Kirsten Stevens, Class of 2018
Kirsten is being recognized for her excellent achievement in academics, athletics, leadership, and service. Kirsten is in the top 5% of the Senior Class and has received Century Club honors in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society, and last year, received the prestigious Clark University Book Award, as well as the Scholarship Award in Physics. Athletically, Kirsten is a 4-year member and co-captain of the Girls Varsity Swim Team. She helped lead the Lady Rockets to a State Championship last year and to an impressive undefeated record in the Middlesex League over the past 3 consecutive seasons. Kirsten excels in the 500 and 200-yard freestyle events and has been named as a Middlesex League All-Star for 3 years in a row. In terms of service, Kirsten acts as a volunteer coach with the EMARC Dolphins—a special Olympic swim team—assisting individuals with disabilities to compete. She also teaches swim lessons to elementary-aged children with disabilities and provides them with swimming instruction, as well as confidence overall. Kirsten also coaches the BYB swim team, which consists of children ages 5-11 and helps them to successfully compete in local swim meets. Lastly, Kirsten coaches an introduction to competitive swim class at the YMCA to children of all ages, hoping to spark a love of the water and of competing against themselves and others, as she has done for so long herself. Next year, Kirsten will be attending college and will be majoring in biomedical engineering.
Andrew Yatsuhashi, Class of 2018
Andrew is being recognized for his outstanding achievement in academics, athletics, activities, and service. Academically, Andrew is in the top 10% of the Senior Class and has taken a mixture of Honors and AP courses over his time at RMHS. This year, he has challenged himself by taking AP Physics 1, AP Spanish, and AP Calculus AB. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and of the Spanish National Honor Society. Athletically, Andrew is a 3-year member of the Varsity Cross Country Team and has earned Middlesex League All-Star honors. He is also a 3-year member and co-captain of both the Indoor and Outdoor Track Teams and earned Middlesex League All-Star recognition for the 1-mile. Musically, Andrew is a 4-year member of the Symphonic Band and serves as this year’s Senior Class Representative. Last year, he helped the Symphonic Band to win Silver at the MICCA Festival. He is also a two-year member of the Stage Band and the Jazz Band, which won 2 Gold Medals last year at the MAJE Festival and then later performed at the Hatch Shell in Boston. Andrew also participates actively as a Boy Scout and recently was awarded Eagle Scout status after completing his illumination project at St. Agnes Church. In this project, he helped to illuminate the stained glass windows in order to be visible at night for all to see. In other areas of service, Andrew volunteers during the summers doing leadership trainings at a Boy Scout camp in New Hampshire where he mentors young men ages 12-16. He also helps fellow Scouts throughout the year to complete the necessary skills to advance to the next level. Lastly, Andrew volunteers his time assisting at track camp, coaching 4th and 5thgraders how to properly compete in the various track events. Next year, Andrew will be attending college and will be pursuing a degree in engineering. Congratulations, Andrew!