
Danielkutty is an AP Scholar with Distinction, a National Merit Scholarship Finalist and the recipient of the Suffolk County Science Teachers Association (SCSTA) Outstanding Senior in Science Award. His love of math and science has led the captain of the Mathletes A-team to also be named high scorer in the Suffolk County Math Teachers Association (SCMTA) Senior High Math League and receive a rating of fourth place overall in the SCMTA math contest.
Danielkutty is involved in many Harborfields High School activities. He is the treasurer of his senior class as well of the Model United Nations Club and National Honor Society. He is the co-founder of the Science and Engineering Club and a member of the Academic Team, Mock Trial, Quiz Bowl Team and Tri-M Music Honor Society for playing the flute.
When he is not in school, he enjoys volunteering at the Carillon Nursing Home, performing at NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Solo Festivals, attending Vacation Bible School, playing ultimate frisbee and working as an intern at the Dolan DNA Learning Center in Cold Spring Harbor. Danielkutty will be attending Stony Brook University Honors College in the fall to study bio-medical engineering on a pre-medicine track.
“I’ve always found what doctors do to be amazing,” remarked Danielkutty. “Now I will be a part of a program that will allow me the chance to explore various research opportunities and pursue my interests in math and science while moving in the direction of my goal of becoming a doctor.” He went on to say, “I will miss the feeling of being a part of the Harborfields family. I will always be grateful to the district and all of my teachers for the support and opportunities they offered me. I am hoping that I will find a similar ‘family-like’ feeling within the Honors College.”
By Alison DeMaria