Long Beach High School has officially named Jennifer Nash as the valedictorian of the Class of 2012. Carlo Sevilla has been named the salutatorian.

An International Baccalaureate diploma candidate, Jennifer is a member of the National Honor Society and editor-in-chief of the Newspaper Club. The secretary of the Long Beach chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Jennifer plays in the orchestra and chamber orchestra and has participated in the NYSSMA Music Festival for the past six years, earning both All-County and LISFA music honors. She has been a member of the varsity swimming and diving team, as well as a County Championship qualifier, since the seventh grade. Outside of school, Jennifer swims on the Long Beach Aquatics youth team. In addition, she is a Town of Hempstead ocean lifeguard and has served as an assistant in the water safety instruction program at the City of Long Beach recreation summer camps. Her volunteer service includes fundraising for Relay for Life and working with the Long Beach Polar Bears to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She is also a member of the Adventuralists, a club that focuses on environmental projects in Long Beach.

Also an IB diploma candidate and a member of the National Honor Society, Carlo received a certificate of excellence in Spanish from the Foreign Language Honor Society. A member of the Asian Culture Club, he performed in the Hope for Japan Talent Show to raise money for the Red Cross Japan Relief Effort in 2011. Active in the theater program, Carlo showcases his musical and dance talents every year in the high school musical productions. He also plays on the varsity badminton team. Outside of school, Carlo has volunteered his time to the Long Beach Leos and at the St. Mary’s Summer Festival. In addition, he worked during the summer as a secretary for a Westbury interior maintenance and design company.