Class Valedictorian & Salutatorian Announced
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He is President of the Coding Club and helped create the first Techathon, which featured guest experts and topics such as App development, cyber security and game design to help students explore the world of computer science. In 10th grade he founded Tech Buddies, a tutoring service for students who need support in computer science, math and science.
His leadership extends to other clubs and organizations, including Mathletes and Foreign Language Honor Society. He also enjoys acting in school dramas and has competed in varsity track and field for three years.
Michael is a musician, and athlete and a scholar. As a trombone player, he’s a seven-time All-County musician and performed at Carnegie Hall last year with the Oyster Bay High School Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. As a tennis player, he made the All-Conference Team three years in a row. And as a scholar, he earned a score of 1580 out of 1600 the first and only time he took the Standardized Aptitude Test (SAT). Currently he is interning in the Partners for the Future program, a prestigious and exceptional research opportunity at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Among his many awards and recognitions, Michael won the Xerox Award for Innovation and Technology. The award recognizes students who share in the pursuit of innovative approaches and appreciation for the possibilities of technology. Last year, Michael was the Opinion Editor for the school paper, The Harbor Voice. He also enjoys giving back to the community, having served on the Oyster Bay Library’s Teen Advisory Board since 7th grade.
From left, are Oyster Bay High School Principal Ms. Sharon Lasher, School Counselor Ms. Deanna Cali, Valedictorian Jason Hom, Salutatorian Michael Biggiani, Counseling Services Supervisor Ms. Sabrina Meehan and Assistant Principal Dr. Peter Rufa.
Both Jason and Michael grew up in Oyster Bay and attended Roosevelt and Vernon Schools. But it wasn’t until they reached eighth grade, and were placed in similar classes, that the two became acquainted. Both take extremely rigorous course loads and will have completed between 12 and 16 Advanced Placement courses by the time they graduate. They have earned distinctions as AP scholars for high achievement on AP exams and are members of National Honor Society as well as various departmental honor societies.
Oyster Bay Principal Ms. Sharon Lasher said, “Jason and Michael have truly raised the bar on academic achievement for our students. Their outstanding accomplishments and commitment to excellence are great examples of what all our students should strive for. We congratulate them on their success and look forward to many more successes in the future.”