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Congratulations 2024 Valedictorians & Salutatorians

Fairfield Public Schools is pleased to congratulate the class of 2024 valedictorians and salutatorians. These students showed exceptional academic achievement, pursuing rigorous and high-level courses. Both valedictorians and salutatorians will have the honor of speaking at graduation.  

Fairfield Warde High School 


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Hannah Pressman’s academic excellence, leadership in various clubs, and dedication to the arts have set a high standard for all students. By consistently pursuing the most rigorous courses and achieving remarkable grades while balancing an intense passion for the arts, she has exemplified academic rigor. Hannah’s respect for others shines in every arena, notably in her role as an ESL tutor where she patiently and effectively shared knowledge, created a curriculum mirroring her own learning experiences, and supported peers. Hannah’s dynamic presence is evident in her ability to engage in multiple high-level activities, from debate to drama, and the entrepreneurial spirit of founding new clubs and initiatives. Her energy and passion have infused vitality into every project and performance, influencing others to follow her lead. We wish Hannah the best of luck in the fall as she continues her academic career at Williams College.



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Aadira Balan has demonstrated exceptional academic performance and leadership throughout her high school career. Her relentless pursuit of excellence, deep commitment to her community, and profound respect for diverse perspectives have enriched the learning environment for her fellow students. Despite balancing a rigorous courseload including AP Chemistry and AP Calculus, Aadira has maintained a steadfast commitment to bettering her community. Whether mentoring younger students in dance and gymnastics, or discussing complex topics in summer programs, she consistently honors others' viewpoints and experiences. Aadira has also participated in the Cultural Youth Committee, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), and the revival of the Fairfield Warde High School dance team. We wish Aadira the best of luck in the fall as she continues her academic career at the University of Virginia.


Fairfield Ludlowe High School

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Krish Parimi has excelled in a rigorous curriculum, while maintaining positive character attributes and ties to his community.  Krish will graduate having completed thirteen Advanced Placement courses. He also completed four courses in math and business at a community college. Krish has the ability to always think on his feet, which he credits to his study of Taekwondo. He achieved a black belt and is ranked in the United States and internationally. Krish’s love of music led him to join the FLHS A Capella group. Additionally, he qualified for the all-state choir. Krish is an active member in Chinmaya Mission, teaches children Hindu culture, and leads community service projects benefitting people in need. An entrepreneur, Krish has launched three businesses and secured an internship with iStart Valley. We wish Krish the best of luck in the fall as he continues his academic career at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill University.



Charlotte Phillips is extraordinarily driven, has a true love for learning, and puts her all into every goal she pursues. When she decided she wanted to become certified as an EMT last spring, she added a course that met three times each week to an already packed schedule. Charlotte gains a tremendous sense of purpose and gratitude through her volunteering in the community. She has dedicated many hours to tutoring at Caroline House, an organization that provides educational support to immigrant women and their children in Bridgeport. As captain of the indoor and outdoor track teams, Charlotte shared her love for the sport via a running club for elementary school girls. She plans to study biology or biochemistry in college with the goal of becoming a doctor in the future. We wish Charlotte the best of luck in the fall as she continues her academic career at Georgetown University.