Division Avenue High School Announces Its Class Of 2024 Valedictorian And Salutatorian

March 22, 2024

Division Avenue High School seniors Syeda Nowroz and Ceyda Nazli were named the Class of 2024 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.Division Avenue High School seniors Syeda Nowroz and Ceyda Nazli were named the Class of 2024 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Division Avenue High School in the Levittown Public School District is proud to announce its top of the class for the Class of 2024. Syeda Nowroz was named valedictorian, while Ceyda Nazli was named salutatorian.

Syeda, Division's valedictorian who has achieved an impressive grade point average of 103.9, holds several leadership positions among her peers. As the vice president of Science Olympiad and the president of Mathletes, Syeda constantly challenges herself to come out on top in a variety of competitions. The Science Olympiad team recently made it to the state finals for the 16th consecutive year and brought home a fourth-place trophy at the Nassau East Regional, partly in thanks to Syeda's first place win in "Robot Tour" for which she designed and coded a robot. Syeda is also a finalist in the prestigious 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. Syeda's musical interests take her on stage as a member of the chamber choir. Additionally, she works with younger peers as both a Peer Leader and a tutor in math and reading at Kumon. ?

Ceyda, Division's salutatorian who sports a 103.2 grade point average, is a musically gifted student. She is a leader as the president of the Tri-M Honor Society, sings in the chamber and standard choir, often plays the piano at school events and is taking on a lead part in Division's latest play, "The Addams Family." Ceyda is also a member of the Theatre, World Language and National honor societies and assists incoming freshmen as a Peer Leader. Additionally, Ceyda was named a commended scholar in the National Merit Scholarship Program and takes pride in achieving a perfect score on the AP Language test. Her athletic skills are on display as a member of the cross-country team in the fall and track team in the spring.

Division's valedictorian and salutatorian are longtime friends, having known each other since the sixth grade. Although they are not yet committed to a university or college post-high school, they hope to remain close.

"I wouldn't want to be valedictorian with any other salutatorian," Syeda said.

"We've been together for so long, it feels good to be at this point alongside one another," Ceyda added.

The District commends both students and wishes them luck as they near graduation.