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June 10, 2019

Sanborn Regional High School
17 Danville Road
Kingston, New Hampshire 03848
(603) 642-3341

Proud recipient of the 2018
NH Excellence in Education Award
NOTE: We are not done running Senior Spotlight articles! We have about 30 more to run. Look for them in upcoming newsletters!
SRHS Graduates 155 at Friday Ceremony
On Friday June 7, 2019, Sanborn Regional High School held its graduation ceremony. Students Bridget Abney and Ashley Felisberto gave motivating speeches to the nearly 2,000 people who were in attendance in support of the 155 graduates. The school recognized the following graduates for their commitment to serve our country: Steven Daly, United States Marine Corps;
Alex Coulombe, United States Air Force; Dylan Judd, United States Air Force; and Kyle Bilodeau, United States Air Force. The school also recognized the following graduates who held special titles at graduation: Olivia Williams, Valedictorian; Samantha Foley, Salutatorian; and Lucas Pitkin, Class Essayist. Earlier in the day, graduates retraced their past by visiting their elementary school in their cap and gowns. At the morning Class Day ceremony, students Kaylie Thomas and Sophia Boucher delivered inspiring speeches to the entire student body and the staff. Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
Senior Spotlight: Tony Silva
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Staff Member Jim Enright
Anthony Silva, better known as Tony, makes his presence known at Sanborn! Anyone who knows Tony knows that he enjoys a good practical joke. With a great sense of humor, Tony is always ready to make someone laugh and bring a smile to their face.

While at Sanborn, Tony has taken a variety of classes, including the first year of the Building Construction program at the Seacoast School of Technology (SST). Among his preferred classes, Math with Mr. Sam Parsons has been his favorite. Mr. Parsons commented that “Tony was a great addition to my Intro to TAC class this year. Tony makes me laugh all the time, whether or not it's solicited, it's almost always appreciated. Tony worked hard this year to get to graduation day, and I'm super impressed with what he's accomplished.”

Tony has made impressions with many teachers, including Ms. Nicole St. Jean, Tony’s Senior English teacher. She notes that, “Tony has made huge gains this year in English class. He most recently took on a leadership role during our book club unit. He chose to read This Boy's Life, a coming of age memoir. He became so engaged in the novel, he was able to lead in-depth discussions about its themes and I'd often find him reading even past the designated time during class. This was one of the highlights of my year. Tony is a great young man, has a good sense of humor, and is very polite. I wish him the best of luck in his post-high school pursuits!”.

Tony is a hard worker and has a part-time job working at Fremont Pizzeria as a line cook and prep chef. Although he has limited time between school and his work schedule, when he does have free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and working on his sport bike, a Suzuki Bandit 600.

In the immediate future, Tony will be joining the U.S. Marine Corp. as an E1 Rifleman. He has already officially signed up and will leave for boot camp in July. In the long-term, Tony would like to obtain employment as an electrician and eventually own his own electrician business.

Sanborn will miss Tony, and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors!
Senior Spotlight: Benjamin Szaniawski
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Staff Member Ashley Harbel
While I got to know Benjamin Szaniawski during his freshman year in English, it wasn’t until our trip to Poland his junior year that I really got to know the true Ben. Ben (or Grandpa as we liked to call him) really came out of his shell and became a favorite among our group. Though there were students that Ben did not know very well, he seamlessly integrated himself into the group and really dove into the experience. Seeing the trip through his eyes, especially with his family’s connection to Poland, was something we love to see as educators when we bring students on a trip like this. Throughout the trip, Ben really showed his true colors. Not only did he show his ability to befriend any student, but I really got to see his dry sense of humor, which kept us all laughing throughout our 10 days together. 

Other staff members have had similar experiences with Ben. Teacher Tim Young says, “Ben has taken all of the Honors- and AP-level math and science courses that I've taught the last several years. Since Ben's goal is medical school, this STEM'y background is a great launching pad for him. And how can I forget those years of his on the Math Team... woot! My classes will, unfortunately, have less dry humor after his graduation, but maybe his sorta-twin sister will take a class of mine?” He is a student who has always pushed himself, ending with over a 4.0 GPA, always has proven himself as a quiet leader, and is someone that all teachers, not matter the class, has been able to rely on in his four years here at Sanborn. Ben also pushed himself outside of Sanborn’s walls, attending classes for the past two years at the Seacoast School of Technology for Biomedical Science and Technology as well as working hard at his job, recently having been promoted to manager. 

