Columbia High School seniors Simon O’Connor and Joseph Vitali were selected as the Class of 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Both students have had accomplished high school careers, including weighted GPAs over 100.
Mr. O’Connor is a member of the Science Olympiad team, winning two medals at the 2021 NYS Championships. He participates in Math League, Masterminds and is 1st chair in Jazz Band. He also runs cross country and plays basketball for Columbia.
Mr. O’Connor will study Physics at Binghamton University in the fall.
Mr. Vitale is also a member of the nationally ranked Science Olympiad team. He participates in Mock Trial, Devils Advocate, Masterminds and German Club, and spoke at a regional Advocacy Forum in support of fully reopening schools this coming fall.
Mr. Vitali will attend Georgetown University in the fall.