A weekly newsletter that promotes our core values of
P ersonalization, R isk-Taking, I ntegrity, D iscovery, and E mpowerment
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
Thanks for a great year. We hope everyone enjoys a summer break. You can expect our next Points of P.R.I.D.E. update to arrive in your mailbox in late July!

Summer Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
(Main Office, Guidance Office)
Three Seniors Earn Society of Women Engineer Recognition
Sophia Boucher, Sam Foley, and Olivia Williams were all surprised on graduation day by their Society of Women Engineers (SWE) awards (since their math and science teachers nominated them without their knowledge!). The Southern NH section of SWE sponsors awards to three senior young ladies who have demonstrated the highest achievements in science and mathematics while at SRHS. Award recipients must have completed at least three years of science and mathematics with distinction and must also be active citizens of their school and community. SWE hopes to encourage young women to continue their STEM studies and possibly enter the engineering profession. Congratulations Sophia, Sam, and Olivia as you continue to pursue excellence in college!

Senior Spotlight: Stephanie Gablosky
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 Lauren Petraitis
I have never met anyone as passionate as Stephanie Gablosky. It didn’t take long for her to delve into her love for horses and animals while writing her personal narrative in my class. Each time we did a different type of writing that involved choice, she would always gear it towards animals and her passion would shine through the words she wrote. She would come to class filled with stories of her hard work and dedication at her internship training Green Ponies- equines that had minimal human contact and little training experience. From her success in this internship, she has moved on to now being the farm hand. This involves getting up during school vacation at 6 AM to care for the animals- now that is dedication! In addition to this, Stephanie has been volunteering for the SPCA since she was 15. She enjoys being able to work alongside her barn manager to help recuse and bring in horses from abusive and neglected homes and situations. She is an exceptionally compassionate, hard-working, and trustworthy young woman!

Ms. Babcock says “Stephanie is an amazing student. She has always known that she would one day work with horses and she has done everything she can to make that happen. She excels at SST's Plant and Animal Science program, she has applied for numerous scholarships, she volunteers at the SPCA and local barns, and she's even had to give oral presentations all by herself in front of panels of judges at state and national competitions! Stephanie is patient, kind, inclusive, and genuinely proud of all she has accomplished during her time here at SRHS. I am so proud of all she has accomplished too! I'm going to miss seeing her in the halls but know she is going to go on to do great things.”

Ms. Baldoumas adds: “I've known Stephanie since she was a Sophomore. She is an extremely hard worker and has a strong passion for animals, especially horses. She has done some great work when it comes to raising and taking care of animals in the area, including local barns and SST.”

In the fall, Stephanie will be attending Great Bay Community College. She plans to get into their competitive Veterinarian Technician Program and looks forward to the challenges college level work will bring. Her ultimate goal is to open up an equine rescue to save horses from slaughterhouses, holding facilitates, and abusive homes around the area. Her end goal in her life is to be able to say that she has made a difference. There is no doubt in my mind that Stephanie has already made a difference and will only continue to fuel her passion into action. When asked about why she chose this path, Stephanie said "We’re all on this planet for a reason and, well, this is my reason". I am inspired by Stephanie and cannot wait to see her change the world for the better. She is unstoppable!
Senior Spotlight: Molly Breslin
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 Jillian Swist
Molly Breslin glows. She radiates an inner strength and grace balanced with her bubbly personality. Everything Molly does, she does with care and intention from her thoughtful conversations, to her interactions with her friends and peers, to her art and academic work.

It was a dream to have Molly as a student. To my delight, Molly liked spending her morning at a studio table in the art room mixing paint and constantly revising her work with paint-covered hands. Watching Molly’s creative process is simply enjoyable. Her projects are beautiful and unique creations that reflect her energy, spunk, and genuine curiosity. Molly is one of those role model students I wish I could have in all of my classes. Our conversations are from artist to artist and her inquisitive and curious questions spark and inspire me. In the art room, Molly fluidly moved from one artistic creation into the next, and each time her technical and conceptual abilities jumped in terms of complexity and skill. Molly is incredibly talented, but above that, she is not afraid to jump full force into a new idea, medium, or technique. 

