UNION, NJ - Madeline Dwamena has been named Union High School’s 2018 Salutatorian. 

“I found my four years at Union High School very productive,” said Dwamena.  “I was involved in a lot of activities in addition to academics.  I wanted to make the most of my high school experience.  There’s nothing I regret.  High school was very fulfilling.”

Dwamena will be going to Rutgers, New Brunswick to study orthodontics, with a minor in communications in the fall.   “I’ve always been interested in communication.  After I get my orthodontic practice established, I’d like to have a talk show focusing on health and wellness.”

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Regarding her graduation commencement speech, Dwamena said,  “I had one of my teachers read my speech.  She said it was ‘brilliant’ and it came from my heart.”

Dwamena said her favorite activity in school was founding the “Curls and Confidence” Club.  Dwamena explained that the natural hair club embraces natural hair and doesn’t discriminate.  “It helped me build on my leadership skills, plus it was fun.”

Dwamena said she would like to thank her parents for their endless support.  “My Dad drove me to school every single day since my first day of freshman year.”  Dwamena added that her older sister Mina, who graduated two years before her, is her role model.

Stay tuned to Tapinto Union for a profile on Union High School’s Valedictorian.