Top of the Class: Alexandra Kapilian and Paige Rogoff Named LBHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian

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Long Beach High School is pleased to announce Alexandra Kapilian and Paige Rogoff as Class of 2016 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

Both students have demonstrated academic excellence as International Baccalaureate Diploma Program candidates, National Honor Society members, have participated in IB and Advanced Placement courses and various other initiatives both in and out of the classroom.

Alexandra, who is focusing her IB extended essay on the challenges faced by women as displayed by a selection of Wendy Wasserstein plays, serves as co-founder and co-president of Mathletes, contributes to high school’s “The Morning Show” broadcast, participates in the Columbia Science Honors Program and has won awards for her science research. She was recently identified as a semifinalist in the Coca Cola Scholars Program.

In addition to these achievements, Alexandra has earned prestige as a talented and involved musician. The Long Island Arts Alliance recognized her as a Scholar Artist in music and she was accepted to the New York State Summer School of the Arts as well as several All-State and All-County ensembles for bassoon and vocals. Alexandra also serves as Tri-M Music Honor Society’s vice president for community service and drum major for the marching band.

Paige has participated in Student Organization and Yearbook Club, and is also involved with the Long Beach Polar Bears Foundation and Michelle O’Neill Foundation. Her IB extended essay concentrates on affirmative action.

A member of the girls varsity volleyball, basketball and lacrosse teams, Paige displays exemplary levels of sportsmanship, leadership and athletic skill. She was recognized as a Wendy’s High School Heisman Award winner earlier this year and was previously named a Scholar/Athlete by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Paige is also a member of Athletes Helping Athletes.