Add to all of this, Molly is an extremely valued member of the Sanborn Community. She is a go to individual and her leadership in the Student Council and her involvements around the school do not go unnoticed. She has been a positive power throughout the school and has enhanced our community in more ways than she knows.  

Molly, I will miss the light you brought into the art room. I know you will continue to inspire and engage anyone you meet. I wish you the absolute best at Husson University.
Senior Spotlight: Adanya Cilley
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 Sam Parsons
Adanya Cilley is an incredibly bright and inquisitive young woman. Both of the years I’ve had her in math class she’s always been willing to challenge me by asking tough questions that I didn’t always have answers too. It’s students like Adanya that help keep me on my toes and make me a better teacher.

Adanya will be missed when she leaves the Halls of Sanborn. I hope that she's successful in all that she tries to accomplish, and I wish her luck.

Senior Spotlight: Katelyn Delap
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 Kerry Alley
I have had the privilege of having Katelyn Delap as a student and athlete for the last four years. Katelyn is a hard working young lady. She strives to be successful in all that she sets out to accomplish. Katelyn has been involved in school activities such as soccer, basketball and track. Katelyn was a joy to coach, always looking to improve herself.  
Most people know Katelyn as a quiet student. I know Katelyn as quick witted and a creative student--she is always thinking out of the box. Katelyn works hard in the classroom. When she sets her mind to the task there is no stopping her. Katelyn has taken on a leadership role in our school store, assisting with product sales. She truly has been an asset to our Sanborn community.

Katelyn, remember--Always put a pep in your step and never worry about the things you cannot control!!!
Senior Spotlight: Kaleigh Donegan
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 Eva Lang
I have had the absolute pleasure of knowing Kaleigh in several different ways. As her softball coach, she was curious and eager to learn the game of softball. Kaleigh has an easy-going demeanor, which allowed me on multiple occasions, to challenge Kaleigh to venture out of her comfort zone and become more of a versatile player. As a teammate, Kaleigh made ever-lasting friendships. She is kind, supportive, and is a positive role-model to every player she meets. 

As a teacher, I have been very fortunate to have worked with her as a student. Kaleigh is that kind of student that every teacher wants to have in their classroom. She is organized, hardworking, and motivated. Kaleigh’s organizational skills were also why she was part of Key Club these last 4 years.

Mr. Cass, English teacher stated, “I appreciate Kaleigh's fun, light-hearted attitude. She has a nice mix of being academically focused while also not taking things too seriously. Good luck with your plans after Sanborn and I'll miss seeing you (maybe in the hallway) around.” 
Kaleigh is fun and has a contagious smile. She genuinely displays a welcoming presence everywhere you see her. She would like to pursue a career as a nurse. This shows Kaeligh’s true character because she wants to be a part of a field that plays such a vital role that truly makes a difference. 

I have thoroughly enjoyed having the privilege of being both her teacher and coach and I know her positive attitude will take her far. Kaleigh, I wish you the very best! Ms. Lang

Senior Spotlight: Zoe Ferrara
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
Zoe Ferrar always walked into a room with a smile on her face and a giggle in her voice. Zoe has a great positive outlook on life and is always looking for her next adventure.

Determined, thoughtful and self-motivated are characteristics used to Zoe Ferrara. These characteristics along with Zoe’s personality have given her the ability to be a great leader among her peers.
I have had the privilege of knowing Zoe for four years in the capacity of a student and an athlete. I have coached Zoe in soccer and basketball. Zoe was a leader on the field and basketball court. She showed her team how to work hard and improve their skills—she led her teammates by example. In the classroom Zoe is an independent learner. Zoe likes the challenge of learning new information and striving to see a project to its completion.
Zoe is also very true to herself and her values. She has a strong connection to her family and her community. Zoe has participated in numerous school community activities, many of which are through the drama club. Often times she has been in the forefront planning and executing these activities.

Zoe has many more adventures to come and will be missed by our Sanborn Community.
Senior Spotlight: Austin Kalinowski
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Eva Lang
When I saw that Austin’s Senior Spotlight was available, I was quick to sign up to write it because Austin is the type of student/athlete you remember for all the right reasons..  

