RMHS High Fives – Swanton & Gibbs

Maeve Swanton, Class of 2018

Maeve is being recognized for her excellence in academics, athletics, leadership, and service. Academically, Maeve is a hard-working student and is a member of the National Honor Society who has challenged herself by taking AP Biology, AP Spanish, and AP Statistics. In addition to these college-level classes, she has enjoyed the interdisciplinary topics of her History and Science of Epidemic Disease class. Athletically, Maeve is a four-year member of the Girls Varsity Soccer Team, serving as captain this past season and helping lead the Lady Rockets to a tournament appearance in her junior year. She is a three-year member of the Girls Indoor Track Team and captain this year and was recognized as a Middlesex League All-Star in her junior and senior year for the 300-meter. Maeve is also a 4-year member of the Girls Outdoor Varsity Track Team where she is a captain and was named a Middlesex League All-Star in her junior year for the 400-meter. In terms of clubs and activities, Maeve is a member of the Samantha’s Harvest Club, Senior Class Office, and Habitat for Humanity where she too went to North Carolina this past summer and assisted in the construction of houses for underprivileged families. She also assists in the summer at the Outdoor Track Camp, mentoring and coaching middle school-aged children. Next fall, Maeve will be attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she will run Indoor and Outdoor Track and will study Biology.

Alec Gibbs, Class of 2018

Alec is being recognized for his outstanding accomplishments in academics, athletics, activities, and service. Alec is a member of the National Honor Society and has excelled in both his English and History classes over the past four years. He has particularly enjoyed studying challenging and complex topics including the Hungarian genocide and Calculus. Alec received the Perseverance Award in his sophomore year for his efforts in Math. Athletically, Alec has been a two-year member of the Boys Varsity Basketball Team and remembers this past season’s highlight as being a 30-point rout of Middlesex League rival, Stoneham. He has also been a four-year member of the RMHS Baseball Program, playing this year as a member of the Boys Varsity Team. Alec has helped the Rockets get off to a strong 8-2 start, most recently contributing to a 7th inning comeback win against Lexington. He is also the president of the Samantha’s Harvest Club and is a member of Habitat for Humanity, where last summer, he joined other Reading students in North Carolina helping to build homes for families facing economic hardship. Alec also has been an assistant coach for the EMARC Special Olympics Basketball Team, where he helped guide the team to the State Tournament this past season. He has also helped organize a number of fundraising events for the Samantha’s Harvest Club—including road races and buddy walks. Next year, Alec will be attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he will study Economics.

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