The 2018-19 school year is wrapping up, and this year’s Top 10 academic seniors at Bordentown Regional High School are looking ahead toward college as graduation approaches.
Each student filled out a questionnaire about themselves, including information about their career plans, favorite Bordentown memories, extracurricular activities and teachers.
The seniors will attend colleges such as Johns Hopkins University, Elon University, UPenn, University of Pittsburgh, Boston University and UCLA.
They will study biomedical engineering, musical theater, finance, computer science, mathematics and political science on their way to prospective future careers like clinical pharmacists, engineers, finance directors and writers.
During their time at Bordentown, this year’s Top 10 students were involved with clubs like Model UN, theater club, Future Business Leaders of America, debate and Teens of Fire, as well as extracurriculars like National Honor Society, baseball, field hockey and STEM for kids.
The class of 2019’s graduation ceremony is set for Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the Bordentown Regional High School Performing Arts Center, starting at 6 p.m.
College: Johns Hopkins University
Major: Biomedical engineering and business
Ideal career: Chief engineer/CEO
Activities: Debate, Model UN, National Honor Society, TSA, library book drive, informal chess club
Most influential teacher: Mr. Tobias. Two of my clubs are run by him, and it was his dedication in making sure hat I stayed involved that helped me become a more adaptable student when outside my comfort zone.
Favorite quote: “Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” –Aldous Huxley
Major: Musical theater
Ideal career: Performer/artist
Activities: International Thespian Society, theater club, choir, National Honor Society, stage crew, Cappies critic, Teens of Fire, Key Club, Model UN
Most influential teacher: Mr. Gens. He truly cared as to whether or not I became a better writer, and he taught me how to enjoy comprehensive literature.
Favorite quote: “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou
College: University of Pennsylvania
Ideal career: Director of analytics
Activities: Student council, Model UN, debate, FBLA, Interact, Spanish club, National Honors Society, TSA, STEM for Kids, baseball manager, informal chess club
Most influential teacher: Mr. Gens.
Favorite quote: “Everything happens for you, it never happens to you. Always remember.” –Cole Bennett
College: University of California – Los Angeles
Major: Political science
Ideal career: Director/writer
Activities: Baseball, National Honor Society, homecoming
Most influential teacher: Mr. Glenn for giving his all every day, both as a teacher and a coach.
Favorite quote: “Don’t sweat the petty things, and don’t pet the sweaty things.” –George Carlin
College: Boston University
Major: Business finance
Ideal career: Finance director
Activities: Student council, Interact, Spanish club, Faith, Hope and Charity club, National Honor Society, bowling, field hockey, STEM for Kids
Most influential teacher: Mr. Gens always makes time to help me with work, in class and our of class, like college essays.
Favorite quote: “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” –Michelle Obama
College: University of Pittsburgh
Major: computer science
Ideal career: Security engineer
Activities: Marching band, pit orchestra, National Honor Society, TSA
Most influential teacher: Mr. Montalto because I have had him as a teacher every single year, and he has always pushed me to do my best and has helped me become who I am today.
Favorite quote: “The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
College: Stevens Institute of Technology
Ideal career: Naval engineer
Activities: Model UN, Mock Trial, orchestra, STEM for Kids, TSA, biology club, tutoring
Most influential teacher: Mr. Gens and Mr. Tobias. Mr. Gens really helped me find what I am passionate about. Writing was never my storng suit, but Mr. Gens helped me develop my own style. Mr. Tobias has been a constant who pushed me to try new things and take on responsibilities.
Favorite quote: “I have to say, although it broke my heart, I was, and still am, glad I was there.” –Marcus Zusak, The Book Thief
Major: Doctor of pharmacy
Ideal career: Clinical pharmacist
Activities: Interact, orchestra, pit orchestra, National Honor Society, STEM for Kids, TSA, Spanish club
Most influential teacher: I wouldn’t say that one teacher was the most influential. Some of the teachers who have influenced me the most are Mrs. Bergner, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Rizzo, Mr. Gens, Mrs. Harrison, Ms. Jacobsen and Mrs. Bokop.
Favorite quote: “If my armor breaks, I’ll fuse it back together.” –Linkin Park
College: Temple University
Activities: Theater club, International Thespian Society, soccer, Teens of Fire, choir, stage crew, Cappies critic, Model UN
Most influential teacher: Ms. Pinder because I had her English class my freshman year and then her class again senior year. She always encouraged me to do my best and is always so kind.
Favorite quote: “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” –Maya Angelou
College: Stevens Institute of Technology
Ideal career: Mathematician
Activities: Debate, TSA, robotics, homecoming
Most influential teacher: Ms. Ashish. She provided me countless opportunities to not only excel as a student, but also as a leader. I thank her for teaching me to be confident and for being there for me at every turn.
Favorite quote: “Time is a valuable thing. Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings.” –Linkin Park