Ben will be sorely missed from the halls of Sanborn, but I am excited for where his journey will take him. He will be attending UNH in the fall pursuing his dream in the medical field. I know that no matter what life throws at him, he will be highly successful. 
Senior Spotlight: Caitlyn Bahrakis
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Staff Members Megan Arena and Amanda Feeney
It has been so great watching Caitlyn grow into her own over the past 4 years. Caitlyn is a funny, smart and genuinely kind person. She is someone who reaches out to others, even peers that she does not know, and offers support when needed. Her friends really value her friendship saying she is “someone who is always there when I need help and always up for an adventure”.

When asked, faculty members say, “Caitlyn is a beautiful, strong, intelligent, kind and resilient young woman. I will surely miss her smile and my workout buddy” - Mrs. Farrar
“Caitlyn can usually be seen with a smile on her face, and when she stops to talk she is insightful and brings such a different awareness to topics and situations. She is a strong friend and helps anyone in need, adults or peers alike. When you ask her about her time as a gymnastic coach or the opportunities she has had working with children (her "littles") she lights up and smiles so big just thinking about her experiences helping them learn how to grow in a safe environment.” - Mrs. McCarthy
“Caitlyn is not afraid to share her opinion on things, and they are often spot on. She has a knack for cutting through the useless details to get directly to the point, and will share those thoughts with anyone who will listen. She has also persevered in the face of some difficult challenges, and risen above that to be ready for the next step in her life.” - Mr. Dawson
“Any time I see Caitlyn she is smiling, regardless of how her day is going, and has something positive to say. I’m so excited for her to start traveling and encourage her to follow her heart and go wherever life takes her!” - Ms. Arena

When Caitlyn is not in school you can usually find her at the beach relaxing, taking photos or if the weather is good enough she is out there surfing! After high school Caitlyn plans on working right away in order to pursue her passion for traveling, and is going to travel as much as she can. I cannot wait to see where this takes Caitlyn and to hear all about her adventures!
Senior Spotlight: Christian Vongphakdy
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Staff Member Jennifer Belcher
I have had the pleasure of having Christian in class since his freshman year. As a freshman he was quiet and reserved, in addition to always being very respectful and thoughtful.  Over the past four years he has grown in his quiet confidence and become a determined and accomplished young man. Because he is often on the quiet side there is much you likely don't know about Christian. For example, he is an accomplished pianist having played since he was 5 years old. His favorite music to play is classical. He loves to read and is very proud of his father who is a Chief Master Sergeant in the US Air Force who has been deployed three times. His favorite classes are anything math and science related. He has attended SST for the past two years studying Computer Science and plans pursue a career in the programming field. He will attend Northern Essex in the Fall and then plans to transfer to UMass Lowell to complete his degree. I have no doubt with his determination and work ethic that he will be successful in all his endeavors.
Senior Spotlight: Emma Lanseigne
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Staff Member Scott Maxwell
Emma arrived at her first cross country practice Freshman year, having never run before. She had a sense of adventure, trying a totally new sport, but she was quiet and only knew a couple of other runners on the team. Those first few weeks were tough, many of her workouts split between walking and jogging.  However, if she was discouraged by any of those things, she never let it show. It didn’t take long for her to warm up to the other members of the team and become a dependable and integral part of the squad. Four years later, I still admire her determination and focus, and continue to be impressed by her perseverance as she became one of the top runners on our distance team. I’m excited to see that the characteristics she displayed in cross country and track have transferred to all aspects of her school and community.

Over the past two years, Emma has found her passion working in Plant and Animal Science. She started at SST last year, working hands on with small animals in her class by cleaning cages, grooming, and learning about veterinary and physical care. She has travelled to area farms to get experience with large animals, while also learning about and growing plants in the school’s fully functional greenhouse. Through SST, Emma has also worked at an internship with the Brentwood Country Animal Hospital where she watched surgeries, general practice appointments, and blood tests!

SST Teacher Anne Demarco shared “Emma is very responsible and dependable. She has an outstanding work ethic and always wants to work with either the classroom animals or with the plants in the greenhouse. I hired Emma this summer to oversee the care of the classroom animals independently this summer, and she fulfilled her job obligations extremely well. Emma is an officer I can count on!”

