Congratulations to the Lynbrook High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian!

A)	Lynbrook High School Valedictorian Emma Ward thumbnail218657
B)	Lynbrook High School Salutatorian Rachel Edelstein thumbnail218658
Lynbrook High School seniors Emma Ward and Rachel Edelstein were selected as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Class of 2022. These outstanding students have made strides in the classroom while also having an impact on the larger Lynbrook community.

Ward, Lynbrook High School’s valedictorian who carries an impressive grade point average of 104.68, has spearheaded several philanthropic pursuits, such as being a founder of the SCOPE Club, which has raised more than $13,000 to help send underprivileged children to summer camp. Ward is the vice president of the student government and the president of the school’s Key Club, which has also been the host of several fundraisers. Through her community service, Ward received a Key Club Service Award and a Community Service Award from the Kiwanis of Five Towns. She is the managing editor for the school newspaper, Horizon, which this year won a Most Outstanding Newspaper award. She also enjoyed competing alongside her tennis team to become conference champions. Ward, an AP Scholar with Distinction, will attend Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

Edelstein, who has a GPA of 104.62, has also been an impactful leader in the community. Edelstein is the student representative for the Lynbrook SEPTA and has been an advocate for students with disabilities. She is an active member of the music department as a performer in the marching band, wind ensemble, jazz band, orchestra and the mixed, concert and show choirs. As the president of the Tri-M Honor Society, Edelstein has tutored younger students and helped the high school host the program’s competition. She is a founding member of the school’s Diversity Council, a Mathletes competitor and is a member of the high school’s Women in STEM Club. She will attend Princeton University in the fall.

Both Ward and Edelstein can be found throughout the community consistently devoting time to help others. Ward volunteers at Sulam Long Island, a Hebrew school for Jewish children, and helped residents schedule vaccination appointments and kept the community clean through an extended internship for New York State Sen. Todd Kaminsky. When she isn’t performing with the Drama Club or practicing tapdancing, Edelstein volunteers at the East Rockaway Public Library. The Lynbrook Public Schools congratulates both seniors on this well-deserved achievement.

Date Added: 6/10/2022