NEW LEBANON — Darrow School has named Jaskaran Singh of Carteret, N.J. as valedictorian, and Jaideep Lalli of Carteret, N.J. as salutatorian of the class of 2021.

These students earned Darrow’s top academic honors at the baccalaureate ceremony on May 7 and at the 89th commencement ceremony on May 8.

“Jaskaran and Jaideep represent the best of what students can accomplish at Darrow,” said Head of School Andrew Vadnais. “They are proficient scholars, exemplary leaders, and I’m incredibly proud of their efforts and achievements during their time on the Mountainside.”

Singh is the son of Joga Singh and Jaswinder Kaur of Carteret, N.J. “His extraordinary form of leadership has been a transformative gift to our school through a challenging year,” said his advisor, Don Singleton. As student body president, Singh’s morning meeting announcements lifted the spirits of his fellow students, showing that his exuberant enthusiasm for life had a lasting effect on others.

Singh will attend Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in the fall.

Jaideep is the son of Paramjit Lalli and Baljinder Kaur of Carteret, N.J. “Jai is a TRUE original—talented, funny, enigmatic, driven, and accomplished,” said his advisor Libby Hux. His stellar academic performance and deep understanding are coupled with creativity and willingness to take risks necessary for his intellectual growth. Lalli has served in numerous leadership positions, including Core Leader and a dormitory resident leader.

Lalli will attend Villanova University in Pennsylvania in the fall.

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