Emma has done so many incredible things through her participation at SST! She obtained membership into the National FFA Organization (Future Farmers of America), and served as the Chapter Secretary this year. Through this organization, she also became involved with events such as judging dairy cattle at the Deerfield Fair, making a float and walking in the Exeter Holiday Parade, and numerous other community service events. She’s competed in the FFA State Conventions the past two years, and travelled to Indiana this past fall to participate in the Marketing Plan Career Development Event at the National FFA Convention. In addition, Emma got her Chapter and State FFA degrees and won GOLD at the state convention for her "Small Animal Care"!

English teacher Katie Graham shared, “Emma is driven, focused, and kind. I enjoyed having Emma in Honors English last year and getting to know her more this year in our small FLT reading group. I know she'll make the most of all of her opportunities to come and be a great success! Good luck, Emma!”

Next year, Emma will be attending the State University of New York (SUNY) Delhi for Veterinary Science Technology, with the intent to start her career as a Veterinary Technician and eventually work her way into becoming a Necropsy Technician, to aid in animal safety research. It looks like Emma has set some lofty goals for herself, and I have no doubt she has the dedication and determination to get there. Best of luck Emma!
Senior Spotlight: Jenna Gluck
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Jules Ryan
Jenna Gluck is one of the most empathetic and thoughtful individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She is the kind of person that her friends come to with their problems, and who teachers can trust to work well with any student in the room. 

Jenna is full of passion. She is a talented dancer and actor. When she is on stage, she seems completely at home. However, “thespian” is not the only roll Jenna plays. She has been treasurer for the Class of 2019 since she was a freshman and is always ready to participate in a skit, dance, or parade. She is also devoted to giving back to her community whenever possible. She is a member of the Key Club and takes time to volunteer outside of school as well. Last year, I had the pleasure of accompanying Jenna and three other Sanborn students on a service trip to El Sauce, Nicaragua, where we built a home for a family in need. Jenna actually is the one who had the original idea for this trip and found the organization that we worked with, making it possible for all of us to have such a life-changing experience. 

Beyond being super involved, Jenna is also just an all-around Good Human. She is the kind of person that helps others because she genuinely wants to. She is the kind of person who always checks to make sure everyone is being considered—she makes sure that everyone has a role, and that they know that they are valued. 

As Jenna heads off for college at the University of New Hampshire, I know that she is going to excel in whichever field she chooses to focus on. Good luck, Jenna!
Senior Spotlight: Justin Sweeney
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Jim Enright
Justin Sweeney is one of those quiet students who does not like to bring a lot of attention to himself, but his sense of humor really comes through after you get to know him a bit. He is a hard-working student who enjoys video gaming. Anyone who knows Justin knows that he typically has at least one gaming system in his backpack ready to be pulled out during the downtime!

During his time at Sanborn, Justin has been completing the Building Construction program at the Seacoast School of Technology (SST) where his team recently finished working on a barn and is currently building a shed. In addition to the SST program being one of his favorites, he also enjoyed Forensic Science.

Justin is a hands-on learner which is part of what makes him enjoy SST so much. This year, Justin is also taking a welding and metals class. His welding teacher, Jack Kelly, noted “I met Justin Sweeney this year in Welding 1. He is mechanically inclined, being in building trades, but did not have much experience with metal. For some reason, we all started calling him J Sweeney. One of our first projects was a self silhouette made in metal, J Sweeney's was perfect. Since then the other students look up to him and he is a quiet leader in our class. And if you are having trouble getting through a level in Nintendo Switch, J Sweeney is the man to see.”

Math teacher Sam Parsons notes, “Justin and I bonded last year over our shared love of video games. As I got to know Justin I found out that he's and incredibly intelligent and funny kid. It's been great to keep up with Justin this year even though I don't have him in class this year. He and his girlfriend Maddie are always asking me how I'm doing when they see me in the hall, it's something I've always appreciated and will miss when Justin graduates at the end of this year.”

In the future, Justin would like to pursue work as an electrician, by entering the profession as an apprentice to learn the skills. Given Justin’s hands-on nature of learning and his desire to do well, I have no doubt that Justin will become a successful electrician! Good luck in your future endeavors Justin, Sanborn will miss you!
Senior Spotlight: Kaitlyn Felt
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Staff Member Amanda Feeney
“Having known Kaitlyn for several years, I would say she is one of the nicest, kindest students I have ever met. Kaitlyn is a devoted friend and always a pleasure to work with”. This is how school counselor Michelle Farrar would describe Kaitlyn and I think anyone who knows her would agree! I met Kaitlyn her freshman year when my office was located at the end of the freshman hallway. One day, she stopped by with some friends for candy and the rest was history! It has been so great getting to know Kaitlyn over the past four years and I am going to miss our chats and intense games of UNO! 

