Congratulations to this year’s 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian seniors Max Knopping and Kaan Avci !
Valedictorian Max Knopping has a cumulative 4.78 GPA. Over the course of his time in high school, he has taken 14 AP courses and 12 honors classes. Knopping has also been part of the cross country and golf teams all four years. He founded the Investors’ Club with Mr. Woodworth and junior Josh Kupferberg, and is also a part of the FBLA and Spanish Club. Over this past summer he was a counselor in training at a summer camp, completed a three-week business and engineering program at the University of Pennsylvania and worked at a startup that makes cauliflower pizza crusts.
Salutatorian, Kaan Avci has a cumulative 4.72 GPA. He has taken a total of 13 AP classes and 10 honors classes. He is also a member of both the National Spanish Honor Society and National English Honor Society. Holding the role of President of the National English Honor Society, he has helped organize different service projects and activities, such as the Fall and Spring Showcases.
Kaan is a staff writer for the literary magazine, the Roundtable, while also devoting his time tutoring students at the Bethany Church in West Orange. He won the academic ShopRite star award the first marking period and the Rensselaer Medal, a $100,000 scholarship award to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute if he chooses to attend for college. He also was admitted to Rutgers Honors Colleges for Business, Arts and Sciences and Engineering with a full scholarship.