Foran High School’s Class of 2014 graduated Monday evening under sunny skies.
Valedictorian was Erin Dunn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Dunn. She ranked first in her class of 227 students.
Erin pursued the most rigorous courses offered at Foran over the past four years, completing eight Advanced Placement (AP) courses and all other courses in the honors level track. She was named a National Merit Commended Scholar by The College Board last fall and has received numerous academic medals for achievement in academics throughout the past four years.
Erin will be attending the University of Connecticut in the fall, where she will enter the Honors Program to major in political science. Erin would like to pursue a career in Washington, D.C., and work as a senatorial advisor.
Salutatorian was David Glowny, son of David and Jacqueline Glowny. He ranked second in the class.
While at Foran, David took six Advanced Placement courses and nearly all honors level courses available. David has continually excelled in science and math courses and, in his senior year, decided to focus on them specifically — taking AP Statistics, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus and honors level physics, and he took a lead role in the Sikorsky STEM Team (science, technology, engineering and math) as an independent study.
David will be attending Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute in the fall, where he plans to major in computer and systems engineering. As for the future, David hopes to work in the computer design field and says his dream job would be to work at Google, Apple or Microsoft.
David and Erin presented speeches during Monday’s graduation ceremony, as did Class President Valeriya Pozdnyakova, who plans to attend Quinnipiac University in the fall.
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