2023 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

2023 Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Posted on 05/03/2023
Joseph Hagerty and Greta LeHane



            The faculty and staff of Rhinebeck High School are proud to announce the Class of 2023 Valedictorian and Salutatorian, Joseph Hagerty and Greta LeHane, respectively. 

Valedictorian Joseph Hagerty is the President of Rhinebeck High School’s Senior Class, an AP Scholar with Distinction, and a member of the Alice T. Daly Chapter of the National Honor Society. Joseph is the Team Captain of Rhinebeck’s Varsity Cross Country and Track and Field teams. He was named a 2023 MHAL All-Academic Scholar Athlete, a two-time NYSPHSAA Cross Country State Meet Qualifier, a Section IX Class D Sportsmanship award recipient, and has earned the highest MHAL Cross Country finish from Rhinebeck in a decade. In addition to Joseph’s academic and athletic abilities, he has played the leading roles in Rhinebeck High School Drama Club’s musical productions of The Addams Family and Once Upon a Mattress. He is a member of the Rhinebeck High School Jazz and Percussion Ensemble, recipient of the Rhinebeck Grange Chemistry Award, the PTSO Spanish Award, and recipient of the New York State Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish. Joseph will be attending Dartmouth College in the fall.  

Salutatorian Greta LeHane has served as an active member of both class and student council at Rhinebeck High School serving as Secretary her Junior and Senior years, Vice President of the Class of 2023 her Freshman year, and Secretary of Rhinebeck Interact Club, sponsored by Rhinebeck Rotary, which implements a variety of local and international service projects each year. Greta is a member of the Alice T. Daly Chapter of the National Honor Society and involved in many community service outreach projects. Dance is a large part of Greta’s life, she began dancing in kindergarten and has been a member of the pre-professional Senior Veritas Company since 2018. Greta plans to attend Villanova in the fall to pursue a degree in Marketing with a hopeful minor in Biology.  

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