Westhampton Beach High School has announced Jacqueline Glaser and Jade Hawkesworth as its Class of 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. The two seniors earned the top spots in their class through their outstanding commitment to academics.
Glaser has achieved a number of academic accomplishments during her tenure at Westhampton Beach High School. She was named a National AP Scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction by the College Board for her outstanding Advanced Placement exam scores. She also serves as vice president of the school’s National Honor Society, a school representative for the League of Women Voters, a student liaison for the Key Club, captain of the varsity Quiz Bowl team, and facilitator for the mock trial and debate teams. In addition, she is a peer tutor for AP Seminar, Algebra I and geometry and a member of her school’s varsity volleyball team.
Outside of school, Glaser is a Girl Scout and holds basic first aid certification. She also enjoys learning languages, including Spanish, German and French. She plans to study international business in college in the fall.
Hawkesworth has an equally impressive academic record. She is a National AP Scholar and a member of her school’s National Honor Society. In addition, she is the founder of Sunrise WHB, a climate outreach organization, as well as a member of the school’s Equity, Equality and Social Justice committee and a racial equality ambassador for Young Long Island for Justice.
Outside of school, Hawkesworth is a junior volunteer with the Westhampton Beach Junior Ambulance and holds CPR certification. She also volunteers at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. She intends to study brain and cognitive sciences in college this fall.