Baldwin student, salutatorian awarded with scholarship


Baldwin High School senior and salutatorian of the graduating class, Brendan Kaminski, is the recipient of the Estée and Joseph Lauder Scholarship.

The scholarship award was sponsored by Estée Lauder Companies and Kaminski will receive $5,000 annually to attend Yale University in the fall, where he will study history, Russian history, Eastern European and Eurasian studies. Winners of the award are chosen based on Estée Lauder’s criteria, academic accomplishments, and a high score on the PSAT/NMSQ.

“We are extremely proud of Brendan achieving this scholarship,” Neil Testa, principal of Baldwin High School, wrote in a news release. “He continues to amaze me in his impressive talent, character, and leadership.”

Kaminski was a part of the multiple congressional campaigns, National Honor Society, New York State Democratic Committee and Voters of Tomorrow – New York. He was a regional finalist in Science Olympiad Green Generation, received the Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction award and is a future recipient of the AP Capstone Diploma. He served as the Baldwin High School president and founder of Future Educators of America, president of Key Club and vice president of Colors for Coats.