Austin has a very impressive resume! In and outside of the classroom, he is hardworking, ambitious, and personable to say the least. He is driven, not only in academics but also in his dedication to his community. Austin has been a strong member of numerous clubs and sports throughout high school career. Austin has been a member of Key Club and Life of a Student. For 15 seasons, he has been actively involved in athletics. Such as, soccer, football, basketball, and track field. Austin has said, “The most memorable moments for the past 4 years has been, definitely sports. It brought me close to so many people and it really helped me have fun throughout my high school career.”

Basketball Coach, Bob Ficker, “Austin will be one of those who looks back on his athletic and academic career and smile with positive memories. He got everything out of what he was given. Austin saw the value in hard work early and worked every minute in practice or a game. He is one of a handful of players a coach remembers when his coaching career has ended. A leader at a young age of players that were all ages.. He took leadership serious and wanted the best for his teammates. When the game was on the line Austin wanted the ball and as a coach, you wanted the ball in his hands. He made more than one game winning shot for his team. No matter what Austin chooses to do going forward, there is no doubt in my mind that he will become a leader in that field. I considered it a privilege for him to call me "coach". 

Mr. McQueen had this to say, “Kal is a true leader. He doesn't shy away from the difficult conversations that are necessary in a leadership position, and he always leads by example with his quiet diligence and commitment to excellence in all endeavors.”

Austin’s Guidance Counselor said, “Austin is a quiet leader. A strong and competitive athlete, he has been captain of multiple sports and is viewed by the SRHS community as someone who is dedicated, compassionate, and driven. He brings great perspectives to conversations and has visions of the future that represent the success that is coming to him”.

Jack Kelly said: The English writer Herbert Spencer famously said : "Education has as its object the formation of character" I am not sure that Sanborn can take credit for Austin Kalinowski, because he had already developed a strong personal character when I met him as a sophomore. Kal has many academic and athletic achievements. But I am more impressed with Austin's leadership and character. He leads by example, by doing the right thing, He is not afraid to speak up when he sees something wrong. Kal mentors the younger kids, in athletics and in the classroom. My guess is that Austin's character was formed at home and we at Sanborn may have played a small part in its development. Either way, Herbert Spencer would be impressed with Austin Kalinowski”.
Academically, Austin is a scholar athlete. He is a member of the National Honor Society, taken AP Calculus, attended Seacoast School of Technology studying Pre-Engineering. This coming fall, Austin plans on majoring in mechanical engineering at Merrimack College.
AP Calculus teacher, Dr. Young wrote: “Austin is an all-around great student and person. I have the good fortune to have Austin in both Physics and the big-dog, AP Calculus. Austin has worked hard to make sure that he knows and understands the complicated concepts and relationships in these tough courses. With engineering college on tap for next year, he knows that every piece of STEM knowledge learned today is directly applicable to tomorrow”. 

Austin's SST Teacher wrote:  "It has been my observation that Austin has demonstrated superior intellectual capacity and academic ability. He is a highly disciplined student and a real “self-starter”. He has consistently shown a high level of self-organization and demonstrated his ability to manage his time despite the rigorous academic and athletic load which he has taken on."

The student body is very fortunate to have Austin represent them. As a teacher, I have been very fortunate to have worked with him as a student/athlete and more importantly known him as the caring young adult he has become. I wish you the very best Austin! You will be missed! Ms. Lang
Senior Spotlight: Hunter Kitt
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 Devin Helmke
Hunter Kitt a wonderful student who I will truly miss having in my class next year. Although Hunter is a quiet student, he always had thoughtful contributions to our forensics class. Aaron Cass and Caitlin Golino both praised his personable demeanor and conscientious mind.

Hunter was involved in the Sanborn community in a number of ways. Hunter loved to participate in Math Team and also was part of Key Club. Michelle Wheeler shared “Hunter was always there to help out with events and had many good ideas. He also gave a lot of his time to help out with End 68 Hours of Hunger”.

