RMHS High Fives – Johnson & Ehl

Lucy Johnson, Class of 2018

Lucy is being recognized for her excellence in scholarship, activities, leadership, and service. Academically, Lucy is in the top 5% of the Class of 2018 and continues to pursue a challenging load of classes during her senior year, taking four Advanced Placement courses. Last year, she was inducted into the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society and also received a Bronze Medal for her performance on the National Spanish Exam. An Honor and High Honor student all four years, Lucy became a Century Club member in 10th grade and was awarded the Mount Holyoke College Book Award in her junior year. In terms of activities, Lucy is an accomplished dancer who performed competitively with Wilmington Dance Academy until her junior year. Last year, she joined the prestigious professional ballet company: North Atlantic Dance Theater and became an apprentice–now training and performing alongside of accomplished professional dancers. As a part of North Atlantic, Lucy performs in The Nutcracker each year, as well as two other ballets. Over the past few summers, she also attended ballet programs at Burklyn Ballet Theatre and Joffrey Ballet School. In spite of her demanding schedule, Lucy still finds the time to volunteer as a mentor both at Coolidge Middle School, providing students with homework help, and at a local dance studio helping to develop young ballet dancers. She also volunteers at the Mission of Deeds Gala fundraiser to assist underprivileged families and at the Greater Boston Food Bank organizing food on a monthly basis. Next year, Lucy will be attending college and will be pursuing a major in engineering.

Connor Ehl, Class of 2018

Connor is being recognized for his outstanding achievement in academics, athletics, leadership, and service. Academically, Connor is in the top 10% of the Class of 2018 and has continued to challenge himself this year by taking a rigorous course load. He is enjoying the challenge of studying four AP courses including:  AP Physics, European History, Spanish, and BC Calculus. Last year, Connor became a member of the Century Club as a result of his academic success over his first three years at RMHS. He also earned a Silver Medal for his high achievement on the National Spanish Exam last year. In terms of athletics and activities, Connor was a member of the RMHS Golf Team for his freshman, sophomore, and junior years and he has been a four-year member of the Boys Varsity Swim Team. This year, he will serve as one of the swim team’s captains and is looking forward to an exciting 2017-18 season! He has also been a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society, and is currently representing NHS as its Treasurer. In spite of his busy schedule, Connor still manages to find time to give back to his community by mentoring 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at Coolidge Middle School. Additionally, over the past two summers, he has worked as a Tour Guide at the State House, answering questions and providing information from the center of Massachusetts government. Finally, Connor volunteers at the Reading YMCA, swimming with children with special needs. Next year, Connor will be attending college and is currently undecided about a college major. Congratulations, Connor!

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