Connetquot High School graduating seniors Amanda Perrone and Atif Khan have been named valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2020, respectively.
Perrone is an advanced placement scholar with honor who competed as a discus thrower for the high school’s girls track and field team. She served as the vice president of membership for Rho Kappa Honor Society; received bronze, silver and gold awards from Girl Scouts of America; and was a member of the National Honor Society.
The Hofstra-bound scholar also was a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and Connetquot Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board, the school district reported. At Hofstra, she plans to study secondary science education.
During his time at Connetquot High School, salutatorian Atif Khan engaged in many opportunities for co-curricular enrichment, especially those related to science. An advanced placement scholar with distinction, Khan took on cancer research at SUNY Old Westbury, competed in the International SeaPerch Challenge and received the Emperor Science Award.
Khan served as secretary of the National Honor Society, treasurer of Model United Nations and vice president of both Science Olympiad and Debate Club. Khan will attend Brown University this fall, and plans to study computer science.