It is rare to find a young man as kind and good-natured as Hunter. The thing I will remember most about him is that every single day, Hunter would be sure to wish me a good day as he left my class. This gracious attitude will be missed next year in the halls of Sanborn! Good luck at Drexel University Next year!
Senior Spotlight: Jonathan Lee
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Devin Helmke
Jonathan Lee arrived to the small state of New Hampshire from the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was an adjustment that might have taken someone else months to figure out. Yet almost instantly, Jonathan Lee became an integral part of the Sanborn community.

I met Jonathan in my forensics class and got to know him very well over the few months that he attended Sanborn. Jonathan came over to the United States as part of his foreign exchange program he participated in to finish his last year of high school. From the first day he arrived, all of his teachers praised his politeness, maturity, and strong desire to learn new things.

Jonathan spent much of his time at Sanborn in the Science wing. Whether it was taking care of the bees in AP biology, building a particle accelerator, extracting oil from plastics in his STEM class, or traveling to MIT and Harvard to explore 3D Bioprinting, Jonathan took every opportunity to learn here at Sanborn.

Jonathan was gifted a yearbook from the Class of 2019 during Class Day. The tremendous applause from the class said all you need to know about the impact Jonathan had on our community. Jonathan, we will all miss you and we hope you can come back and visit again soon! Good luck in your future studies!
Senior Spotlight: Christian Leptich
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Eva Lang
I have had the pleasure to be Christian’s Wellness teacher since freshman year. When I first met Christian, right away I knew there was something special about him. He was always quiet, humble and very genuine!
Math teacher, Ms. Chickanosky shared, “Christian comes to class with a great attitude everyday. His sense of humor will be missed at Sanborn next year”!

Art teacher, Ms. Vitolo shared, “Christian Leptic was in my art class last year. Let's say he was a reluctant learner. Then, one project required the students to paint without brushes. He created a car painting with a butter knife.  His motivation spiked and his artistic ability improved tremendously. The next project used charcoal and Christian was all over that. He came in during other classes to make art, as well as stopping by several times just to be in the department. I enjoyed working with him and seeing his interest in art blossom. He has a great sense of humor and is an all around good kid. I wish him the best after high school.”

Coach Flicker, “Christian was well liked by teammates. He loved the game of basketball. Christian took every opportunity given to be a part of the team. He was very positive in practices and games. His demeanor in practice and games was respectful to the coaches and he always asked for ways to improve his game. Im sure Christian will be successful in whatever he chooses to do moving forward”.

Christian’s Guidance Counselor had this to say, “Christian is a student who can be dedicated and serious, yet fun and entertaining. He works hard but also takes the breaks to enjoy life and he sets goals and researches every path he may need to take to achieve them. Christian has known for years he wants to study criminal justice, and has spent ample time researching various careers within that field finding more and more he is intrigued by. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for Christian as he continues his education next year”!

English teacher, Mr. Cass stated, “Christian Leptic has good people skills. Though sometimes he'd try to use them to shmooze his way out of doing work, I always appreciate his positive, up-beat attitude”..

Christian’s recalled his most memorable moment in High School: “My favorite memory from highschool would be my internship with the Raymond Police. I had a great experience there and got to see a lot and learn a lot about the job”.

Christian certainly has a bright future ahead of him as he is headed to Keene State College to double major in Criminal Justice and Sociology and pursue a minor in addictions. His plan is to start as a state trooper and move into either the FBI or the federal drug task force. Best of luck Christian, with the goals that you have planned for yourself you are sure to make a difference and make any community better! I will miss you. Ms. Lang.

Senior Spotlight: Christian Miller
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 Sam Parsons
I first met Christian Miller during his Junior year at Sanborn. I haven’t seen him as much this year, but it’s always a pleasure when I get to catch up with him in the hall in between classes.

Math seemed to come relatively easy to Christian last year. He rarely had to ask me questions and when he did I was always surprised of their depth.

After graduation I had the opportunity to catch up with Christian's girlfriend, Kiley. She's incredibly proud of him and all that he did to make it to graduation day. Christian is a kind and intelligent young man who I know will succeed next year as he moves into the next stage of his life. Good luck Christian!

Senior Spotlight: Liam Murphy
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Sam Parsons
I’ve had Liam in class for the past two years. It’s been great getting to know him, and it’s always been a pleasure to have him in class. Having Liam in Math 2, I was able to witness Liam making connections between geometry and his work in SST, where Liam was in the construction program.