I am not the only one who is going to miss Kaitlyn, Mrs. Wheeler, Kaitlyn’s science teacher had this to say: “Kaitlyn is a smart and sensitive young woman. Quite determined when she sets her mind to a goal, she will no doubt be successful at any goal she decides to pursue. I will miss her quick wit, her kind heart, and her sense of humour.”

Ms. McCarthy had this to add: “Kaitlyn is always so supportive of adults and her peers. She will help them through difficult times, making sure they are smiling and laughing before she moves on. She has always been a pleasure to work with!”

What others may not know about Kaitlyn is that she enjoys working on cars with her dad and her brothers. Kaitlyn has loved learning about cars and helping to fix them up, and takes special pride in her own car- “her baby”. Kaitlyn also loves horses and has spent her time in high school volunteering at a local barn and taking the opportunity to go for a ride whenever she can. When Kaitlyn in not in school you can find her working, spending time with friends and family or at the barn spending time with the horses. Next year Kaitlyn plans on attending Great Bay and pursuing a degree to become a vet tech. I have no doubt that Kaitlyn will be successful and we will miss her here at Sanborn
Senior Spotlight: Madigan Paradis
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Jules Ryan
Madigan Paradis is a person you can count on. From her scholarship as a student to her athletic endeavors to her work with the Prom Committee and Senior Class Council, Madigan puts her all into everything she does. When I first met Madigan as a freshman, she was quiet and studious. As I got to know her better, I realized she is so much more than a hardworking student. Madigan is gracious, caring, and thoughtful. She isn’t afraid to speak her mind. She is the kind of person who will excel at whatever she decides to do.

Some of my fondest memories of Madigan are from a trip I took with her and three other Sanborn students to build a house in Nicaragua. As we were working on the house, neighbors and extended family members from all over showed up to help us out. Along with the teenagers and adults who helped lay bricks and prepare rebar framework, there were several small children running around, chattering happily and asking to play. Madigan was a favorite playmate for these children. She seemed to have endless energy, always willing to kick a soccer ball around or sing a song, no matter how long we had been working or how hot it was outside.

Madigan’s guidance counselor, Michelle Farrar, wants to make sure that others know just how well rounded Madigan is. She says, “Madigan is also passionate about the arts, excelling in art classes offered here at Sanborn High School and playing the piano and taking singing lessons at the West Newbury School of Music. Madigan is a natural athlete, playing soccer on a Seacoast United Soccer team. Madigan is also a member of our school’s indoor and outdoor track team. Somehow, Madigan finds time to also be a member of the school’s Key Club and is an active member of the Student Council.”

As Madigan finishes her final chapter with Sanborn, she is preparing to move on to studying neuroscience at the University of Vermont. We know that she will do incredible things! 
Senior Spotlight: Natalya Croston
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Michelle Wheeler
Natalya Croston is an outgoing person who has set goals and grown while at Sanborn. In class, Natalya is a reflective and hard working student who is willing to put in the extra effort to get the job done. As a result, she is proud of her accomplishment of graduating with the 32 credit diploma.

Natalya has enjoyed making and continuing friendships at Sanborn. Especially through basketball and Winter Carnival wins- both sophomore and senior years. Shop teacher Jack Kelly notes that, “Natalya is always smiling. Whenever I see her she is surrounded by her friends. Her positive attitude and ability to see the bright side of things will help her going forward in life. I will miss her next year…”

English teacher Lauren Petraitis adds that, “Natalya is a creative, interesting, and warm young woman. She is always up for a conversation about astrology and horoscopes and loves talking about spirituality. She is a unique individual and I have very much enjoyed getting to know her better over the past couple of years.”

Natalya wants to make a difference for those facing their darkest hours. She plans on attending NHTI to become a substance abuse counselor. Her positive outlook and drive to understand will be beneficial qualities in this crucial profession.

Natalya, heed Macklemore’s advice when he sings, “Each moment’s precious, don’t let life pass you by. Keep focused, keep your eyes on the prize.” Best of luck!
Senior Spotlight: Jessica Hurley
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Staff Member Heather Wheeler
I first met Jess her freshman year when she was a student in my Physical Science class. I have not had the pleasure of teaching Jess again since then, but that does not mean that she has not been a presence for me at Sanborn these last 4 years. A bubbly girl most of the time, Jess has a way of showing up in the hall or in an occasional FLT to say hello and offer a glimpse of what’s happening in her world.

