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High school announces Class of 2024 valedictorian and salutatorian 

North Attleborough High School Principal Peter Haviland has announced the Class of 2024 Valedictorian Vivian Racine and Salutatorian Matthew Garofalo.

Racine is recognized for her commitment to her education and extracurriculars throughout her high school career. She’s been a member of the swim team throughout her four years at NAHS, serving as captain during her senior year. When she wasn’t swimming, Racine served as the vice president of the National Art Honor Society and treasurer of the World Languages Honor Society. She is also a member of the National Honor Society.

Outside of school, Racine participated in an internship at Clarke University, researching soil health and bacteria. She’s also given tours at the State House for the past two summers and worked at the YMCA. She plans to attend Northeastern University this fall to study biology on a pre-med track.

Racine’s advice to incoming students, “Make a plan before you start any clubs because there’s just so many opportunities available to students at NAHS. As you find out which extracurriculars you like, you can narrow it down as you go. Try something new, and maybe you’ll find something you like.”

Garofalo has taken advantage of every opportunity available at NAHS, resulting in a high school career that culminated in being named the Class of 2024’s salutatorian. He was a member of the high school’s chorus, acapella group, a theater group, and Select Choir. He was also a member of the school’s Active Minds chapter, Tri-M Music Honor Society, World Language Honor Society, National Honor Society and Student Voice Summit.

He’s spent over a decade participating in mixed martial arts outside of school and is a second-degree black belt.

Garofalo has been recognized numerous times for his academic achievements, having received the George Eastman Young Leaders Award, Shockroll Award and Harvard Prize Book Award. He plans to attend Salve Regina, where he will study secondary education with a concentration in history.

Garofalo’s advice to incoming students, “Be a part of the NAHS community and you’ll be able to find your own smaller community within that. Everyone has their own group and you’ll be able to find yours. Everyone can find people they connect with the most, and together you’ll succeed and thrive.”

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