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Northport High School graduation this weekend; oboe and math majors to headline ceremony

Schools June 22, 2022

Pictured from left to right: Northport High School Principal Rob Dennis, Counselor Amanda Cuiffo, Valedictorian Esther Loring, Salutatorian Michael Torres, Counselor Louis Acconi and Assistant Principal Angelo Cocchiola. Photo courtesy of the Northport-East Northport UFSD.

Northport High School graduation will take place this Saturday, June 25 at Tiger Stadium. The event will be livestreamed, with a link posted on the district website’s announcements page as soon as it is available.

Northport High School Class of 2022 student Esther Loring has been selected as valedictorian, and classmate Michael Torres as salutatorian. “Esther and Michael have exemplified what it means to be a Tiger through not only their exceptional grades and academic achievements, but their involvement in school activities and extracurriculars,” district officials said.

Esther has been actively involved in the district’s science department, taking numerous advanced courses, and participated in a program with Brookhaven National Lab, where she worked on crystallizing proteins. She is also a member of Science Olympiad.

In January, Esther was recognized as Rotary Student of the Month for Science. District Chairperson of Science, Technology and Engineering David Storch described Esther as “one of the most dedicated and passionate science students our department has had the pleasure to work with as defined by her maturity, powerful intellect, love of learning, and her numerous contributions to our STEM programs.”

A talented musician, Esther will be attending the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University and majoring in oboe performance.

Michael is a talented student as well, with a deep interest in mathematics. He’s taken several advanced math courses during his high school career, was a leader on the math team, and received recognition as the Math Rotary Student of the Month this past October. He will be attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall and majoring in mathematics.

Graduation begins at 10am.