LuHi Names the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2023
Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School in Brookville, NY, has two outstanding students to recognize for their exceptional academic and leadership achievements. Stella Bizekis and Sumayya Spann have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Class of 2023.
Stella Bizekis is a well-rounded individual who has excelled in academics, co-curricular activities, and community service. With an impressive unweighted GPA of 99.30 and a weighted GPA of 102.67, Stella is the valedictorian of her class. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Benevolent Society of Eleftheriani Scholarship Award, the Donald Brown Award for Social Studies, and the Academic Achievement Award.
In addition to her academic achievements, Stella has been an active member of the LuHi community. She participated in many co-curricular activities, such as the Girls Varsity Lacrosse team, French Club, and Student Government. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, World Language Honor Society, and serves as the secretary of the French Club and Vice President of the World Language Honor Society.
Furthermore, Stella has made significant contributions to her community through her volunteer work. She has volunteered at the Archangel Michael Church Greek Festival on the Harbor, the New York Mets Foundation, and the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy. She also volunteered at St. Michael’s Home for the Elderly, where she spent over 30 hours with the elderly in the Greek Orthodox community.
Stella will continue her academic journey at New York University, where she plans to study nursing.
Sumayya Spann, the salutatorian of the Class of 2023, is another exceptional student who has achieved academic excellence and demonstrated leadership skills. Sumayya achieved an impressive GPA of 101.34, and she participated in several co-curricular activities, including National Honor Society, the LuHixChange, and Varsity Girls Soccer, among others. She was also the founding member of LuHi’s Model UN club.
Sumayya has received numerous awards and honors, including the Model U.N. Co-Curricular Award, Kalman I. Nulman Scholarship for Literature, and the AP Scholar with Distinction Award. She served as the Student Body President and Co-Captain of the Varsity Girls Soccer team.
Moreover, Sumayya has been an active member of her community through her volunteer work. She volunteered at the Westbury United Methodist Church food pantry and participated in Thanksgiving Community Meal Distribution, among other activities.
Sumayya plans to pursue a double-major in LLS (Law, Letters, and Society) and Computer Science, with a minor in Korean, at the University of Chicago.
Both Stella and Sumayya are exceptional students who have demonstrated leadership skills, academic excellence, and a strong commitment to their communities. Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School is proud to have these remarkable students as part of our community, and we wish them continued success in their future endeavors.