Meet Westhampton Beach's Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Gabrielle Shea has been named as this year's valedictorian and Augusta Greenbaum as the class salutatorian.

The Westhampton Beach School District has named this year's valedictorian and salutatorian; Gabrielle Shea will serve as valedictorian and Augusta Greenbaum as salutatorian.

Both students, according to Principal Christopher Herr were selected based on their grade point averages.

While not studying for an AP exam, Gabrielle Shea, says she is busy singing and playing the saxophone.

During her tenure at Westhampton Beach High School, Shea says she has played in the school's jazz ensemble, pit orchestra, and has been named to All County for voice and saxophone. She has also acted in school musicals.

Outside of school, Shea is a competitive sailor and dancer and spent last summer as a Simon Research Fellow at Stony Brook University.

Shea says she has not officially committed to which university she will attend in the fall, but says she plans to major in chemistry and possibly double major in applied mathematics.

Shea offers the following advise to incoming freshman: “Learn to love the process of learning and take full advantage of every opportunity presented to you."

While at Westhampton Beach High School, Augusta Greenbaum has involved herself in numerous academic clubs, from the National Honor Society, where she serves as president, to the Math Honor Society, and the French Club. 

And when she can't be found in a club meeting, she can be found on the school's stage, performing in a musical.

"I am really involved in the theater department," said Greenbaum.

Outside of school, Greenbaum participates in a charity, called the Making Headway Foundation, which was started by her parents and helps care and comfort children with pediatric brain tumors. Her brother is a survivor.

Greenbaum says she will attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall to study creative writing.

Her advise to incoming freshmen: "People should try to push themselves to take as many AP and honors classes as they can, be organized and plan for things, like tests and SAT, set goals, and break up study time. It makes it easier.”




Irina Richardson April 03, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Congratulations ladies, and good luck in college!


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