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2016 Bellport High School Commencement

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Class of 2016

Erin Berja, is the Bellport High School 2016 valedictorian, with an overall weighted average of 102.77. She has followed a rigorous academic program consisting of 19 Honors and Advanced Placement courses, accomplishing a 2200 on the SAT and an 35 out of 36 on the ACT. She is also the Bellport High School Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recipient.
Erin moved to Bellport six years ago from her home in Marikina City in the Philippines, and over the past few years, has come to embrace the changes that confronted her. Since then, she has welcomed the generous opportunities that the Bellport community offers. Erin is an exemplary member of the National Honor Society, the Math Honor Society, and is Co-President of the Science Honor Society. She has been the CFO of Bellport High School’s Virtual Enterprise Company, Savor the Flavor Specialty Foods, Vice President of Math Team, and Secretary of Science Bowl and Key Club. She has also been involved in the Center of Excellence Cultural Club, Future Business Leaders of America, and Model UN.
What Erin enjoyed the most during her time in Bellport was volunteering in the community. She has regularly tutored students in math for all four years of high school, and has spent her time volunteering with Glamour Girls, the Bellport Boys and Girls Club, Art Festivals, and the Brookhaven National Laboratory.
In the fall, Erin will be attending Tufts University and is looking forward to participating in study abroad programs. She is interested in artificial intelligence, human cognition, and social justice, and is planning on double majoring in Cognitive and Brain Sciences and Sociology.

Salutatorian
Class of 2016

James Jankowski, is the salutatorian for the Class of 2016. He is graduating with a weighted GPA of 100.05. Jimmy has taken 11 AP courses throughout his high school career while playing both Varsity soccer and baseball since the 10th grade. This year he served as captain of the Varsity soccer team. Jimmy is also active in extracurricular activities, participating in Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Math Team, Athletes Helping Others, and assisting with the Special Olympics held at Bellport High School this past May.
Jimmy is a member of multiple honor societies, including the Senior National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, and Tri-M Music Honor Society. He was a winner of the Suffolk Zone Award for outstanding athletic achievement, and was nominated for the Dellacave Award given to the Suffolk County male and female student-athletes of the year. Outside of school, Jimmy is the chairman of the South Bays Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.
Jimmy will be attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the fall, majoring in biomedical engineering as well as playing baseball. He hopes to use his degree to help those facing daunting medical conditions.

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