Valedictorian and salutatorian lauded at Mineola High School

Valedictorian and salutatorian lauded at Mineola High School
Katherine Ahn (left) and Alvin Tsai (right). (Photos courtesy of the Mineola Union Free School District)

Mineola High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2022 are Alvin Tsai and Katherine Ahn, respectively.

Tsai is regarded as a dedicated student with a commendable work ethic. He has excelled in his classes and has been enrolled in various AP and college-level courses. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Science Honor Society. Due to his success on the Preliminary SAT, he was recognized as a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Tsai is the founder and president of both the Coding Club and the Computer Honor Society, as well as president of the school’s Mathletes team. He is also a talented swimmer, competing with the Long Island Aquatic Club since January 2013. He competed twice at the NCSA Junior National Championships and was honored by USA Swimming for being a nationally ranked age group swimmer (sixth in the 50 free and eighth in the 100 free). In the summer months, Tsai has traveled to his parents’ home country of Taiwan to teach young students English. He will be attending MIT in the fall for computer science.

Ahn is known as a scholar and a true role model for her peers. Throughout her time at Mineola High School, she has pursued courses in her areas of interest, such as Computer Science, Math and Science, and has taken multiple AP classes. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and the Computer Science Honor Society. Ahn is active in the Environmental Club, Mathletes, Coding Club and Robotics. She is also a member of the cross-country team. Additionally, Ahn has found a passion in tutoring her fellow peers at the district’s Student Service Center. Outside of school, she dedicates her time to her church and working with youth. Ahn works with younger parishioners to plan activities and fundraisers that lead up to their annual missionary trip to Honduras. Through this experience, she has dedicated her time to teach English at a Christian school. She plans to attend Northeastern University and major in computer science and behavioral neuroscience.

Congratulations to both students on this tremendous achievement. The district wishes them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

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