Kings Park High School Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Written By: KPN - May• 15•17

Congratulations to Kings Park High School Class of 2017 Valedictorian Anjali Verma and Salutatorian Joseph Ribaudo.

Anjali Verma will be graduating with a cumulative weighted average of 105.98.  She serves as President of Science Olympiad, Student Leader of the Kings Park Chamber Orchestra, Vice-President of Model U.N. and Vice-President of the Independent Science Research Club.  She is a three-season athlete participating in the Cross-Country, Winter Track, and Spring Track teams.  For the past year, Anjali conducted research under the mentorship of Dr. James Dilger, volunteering in his lab to investigate a safer alternative to opioid pain medications.   She has been recognized as a Coca-Cola Scholar, a National Merit Scholar, a Presidential Scholars Program Nominee, and was a 3rd Place Finalist at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair in the Computational Biology category.  Anjali will be attending Columbia University next year, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

Joseph Ribaudo will be graduating with a cumulative weighted average of 105.89.  He is part of ISR, Model UN, Varsity Golf, Science Olympiad, Math team, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Trivia team and the Business DECA program.  He recently joined the business club DECA program this year.  He qualified as second at states to go to internationals in Anaheim, California.  He also competed with his research project in the JSHS and LISEF science competitions.  Joseph was a semi-finalist in JSHS and he took second in Long Island at LISEF.  He also received the National Hispanic Scholar award, which is given to the top 2000 Hispanics in the nation.  He also teaches religion twice a week at St. Joseph’s Parish.  Joseph will be attending Yale next year, double majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Economics.

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