Meet the Valedictorian of the Class of 2024!

Brooke Newsletter

“Today, as we bid farewell to these familiar halls, we embark on a new chapter of our lives… We now stand on the brink of endless possibilities, ready to seize the opportunities that lie ahead,” Valedictorian Crystal Singh captured the Class of 2024’s complex feelings in her commencement remarks before joining her fellow graduates to walk across the stage to receive her diploma. 

We interviewed Crystal about her time at Brooke and her next steps as she matriculates to Northeastern University’s Class of 2028. 

Congratulations on being valedictorian! What are your next steps?

I will be attending Northeastern University in the fall of 2024 on the Valedictorian Scholarship. I plan to explore the field of Computer Science and Computer Engineering. 

How did Brooke prepare you for college?

Brooke High School has a lot of Advanced Placement (AP) classes, which prepared me for the workload. Also, the computer science classes throughout my time at Brooke peaked my interest to pursue a STEM major  in college. 

Can you share a specific teacher or mentor who has had a significant impact on your journey at Brooke?

There are so many teachers who had a significant impact! Ms. Salinas made our small Spanish class fun during my junior year. Ms. Magleby, who I also had in eighth grade, made math more enjoyable with her various projects. Additionally, Ms. Ellis and Ms. Oliver were always supportive in my computer science classes.

What is one of the most memorable experiences from your Brooke K-8 years?

Ms. Haist was my second grade teacher at Brooke East Boston and I loved that she became my third grade teacher as well, moving up with us. Seeing her at graduation was a full-circle moment for me. 

What will you miss the most at Brooke?

I have been with the same classmates since first grade, so what I’ll miss the most is seeing the same familiar faces every day. 

What advice would you give to current Brooke students aspiring to be Valedictorian?

I would say to learn how to manage your time well, especially as you take on more classes or APs, to make sure you can focus on one class at a time. Additionally, build good relationships with your teachers so you can communicate your needs!