By Dominick Buccitti – Editor-in-Chief
GraceAnne Piselli is the salutatorian for the Jonathan Law Class of 2018.
“I was extremely excited and surprised,” Piselli said. “I was proud of myself and happy to know that hard work over high school has paid off.”
Piselli has been on the honor roll all four years of high school, where she had high honors in grades 9, 10, and 12 and first honors in grade 11. She has taken seven AP classes in her four years at Law.
Throughout high school, Piselli has always been involved in Law community. She has been an active member of the Key Club since her freshman year and has been a member of the National Honor Society, Keyettes, and Science Club since her junior year.
Piselli also joined the Interact Club this year.
“Grace is a confident, dedicated, and sweet young woman who I am proud to have seen grow in maturity,” guidance counselor Mrs. Kovacs said. “I know she will make me proud at Northeastern.”
Piselli has received much recognition over the past four years at Law. Some of the awards she has received include: Excellence in Math, Excellence in Mathematics, Excellence in Science, Excellence in Social Studies, the Wellesley College Book Award, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Medal, and the CAPSS Superintendent’s Student Award.
In her time as a member of the Science Club, Piselli placed fourth and third at the UConn Science Olympiad.
“Grace was and is a dedicated and serious student but she’s also kind and personable,” AP English Language teacher Mrs. Lucia said. “She has a sense of what really matters in life.”
At the recent senior awards night, Piselli received the salutatorian medal for the Class of 2018. She also received a Jonathan Law Key Club scholarship and the Milford Irish Heritage Society scholarship.
“It’s been a genuine honor and pleasure to see Grace grow into a successful student and wonderful person over the past four years,” AP Biology teacher Mr. Koorejian said. “She’s truly one of Law’s best in class.”
In the fall, Piselli will be attending Northeastern University, a competitive private research university with a 28 percent acceptance rate. She will be majoring in Biology, where she will use her eventual degree to get a job as a medical researcher.
“Don’t be afraid to take breaks if you have to,” Piselli said. “School should be a place where you learn and develop, not stress.”