HHS Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Named

Huntington High School diploma cover with the school's crest.

February 16, 2018

Aidan Forbes has been named valedictorian of Huntington High School’s Class of 2018. Sebastian Stamatatos is this year’s salutatorian. The spectacular pair has enjoyed exceptional four year runs packed with academic and co-curricular success.

“I am extremely proud to be named valedictorian,” Mr. Forbes said. “It is the culmination of years of hard work and I couldn’t be happier.”

Messrs. Forbes and Stamatatos will give addresses at Huntington’s 157th commencement exercises on Friday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Blue Devil Stadium. A crowd of more than 2,000 is expected to attend.

“Aidan is an outstanding student and a very well-rounded young man,” Principal Brenden Cusack said. “His years of hard work have paid off and I am so very happy for him. Sebastian is to be commended as well for this outstanding accomplishment, which apparently has become a family trait. As has been the tradition for quite some time, I asked both of these fine scholars to give a call home so they could share the news prior to my announcing it publicly and I had the opportunity to share my congratulations with their families as well. It is by far the most enjoyable communication I have the privilege of making each year. I wish both Aidan and Sebastian heartfelt congratulations!”

Huntington’s top two seniors have captured the respect and admiration of their classmates and teachers and excelled in every way possible. Their transcripts are filled with the most challenging Advanced Placement courses that Huntington offers.

“Aidan and Sebastian have both achieved at the highest of levels academically and have taken complete advantage of all that the district has to offer,” Huntington Superintendent James W. Polansky said. “As importantly, they recognize the value of service and continue to represent our school community in the finest manner possible. It will soon be time for them to further share their gifts with the world beyond Huntington. I wish them and their families the heartiest of congratulations and all the best moving forward.”

Neither of the two scholars have finalized their college plans yet. Both are considering some of the top schools in the country.

Huntington High School’s Valedictorians and Salutatorians since 2000 include:

Year Valedictorian Salutatorian
2018 Aidan Forbes Sebastian Stamatatos
2018 Steve Yeh Miranda Nykolyn
2016 Rachel Carpenter Olivia Stamatatos
2015 Caitlin Knowles Joseph Saginaw
2014 Brian Gilbert Marc Feldman
2013 Todd Colvin Molly Prep
2012 Juliana Coraor Justin LoScalzo
2011 Carolyn Fante Michelle Byrne
2010 Rebecca Silverman Alanna Tieman
2009 Christopher Lau Dylan Payne
2008 Madeleine Jensen Shannon Connors
2007 Matthew Rienzo Hannah Payne
2006 Katy Ann Lyons Ariel Olson
2005 Albert Li Kyle Whitehead
2004 Chelsea Kocis Sarah McGullam
2003 Jacqueline Bogan Allison Barone
2002 Daniel Ellman Brian Prior
2001 Tal Zamir Claudia Schmitz
2000 Daniel Bikoff Nesa Wasarhaley


Huntington High School Class of 2018 salutatorian Sebastian Stamatatos.
Huntington High School Class of 2018 salutatorian Sebastian Stamatatos.
Huntington High School Class of 2018 valedictorian Aidan Forbes.
Huntington High School Class of 2018 valedictorian Aidan Forbes.