#1 – Matthew Elia – Valedictorian

Parents’ Names: Lisa & James Elia
College Attending: United States Naval Academy
Major/Career Plans: Nuclear Engineering

Honor/Awards: : Jasmine Cantor Award, Oscar Price Award, Prendergast Prize Award for Biology, Theodore Peterson Award for Chemistry, Student of the Month, All-WNY Scholar Athlete, Skelton Leadership Award for Cross Country

Activities: Co-vice president Student Council, Student Government, Key Club, Impact Campus Fellowship, National Honor Society, Ice Hockey, JHS Cross Country and JHS Track.

Why do you think JHS is special? JHS is special because it is diverse and offers a large selection of classes, clubs and sports.

What was your favorite class and/or teacher and why? My favorite class is AP Calculus because it is interesting.

How do you think JHS prepared you for your life after graduation? JHS has pushed me to be the best I can be.