WATERTOWN, NY — The academic leaders for Immaculate Heart Central School are Marialena Mouiakel, valedictorian, and Dominic Duah, salutatorian.
Valedictorian – Marialena Mouiakel
Daughter of Dr. Marlene and Mr. Cyril Mouaikel
Miss Mouiakel, daughter of Dr. Marlene and Mr. Cyril Mouaikel, has an academic average of 98.440.
Miss Mouiakel has completed several Advanced Placement courses and has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including Miss Thousand Islands Outstanding Teen 2017, second Place New York State Mathematics League Certificates of Merit, NYSSMA Zone 5 Area All-State Chorus (Alto), $1,500 New York State Scholarship for Excellence Award, International Catholic Citizenship Essay Champion in 2017, and Sisters of St. Joseph Department Awards for the English Department as well as the Foreign Language Department.
She has participated in Sr. High Bi-County Chorus as well as New York State School Music Association festivals. She plays the piano, guitar, and ukulele. In addition to her participation with the Performing Arts Club she is a member of Stage Notes and has danced for Watertown’s In Motion School of Dance for 14 years.
Miss Mouaikel is a member of The Society of Torch & Laurel, National Honor Society, and The Northern New York Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Council Chair. She is the Student-body President, Student Council Vice President as well as the Performing Arts Club Vice President for the 2017-2018 school year, and Founder and Editor in Chief of the School Newspaper.
She will attend the University of Pennsylvania where she will double major in Cinema and Media Studies and Economics.
Salutatorian – Dominic Duah
Son of Dr. Eric and Dr. Marylene Duah
Mr. Duah, son of Dr. Eric and Dr. Marylene Duah, has an academic average of 97.875. He has completed several advanced placement courses and among rewards received are the Sisters of St. Joseph Mathematics Department award, New York State Scholarship for Excellence Award, Air Force Recruiting Service Scholar/Athlete Award, and first Place New York State Mathematics League Certificate of Merit.
He recently received the NYSPHSSA Section III Scholar-Athlete Award for soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. He also served as a captain for the varsity soccer team. He was a Frontier League All Star and was selected to the 2018 All North soccer team.
Mr. Duah served on The Northern New York Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Council, Immaculate Heart Central School’s Mystery Players, and served as Student-Body Representative. He is a member of National Honor Society, the Performing Arts Club, Science Club, Faith Community Service, and was a member of the patriotism committee and Vice President of the News Paper Club.
He will attend the University of Pennsylvania, where he will major in Mathematics.