New Hyde Park Memorial announces top students

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New Hyde Park Memorial High School valedictorian Saba Gulzar. (Photo courtesy of the Sewanhaka Central High School District)

New Hyde Park Memorial High School has named Saba Gulzar and Megha Gopal as the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of 2020.

Gulzar’s science research accolades include studying skin grafting options at Stony Brook University and learning about genetics and molecular biology at Columbia University. As a junior, she was the sole recipient of the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award. She is also a Youth Squad Captain with the Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps and routinely accompanies the EMTs on emergency calls to the community. Additionally, Gulzar is a member of the Student Council, the volleyball team, and numerous clubs and honor societies. She has a 103.23 GPA.

Gopal is a National Merit Semifinalist. She has attended Columbia University, where she took classes on neuroscience, probability, and organic chemistry; and, she attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine. She also received a Johns Hopkins Research Grant of $600 to conduct research regarding innovative ways to clean up landfills. As a junior, Gopal was awarded the Rensselaer Medal. She has participated in various research projects through the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair and the Long Island Science Congress. She has a 103.02 GPA.

Submitted by the Sewanhaka Central High School District

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