Student Life

Meet the Top Seniors of 2023

The top 10 seniors in the class of 2023 were sent a questionnaire that asked them questions about their high school experiences, and where they plan on taking their next steps. These questions are able to bring out a different side of these incredibly academic and successful students that some may not be able to see.

What is your favorite LHS memory?

Celebrating LHS Culture Day with peers after two years of virtual learning! Hannah Cui

My favorite LHS memory has to be our unofficial Senior Sunrise — nearly thirty of us woke up at 5am on the day of Book Chats in September to go see the sunrise before storming Boulevard Bagels and rushing back to school for the day (involving missed exits and unintentional trips to NYC). Close runner-ups would be our 2023 Spring Break Ireland Trip or all of the Junior State of America conventions I’ve attended. Yena Choe

Messing around with friends as freshmen on JV soccer. Milosz Fecko

Mr. Lew Isaac Jin

My favorite LHS memory is attending DECA conferences in Atlanta, Orlando, and Atlantic City.  Alberto Sciuto

Talking with friends at lunch. Jonah Kim

The bad financial decisions we made during the Spain trip. In a lapse of judgment, I bought a sword. Yechan Lee

What is your favorite “saying” from one of your classes at LHS?

“Metella sedet in horto” (take Latin!). Joanne Ji

SoooOoooOooo easy – Mr. Brian Lew Hannah Cui

“It’s Poetry Day!!” –Ms. Millar Yena Choe

My favorite “saying” from Mr. Cullen’s AP United States History is “Where do we draw the line?”   Alberto Sciuto

*Someone sneezes…* Sra. Wedlake: “Salud dinero, I don’t wish you beauty cause you have it all! But don’t compete with me!” Milosz Fecko

“L stands for learning” Jonah Kim 

“Don’t worry about it” Yechan Lee 

To what do you credit your success?

my best friend arvind – Arvind, Joanne Ji

The amazing teachers and faculty members. Hannah Cui

Our welcoming and incredibly supportive school community. Being a student at LHS has made me less afraid to ask for help — and I couldn’t have achieved all that I have without Ms. Wong’s kind responses to my late-night, panic-filled emails during the college application season; Mr. Cullen’s incredible book recommendations (Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell is my favorite); or my friends comforting me that they, too, failed the statistics quiz. Yena Choe

My own effort, though I wouldn’t be here without helpful parents, teachers, and advisors. Milosz Fecko

My ambitious goal is to become a trauma surgeon. Isaac Jin

Organization and good sleep. Jonah Kim

I was motivated by the spite and rivalry I had with my sister. Don’t let human flaws get in your way. Use it to fuel you instead. Yechan Lee

I would have to credit my success to my friends and family and their continued support over the past four years. Without them, I would not be the person and student I am today.   Alberto Sciuto

Where are you going next year?

Harvard University. Joanne Ji

Cornell University Hannah Cui

Next year, I will be attending Princeton University as a prospective Politics major! Yena Choe

Purdue University Milosz Fecko

Tufts University Jonah Kim

I am going to Princeton University to major in economics.   Alberto Sciuto

Brown University Isaac Jin

Princeton University Yechan Lee

What are you looking forward to the most in college?

Clinical internships—Massachusetts hosts some of the most esteemed hubs of psychiatric innovation in the country. Joanne Ji

Further exploring my major and adjusting to a new lifestyle. Milosz Fecko

Studying abroad Jonah Kim

Meeting new people and learning more about this blue trap bubble we call Earth. Yechan Lee

Restarting my life to make new friends. Isaac Jin

What do you think you’ll miss the most about high school?

Seeing my friends every day and taking long walks in between periods Hannah Cui

I’m going to miss the little moments. From Chick-Fil-A and Snack Stop runs during lunch and squeezing in a quick “hi” to my friends in the crowded hallways, to the chaotic school dances and hour-long conversations about anything and everything during “independent work” time, I’m leaving high school with some of the best memories and some of my best friends. Yena Choe

Taking classes with amazing friends I’ve known forever. Milosz Fecko

Friends Jonah Kim

My teachers Yechan Lee

My friends, teachers, and, of course, Mr. Lew Isaac Jin

I will miss the daily interactions with my friends whether it be frantically studying for math minutes before the test or going out to lunch. The memories that may seem insignificant at the time have multiplied and became my fondest over the past four years.    Alberto Sciuto

What advice do you leave for the rising seniors (class of 2024)?

Please don’t procrastinate (still a work in progress). Joanne Ji

Have fun in senior year – it passes by very quickly! Hannah Cui

I can’t emphasize this more: do not leave your college applications to the last minute! Yena Choe

Treasure not your grades, but rather the memories you make! Milosz Fecko

Don’t forget to have fun Jonah Kim

Stop giving up so fast over the most trivial setbacks. Yechan Lee

Take Mr. Lew’s class; work hard, play harder. Isaac Jin

Relax, everything will work out in the end. It will be easy to lose sight of this fact in the first half of your senior year, as it will be one of, if not the most stressful time in your life. However, I can say from personal experience and the experiences of my friends that it will all work out in the end and come the end of the school year, you don’t want to sacrifice too much of your senior year activities.    Alberto Sciuto


It is bittersweet to see all of Leonia’s wonderful seniors leaving, but we wish all of them a successful journey into the world as they step into the next chapter of their lives on their own. We can cherish the memories we have with them and create new memories with the people still here with us. Congratulations to all of the seniors in the class of 2023 for making it this far.