With prom and graduation being cornerstones of the high school experience, the Class of 2020 will be celebrating in untraditional ways that both showcase the abilities of technology, but also …
With prom and graduation being cornerstones of the high school experience, the Class of 2020 will be celebrating in untraditional ways that both showcase the abilities of technology, but also serve as a testament to the frailties of society at the moment. At the time of print, no plans for an end-of-year event have been finalized by Sayville school district, but administration has been working to keep the occasions special.
Valedictorians and salutatorians, who traditionally have been gifted the opportunity to address their fellow graduates, will likely not have the opportunity to deliver their speeches on sprawling lawns to a live audience, but this year’s exceptional young students have taken the time to acknowledge their unique communities and are steadfast in their plans for the future.
GPA: 106.1 (weighted)
College: Boston College
Most Influential Teacher: Despite plans to go into economics and finance, Dillon’s two most influential teachers have both helped him with his language skills. Mrs. Dashiell, who “helped [him] greatly with his college essay,” and Mrs. Bricker, who “helped me through my worst subject, Spanish.”
Hometown Pride: Although not considering himself a “standard Sayvillian,” Dillon feels his hometown “showed me that being different than the norm is alright.”
Future Plans: Refreshingly open to the college experience, Dillon is not focused on a specific major or minor, but hopes to find connections with clubs that involve ultimate frisbee or real estate investment.
GPA: 104.9 (weighted)
College: University of Michigan
Most Influential Teacher: “Honestly, I cannot name one teacher who was most influential over the course of my school years in Sayville,” said Flaumenhaft, who added, “I am so grateful to have had all of them.”
Hometown Pride: “As a varsity athlete, I have experienced the amazing support of the Sayville community... and the support of the Sayville community has never been stronger than it is now.”
Future Plans: The pandemic has proven to Flaumenhaft that “it has become even more evident that the world needs sports,” citing that “sports can have a huge impact on unity and healing for people.”