Grant Storey, a computer science major from Berkeley, California, has been named the Latin salutatorian for Princeton’s Class of 2017.
The Princeton faculty accepted the nomination, along with Jin Yun Chow, a comparative literature major from Hong Kong as valedictorian, for the Faculty Committee on Examinations and Standing at its April 24 meeting.
Chow will deliver the valedictory address at Princeton’s Commencement ceremony on Tuesday, June 6, and Storey will deliver the traditional salutatory oration in Latin.
Storey has taken full advantage of Princeton’s liberal arts curriculum, extending his studies beyond engineering to the classics, in which he is completing a certificate in Roman language and culture. Among his academic mix are courses on quantum computing and physics along with Latin, Classical Greek and the Napoleonic wars.
After he graduates, Storey will pursue a master’s degree in computer science at Cornell University.
Storey was awarded the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence his freshman and sophomore years and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa last fall. He received a Best Poster Award for his junior independent work and is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society.
This academic year, Storey has worked with Arvind Narayanan, an assistant professor of computer science, on research in web privacy that led to a paper on the future of ad blocking.
Storey, a member of Rockefeller College, serves as a tour guide for the engineering school. He is an officer at Colonial Club. Last spring, he played the Athenian king Aegeus in a production of Euripides’ “Medea,” in the original Greek, as part of a fellow student’s junior paper.