William Floyd High School Class of 2024

Top 10 graduates


William Floyd High School principal Philip Scotto recently conferred the Principal’s Award to the top 10 students for the William Floyd High School Class of 2024. This year’s Principal’s Award list features a talented group of students who are planning to attend college next fall, with varying majors including integrative biology, literature, mathematics, pre-med, biology, chemistry, computer science, English and psychology.

William Floyd High School Class of 2024 Principal’s Award Recipients

Valedictorian: Joshua Schultzer, Harvard University, integrative biology
Salutatorian: Maggie Hua, Carnegie Mellon University, literature

Additional Principal’s Award recipients (listed alphabetically):

Julia Abbaticchio, Adelphi University, mathematics

Jason Alexopoulos, City College of New York, pre-med

Rafay Cheema, Boston College, biology

Mary Duenzl, Clemson University, English

Sue Lin, Cornell University, chemistry
Kate Samlihan, Binghamton University, computer science

Caden Lesiewicz, Cornell University, undecided (school of arts and sciences)
Jake Sambriski, St. John’s University, psychology

Congratulations to the top 10 and the entire graduating Class of 2024!


Graduation is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, at William Floyd High School. It will be livestreamed via the district’s YouTube channel. Prom is scheduled for Friday, June 7 at 6 p.m. at Villa Lombardi’s.

It’s a “Gatsby” theme this year and 500 students are expected to attend. Students must be in good standing and complete pre-prom requirements (assembly with a COPE officer about the dangers of impaired driving, must complete an assignment about the rules for prom, code of conduct, social host laws, etc. Good standing also includes grades and attendance.)


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