Michaela is being recognized for her excellence in athletics and service. Academically, Michaela has enjoyed the challenges and rigors of a number of classes particularly English, Psychology, and World War II. She has a strong interest in writing and is looking forward to pursuing this interest in her college studies. Athletically, Michaela has been an outstanding player on this year’s Lady Rocket Ice Hockey Team, leading them to an impressive 16-3-1 regular season record. After playing for 2 years at Austin Prep and for 3 years on the Junior Shamrocks, Michaela has returned to her home here at RMHS and hopes to help make a deep run into the state tourney, beginning with tomorrow night’s game against Hingham. In terms of service, Michaela is an instructor in the Learn to Skate program in Saugus where she channels her love of hockey with a desire to help children develop both confidence and skills in ice skating. She also finds time to act as a mentor and tutor to students with disabilities in the Reading middle schools. Next year, Michaela will be attending Clarkson University on a hockey scholarship and will be pursuing a major in Communication and a minor in Digital Design. Congratulations, Michaela!
Nick is being recognized for his outstanding achievement in academics, leadership, athletics, and service. Academically, Nick has challenged himself with a rigorous schedule in his senior year, taking a variety of AP and Honors classes. He has enjoyed many of his classes here at RMHS, but is particularly enthusiastic about his coursework in Statistics. Athletically, Nick has been a four year member of the Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Team, serving this year as one of the team’s captains and helping lead the Rockets to an appearance in the post-season tourney. One of his fondest memories as a Rocket was winning the State Championship during his freshman season. Nick has also been a four year member of the Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team, serving as one of this year’s captains. Over the past few years, he has helped lead the Rockets Lax Team to very successful seasons with deep post-season runs and hopes to do so again this spring. In terms of service, Nick has given his time to the Special Skates Program at Burbank Arena, where he has enjoyed helping children with disabilities develop confidence and have fun while learning how to skate. Lastly, during the winter months, Nick regularly volunteers his time with the Lacrosse and Hockey teams, helping to shovel out senior citizens in need of assistance during snow storms. Next year, Nick will be completing a post-graduate year at prep school where he will continue playing hockey.