2013 Valedictorian: Elias Blinkoff

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Congratulations to Glen Cove High School senior Elias Blinkoff, who is the Class of 2013 Valedictorian!

The Glen Cove Board of Education honored Elias at its November meeting for being recognized as a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program. The program honors students for their exceptional achievements on the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, better known as the PSAT. Elias ranks among the nation’s 34,000 top scorers on the PSAT.

GCHS Principal Dr. Joseph Hinton took the opportunity to announce that Elias is also the GCHS Class of 2013’s top-ranked student academically. Additionally, Elias recently achieved the ranking of Eagle Scout. He is also currently participating in the prestigious Partnership of the Future after-school science research internship with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, studying cognitive neuroscience under the tutelage of Dr. Sachin Kanade. Last year, Elias completed the Simons Summer Research Fellowship Program at Stony Brook University.

“Elias is one of the most brilliant students I have met in my entire educational career,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph A. Laria.