Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00
Julian Malloy is no stranger to being valedictorian of his graduating class.
“I was the valedictorian in middle school,” Malloy says. “Coming into high school, I wasn’t that confident I would get here again, but I’m glad to say I did make it. I’m really excited.”
Malloy has been an active part of Westbury High School, participating in Spanish Honor Society, Explorer’s Club, National Honor Society, the concert band and the Audio and Visual Club. He has also volunteered at Winthrop Hospital, tutored young students, and helped raise money for the Relay for Life. In the fall, he will be going to Binghamton University, where he plans to major in bioengineering.
“I want to develop and create the next new technology to somehow change the world and help people,” Malloy says.
Malloy says he believes that through classes and teachers, Westbury High School has definitely prepared him for life after graduation. He credits his teachers and guidance counselors for pushing him toward success. Specifically, Malloy says that his guidance counselor, Mr. Holmes, and English teacher, Ms. Khairoola, really encouraged him.
“(Holmes) really pushed me to try to be a part of as many things as I could. He really helped me get through the college process and has been really supportive throughout high school,” Malloy says.
“Ms. Khairoola was my English teacher for three years straight so I was able to communicate with her really well. Any questions I had and if I needed anything she was there for me,” Malloy continued.
Malloy says he will miss faculty and friends at Westbury High School, as well as the supportive, friendly environment of high school.