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Meet MTA’s Senior Class Valedictorian And Salutatorian

Nesanel Dietz, Valedictorian 

Nesanel Dietz, of Highland Park, NJ, is MTA’s Class of 2020 Valedictorian. Nesanel is honored to receive this distinction and feels grateful to everyone who has supported and helped him. Nesanel loved his high school experience, during which he made close friends and met tremendous rebbeim and faculty members who have influenced him greatly. In his Senior year, Nesanel served as Captain of the Fencing Club, a member of the College Bowl team, and was involved in the production of the yearbook. He was a member of the Arista National Honors Society, where he was active in its peer tutoring program. Nesanel was a member of the Yeshiva Fellowship program and also enjoyed being a Cub2Lion mentor for Freshmen. Nesanel received the University of Rochester’s Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony award. He plans to study at Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh next year, followed by the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program at Yeshiva University. 

Eitan Friedman, Salutatorian

Eitan Friedman of Jamaica Estates, NY is this year's MTA Senior class Salutatorian. Eitan truly enjoyed his past four years at MTA, where he made incredible friends and formed close relationships with rebbeim and faculty. This past year, Eitan was a writer for the Academy News, the President of the Sports Management Club, a Cub2Lion mentor for Freshmen, and a member of the Varsity Hockey Team. He also served as the Vice President of the Arista Honors Society, where he organized a bone marrow drive. Eitan was part of MTA’s Yeshiva Fellowship and Honors College programs and also received the George Washington University Book Award. Eitan is grateful to everyone who has made the past four years such a wonderful and memorable experience for him. Eitan looks forward to attending Yeshivat HaKotel next year, followed by the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program at Yeshiva University.