A capable student, Jess has always needed to be convinced of the value of an activity or assignment before she is willing to dive in. Although this has occasionally stood between Jess and her academic potential, it is with certainty and insight that she does participate when she feels that something is meaningful. Jess has a down to earth perspective and shows tremendous insight, something that will serve her well in her pursuits after high school.

Mr. Kelly said of Jess,”Her hair color may change, but her smile is constant. Jess is adaptable and open to new ideas. Jess is one of those kids that you know will grow with the times.”

Mr. Cass remarked, “Jess Hurley is a good kid. I know school is not her favorite place, and even when she was feeling stressed or I was holding her accountable for something she was never disrespectful or unkind. I wish you the best after high school, Jess.”

Mr. Enright describes Jess this way, “Jess Hurley is a student whose contagious laughter and smile can brighten anyone's day! I have known Jess since she was in 8th grade when the middle school was temporarily relocated to the high school. Since that time, I have watched her grow into a caring and social person who has set clear goals for life after high school. Although she is not a typical student, when she has the drive to do well and sets her mind to something, she can accomplish anything. I will miss her big smile, her love of music, and her shouts of 'Enright!' from down the hall!”

It is just this enthusiasm and joy that will make us all miss Jess next year. Congratulations to you Jess and to the class of 2019!
Senior Spotlight: Justin Cross
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Lauren Petraitis
Though he can be shy and keep to himself, Justin Cross is an interesting, kind, and personable young man. I first met him in my Junior English class last year. He was not particularly enthusiastic about the course, but he worked hard to ensure a successful experience for himself. Oftentimes, he would just come check in with me to make sure that he was on the right track or run his ideas by me. I always enjoyed chatting with Justin and having one-on-one conversations during these times. He has some great insight around certain topics!

Other staff members who know Justin have nothing but good things to say about him.

Amanda Fuller says: “I didn’t really have a chance to meet Justin until his junior year of high school- I wish I had met him sooner. One of my favorite moments with Justin has to be when he signed up to come on some day trips with myself and some other teachers this summer. I’m not sure he really knew what he was getting himself into until we loaded them all on the bus to go for a hike! It was so great having the opportunity to spend time with Justin and some of his peers outside the classroom. I wish him all the best as he figures out the next stage of his journey!

Caitlin Golino adds: “I've known Justin since his sophomore year. He is a student that is always willing to ask for help and seek feedback. I have watched him grow into a young man who values the relationships he has built and works hard in the classes he enjoys. In the fall this year, I mentioned that I liked a pumpkin he had built for wood shop, and he built a similar one especially for me afterwards! I have it hanging in my classroom and will keep it forever.”

Samuel Parsons concludes with: “Justin was in my Math 2 class during my first year at Sanborn. I noticed pretty early on that he had a strong mind for math. He still surprises me with a lot of the work he does this year in Intro to TAC. For the past 2 years Justin has made sure that my fish has been fed, reminding me every single day. I can't wait to see Justin graduate. I'm super impressed by what he's achieved!”

There is a genuine nature to Justin that is deeply admirable- he stays true to himself and is figuring out his place in the world despite the pressure to choose a career path in high school. I have no doubt that Justin will find his calling through experience- and that there is something special out there for him! I’ll miss seeing his smile around Sanborn, but I know there are great things to come for Justin. We wish him the best of luck!
Senior Spotlight: Amanda McVey
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Kerrie Alley
Determined, thoughtful and self-motivated are characteristics used to describe Amanda McVey. These characteristics along with Amanda’s personality have given her the ability to be a great leader among her peers.

I have had the privilege of coaching Amanda during the last four years. In this setting I have seen Amanda grow as a leader through her work ethic and contagious personality. Amanda is a goal focused young lady; she loves a challenge. She not only loves a challenge she seeks challenges to enhance her life experiences.

Amanda leads her peers by example. She shows dedication to her teams and her academics by working hard and giving her best effort every day. Amanda is an active member of our Student Council, Key Club, Leo Club, Life of a Student, NHS, and Spanish Honor Society. Amanda is a successful student athlete. Her communication and encouragement to her teammates is second to none. Amanda is a member of the Varsity Soccer, Varsity Indoor Track and Varsity Outdoor Track.

Amanda also is an outstanding member of the community. Amanda has taken an active role in giving back to people and is currently working toward her Gold Award in Girl Scouts. . Last year Amanda traveled on a life changing mission trip to El Sauce, Nicaragua to assist in building a house for a local family.