Liam is a hard worker, inside and outside of the classroom. He’s kept a job throughout his entire Sanborn career and takes his work seriously. In the classroom Liam is courteous and kind to his peers. He’s always willing to help his classmates out when they need it, and always ready to asks questions when he doesn’t fully understand something.

Next year Liam will be attending SNHU, and I know that he’ll accomplish great things. It was an honor to attend graduation and watch Liam graduate. I’m incredibly proud of what he’s accomplished this year. Good luck Liam!

Senior Spotlight: Olivia Silva
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
Kind, caring and compassionate for those around her. Wheather Olivia is on the playing field, in school or at work, she is always a great teammate. She works hard in the classroom each and every day, challenging herself to be a better person. During her first two years of high school, Olivia, participated in soccer and basketball. Olivia made great strides both seasons with her never give up attitude.

Two of her years at Sanborn, Olivia was a part of the SST program, where she learned skills in the building construction field. Olivia gained many “real life” experiences through this program that will continue to benefit her has she enters into the workforce.

Approach each situation with a smile and a positive attitude.
Senior Spotlight: Jacob Somma
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Devin Helmke
Jacob Somma was a great part of the Sanborn community. Jacob is a passionate student who always enjoyed his music and found ways to integrate his love of video games into his high school experience. Jacob’s former teacher, Caitlin Golino recalled Jacob’s Genius Hour presentation his sophomore year. “Jacob is a super tech savvy student and was able to create a game during Genius Hour! He shared his project with others and many students got to play his creation.” Many of Jacob’s other teachers praised Jacob’s effort on his work and putting in the time to ensure success in his classes.

Jake’s former math teacher, Sam Parsons, shared that “Jake takes pride in being a member of the football team, where he is a loyal and hard working teammate. Jake was always incredibly friendly to me in class, and I know his other math teachers feel the same way.” Anne Black, One of Jake’s Senior teachers, also enjoyed his positive attitude that he brought with him to class.

Congratulations and good luck to you, Jake! - Keep the smile on!
Senior Spotlight: Ryan Thoreson
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Anne Black
Ryan Thoreson was a student who took advantage of every opportunity to strengthen his education. He attended SST for 2 years for Digital Media Arts and took multiple classes through Northern Essex Community College. Ryan excelled in english, math, and science! He did especially well in his English Comp course through NECCO. His former statistics teacher, Mr. Parsons, and his former physics teacher, Doc Young, expressed that Ryan is an excellent mathematician and has a mind for problem solving. Ryan graduated as a NH Scholar with a diploma with distinction, earning over 32 credits. The Sanborn community can’t wait to see where Ryan’s path takes him!
Senior Spotlight: Brooke Valliere
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Jillian Swist
Brooke Valliere is confident and charming. She is laid back but puts thoughtful dedication and consideration into everything she does. Add to all of this the fact that people simply enjoy being around her and her blithe sense of humor.

Brooke still pops by my classroom weekly to visit. Her passion for working with animals and plants bubbles out from her in the plethora of engaging stories about her time working with cows and small animals, to her horticultural knowledge (an interest we both share), and her exciting news about her role as the Student Representative for Future Farmers for America. This fall Brooke traveled to the National FFA Convention in Indiana. As the Student Representative, Brooke is the advocate for her fellow students in FFA. I have no doubt Brooke is a perfect fit for this role with her honest voice.   

In our art class, I often found myself gravitating toward the area of the room where Brooke sat. This was typically due to Brooke’s more complex and inquisitive questions, which quickly showed me Brooke’s ability to connect to and process information. I knew Brooke was not in art class to cultivate an art portfolio or pursue the arts post high school, but her graceful questions challenged me in all the best ways to be a better teacher. Brooke is a highly skilled communicator and she speaks to her peers and teachers with a respectful and thoughtful demeanor and draws others into her conversations by being curious and nonjudgmental.   

Brooke is off to Colorado State University this fall where she is double majoring in Pre Veterinary Sciences and Zoology! Brooke, I wish you the absolute best in your adventures to come.
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