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Town Honors Bethpage Twins For Earning Valedictorian And Salutatorian Distinctions

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and his colleagues on the Town Board recently honored Bethpage High School’s 2022 Valedictorian Suchitha Channapatna, and Salutatorian Ruchitha Channapatna, fraternal twins who graduated with grade point averages of 110.9 and 110.5 respectively. Bethpage High School Principal Nick Jantz and School Superintendent David Schneider joined the Town to congratulate the two bright, young scholars.

“While some siblings find themselves competing with one another, these two sisters have been each other’s support system throughout their entire lives,” said Supervisor Saladino. “Suchitha and Ruchitha are a tremendous source of pride for their family, community and all of us in the Town of Oyster Bay. We wish them continued success as they go on to help build an even brighter future together.”

Suchitha and Ruchitha were integral members of the Bethpage High School Regal Eagles Robotics Team, and played the flute. Both twins will attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall; Suchitha plans on studying mechanical or aerospace engineering, and Ruchitha plans on studying biomedical engineering.

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