Salutatorian: Alexandra Gerin
A four-year member of the Principal’s High Honor Roll and an academic award winner in various disciplines, has demonstrated a high aptitude for her studies to go with a wide collection of interests in singing, sports and service. For her numerous achievements, talents and accomplishments, this top-ranking senior has been named the Class of 2012 Salutatorian.
“Whenever I meet with Alexandra, I know that it will be entertaining and insightful,” said Glen Cove Coordinator of PPS Mike Tweed. “She has all of the right tools to be successful in life, along with a great attitude, full of optimism and spunk.”
This includes winning the Class of 2012 Most Versatile Student Award. As the senior class’s second-ranked student, Alexandra has won awards for excellence in AP World History, U.S. History, English, Italian (II and III) and Math B Honors, with an achievement award in Global History. She is a three-year member of the National Honor Society, having served as secretary this year.
Other leadership roles include serving as vice president of the Student Senate and secretary of DECA. She has participated in the National Youth Leadership Conference and has a long resume of community activism and volunteerism, including participation in the Glen Cove CARES Tennis Fundraiser and Morgan Walk, the Glen Cove Senior Center Intergenerational Ball, Relay for Life and the Any Soldier Program at the Glen Cove Library.
A three-year member of the award-winning GCHS Select Chorale, Alexandra was Alto II section leader this past year for a group that was lauded at the American Chorale Directors Association and has graced many a big stage, including Citi Field. She is a successful multi-sport athlete as well. Playing varsity tennis since the eighth grade, she has achieved All-County and All-Conference status for many years and served as varsity tennis captain for the last three years, most recently winning the team MVP award
Alexandra also captained the varsity girls lacrosse and winter track teams this year and has achieved All-County, All-Conference and All-American status in girls lacrosse. She has expanded her tennis prowess to the community, serving as a tennis trainer at Glen Head Racquet Club.
“I am not sure if her determination is fueled by perfectionism or just a will to be successful, but Alex is never afraid of trying,” said Mr. Tweed. “She is a well-rounded student that is humble about all of her achievements.”
Alexandra will attend Binghamton University this fall, where she will study education.