Lynbrook High School is proud to announce two exceptional students as its 2024 valedictorian and salutatorian. Seniors Caiden Lung and Nora Kane have excelled in both academic and athletic pursuits throughout their educational careers in Lynbrook schools.
Lung, Lynbrook High School’s valedictorian who has achieved an impressive grade point average of 104.75, takes pride in both his academic and athletic accomplishments. Lung has been an active and passionate lacrosse player since the age of 4 and has successfully taken up the defensive position of goalie since the eighth grade. His lacrosse career will continue at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he will follow in the footsteps of his older brother who also plays as a lacrosse goalie. For his science research course, Lung performed college-level research regarding treatment for Covid-19 utilizing artificial intelligence, which he presented at the Long Island Science & Engineering Fair. Lung is the vice president of the National Honor Society, a role that connects him with fellow and younger peers to provide tutoring in math and science. Lung helped organize their recent cheesecake fundraiser, which proved to be a popular event. Although his specific area of study has yet to be determined, Lung said he is leaning toward computer science or artificial intelligence.
“I’m looking forward to meeting new people – to collaborate and work with them on projects that can benefit the world,” Lung said.
Kane, Lynbrook High School’s salutatorian who holds a grade point average of 104.52, also performed professional level experimentation for her science research course. At Brookhaven National Laboratory, Kane studied machine learning in stabilizing high energy particle accelerators. Her findings were presented at LISEF, for which she advanced to the second round. She hopes her research can be implemented in similar laboratories around the world. Shortly before being named salutatorian, Kane learned that her research paper for previous studies was published in the Journal of Scientific Research. Additionally, Kane was named a finalist in the prestigious 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. As a member of the National Honor Society, Kane helps her peers in their physics studies. Kane serves as head captain of the swim team, which she credits as an influential aspect of her student career. Kane has yet to make a final decision on where she will continue her studies.
Lung and Kane are no strangers to working closely together. Aiming to become more fierce competitors, Lung approached Kane about starting a club for the Science Bowl, for which a team competes every year. The two joined forces to co-found the Science Bowl club to practice alongside peers for upcoming competitions. The hard work paid off as they boasted a better performance this year. Lung and Kane are also both captains of the Mathletes team, which attends competitions every two weeks.
“We know each other’s work ethic,” Lung said. “I’m very proud of her.”
“I’m very proud of Caiden too,” Kane said. “It’s very well deserved!”
Both valedictorian and salutatorian thanked their family members, coaches, teachers, advisors and the entire community for their unyielding support. The district congratulates both seniors on the well-deserved achievement.