Congratulations Logan Mazer, Jada Hodge, Ayush Pal and Krish Vakharia
CENTEREACH, NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 2020)—The Middle Country Central School District (MCCSD) is proud to recognize four students—Logan Mazer, Jada Hodge, Ayush Pal and Krish Vakharia—as students of the month for November. The four students were recognized for their continued academic success, participation in extracurricular activities and positive attitudes throughout the buildings.
“On behalf of the Board of Education, faculty, staff members and the entire Middle Country community, I want to congratulate these remarkable students on their achievements and for setting the bar high for all who will follow in their footsteps,” said Dr. Roberta Gerold, superintendent of schools. “We look forward to witnessing the continued success of Ayush and Krish and the contributions that Logan and Jada will make as they venture out in the world.”
Newfield High School senior Logan Mazer is the epitome of a multi-talented student balancing rigorous academics and a multitude of extracurricular activities. Logan, who will have taken a total of 12 Advanced Placement (AP) and college level courses upon graduation in June, has continued to challenge himself academically while maintaining a weighted GPA of 101.7708. Logan is a member of the Foreign Language Honor Society, pit orchestra, book club, jazz band, National Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Society, and the Legislative/Community Outreach Committee.
Logan hopes to continue his studies at Georgetown University, George Washington University or University of Maryland upon graduation from Newfield High School. He intends to major in political science and aims to work toward becoming a driving force, a top advisor behind the scenes that influences positive change in the world.
Jada Hodge, a senior at Centereach High School, is an incredibly well-rounded and passionate student who has demonstrated the ability to excel academically, athletically, musically and socially—all at a very high level. Currently ranked number 21 in this year’s graduating class, Jada will have completed nine AP courses, and an additional four college level courses, upon graduation. She is also a member of the Italian Honor Society, the Tri-M Honor Society, and the National Honor Society; and participates in CHS’s environmental club and Science Olympiad. Jada is also a fierce competitor on the track, earning the title of 7th in the state for Spring 2019 in the 100-meter dash and 4th in the state for Winter 2020 in the 55-meter dash.
Jada remains undecided regarding the school she will take her talents to next year but intends to study towards her goal of becoming a physician’s assistant.
Dawnwood Middle School (DMS) eighth grade student Ayush Pal exemplifies all the characteristics of what a student should display within the classroom and the entire academic environment. Ayush is recognized as someone who is always helpful to his peers and an active participant in class, denoting his genuine eagerness to learn. He’s also a key player in the DMS percussion ensemble. Ayush, who recently achieved a perfect score of 100 for his Quarter 1 average, hopes to become a brain surgeon one day because of his interest in how the brain works.
Krish Vakharia, an eighth grade student at Selden Middle School, possesses a myriad of Middle Country’s key values—perseverance, resiliency, responsibility, respect, and character—in spades. Academically, Krish has been a high performing student achieving nearly a perfect score on his recent report card while enrolled in two Regents level courses. Outside of academics, Krish enjoys sports like football, swimming and basketball; is a member of Best Buddies and spends time tutoring at the Middle Country Public Library.