Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls in Hewlett Bay Park announced the class of 2019 honorees.
Lauren Israeli earned the title of valedictorian because of her outstanding grades and sterling character throughout the last four years. Her passion for Judaic studies and mastery of the Hebrew language has made her a valuable player on the Torah Bowl team, while her aptitude for critical thinking has helped SKA’s math team succeed. Israeli was also on the junior varsity basketball and varsity volleyball teams, and took part in various chesed (community service) activities. She will spend the next year studying at Michlalah, a seminary in Jerusalem, after which, she will return home and study at the Honors Program of Stern College for Women.
Exceptional work ethic and character, made Adina Lev the salutatorian. She has also been involved in many SKA activities, including debate, Israel Advocacy Committee, Turning Tefillah Into Your Life, Medical Marvels and ExploraVision. Lev served as the associate editor of the school newspaper along with being invlved with several community service activities. After studying at MMY in Jerusalem next year she will be part of the Honors Program of the Adelphi University Nursing Program as a precursor to following her dream of working in the medical field.
The senior class awarded Devorah Schreier with the Keser Shem Tov (the crown of the good name) Award to recognize her love of learning and warm, giving nature. Sensitive to others, bright and motivated, according to SKA officials, Schreier conducts a weekly Torah class for women. She served as the photography Editor-in-Chief of Skappenings and production head, as well as a member of debate, SPARKS, Israel Advocacy, choir, and the math team. Schreier played on the basketball and hockey teams, and participated in community service endeavors. She will join Israeli in Michlalah next year and also continue her studies at the Honors Program of Stern College for Women.