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    March 2018

    McElroy Collin McElroy

    Grade:  11

    Role Model:  My role model, and someone who I always looked up, to is my Grandmother. I grew up always having her right around the corner and I could always depend on her to be there when I needed to talk about something, or just have someone to hang out with. She always supported me in everything I wanted to do, even when those things may have been annoying to her.

    Teacher with the most impact:  The teachers that have had the most impact on me are Mrs. Lavin (IB Visual Arts), Mrs. Bertolami (3D Design), and Mrs. Mazza (Honors Geo-trig). Art has always been an interest of mine and is something I want to pursue in life.  Mrs. Lavin and Mrs. Bertolami have always been supportive of me and my ideas in all of the art classes I have taken. I have always enjoyed math, and Mrs. Mazza was always able to make the class even more enjoyable. She always made things fun and was always willing to help whenever I needed it.

    What do you like most about Shore Regional?  The thing I like the most about Shore Regional is that it is a close community of people that is always welcoming. There is always someone there to help you if you need it.

    Activities:  I am a part of the Rotary Interact Club, Shore Players Stage Crew, and I am a member of the National Art Honor Society. Outside of school I regularly volunteer for The Center in Asbury Park.

    Future Goals/Plans:  In ten years I see myself having a career in the visual arts. I hope to have a successful career while being able to do what I love.

    Personal Quote:  "All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid." -L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

    Teachers Quotes...

    Collin is an extremely kind, caring and intelligent student. -- Mrs. Sher (Spanish)

    Collin McElroy is a consistently performing and intelligent student who works with excellence at true academic inquiry.  His work to find the most detailed and significant analysis of our literary and non-fiction works is strong, and has gotten even stronger as our year in AP English has been approaching conclusion.Collin has a strong mind and a strong work ethic, applying himself with both self-motivation and respect for:   the curriculum, the class and our inquiry, the teacher, and his individual goals. -- Mrs. Bahrs (English)

    Collin is an amazing artist, both technically and creatively.  He is a pleasure to have in class. -- Mrs. Lavin (3-d Art)




    Grace LeslieG. Leslie

    Grade:  11

    Role Model:  My grandmother is my role model because she has demonstrated the power of optimism to overcome any negative situation. Despite the obstacles she endured, my grandma worked hard and fought through the most difficult circumstances, and did so while smiling and cracking jokes.

    Teacher with the most impact:  Mr. Wishart, who I had for honors U.S. History during my Sophomore year, impacted me by reminding me to look for the fun in every stressful situation. Mr. LaBush, my current AP Psychology teacher and former Honors English II, also impacted me because he taught me the importance of morality and ethics in order to better my overall character.

    What do you like most about Shore Regional?  At Shore Regional High School, there is an overwhelming sense of support and enthusiasm offered by each teacher. With their encouragement, I feel confident about my future and the paths I choose. My friends have also made my time at Shore Regional the best it could possibly be as they are always by my side, creating unforgettable memories.

    Activities:  I am the president of Students for Animal Welfare, an officer for Interact, stage crew for Shore Players, manager for the Field Hockey team, and I play on the varsity Softball team.

    Future Goals/Plans:  In ten years, I see myself as a college graduate who has studied abroad and has a job that allows me to work contently while improving the lives of those around me. I hope that I am happy with who I am, surrounded by friends and family, embracing different cultures and finding adventure in everyday life.

    Personal Quote:  “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”
    -Jane Austen

    Teacher Quotes

    Grace is a wonderful student who loves learning about different cultures!  She is a lovely, caring and hard workin individual -- Mrs. Sher (Spanish)

    Grace is a "silent hero," a person who readily supports projects and organizations within our school without demanding attention for herself. I taught Grace as a freshman, and she impressed me with her intelligence and her commitment to the school community. Never does Grace fail to follow through on anything she is assigned, and her work is always excellent. She gives unstintingly of her time and her talents -- Mrs. Ensor (English)

    Grace is simply a lovely young lady- humble, motivated, considerate, funny, and kind. She pushes herself academically and is a member of many facets of Shore- sports, service clubs, and Shore Players. She is such a friendly young lady and still pops into my classroom to chat after not having taught her since freshman year. -- Mrs. Cook (Science)