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NHS Announces Class of 2022 Demi-Decile Students



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UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect the proper spelling of the names of two students.

Newtown High School’s top demi-decile students for the Class of 2022 were announced at the school on May 16. The class’s valedictorian and salutatorian were also announced.

NHS Principal Dr Kimberly Longobucco gathered the students available for the announcement in the school's main office for the announcement.

Longobucco explained being in the top demi-decile of the graduating class means the students earned grade point averages to rank them in the top 5%. She shared her "congratulations" and said it was "a huge accomplishment."

The students then gathered in the lobby to take a photo.

Longobucco shared that the students will be celebrated at an upcoming Board of Education meeting and they will be highlighted at the school's graduation ceremony.

The valedictorian was announced as Cate Fischer and the salutatorian is Amanda Lauren Stowe. Other members of the Class of 2022 demi-decile, announced in alphabetical order are Rachel Gita Arena, Brian Nicholas Garten, Sean Kenny, Norah Kolb, Elliot James Lurie, Juan Jose Mendez, Naha Nawaz, Benjamin Ochs, Jeremy Dale Pankow, Christina Savo, Samuel Paul Staubly, Aidan Waaler, Jasper Davis White, Jordan Helena Wittmer, and Andy Zhang.

Education Editor Eliza Hallabeck can be reached at eliza@thebee.com.

With NHS Principal Dr Kimberly Longobucco, right, members of the top demi-decile students of NHS’s Class of 2022, stand in random order. From left are Aidan Waaler, Samuel Paul Staubly, Elliot James Lurie, Jasper Davis White, Andy Zhang, Brian Nicholas Garten, Jeremy Dale Pankow, Juan Jose Mendez, Benjamin Ochs, Rachel Gita Arena, Amanda Lauren Stowe, Jordan Helena Wittmer, Naha Nawaz, Norah Kolb, Cate Fischer, Christina Savo, and Sean Kenny. —Bee Photo, Hallabeck
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