2016 Valedictorian and Salutatorian


The high school’s Class of 2016 valedictorian and salutatorian are Meaghan Coles and Joseph Teknus.

Coles, an AP Scholar with Distinction, is the historian of the school’s Science Honor Society and a Newspaper Club member. In 2015, she attended the prestigious National Student Leadership Conference at Harvard University. She is a student EMT at Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance and volunteers at Stony Brook University Hospital. Coles will attend Tulane University in New Orleans this fall, where she plans to major in public health on a pre-med track.

Teknus, likewise named an AP Scholar with Distinction, serves as team captain and president of the school’s Mock Trial team, and co-president of the STARS Club. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and Newspaper Club. Teknus will attend the College of William & Mary in Virginia, where he will major in economics.