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Malverne honors its top 2021 students


The Malverne School District was in high spirits during its April 20 Board of Education meeting, as board members and administrators honored Malverne High School seniors Ronaldo Atiencia as the valedictorian and Gabriel Ciccarello as the salutatorian for the class of 2021.

Atiencia has a GPA of 105.01 and will be graduating with an advanced regents diploma with honors with mastery in math and science. In addition, he is a recipient of an Advanced Placement scholar with distinction certificate. Atiencia was a member of many organizations and clubs, including the National Honor Society, the high school Marching Band, Varsity Scholars Club, Vex/First Robotics Club and high school Media Club. He was also team captain of the boys varsity soccer team and a mentor for the Summer Soccer Clinic. With a love for math and science, Atiencia plans to attend Columbia University in the fall to major in chemical engineering.

Ciccarello will be graduating with a 104.67 GPA and an advanced regents diploma with honors with mastery in math and science. He has accomplished many things during his time at Malverne, including being named an A.P. scholar with distinction. Ciccarello was also a member of the Varsity Scholars Club, the National Honor Society and the high school Media Club. With a passion for helping others, Ciccarello is very involved in his local church and is an avid community service advocate. He plans to attend Liberty University in the fall.

Courtesy Malverne School District; compiled by Nakeem Grant