has named Christopher Anthony Argento Valedictorian and Donato Mignone Salutatorian for the Class of 2012.
Argento achieved the highest average in his class with a 101.4 average, with Mignone behind him with a 100.35 average.
In addition to earning Valedictorian, Argento earned a multitude of national, regional and state awards for his academic excellence and several school awards at the high. He was named an Advanced Placement Scholar with Honors and received the national President’s Award for Academic Excellence.
Throughout his high school career, Christopher was an integral part of the 2010 Suffolk County Champion Varsity Badminton Team at Miller Place, and received All-County and All-League honors. He was treasurer of the Italian chapter of the Foreign Language National Honor Society, served in the National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Mathletes and the Cello Ensemble. Argento also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout for community service and leadership with Boy Scout Troop 204.
He plans to attend Johns Hopkins University in the Fall to study Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
“Christopher Argento is a well-rounded student with a successful future,” said High School Principal Kevin Slavin. “[The] district is proud of Christopher’s academic and extracurricular achievements and looks forward to seeing him succeed and thrive at college."
Donato's highest honors include national awards as an Advanced Placement Scholar with Honors and the national President’s Award for Academic Excellence.
During his senior year, he served as team captain of the award-winning Robotics team and also competed in several Future Business Leaders of America competitions, earning first place in the ‘Intro to Business’ and mathematics categories. He held several leadership positions as the Treasurer for the National Honor Society and events coordinator for the Foreign Language Honor Society.
Outside of the classroom, Donato earned the rank of black belt in Kempo Martial Arts. Donato will be attending Stony Brook University in the fall to pursue a degree in the medical field or dental studies.
“Donato is a hard-working young man with excellent work ethic and a bright future,” Slavin said. “The teachers and administrators look forward to seeing all his future accomplishments and wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors."