Saluting Three EHS Graduates

Special to the Independent

Everett High School seniors Ivan Velev, Amy Phan, and Daniel Pinho will graduate tonight as members of the Class of 2011. They are the three top-ranked students academically in the class.

Daniel Pinho, with a GPA of 4.70, stands as number three in rank in the Class of 2011.  Daniel is President of the National Honor Society, and also Vice President of the high school Drama Club.  In 2009 and 2010 respectively Daniel won the high school’s Best Actor award and received an Acting award from the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild in 2010.

Daniel also has played in the Honors Orchestra throughout high school and has held the position of Principal Cellist in both 2010 and 2011.

He is a member of the Key Club and Golf Club and participates on the competitive Academic Team.  He has been a tutor for the Academics Support Program.

In the fall Daniel will attend the United States Military Academy at West Point where he will major in Engineering while pursuing a long-term career in our country’s military.

Ivan Velev ranks second in his class with a GPA of 4.71 and is the Class of 2011 Salutatorian.   He is a member of the National Honor Society and played on the Soccer team for four years, the Indoor-Outdoor Track team for three years, and the Tennis team for one year.

Ivan will attend Boston University where he will study Physical Therapy.

Ranking first in her graduating class of 346 students and Valedictorian is Amy Phan with a GPA of 4.89.  Amy has received numerous awards including the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association Board of Directors Award for Scholarship in Foreign Language Activities, the Harvard University Book Award, the Certificate of Honorable Merit Summa Cum Laude and a gold medal on the National Latin Exam in 2008 and 2009, and the Certificate of Honorable Merit “Maxima Cum Laude” and silver medal on the 2010 National Latin Exam, the Distrigas of Massachusetts Certificate of Excellence.

Amy received acknowledgement for her Scientific Achievement in the Massachusetts Region IV (four) Science Fair.

She is a member of the History Club, the Key Club, the Science Club, the Latin Club, the Book Club, and the Future Educators of America Club.  Amy also played for four years on the Field Hockey team, holding the position of Captain this year, and was a member of the high school Tennis team for three years.

She has received the Volunteer Service Award in 2008, 2009, and 2010 for her work in the community, having participated in the Walk for Hunger, the Walk It Out For Kids, the Everett Breast Cancer Run, and the Key Club and History Club’s Thanksgiving Can Drive.  She has done tutoring at the Shute Library, participated in the Trick or Treat for UNICEF and the Pennies for Patients, and raised money for Camp Sunshine.

In the fall, Amy will attend Brown University where she will major in Pre-Medicine.

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