Warwick Valley High School (WVHS) announces its Class of 2018 valedictorian, Jack Schenkman, and salutatorian, Jacqueline Grundfast.
Jack Schenkman will attend Princeton University this fall, where he will study computer science. Jack is president of the Senior Class, president of the Student Senate, and the student Board member of the Warwick Historical Society.
For the past four years Jack has played soccer on the WVHS team. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the Orange County Academic League and Mu Alpha Theta, the mathematics honor society.
Since his sophomore year, Jack has participated in the Science Research Program, conducting original research on data compression. He also volunteers at the Hope Chest Thrift Shop in Warwick.
Jacqueline Grundfast will attend the Commonwealth Honors College at UMass this fall in Amherst, MA. She will major in astrophysical sciences and then plans to continue her education in graduate school.
Jacqueline is president and founder of the Warwick Valley Astronomy Club, earning a grant to enrich district STEM programs to help younger students foster a love for science. She has completed a three-year science research program studying extra-solar planets and was a winner of the Mars Generation 24under24 global science competition.
Jacqueline was the girls’ varsity tennis captain and first singles player for three years, qualifying for states and she played on a USTA team. She has volunteered more than 100 community service hours mentoring children and fundraising for her school district. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.
Every summer, Jacqueline teaches children tennis and enjoys tutoring during the year most days after school.