Soon-to-be in the turned out in force for this year's Senior Awards at the .
As in years many awards, honors and scholarships were given out from local Lindenhurst organizations, including the and PTSA, civic associations, the , the , , , fire department and and , to name a few.
There were also many awards given for outstanding achievement in various areas of study given by the district, as well as those from local government officials and agencies.
The Presidential Award for Academic Excellence was the most presented award during the ceremony in the LHS auditorium.
Students receiving this award from the President of the United States must maintain an unweighted average of 90 percent or better and have a combined SAT score in the 85th percentile or higher in math and reading.
Senior John Rinaldi, ranked first among students in his class, was named valedictorian. Raymond Kelly was named class salutatorian.
The rest of the top 20 students in the Class of 2012 included Colleen Ames, Ajsha Mekulovic, Amanda Armbruster, Alissa Montalbano, Emily Crichton, Priscilla Morelli, Joseph Curry, Cassandra O'Connor, Alissa Eckert, Allison Perna, Briana Iannacci, Cassandra Price, Kerri Keeler, Michael Rinaldi, Luke Konopka, Danielle Vozzo, James Lynn and Adam Wawro.
Two awards for peer leadership were also given. The Kelly McNulty Scholarship for Peer Leadership went to Alexandra Weidtman, and the Outstanding Peer Leadership Award went to Brian Williams.
For a complete list of awards and students who were honored, take a look at the accompanying PDF file.
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Photos and information submitted by Carol Hauser.