May 5, 2021

Seekonk High School Announces Class of 2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

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Seekonk — Superintendent Rich Drolet and Seekonk High School Principal William Whalen are pleased to announce Seekonk High School's Class of 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian.

"I would like to congratulate all members of the Class of 2021 for their hard work and perseverance throughout this unprecedented school year," Superintendent Drolet said. "I would especially like to congratulate our valedictorian and salutatorian for their countless accomplishments and their ability to balance schoolwork and extracurricular activities."

Madison Sirois has been named the valedictorian of the graduating class and Nicholas Jankowski has been named the salutatorian. Class ranking is based on the soon-to-be graduates’ cumulative GPAs for the first semester of this year.

Academically, Sirois has consistently demonstrated success across curriculum in all disciplines. During her time at Seekonk High School, she has continually been recommended for the most demanding courses and, as such, has enrolled in a total of eight advanced placement (AP) courses.

Sirios received the Brown University book award for outstanding academic achievement and also was a recipient of the AP Scholar Award.

Beyond the classroom, Sirois is an executive board member of the National Honor Society, editor-in-chief of the yearbook and a four-year member of the concert and symphonic band. She has also performed countless hours of community service through Seekonk's Key Club.

"Madison is a conscientious, diligent student who consistently works to her fullest potential," Principal Whalen said. "Madison’s compassion, intensity and commitment to self-improvement and helping others makes her a valuable member of her community and an asset to any college program."

Jankowski is a consistent high achiever in what is predominately an all honors, AP and advanced level program. When not in the classroom, he's the president and founding member of the Theoretical Physics Club, captain of the Science Bowl Team and a four-year varsity tennis player. He is also a member of the Math League, Model UN, Key Club, Ping Pong Club and marching band.

Outside of school, Jankowski has worked as a part-time grill cook and has volunteered at Seekonk's Parks & Recreation summer camp.

"Nicholas is a truly outstanding young man who displays commitment, confidence and modesty," Principal Whalen said. "He's an admitted “science geek” and quite the intellectual. I know he has a very bright future ahead of him and I wish him the best as he further pursues his passion for science."

Sirois will attend Brandeis University this fall and will study social sciences. Jankowski will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the fall and will study mechanical and aerospace engineering.

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