LINCOLN — Lincoln High School Principal Kevin J. McNamara has announced Bethany A. Reeve as valedictorian of the Class of 2019 and Yiru Li as salutatorian.
McNamara also released the list of the school’s Top 10 seniors as the Class of 2019 heads toward graduation on June 7.
“Being recognized as one of the top ten academic seniors is the culmination of a great deal of hard work,” McNamara said of the seniors.
“We are very proud of our senior class and everything they’ve accomplished over the course of their high school careers. We offer our congratulations to our graduates and their families,” McNamara said.
The class valedictorian is the daughter of Thomas and Kathleen Reeve of Maria Street and serves as vice president of the Lincoln Chapter of the National Honor Society. Reeve is also a member of the Rhode Island and Spanish Honor Societies, an AP Scholar with Distinction and a recipient of the Yale Book Award, the Pell U.S. History Award, and the Society of Women Engineers Certificate of Achievement Award in Math and Science in 2018.
Reeve co-captained the LHS Math Team, served as tech director of the Variety Show, was a section leader in Band, and was vice president of the LHS Foreign Language Club.
Reeve helped to successfully launch Lincoln’s Model UN Club, participated in the Skills RI Internship and completed the LHS STEM Academy. Her passions for language and computer science have inspired her to pursue a career in foreign service. Bethany Reeve will be attending the University of South Carolina.
The class salutatorian is the daughter of Li Guanglai and Ming Liu of Oakwood Avenue in Lincoln and a member of both the National and Rhode Island Honor Societies.
Li was named a National Merit, National Presidential Scholar and USABO semifinalist. She attained AP Scholar with distinction honors. Li is actively involved in the community and has been a member of the RI Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds, and is co-captain of the RI Math League School Team. She has also attained All-State Band honors in clarinet and is an active member of several clubs and teams, including the Math Team and Science Olympiad Team, and also acts as vice president of the Robotics Club.
Li has won several events at the state Science Olympiad competition and has attained gold medal placement in the National Spanish Exam. In addition, Li has volunteered her time at a local hospital for the last several years. Li will be attending Duke University in the fall and majoring in Biomedical Engineering.
In addition to Reeve and Li, the rest of the top ten seniors are Christina Gabrielle Gosselin, Sarah Horan Fellingham, Evan T. Voyer, Jack Alfred Charbonneau, Marc Owen Rosenthal, Daniel Lue, Dimitry S. Lineker and Sarah Grace Brouillard.