257 students graduate from Jonathan Law Tuesday

Jonathan Law High School held its graduation ceremony Tuesday evening.

Valedictorian was Soumya Kundu, son of Mr. and Mrs. Soumen Kundu, who ranked first in his class of 257 students. Soumya pursued the most rigorous courses, completing 10 Advanced Placement (AP) courses and the remainder at the honors level. He was named an AP Scholar with Distinction and a National Merit Commended Scholar, both by The College Board, and he is a CAPT Scholar.

In 2013, Soumya was inducted into the National Honor Society. He was a recipient of the Yale Book Award and the Renssalaer Medal Award as a junior.

A member of the tennis team, Soumya served as captain this year.

Soumya will attend UCONN in the fall where he will enter the Honors Program. He plans to major in electrical engineering, with a minor concentration in computer science and hopes to pursue a career in research or industry.

Salutatorian was Kira Topalian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Topalian.

Throughout her career at Law, Kira has taken the most difficult courses available including seven Advanced Placement courses and the remainder at the honors level. Kira was named an AP Scholar with Honors, as well as a CAPT Scholar.

Beyond academics, Kira has performed as a multi-sport athlete, participating in soccer, track, and basketball, serving as basketball captain. She was named to the SCC All-Academic team for all three sports this year.

Kira has also been deeply involved in theater productions, both at Law and in the wider local community. She served as the Drama Club president this year and has been involved in with the Long Wharf Youth Ensemble and the Jonathan Law High School Theater Program for the past four years.

Kira will attend Northeastern University in the fall, where she has been admitted to the Honors College

During Tuesday night’s graduation ceremony, Class President Michelle Novak offered comments, as did the valedictorian and salutatorian.

See related story about Jonathan Law’s graduation ceremony.