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a member of the Student Coun- cil in her junior year, elected Vice President of her class both her junior and senior years, and, after being nominated to the Na- tional Honor Society the past two years, serves this year as their president. Additionally, she has been a teacher’s assistant in three classes, did an internship with a local newspaper, and was ac- cepted to Saint Paul’s Advanced Summer Program in Concord in 2021.
For athletics, she spent one year on the ski team, three years on the track and field team, ran cross-country in the fall of her senior year, and was a member of the varsity field hockey team, serving as a member of the var- sity field hockey team captain this year.
After traveling to Europe with her mom last fall, she hopes to be studying International Relations in the UK next year, where she will also pair her major with the study of Arabic.
Hoiriis was full of praise for the four young women and felt from Day One four years ago that this would be a special class.
“They really care about this school,” he said. “If there’s been a need, they step in to fill it.”
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Right from the start of high school Julia Huckins was a top student in honors and AP classes. She took part in both cross coun- try and track and field, serving as team captain of the cross country team in her junior and senior years. Additionally, she was a Student Council represen- tative and was named the coun- cil’s vice president in her senior year. Over the years, Huckins participated in the school’s One Act play competition, appeared in “Much Ado About Nothing,” and was involved this year in the Senior Class One-Act perfor- mance of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” She also played flute in the school’s music pro- grams,
During her junior and senior years, she was named to the Na- tional Honor Society and was a member of the school’s math team.
Before entering her senior year, Huckins had already re- ceived eight awards in areas such as sportsmanship and overall ex- cellence in English, Science, and Social Studies.
Outside of school, Huckins was a teen council representative at Tapply-Thompson Commu- nity Center, earning more than 25 hours of community service time, and worked as a TTCC summer camp counselor.
Her future plans are not yet solidified, but she said she be- lieves she will be following in her mother’s footprints and becom- ing an RN with the goal of work- ing in Neonatal Intensive Care.
Lindsey Lacasse of New Hampton is one of the three Sa- lutatorians this year. Besides her own outstanding Grade Point Average and academic awards, Lacasse, like her fellow honorees, was involved in many facets of her school community. She spent
two years on the basketball team and four years as a varsity field hockey team member. Her love
for sports also saw her involved in the Student Athletic Leader- ship Team, where she was able to combine volunteerism with community support for Special Olympics.
Throughout all four years of high school, she served as Class Secretary, took part on the math team this year, and was named to the National Honor Society in both her junior and senior years. She also received awards for her studies in both math and business. After graduation, Lac- asse said she would be taking a “non-traditional” route toward the future by studying to become a Certified Property Manager through the Institute of Real Estate Management. The edu- cation involves a combination of online classes and three years of work experience with a property management company, which she plans on completing while in Kentucky with her boyfriend, who serves in the U.S. Army. After receiving her certification in the field, she looks forward to returning to New Hampshire to join her family’s local property management firm.
Elsa McConologue has lived in Bristol all her life and has been a standout at NRHS as well, taking advantage of all the opportunities the school offered her. Besides her honors and AP classes where she received awards in French, Art, and Social Stud- ies and was named as Summa Cum Laude in her first three years in high school. In between, she also found time to take part in the 2019 One-Act Play Com- petition, was on the tech crew for that year’s “The Addams Fam- ily” production, and the Student Music Project. In addition, she participated on the ski team for one year and then joined JV and
Newfound Regional High School is pleased to announce the top graduates of the Class of 2022, which includes three who tied for the honor of Salutatorian. From left to right are Valedictorian Julia Huckins, and Salutatorians Cassie Zick, Lindsey Lacasse, and Elsa McConologue. Photo submitted.
Varsity soccer, track and field, and the Math Team.
In her freshman year, she was involved in the Extended Learn- ing Opportunities program. She was selected to speak before the ELO Conference in Concord, which helped develop her pub- lic speaking skills. McConologue was also on the Student Senate, served as Class Vice President her freshman year, and has been Class Treasurer and a Student School Board Representative for the past two years.
McConologue will be attend- ing the Univ. of Washington in Seattle on a Navy ROTC schol- arship next year, where she will
study International Relations. Upon graduation from college, she will then head off to serve eight years as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
In the three-way tie for Salu- tatorian, Cassie Zick is also being recognized for the Class of 2022. Zick is from Alexandria and was so involved in student affairs that Principal Hoiriis said he feels as though he will be losing an assis- tant principal when she gradu- ates next month. She has served on Student Staff Senate all four years, along with four years in the Student Voice Group and three years on the Student Ath- letic Leadership Team. Zick was
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