Kyla Bruno and Jason Cirrito Named Valedictorian and Salutatorian of MPHS
MILLER PLACE, N.Y. (JUNE 2021) — Kyla Bruno and Jason Cirrito have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Class of 2021 at Miller Place High School. Kyla earned the highest grade point average (GPA) of the 2021 graduating class with a weighted GPA of 102.34, with Jason having the second highest GPA of 101.30. Finishing at the top of the class academically is testament to the intelligence and dedication possessed by Kyla and Jason.
Kyla has achieved many academic awards including Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar with Honors, Performing Arts Teeny Award for Outstanding Instrumentalist, and has been recognized by the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program. She has consistently achieved High Honor Roll and is enrolled in the maximum number of AP/honors courses. Kyla has received Special Recognition of Excellence in language arts, geometry, Spanish, orchestra, and was named an All-State Musician.
Kyla is currently serving as the vice president and founding member of the Tri M Honor Society. She also is an active member of the National Honor Society, Service Club, and the Foreign Language Honor Society. She is a very active athlete and has won the Scholar Athlete Award for tennis and track, being a member of both the winter and spring track teams. She has been recognized as All-League and All-County on her tennis team.
Kyla plans to attend Northwestern University and major in mathematics with a minor or double major in music.
Jason has also achieved High Honor Roll for every marking period since 9th grade and has received multiple academic awards such as Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar with Honors, as well as the Geometry Honors Award. In addition, Jason was awarded the Outstanding Acts of Kindness (OAK) Award for helping others in need without expecting any reciprocation.
Jason is currently a member of the National Honor Society (NHS), Service Club, Foreign Language Honor Society, and Mathletes. In addition, Jason volunteers to help coordinate events at the Port Jefferson Library and was an assistant coach for the Miller Place Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) basketball team. Jason has been an involved student athlete as a member of the cross country, soccer, PTO basketball, and winter and spring track teams. He was captain of the spring track team and cross country team and recognized as All-League for both teams.
Jason will be attending Vassar College in the fall and plans to major in math education and become a secondary math teacher.