Katie is being recognized for her perseverance and excellence in academics, activities, and service. Academically, Katie has been especially dedicated to Spanish, which she has taken over the past six years. She is hopeful that her diligence and passion in foreign language will help introduce her to exciting global experiences in the future. Katie has also enjoyed her field seminar experiences at Parker Middle School, where she works with 6th and 8th grade students in both science and English. In terms of activities, Katie has been a four year member of the Drama Club, and was a stage manager in last week’s outstanding production of The 12 Dancing Princesses. Last year, Katie was an assistant manager in the Drama Club’s performance of The Wedding Singer and Edgar Allan Poe. She is also an officer of A World of Difference and has volunteered in the RMHS Library for the past four years. In terms of service, Katie helps fundraise during the holidays for Toys for Tots and other various can drives through her church in Charlestown. She also assists the elderly and disabled adults with their daily needs at the Zelma Lacey House and even finds time to assist at Parker Middle School as a mentor to the 8th grade stage manager. In the summers, Katie works as an assistant manager at Funtown Splashtown in Maine. Next year, Katie will be attending Fitchburg State University and will be majoring in Special Education to become a middle school teacher.
Dennis is being recognized for his excellence in academics, activities, and service. Academically, Dennis is in the top 10% of the class of 2017, taking a rigorous course load of AP and honors classes. He is a member of both the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society, and has really enjoyed the challenges of calculus. In terms of co-curricular activities, Dennis has been a four year member of the Drama Club, coming off of another very successful production last week: The 12 Dancing Princesses. Additionally, Dennis has been selected to be the stage management mentor for the upcoming spring production of the musical, 1776. He was also the stage manager for last year’s hit production of The Wedding Singer. In terms of service, Dennis generously extends his passion for drama to the Reading community by volunteering to build sets and assist technicians at both Parker Middle School and Coolidge Middle School, as well as working with children during the summer at The Five Star Theatre Company. Next year, Dennis will be attending college and will be pursuing a major in Stage Management. Congratulations, Dennis!