Name: Michael McArdle
Role Model: Personally, I cannot chose one specific person to be my "role model". There are so many unique people out there who have touched my life, and molded me into who I am. Picking one specific person is impossible because everybody has given me different qualities that I have in turn used to shape myself into a uniquely, individualistic person. Whether it is my parents, relatives, teachers, or close friends, so many people have helped me become who I am today, and all of them collectively would have to be my "role model".
Teacher with the most impact: Growing up, I have been fortunate enough to have had amazing teachers that have poured their heart and souls into making me an outstanding student and person. However, to narrow it down to only one, I would have to pick my A.P. English teacher Mrs. Ross. Mrs. Ross is constantly working to make not only me, but all of her students the best they can be. In addition to being my English teacher, she has also been my class advisor for the past four years. Through this, she has taught me many valuable life lessons that I will hold on to forever. I could never even begin to try and thank her for all that she has done for me. She has bettered me not only as a student, but as an individual as well.
Activities: Shore Players, Varsity Spring Track and Field, Marching Band, Class Council, National Honor Society, Great Books Group, and French Club.
Future Goals/Plans: I plan to attend a four year university, to pursue a career in business or communications. From there I would like to get a job within my degree's career field working for a major corporation in a big city. After that, I want to see what life has to offer. I only get one shot at life, so I plan to make it worthwhile.
Personal Quote: “It doesn't matter who you are, or where you come from, or how much money you've got in your pocket. You have your own destiny and your own life ahead of you.” - Lady Gaga
Name: Laura Phillips
Role Model: I would have say that my mother is my role model. She has always been there for me. She is a great mother and friend and I don't know where I would be today without her. She has inspired me to become the greatest person I can be.
Teacher(s) with the most impact:Ms. McGowan has been my swim coach for the last four years and we know each other very well. She is a great coach and swimming would not be the same without her. Mrs. Ross has always been an amazing teacher and advisor. We have become close over these four years and I am going to miss her very much next year. She has taught me how to enjoy leaning and be a great leader.
Activities: Marching band Chorus Swimming Shore players Spring track French club
Future Goals/Plans: I would like to double major in accounting and criminal justice and minor in psychology. I plan on going to rugged in the fall and have hopes of working for the FBI someday. My dream would be to live in NYC and pursue a career in criminal justice.
Quote: "Reach for the stars, but keep your feet on the ground" this quote inspires me to think logically about my future. I would not want to get my hopes up for a big carrer just to have it knocked down by reality."