Herricks High School has announced that Keneil Soni and Chloe Chang have been named the 2022 Class Major and Salutatorian, respectively. In addition to this great honor, both students were named National Merit Semifinalists in the 67th program. annual national merit scholarship.
Throughout her time at Herricks High School, Soni won a number of impressive accomplishments, such as being named the Long Island Arts Alliance Scholar Artist, as well as a coveted place in the National Youth Ensemble of Carnegie Hall. Soni is the first Nassau County horn player to be invited to play with the ensemble and is one of 13 selected horn players across the country. In addition to these accomplishments, Soni is also the President of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and the FED Challenge and is the captain of the school’s varsity cross-country team.
âMy father was a key factor in helping me realize that one of the greatest lessons in life is that knowledge is power,â Soni said.
Salvationian Chloe Chang also has an impressive resume. In addition to her academic success, Chang was selected as one of 11 winners of The New York Times Sixth Annual Critical Review Competition. She is the president of the Model UN and Amnesty International clubs and is the captain of the university women’s tennis team.
âNot only are the teachers at Herricks great, they’re role models that I admire,â Chang said. Of her accomplishment being named salutatorian, she notes, âThis is bittersweet. Years of hard work have gone into this.
Looking to the future, Soni and Chang share a common goal of wanting to attend medical school to become doctors.
âI had the privilege of working with Keneil and Chloe throughout their college and high school years,â said principal Joan Keegan. âThey are caring, kind, calm and professional. We congratulate them on this wonderful achievement.