It takes a village — or at least the support of family, friends and teachers — to raise a student to the top of their class.
That’s according to Rose Karvandi and Katryna Dukehart, the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Somers High School Class of 2019.
Karvandi said she became valedictorian by “working hard and the support of my friends and family,” particularly Dukehart. Dukehart agreed, saying she was helped along the way by “my teachers and parents, and Rose too.”
Karvandi plans to attend the University of Connecticut on a premed track. Dukehart plans to attend Bowdoin College and study neuroscience on a premed track.
East Windsor High School Graduation will be at 6 p.m. June 18 at Maneeley’s Banquet and Catering in South Windsor. The names of the valedictorian and salutatorian will be announced in June, close to the time of graduation.
Ellington High School Graduation will be at 6 p.m. June 14 on the athletic field. In case of inclement weather, it will be moved inside. The names of the valedictorian and salutatorian had not been announced at press time.
Enfield High School Graduation will be at 7 p.m. June 18 at the school. It will be held outside, weather permitting. The valedictorian is Hanna Phelps. The salutatorian is Aaron Longo.
Rockville High SchoolGraduation will be held at 6 p.m. June 12 at the school. Hebatalla Mohamed is the valedictorian. She plans to attend Harvard University, majoring in international relations/human rights in pursuit of a Law degree. The salutatorian is Julia Somma, who plans to attend the University of Connecticut, majoring in biomedical engineering.
Somers High School Graduation will be held at 6 p.m. June 12 in the school gymnasium.
Stafford High School Graduation will be held at 6 p.m. June 13 at the school. The valedictorian is Jeffrey Michael Kology. He plans to attend the University of Connecticut, majoring in actuarial science. The Salutatorian is Luis Miranda Medeiros Jr. He plans to attend UConn, majoring in chemical engineering.
Suffield High School Graduation will be held at 9:30 a.m. June 15 on the Ted Beneski Field. The rain date is 1 p.m. June 16 on the field. The valedictorian is Ziad Hassan. The salutatorian is Rabi Zulfiquar.
Windsor Locks High School Graduation will be held at 6 p.m. June 14 on the football field. The valedictorian is Shivani Bhut. She plans to attend Brandeis University and major in biology and neuroscience. The salutatorian is Esther Nguyen. She plans to attend the University of Connecticut and study pre-pharmacy.