The Yeshiva University 90th Commencement Exercises will be held at the Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York, on Wednesday, May 26, at 1 p.m. EDT. The event marks the return to an in-person ceremony and will also be livestreamed for those unable to attend.
Eight students will receive the distinction of being named valedictorians, an honor that reflects their extraordinary academic achievements. As they enter this new and exciting stage in their lives, they bring with them not only the exceptional academic, extracurricular and social experiences they received throughout their undergraduate years at YU but also the Jewish values and market-ready skills to achieve great success in their personal and professional lives.
YU News spoke with each of them to learn about who they are, their experiences at YU and their plans for the future.
Sara Schapiro of Bergenfield, New Jersey, has been selected as the valedictorian for both Stern College for Women and Rebecca Ivry Department of Jewish Studies. She double majored in history and Judaic studies, and during her time at YU, she wrote for Hi Sichati, the weekly Parsha newsletter put out by Beren Campus students, and was on the editorial board of Chronos, YU’s history journal.
Schapiro enjoyed the diverse and interesting classes she took…