“Bouncy. Bouncy!! I met Amanda before I "officially" met her, as she walked with her friends who were in my class during 10th grade. When you have as much positive energy as Amanda, you don't really walk, you bounce down the hallway. Amanda is full of energy, smiles, leaps, kicks, sprints, and the drive to excel. She shows that in both the classroom and on the field. I don't know how she keeps up with all of that, and scoops ice cream too! I fear that my classes and Advisory will be too quiet once she graduates. Final word; Tina.” ~ Dr. Young

Amanda is one of those students that you will never forget. She is always going at “Amanda speed” which to those who don’t know her, is warp speed. The amount of energy she has is beyond measure, and she uses it everyday to make our community and teams a better place. I am going to miss you Amanda, always jump high! ~ Ms. Krumm

Good Luck Amanda, you will be missed in the Sanborn Community.
Senior Spotlight: Madilynn Galloway
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Tony Kinsley
If I had to choose just one adjective to define Madilynn Galloway, it would be determined. Her strong focus and tenacity are the forces that drive Madi in every aspect of her life, despite all the obstacles that she might face.

Madi is a bright, intelligent, and responsible student who thrives when challenged. Academically, her grades have been consistently well above average in all her courses as a result of her resoluteness and strong focus. Ann Chickanosky, a math teacher here at Sanborn, said this about her: “Madi is a determined and ambitious student! She works extremely hard to make sure she understands all of the material in math. She always comes to class with a great attitude and is a helper to her peers.”

Madi will graduate as a Senior at the end of her Junior year. This alone speaks volumes about Madi’s tenacity and determination. She has worked extremely hard to graduate early and to embrace, at such young age, all the new challenges her career will bring to her. Madi’s ultimate goal is to become a dermatologist and a plastic surgeon. For that purpose she will join the PreMed program at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. In the future, Madi sees herself traveling around the world. She already has a whole list of places to visit, especially in Europe and South America.

Good luck Madi! Without a doubt, your dedication and tenacity will take you to wonderful places in the future; you will achieve anything you want in life. Stay gold!
Senior Spotlight: Troy Peltonovich
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Lauren Petraitis
If you ever want to talk about books, films, or obscure topics with anyone, just seek out Troy Peltonovich! He is a wealth of knowledge and his brain is like a sponge when it comes to learning. I first had the pleasure of meeting Troy when he was a junior in my English class. His hand was the first to fly up whenever I asked questions- particularly during discussions about history or a novel we were reading. When he was not engaging in conversations with the class, he had his head buried in a book he was reading for pleasure. Troy modeled being invested in the process of learning for all of my other students- even if he didn’t realize it! Fast forward to senior year, Troy was still devouring a variety of books such as A Clockwork Orange or Silver Linings Playbook, always followed by a candid discussion with me. Don’t let him fool you- Troy is not all work and no play. Whether it is beating me (it was one time) at a game of Super Smash Bros during FLT or busting a move at prom, Troy has a ridiculous amount of fun with his community of friends. Over the past two years, I have grown very fond of their sweet, quirky group.

Caitlin Golino says: “Troy Peltonovich is a comedian at heart. He is usually quiet, but when he speaks he always has something funny or quirky to say. He is also super bright and smart when he applies himself. He always has relevant questions and works hard to answer them as well as understand the content. He is especially successful at SST where he studies computer science. He will probably grow up to be the next Bill Gates!”

Mark Guillucci, who hosts Troy and his friends every morning in the library before school starts, says: “Troy is so personable. I look forward to our morning hellos in the library every day. Four years ago, I taught Troy in Global Studies. He's a much different person at this point, of course, but he is still friendly, smart, and interested in learning. I am sure he will be successful after graduation.”

In the fall, Troy is off to Great Bay Community College to study Computer Science, a passion that he gained from SST. I will miss recommending books to Troy, hearing about his newest research topic, or simply laughing about his witty comments, but I know he will take all of these wonderful traits with him when he graduates. Best of luck, Troy- keep being awesome!
Senior Spotlight: Sabrina Lundin
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Erin Smith-Davis
Sabrina Lundin is a very talented young lady who I have had to pleasure of knowing for the past three years as a student in the Sanborn Regional High School Chorus. Sabrina has also participated in Drama Club and National Thespian Honor Society. 

