July 12, 2024

Seekonk High School Announces Class of 2023 Valedictorian and Salutatorian


Seekonk -- Superintendent Rich Drolet and Principal William Whalen are pleased to announce Seekonk High School's Class of 2023 valedictorian and salutatorian.

Ashly Gasior has been named Seekonk's Class of 2023 valedictorian and Ava Lyon has been named salutatorian.

"I would like to congratulate both Ashly and Ava on graduating at the top of their class," Superintendent Drolet said. "Being named valedictorian and salutatorian is no easy feat as it takes endless hours of hard work and dedication. Ashly and Ava have shown true commitment to their studies, and I ask that the school community joins me in congratulating them."

Ashly Gasior, Valedictorian
Gasior is an Advanced Placement (AP) scholar with distinction, having taken 10 AP courses during her time at Seekonk High School. She is a highly motivated and determined student whose outstanding academic success, including an overall A+ cumulative GPA, only reflects part of her accomplishments.

From math team lead to editor of the yearbook, Glasior is a leader both in and out of the classroom. She has also been an active member of the Science Club, National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society during her time at SHS.

Outside of school, she has accumulated over 100 hours of community service across several different organizations, including working at Miriam Hospital as a patient care equipment assistant, Tree Plenish organizer and Key Club member.

Glasior also honed her artistic talent by building a portfolio while an art student at
the Attleboro Arts Museum.

Glasior will be attending the University of Connecticut in the Honors Program to study chemistry on the pre-med track in the fall. She plans to continue her education in neuroscience and biomedical research.

Ava Lyon, Salutatorian
Lyon is an honors student who jumped into AP classes as soon as she had the chance to during her sophomore year. Since then, she has maintained a rigorous academic course load.

Throughout her studies, she has maintained high marks in math and science, which coincides with her long-standing desire to ultimately work in the medical field. In addition to taking many courses in these subjects, volunteering at Miriam Hospital in patient care equipment also confirmed her career path as she got to see a lot of what takes place in the hospital setting.

Lyon is a member of the Student Council, Spanish Honor Society and National Honor Society, for which she serves as a member of the executive board. She has also been on the varsity soccer and tennis teams for the past three years and was named a co-captain for the girls tennis team this year.

Upon graduation, she will be attending Boston University’s Sargent College to study human physiology as one of 160 incoming class members on the pre-med track.

"The Seekonk High School community is filled with outstanding students who have gone above and beyond what is expected of them, and Ashly and Ava have continuously been leaders within that group," said Principal Whalen. "It's been a pleasure watching their journey throughout their time at Seekonk High, and I greatly look forward to seeing them succeed in their future endeavors."


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