Hussain, D'Amelio tops in LHS Class of 2013

Hussain, D'Amelio tops in LHS Class of 2013

LHS Valedictorian Isra Hussain, at left, and Salutatorian Marissa D'Amelio.

LINCOLN - Isra Hussain is the valedictorian and Marissa D'Amelio is the salutatorian of the Lincoln High School Class of 2013.

Principal Kevin McNamara announced the top 10 students at a breakfast reception held in the school library on Wednesday morning. Top students included: Michael Chau, Kristen Giarrusso, Alison Jeffrey, Ashley Moreau, Ryan Krohto, Melissa Sorkin, Luke Heineman and Jenna Gamage.

Valedictorian Isra, daughter of Syed and Fizza Hussain of Bridle Drive, was elected to several positions during her time at LHS. She has been the class president for the past two years, the math team co-captain, and the president of the Life Society.

Isra is a member of both the National and Rhode Island honor societies.

The winner of the Yale Secondary School Book Award 2012 and the Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts 2013 Leadership Award, Isra has earned the Girl Scouts Gold Award for her commitment to an anti-bullying campaign.

She was also chosen to participate in the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership program.

In the fall, Isra will attend Boston College as a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship.

Salutatorian Marissa, daughter of Scott and Cathy D'Amelio of Bernon Drive, was a Science Olympiad team gold medal winner for remote testing.

As a Lincoln Lion, Marissa participated in the yearbook, the Life Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions, and Future Business Leaders of America.

Marissa, a Presidential Scholar candidate and the recipient of the Rensselaer Medal, is a member of the National and Rhode Island honor societies.

She has also earned All-Division honors in soccer and indoor and outdoor track. She has been a captain for the soccer and track teams, and she earned the Coaches' Award in 2012.

Outside of school, Marissa has volunteered at Miriam Hospital and Gloria Gemma Waterfire. She has also worked at W. Alton Jones Camp, raising environmental awareness among children ages 5 to 13.

In the fall, Marissa will pursue a major in engineering at Cornell University.

The top 10 students of the graduating class of 2013 from Lincoln High School are, front row from left, Michael Chau, Marissa D'Amelio, Jenna Gamage, Ashely Moreau, Alison Jeffrey; back row from left, Luke Heineman, Isra Hussain, Kristen Giarrusso, Ryan Krohto, and Melissa Sorkin.