OBHS Announces its Top Two Students from the Class of 2018
They met in sixth grade in Vernon School’s Atlantis program. Today, they stand together as the top two students in the Oyster Bay High School class of 2018. Principal Ms. Sharon Lasher has announced that Sahill Yadav is valedictorian and Terrance Cameron is salutatorian of the senior class. Sahill took the top spot with a weighted grade point average (GPA) of 110.76 and Terrance was a close second with a GPA of 110.62.
During a breakfast in their honor – attended by parents, school administrators, and guidance counselors – Mrs. Lasher praised them for their hard work and commitment to excellence, stating “we are sure to see great things from both of them.”
The two have taken the most rigorous course load available at Oyster Bay High School, including 12 Advanced Placement/college level classes.
Sahill’s parents, Beatrice and Sunil, both expressed how proud they are of their only child, who hopes to study business at one of the top schools in the country. Terrance’s father, Richard, also expressed how hard his son has worked for this achievement. Terrance plans to study engineering in college.
Leaders in an out of the classroom, both Sahill and Terrance are three-season athletes, captaining their respective teams. The pair run winter track together. Sahill plays soccer and runs spring track, while Terrance plays lacrosse and runs cross country. Their leadership qualities also extend outside of school. Sahill is an award winning competitor in the regional Emerging Leaders Business Competition for Entrepreneurship and was chosen for the highly selective American Legion Boys’ State, a weeklong program that immerses rising seniors in citizenship and leadership training.
Terrance has been vice president of his class for all four years of high school and in his sophomore year, founded Friday Friends, a program for children with special needs that has grown from 11 to about 135 participants since its inception. Terrance has worked in various capacities to help develop the program, from managing correspondence with volunteers to delegating operations and raising money for the program.
From left, are guidance counselor Rebecca Lieberman, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Laura Seinfeld, Mr. Sunil Yadav, Mrs. Beatrice Yadav, valedictorian Sahill Yadav, salutatorian Terrance Cameron, Mr. Richard Cameron, Principal Ms. Sharon Lasher, guidance counselor Deanna Cali and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction & Assessment Dr. Lisa Mulhall.