Meet the Glendale Prep Class of 2024 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Glendale Prep May 23, 2024

Glendale Prep Class of 2024 ValedictorianSenior Alessandro Marcolini has been named the Glendale Preparatory Academy’s class of 2024 Valedictorian and Isabella Hineman is the Salutatorian. Valediction is given to the highest-performing student of a graduating class and the title of Salutatorian given to the second highest rank in a graduating class. Both seniors will be given the opportunity to deliver an address at Glendale Prep’s commencement ceremony.

Marcolini will be attending Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University next fall. He scored a perfect 36 on his ACT and was recognized as a National Merit Finalist, an honor earned by fewer than 1% of all students taking the exam across the country. In addition, he was recognized as a National Hispanic Scholar and a Flinn Scholarship Semi-finalist. At Glendale Prep, he is the lead programmer for the robotics team having independently taught himself various coding techniques. Marcolini has taken what he has learned and created a coding library to assist others in Robotics – even receiving a request from London, England to access his research. He provides leadership to the Glendale Prep’s boys tennis team. Privately pursuing piano lessons for years, Marcolini has shared his talent by performing live music during drama productions and parent events highlighting the fine arts.

“Alessandro is a very intellectually curious young man who embraces the ideals of a lifelong learner and has a vast array of interests in talents from robotics to tennis, to coding, to piano,” said Katherine Sarbacker, Assistant Headmaster and Director of College Counseling. “I am excited to see the amazing impact he will have on the world.”

Glendale Prep Class of 2024 SalutatorianHineman will be attending Hillsdale College where she will study biochemistry while pursuing a pre-law track. Her career goal is to be a medical ethics attorney. She was also a Flinn Scholarship Semi-Finalist and a National Hispanic Scholar. Hineman is active in swimming (club), founder of a non-profit foundation, AZ Teens Supporting Teens with Epilepsy, GP Student Senate member, and GP Mentor.

Please join us in congratulating these great-hearted seniors and their incredible accomplishments!

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