Thursday, February 21, 2013
Staples Names Top Scholars for June Graduation
Graduation is still four months away for seniors at Westport’s Staples High School, but they already know who will be class valedictorian and salutatorian.
Inklings, the school newspaper, reported that Madeline Seidman was informed last week that she will be valedictorian. She will be the first female to get the honor since Mariel Goddu in 2007.
“I was so happy I started crying a little bit,” Seidman said, according to the newspaper. “Then I asked if I could still sing with the choir at graduation after I make my speech.”
Robert DeLuca was told he earned the No. 2 ranking, crowning him the 2013 salutatorian. DeLuca will give a speech the night before graduation, at the class’s Baccalaureate service.
“I was shocked and really kind of amazed,” DeLuca told Inklings. “I pretty much went around laughing at everything for the next 30 minutes, and I had no idea who to tell or how to tell people.”
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