Lynbrook High School announces valedictorian and salutatorian

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Lynbrook High School is proud to announce that seniors Kate Chiuli and Nicholas Condoleo have been chosen as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Class of 2023. These outstanding students have gone above and beyond in several academic pursuits.

Chiuli, Lynbrook High School’s valedictorian who boasts an impressive grade point average of 104.72, takes pride in her role as the print editor in chief of Horizon, the school’s newspaper which is assembled by a team of student journalists. Horizon has been the recipient of many accolades from the Adelphi Press Day and Quill Awards, including Most Outstanding Newspaper for two years in a row. Horizon is a big part of Chiuli’s senior year as she took on her leadership role, and she said the work the team puts out is extremely rewarding and has boosted her love of writing. Chiuli, who has been playing the violin since second grade, is also the president of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. The Honor Society helped Chiuli hone her own skills, and now she helps younger students do the same through tutoring. They have also performed at events for the community, such as Cabaret Night. Outside of Lynbrook High School, Chiuli volunteers at the Tanglewood Preserve in Rockville Centre, where she helps care for the animals in their various exhibits. While she is not yet committed to a school after LHS, she hopes to study to become a veterinarian.

Condoleo, who has a GPA of 103.39, has taken an interest in science and math during his time in Lynbrook. Through the Science Research program, Condoleo worked over the summer at Hofstra University, where he completed his college-level research project. Taking a close look at hair fibers, Condoleo studied how protein can be extracted to affect the hair’s structure and bonds for potential cosmetic applications. In Science Olympiad and Mathletes, for which he is the captain, Condoleo expresses his competitive side through their various competitions against other Long Island teams. Condoleo also recently answered science-related trivia in the Science Bowl at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Additionally, Condoleo is a member of the Italian Club, which has helped him more effectively communicate with his grandparents, who are immigrants. Condoleo is not yet committed to a college but hopes to study biomedical engineering.

The district congratulates both seniors on this well-deserved achievement.

Date Added: 3/2/2023