The Class of 2019 at Hamilton’s three public high schools—including the Top 10 seniors featured starting on Page 24—will graduate June 19, 2019. Steinert High kicks things off 3 p.m. at Cure Insurance Arena, with Nottingham following at 7 p.m. Hamilton West’s fesitivities are 7 p.m. at the Trenton War Memorial.

1. Mohammad Al-Mohimine

Princeton University; oncologist. GPA: 4.79.

Clubs: Peer Leadership, Spanish Club (president), Math National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Oncology Olympiad, National Honor Society, Junior Achievement, Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor, CASCADE Club.

Prior schooling: McGalliard Elementary, Grice Middle.

Teacher who inspired me: Mrs. Bryce. She introduced me to oncology through the Oncology Olympiad, and I fell in love with the study of cancer.

Favorite memory: The first time I went to the weight room during gym class. I was chubby, but once I saw those iron weights in front of me, I realized I can completely change the way I look and have a better lifestyle. It taught me discipline and dedication, which I apply to every aspect of my life, including education.

2. Payton Shaltis

The College of New Jersey; computer science. GPA: 4.78.

Clubs: Peer Leadership, National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society, National Technical Honors Society, Math Club, Key Club, HEY Club, lab assistant, school banker.

Prior schooling: Yardville Heights Elementary, Grice Middle.

Teacher who inspired me: Elizabeth Giampiccolo. I have know her for three years, and she is a constant source of motivation and inspiration for me when it comes to almost anything.

Favorite memory: Training for the Peer Leadership program has introduced me to a ton of new friendships that I’m sure will last a lifetime.

3. Olivia Buote

The College of New Jersey; high school math teacher. GPA: 4.72.

Sports: Ice hockey. Clubs: Peer Leadership, Math National Honor Society, math club, National Honor Society, drama club.

Prior schooling: Yardville Heights Elementary, Grice Middle.

Teacher who inspired me: Mrs. Giampiccolo really cares about her students, and challenges us to be the best we can be. After having her for two years as a chemistry teacher and coming back this year as a lab assistant, I’ve really looked forward to having her class every day.

Favorite memory: Spirit Week this year. I loved how everyone was so energetic, and it was a great experience and memory to have from senior year.

4. Amy Vargas

College of New Jersey; 3D Animator. GPA: 4.7.

Sports: Softball. Clubs: Art club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society.

Prior schooling: Lalor Elementary, Yardville Heights Elementary, Crockett Middle.

Teacher who inspired me: Ms. Canavera. Her art classes have inspired me to seek a career in the art field, and she has taught me to pursue something that I will enjoy every day.

Favorite memory: My favorite memory from my K-12 schooling happened in middle school. Each spring, as a part of a band trip, we would go to New York City to see Radio City Music Hall, eat at the Hard Rock Cafe, and see a Broadway show. I enjoyed seeing the performances, especially when we saw “Aladdin,” and when we met a Rockette. It was an amazing and unforgetable experience.

5. Sean Elefant

The College of New Jersey; computer science. GPA: 4.69.

Sports: Baseball, basketball. Clubs: Marching band, HEY Club, Key Club, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Spanish Club.

Prior schooling: Sunnybrae Elementary, Grice Middle.

Teacher who inspired me: Mr. Kline. I have been a student of his for three years, and he has helped me tremendously on my path through life, whether it be academics, athletics or with life advice.

Favorite memory: Going on a 17-game win streak during my senior year baseball season. We broke the previous record of 13 games, set back in the 2003 season.

6. Moira Courtney

University of Scranton; physical therapist. GPA: 4.68.

Sports: Field hockey, lacrosse. Clubs: Peer Leadership, National Honor Society, Oncology Olympiad.

Prior schooling: Yardville Heights Elementary, Grice Middle.

Teacher who inspired me: My first grade teacher, Mrs. Burley. While I was struggling with school, she did everything she could to get me the help I needed, and she continued to support me.

Favorite memory: The Junior Class Fashion Show. This was an opportunity to push me out of my comfort zone, and gave me the chance to grow closer with my classmates.

7. Emily Scarborough

Rutgers University; actuary. GPA: 4.68.

Sports: Winter and Fall cheerleading (captain 2018). Clubs: HEY Club, National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Key Club, art club, Peer Leadership.

Prior schooling: Robinson Elementary, Grice Middle.

Teacher who inspired me: Mrs. Giampiccolo has been my most influential teacher. She has encouraged me the most. On days I didn’t really believe in myself, she helped me with my stress and confidence. She is an inspiration to me. I would also like to acknowledge my Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Stinger. Having her in Kindergarten helped me feel more comforable about myself.

Favorite memory: Robinson Elementary used to have movies and assemblies for us. My most favorite assembly was during the week before winter break. K-5 used t gather in the cafeteria and watch “The Polar Express” and drink hot chocolate. These showings have caused my love for the movie “The Polar Express” and Christmastime.

8. Chiebuka Nnajiofor

Rutgers University; pediatrician. GPA: 4.67.

Sports: Tennis. Clubs: National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, FBLA, DECA, student government, Oncology Olympiad.

Prior schooling: Yardville Heights Elementary, Grice Middle.

Teacher who inspired me: Mr. Funari. he has taught me history for three years, and was also my tennis coach for three years. He always taught me to believe in myself and encouraged me to be the best version of myself. I will also never forget his humor.

Favorite memory: My choir class really feels like my second family. i remember the funny jokes my classmates would make on the bus rides to our singing events. I remember the great times when we would scream our favorite songs together as a class. We also would sing beautiful, meaningful songs that would sometimes bring us to tears. Our choir class has been through so much together. I have made some lifelong friends and amazing memories I will never forget.

9. Evan Coleman

University of Rochester; attorney. GPA: 4.66.

Clubs: Marching band (low-brass captain and president), drama club (president), Spanish Honor Society (president), Spanish club (treasurer), Peer Leadership, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Key Club, mock trial, International Thespian Society, Jazz band, morning announcements, select choir.

Prior schooling: Sunnybrae Elementary, Grice Middle.

Teacher who inspired me: Mrs. Santiago Peters has been my Spanish teacher for the past three years, and has worked so hard to provide me with leadership opportunities and community service activities to make my high school experience a positive one.

Favorite memory: Playing the lead in my final school musical. Everyone in school was supportive of the show, and it was enjoyable to see how the musical humored audiences and made them rethink past opinions on school musicals. I still get recognized for my performance.

10. Nicole Vigna

Immaculata University; law. GPA: 4.4.

Intercollegiate sports: Field hockey. Sports: Field hockey, lacrosse. Clubs: Peer Leadership, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Key Club.

Prior schooling: Robinson Elementary, Grice Middle.

Teacher who inspired me: Ms. Franchetti, my AP English 11 teacher, has been the most influential teacher because she taught me how to love English and evidently made a huge impact on my choice of English as my college major.

Favorite memory: When I was chosen to be one of the field hockey captains my senior year. This opportunity allowed me to co-lead my favorite sport and team; in other words, my second family.