Top 10 Students at Portsmouth High School
Emma is a remarkable, highly motivated and multi-talented young woman. In third grade, she was one of a handful of students identified for the school district’s accelerated math program, and now, nine years later, she is the only one who has stayed on that path.
During her first and senior years, she took Calculus 2 and Calculus 3 at local colleges to continue her math progress. In addition, she excelled in her other courses, having completed 18 specialty, AP and college courses.
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Emma’s involvement in the school community has also been impressive. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the PHS Leadership Academy, the Modern World Language Honor Society, and the Student Council, for which she has served as an officer for the past two years. As the student representative on the school improvement team, Emma spoke out, recognizing the importance of being the voice of all students.
Emma is a young woman who continually demonstrates integrity, compassion and a genuine desire to help others. She will be attending Northeastern University in the fall where she will study Health Sciences / Pre-Medicine, and continue to make the world a better place.
Gabby will be attending Virginia Tech in the fall where she will major in biology with a pre-med track. Gabby is a remarkable young woman who is a true scholar, excelling in all academic fields. She is a member of the Modern World Language Honor Society, the National Art Honor Society, and the PHS Leadership Academy.
She has been involved in countless extracurricular activities including the literary magazine / creative writing club, varsity tennis team and ceramics club, as well as other community organizations. Beyond her academic accolades, Gabby possesses a compassion and strength of character that are rare among students of her age. It is through these qualities that she hopes to devote her life to helping others.
Jack is an intelligent and motivated student who has earned the respect of his teachers, peers and teammates. While at PHS, Jack balanced a rigorous course load with his involvement in several school sports teams, including the college football team, the two-time college basketball team and the athletics team. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Modern World Language Honor Society.
Beyond what he demonstrates in class, Jack has a genuine compassion for others that sets him apart from his peers. He will attend Roger Williams University where he will be a member of their soccer team.
Being part of a military family shaped Sachi’s independence, problem-solving skills, and advocacy for others. At PHS, she used and performed these vital skills – along with her impressive artistic skills – as part of the school’s drama club. Seeing the need to ramp up production, Sachi uninvitedly designed a set of dragon heads from recycled materials that actors can wear as part of their characters.
Throughout her time at PHS, Sachi also attended rigorous classes consistently demonstrating high caliber work, especially in writing. In addition, she is a member of the Thespian Society and the Language Honors Society. As she embarked on her post-secondary education majoring in Anthropology at the University of Washington, Sachi expressed her passion not only for wanting to help animals in need of rehab, but also people who have been convicted by the judicial system.
Sabrina is an impressive young woman who during her time at PHS excelled both academically and athletically. This year, she was the only candidate for the National Merit Scholarship and took 20 advanced and specialist level courses during her four years of high school. She was described by her guidance counselor as someone who “enjoys learning, understanding and mastering new concepts in all areas of learning”.
Sabrina is a scholar in every sense of the word. She has also been a peer mentor at the PHS Leadership Academy and has volunteered her time to teach young children how to code. As captain of the cross-country and indoor and outdoor track teams, she supported her teammates, led by example and set records. She is also a two-time All-American athlete.
This fall, Sabrina will attend Columbia University, where she will continue her quest for knowledge and specialize in bioengineering.
Meghan is a remarkable young woman who has been just as impressive in the classroom as she has been on the volleyball and track teams, most recently setting records in the long jump and triple jump. Described by her guidance counselor as “inherently motivated”, Meghan believes there is always “more to discover” as a learner, which fits well in the realm of science, a subject she has fallen in love with for the first year.
From afar, Meghan defines what it means to be a Portsmouth Patriot, further evidenced by her accomplishments as a member of the National Honors Society, the Language Honors Society and as a peer mentor at the PHS Leadership Academy. She will bring this impressive resume, along with her passion for science, to the University of Notre Dame in the fall where she will major in aerospace engineering in the hopes of someday working for NASA and making her own. “discoveries”.
Kirsten will be studying biomedical engineering at the University of Rhode Island in the fall. As a student at PHS, she “shone academically” – especially in honors and pre-AP math classes – and not only showed some leadership, but also a quest. continuous knowledge.
Outside of the classroom, Kirsten is a member of the Language Honors Society and continues to sing in her church and volunteer in the community. His open-minded nature, his willingness to accept everything and embrace the differences will be very useful in his post-secondary studies, as well as in his future endeavors.
Taylor will be studying fine arts at Community College of Rhode Island in the fall. During her time at PHS, she was a mentor at the Leadership Academy. As a peer mentor, Taylor co-led a group of first and second year students, focusing on the development of socio-emotional learning skills. She will be remembered for her exceptional work ethic and commitment to excellence.
Maeve is an exceptional, well-rounded young woman who has consistently exceeded the standards for academic achievement. Her intelligence, kindness and fearless nature have served her very well as a class leader, but also as a class president during her four years at PHS. As a lifelong learner, Maeve challenged herself with a rigorous course load, including AP Environmental Science and AP Calculus, both of which required a demanding level of independence and self-study.
Not only was she a member of the National Honors Society, Language Honors Society and a mentor at the PHS Leadership Academy, Maeve was also part of the district committee to develop a model for reopening the school during COVID-19, and even did some volunteering. to an organization called Day for Girls. Her awareness and advocacy for these local and global affairs will continue in the fall when she majored in public policy at Duke University.
Page is a bright, kind and mature young woman, and has always been a dedicated learner. At PHS, she has taken numerous AP courses and has always been an active participant and leader in the classroom. Never complacent, Page continued to seek additional knowledge, helping her peers along the way. Along with her classroom work, Page is also a member of the National Honors Society, Language Honors Society, National Arts Honors Society, and PHS Leadership Academy.
Within the community, Page used his talents as a photographer to volunteer at Atria Place, an assisted living facility. There, with the Photo Club, she put residents at ease by capturing their personalities through photographs. Page will attend Rhode Island School of Design in the fall, where she hopes to blend art and psychology in her work.