Sabrina has always had a real talent for music and often speaks up in class sharing helpful insights and trying to encourage the group as a whole to improve. As a sophomore when we were working on a James Taylor song, she recommended we have a guitarist play with us. I said that was a great idea, and before I knew it she had recruited her father to play guitar with us on our concert. She’s always listening with a critical ear, leading her section in their sung parts, and helping those around her to be successful. Recently, her peers selected her for the “Velcro Award” or the person that does the most to keep the group together. 

Sabrina is also a fantastic singer with a powerful soulful voice. She has sung numerous solos throughout the years, and I’m happy that she’ll also be singing a little solo in her cap and gown at graduation this year. 

I’m not sure what Sabrina plans to do next year, but I can tell you that I will certainly miss having her in my class. I hope she continues to make and appreciate music long after her time here at Sanborn! Good luck, Sabrina!
Senior Spotlight: Kelsey Henderson
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Erin Smith-Davis
Kelsey Henderson is a quiet but kind student that has participated in chorus all four years of High School. In the past three years since I’ve known Kelsey, I’ve seen her grow and become more confident in herself and in what she wants from life! Each year when we do our annual holiday choir “tour” to the elementary schools in the district, her former teachers are always really excited to see her and get an update on what she’s up to!

Ms. Babcock says, “I have known Kelsey for the four years she has been here and seen her evolve from a timid, self-conscious freshman into the wonderful young lady she is today. To those who don't know her well, she is extremely patient, tolerant, accepting, and has a great sense of humor! I will miss seeing her every week, but know she will go on to do great things and be true to herself.”

Kelsey’s advisor, Mr. Kelley says, “When I think of Kelsey Henderson, I flash back to graduation 2018. It had taken me awhile to get to know Kelsey, she joined my advisory as a junior. And Kelsey is naturally quiet. Yet at graduation there she was in the choir, singing confidently and gracefully. I was so proud of her (not sure why I was proud, I didn't do anything, it was all Kelsey and her musical talent). Kelsey has worked hard this year in all her classes and I look forward to hearing her sing again at graduation.”  

Some of Kelsey’s fondest memories from Sanborn include the Winter Carnivals and Homecomings, random dances, and meeting new people. She says she’ll miss her teachers and friends most next year. 

While Kelsey isn’t sure what she’ll be doing next year, she does have an interest in photography and in veterinary science. No matter where her path takes her I’m sure that her curiosity, humor, and perseverance will go with her and allow her to be successful. Good luck and congratulations, Kelsey! 
Senior Spotlight: Samantha Milburn
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Lauren Petraitis
You feel the warm, caring presence of Sammi Milburn almost instantly when you meet her. When Sammi first stepped foot into my Junior English course last year, she did so with a timid, yet sweet smile on her face. She had a kind nature towards her peers and was able to connect with other classmates without hesitation. Having her in class was a gift, as I could always count on her to weigh in on controversial topics that came up around literature we studied. Whether it was discussing ethical dilemmas in Of Mice and Men or debating about whether or not Jay Gatsby was a selfish person, Sammi always had thoughtful, insightful input that made her peers think. She was so successful in my class last year that she took the NECCO English course this year and received college credit while learning college prep skills! Though I did not get to have Sammi in class this year, she would still pop by my room from time to time to say hello- always with that warm smile on her face. It made my day!

Donna Harvey says: “She was pretty quiet but definitely focused on the course work. She was very good at making connections to her learning whether it was a video we watched, an book that we read or something we discussed in class. I have no doubt that if she pursues a career in Psychology she will be successful.”

Dianne McCarthy adds: “Sammi has a huge heart and shares her kindness and compassion with others whenever needed. She has loved the internship opportunity she had this year working at the Memorial School as a student teacher. She is so great working with young children and will flourish as she pursues a college degree at UMass Lowell in education.”

Sammi’s genuine kind-hearted presence is not only lovely to see, but I know it will serve her well in working with children. She hopes to become an Elementary school teacher with a focus in Special Education- a decision she made while completing her internship. She was thankful for the opportunity the internship program here has given her and says that it solidified her desire to teach. I am thrilled for Sammi to be attending UMass Lowell in the fall and I can’t wait to see her blossom into the wonderful educator that I know she is destined to be! Good luck, Sammi!
9th Grade English Honor Student Passion Project Expo
Celebrating Mrs. Rutherford's Career at Sanborn: June 10
SRHS Announces Plans For Final Days of School For Grades 9-11
Dear Parents/Guardians of Sanborn Regional High School Grade 9-11 Students,

