One by one the 346 graduates of Riverhead’s Class of 2017 walked across the podium inside Riverhead High School’s gymnasium Saturday morning. They smiled, waved toward gleaming parents in the bleachers and posed for photos with their diplomas.
Finally, only two names remained. READ
Riverhead High School’s valedictorian, Kyle Gevinski, marched to the top of his class with a weighted grade point average of 109.3556, the school district announced this week.
He was treasurer of the National Honor Society and president of the French National Foreign Language Honor Society. He also received the Rensselaer Medal Award and the title of AP Scholar with Distinction.
Pole vaulters are a different breed — in more ways than one.
For one thing, there aren’t many other sporting activities in which opponents actually cheer each other on. Pole vaulters share a sort of camaraderie, regardless of school affiliation.