Lynbrook High School seniors Ashley Roth and Kathryn Postiglione were recently selected as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Class of 2021. Despite the unprecedented school year, they have remained strong students who have achieved many academic accolades and have been valuable members of their high school community.
Both seniors have been enrolled in rigorous Advanced Placement courses during their high school careers. Due to their outstanding AP exam results, both have been named AP Scholars with Distinction. They are also outstanding leaders who have been highly regarded by their peers.
Ashley is the president of the National Honor Society and the Science National Honor Society. She also serves as the treasurer of the Math National Honor Society, co-leader of the school’s Women in STEM Club and is a valuable member of the school’s Mathletes team and the Science Olympiad team. Ashley has made a positive difference while involved in these various organizations. This ranges from initiating toy collections for local pediatric hospitals, to designing a new group tutoring experience for students to virtually review for their classes together during the pandemic. Aside from her involvement at Lynbrook High School, she has embraced her passion for dance and helping others by volunteering at Backyard Players & Friends, an organization that provides art-based classes for young adults with special needs.
Kathryn has followed her love of soccer and is the starting goalkeeper for the school’s varsity soccer team. Among her leadership roles, she serves as president of Science Olympiad, vice president of the Science National Honor Society and grade captain for Mathletes. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society and Women in STEM Club.
Outside of school, you can find Kathryn volunteering for e-NABLE and Canstruction. She creates 3D-printed prosthetic hands for e-NABLE, an online community, which then sends the prosthetic devices overseas to needy families in Central America and South America. Canstruction is a design/build competition and an all-volunteer public charity that involves children and adults in STEM and provides food to Long Island’s local food pantries. At Canstruction, teams are challenged to design elaborate sculptures out of containers of nonperishable goods. She helps break down the structures to facilitate the distribution of the nonperishables.
With their impressive high school achievements, Ashley and Kathryn are aiming high post-graduation. Ashley is still awaiting college decisions but plans to major in biology on a pre-medical track. After college she would like to attend medical school with the hopes of becoming a neurosurgeon. Kathryn is interested in pursuing a degree in engineering. During college, she also wants to continue to conduct research in astrophysics.
Congratulations, Ashley and Kathryn!