Andover High School Principal Philip Conrad has announced the class of 2020’s valedictorian, co-salutatorians and the names of those who have committed to serve in the military.
“This year has required perseverance and resilience for our students,” Conrad said in a statement. “We celebrate these students’ achievements and commitments. In times of uncertainty, their dedication to their last few months at AHS and their futures is commendable.”
David Grossman is AHS’s valedictorian this year. A young math whiz, Grossman is ranked 12th in the state for the Massachusetts Mathematics League Award. He has also received certificates of distinction for the MA Association of Math League Finalist and the American Math Contest and AMC winner.
He will attend Brown University in the fall.
Henry Chen is a co-salutatorian. He’s a recipient of the Trustees of Punchard: Amy & Albert Trow Educational Fund scholarship.
He will be attending the University of California, Berkeley this fall.
Kush Shah is also a co-salutatorian. He received the Trustees of Punchard: Nathan Hamblin Scholarship. A science wizard, he has earned awards for excellence in AP Chemistry and Honors Physics.
He will be attending Tufts University in the fall.
Logan Harvie, Anna Livingstone, Cora McGrath and Vianca Villanueva received the red-white-and-blue graduation honor cord for deciding to enlist in the armed forces upon graduation.
Harvie and McGrath enlisted in the Marines. Livingstone a is going into the Air Force. A Villanueva will serve in the Army.
“I am proud of our graduates who have been diligent in their studies in the face of the public health crisis,” said Sheldon Berman, Andover, superintendent. “The challenges they’ve faced this year were significant and their tenacity will serve them well in their future endeavors. I wish the entire graduating class the best for their futures.
Note: A photo of Anna Livingstone was not available.