West Hempstead Secondary School seniors and twin sisters Gloria Guerrier and Victoria Guerrier were named as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Class of 2023. Gloria finished with a grade point average of 105.3, while Victoria earned a grade point average of 104.9.
Their latest feat is just one of many accolades that they have achieved both in and outside of the classroom. They are in the top 5% of the secondary school’s graduating class and have never shied away from a challenging course load. Year after year, they have chosen and enrolled in the most rigorous advanced courses that were available to their grade level and excelled in them all, never earning lower than a perfect 100 on their transcript.
Outside of the classroom, they are three sport varsity athletes are members of various clubs while holding a part-time job and having responsibilities at home. Gloria and Victoria personify all of the characteristics that exemplify a successful student-athlete. They both have proven time and time again that they have the drive to adapt and succeed both academically and athletically. The twins have both earned All-County and All-State honors in both the winter and spring track seasons. They both have also qualified and competed at the New Balance National Championships during their junior year and were selected by coaches across Nassau County to receive the Section 8 Athlete of the Year award, a rare accomplishment for juniors. These numerous accomplishments prove that these two young ladies are truly dedicated to the sport and can adapt and overcome any obstacles that are placed in her way; all with a positive attitude and desire to improve themselves, their team and the community.
The Guerriers have both co-authored a research presentation with the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institute for Standards and Technology; finalists in the Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow” competition; AP Scholar with Distinction recipients; participants in the National African American Recognition program, and they are members of the National, Tri-M, STEM, and World Language Honor societies. They are also involved with community activities as member of the Teen Council of the community library, Sources of Strength (peer support program), Athletes Helping Athletes, New York State Music Association, and the New York University Step Up program.
The West Hempstead School District commends these two young ladies as model students. Being recruited for track and field by some of the most competitive colleges in the nation, these two have earned and deserve all the successes that are yet to come.