MTA honors its highest grads


Valedictorian Nesanel Dietz (left) of Highland Park, NJ, 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, member of College Bowl, and was involved in production of the yearbook. He was a member of the Arista National Honors Society, active in its peer tutoring.

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. 

Salutatorian Eitan Friedman (right) of Jamaica Estates made incredible friends and formed close relationships with rebbeim and faculty during his four years at MTA.

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 plans to attend Yeshivat HaKotel, followed by the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program at Yeshiva University.