In order to provide students with every possible opportunity to obtain full credit for all classes, we are offering a modified class schedule on the last two days of school, June 12 and 13. On these days, we will run 90 minute extended Focused Learning Time (FLT) periods.
FLT is typically offered as part of our regular schedule each day for 40 minutes and provides an opportunity for students to engage in personalized intervention, extension, and enrichment. During these end-of-year extended FLT periods, teachers will be available to work with students on projects for competency recovery. Students who will not pass a course will have the opportunity to meet with their guidance counselor to complete a credit check, re-evaluate their course selections for the 2019-20 school year and to initiate the process for credit recovery.  
Please understand that attendance at these extended FLT sessions is mandatory for all students not passing a competency or who have not finished any required work in one or more of their courses. These sessions will provide students with the opportunity for teacher supported competency recovery that will not be available over the summer. If students are not able to make up the competency/credit at the end of the year, they will likely have to repeat the class next school year.

Students who are passing all of their competencies and who have completed all required work for their classes will not be required to attend these extended focused learning opportunities. Please be aware, however, that bus transportation will only be available at the end of the regular school day at 2:10 PM. Please also note that the last regular day of school for grades 9-11 will be Tuesday, June 11.

Your child will be notified by their teacher(s) by Tuesday, June 11 at the latest if they will be required to stay for any or all of the extended FLT sessions. For questions about your child’s grades, please contact your child’s teacher(s) at (603) 642-3341.
The schedule for the days at the end of the year will be as follows:
Technology Device Collection
All students will be permitted to take their school-issued technology devices (chromebooks/laptops) home for the summer. These devices have been checked out by students through our school library system. Before the end of the year, all students will need to renew the check-out of their device with the school library. If students do not complete this task before the last day of school then the school will assume that the device has been lost or damaged and will pursue payment of the replacement cost for the device. 
Please contact the office at (603) 642-3341 if you have any questions about this plan.
Attention Current Ninth Grader Students!
Are you crazy about computers? Is reading books your bag? Is math magical (or sometimes maddening)? Do you just love learning??? Join us around the table this summer!

RAYMOND ROUNDTABLES 2019 is now open to students throughout the greater Raymond area. Reserve your spot for our summer academic enrichment opportunities today!
Read the following for more information, course descriptions and an application:
Not Sponsored by the Sanborn Regional School District
Come To The Next PTO Meeting!
The mission of the Sanborn Regional High School Parent Teacher Organization is to enhance and support the Sanborn Regional High School learning community of students, staff, and families of Fremont, Kingston, and Newton.

This is accomplished through the following endeavors: Community Outreach, Teacher Involvement, Educational Programs, Civic Cooperation, Volunteer Programs, and Fundraising.

When we all help a little it is amazing how much we accomplish as an organization.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, June 19th at 6pm in the Special Education Conference Room at the school. We normally meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6pm.

If you have any questions or information you would like to share with our organization, please contact Barbara Munroe, PTO President, at or Tammy Gluck, PTO Vice President, at 
An Update From Southern Rockingham Coalition for Youth (SoROCK)
SoRock and Sanborn Youth in Action have had a busy spring!  On May 1st we were at the Statehouse in Concord to Receive the Youth Mental Health Matters award from NH First Lady Valerie Sununu for dedication and service to children in NH. On May 8th we met with six different police departments and three school districts to discuss strategies to reduce underage drinking and party hosting together. On My 10th some of our young people met with two of our NH senators and our local Public Health Networks to advise them on current trends and youth substance use prevention strategies. Their input was greatly valued and requested to continue.

This past Friday May 17th we held our annual Project Stand By Me for 5th grade students and their parents from Newton, Kingston & Fremont. Parents spend the morning in the HS auditorium with us learning about brain development, risk and protective factors, communication skills and prevention strategies while the kids are at Camp Lincoln doing blended team building actives. Parents joined their students for lunch and fun following their session. 
Upcoming Events

5/21 – Former Chief Justice John Broderick will be at Ellis School in Fremont from 3:30-4:30 to discuss mental health.  
An Important Message From School Administrators:
PTO Clothing & Shoe Donation Bins
When you drop your unwanted clothing and shoes off in these bins, the SRHS PTO gets paid based on the weight of the clothing! This is a really easy way to help our school. All PTO proceeds go directly back to programming and scholarships that directly benefit our students.  NOTE: Shoes must go in a separate bin.

Did you know? From April of 2015 - May 2017, this fundraiser has helped us raise nearly $2400.00 for the PTO. Help us double that number by sharing this opportunity with your friends, your family, and your neighbors!

* Not Sponsored by the Sanborn Regional School District