• SOTM Crest 2015  
    September 2018
    Maggie Lamb

    Name:  Maggie Lamb

    Grade:  12

    Role Model: My role model is my older sister Katie. Entering high school she guided me through the field hockey team as well as school. Whether it be reminding me to bring an extra grey shirt to practice or helping me prepare for a test, she has always been there for me. She influenced me to volunteer at St. Michael's CCD as a religious education teacher with her. This made me want to continue volunteering after she left for college. She demonstrated that if one works hard they can achieve their goal by excelling at her school work and being involved in extracurricular activities. I look up to Katie's value of perseverance. When things have not gone her way in high school and at Villanova, she takes actions to work through her challenges. She continues to do well in anything she does and it makes me insanely proud of her. Her ability to be successful while still managing to make everyone in my family laugh is something I admire about her.

    Teacher with the most impact:  My favorite teacher is Mrs. Defino. I met her when I was in 8th grade and I've had her as a teacher for three years. Last year, accounting was my favorite class because of how much she cares for her students. She always told my class to "go to the board with confidence" when reviewing our work. I admire her because she is incredibly nice and comforts her students in any way possible. I am fortunate to be taught by Mrs. Defino and have a close relationship with her.

    What do you like most about Shore Regional?  My favorite part about Shore Regional are the athletic programs. It amazes me that we are so successful with our athletics despite being a smaller school. In addition, I have become a more responsible and mature person by being apart of the field hockey program.The field hockey team has made me friends with girls from all grades and I'm lucky to be a part of it.

    Activities:  Student Council and Field Hockey

    Future Plans:  In ten years I will be graduated from Rutgers and working as an accountant.

    Personal Quote:   "The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today" - H. Jackson Brown Jr


    Thoughts from her teachers...

    Maggie is the embodiment of what a student of the month should be.  She is highly intelligent, hard working, athletic, personable and well respected and regarded by her peers.  Maggie is just all around a great person and representation of Shore Regional.-- Mr. Porta (Physical Education)

    Murray Elinson

    Name:  Murray Elison

    Grade:  12

    Role Model:  My brother, Orson, stands out from anyone else in my life. He taught me to channel my energy through positive activities and he exposed me to many of the things I enjoy doing today. He has always been there for me in the roughest times and is supportive of all my endeavors in life. He also shares his intelligence and wisdom with me to make me a better person overall.

    Teacher with the most impact:  Mrs. McGowan has made a big difference in my school career. She teaches with the aim to improve the knowledge of students and makes every effort to pass her knowledge on. With her help, I was able to learn everything I needed to know to pass my AP exam for physics, and I was able to deeply understand complex physics topics. She showed me that through hard work and dedication that I could get the results I want.

    What do you like most about Shore Regional? The diverse activities available at Shore make it easy to find my place and it allows me to keep doing what I love doing.

    Activities:  I am a strong chess player for the Shore team, Math League member, Shore Bowling co-captain, Life Scout of Troop 58, Fire Explorer at the Oceanport Hook & Ladder, actor and singer in musical theater, recreational rock climber, percussionist in the Marching, Jazz, and Concert Band, and a National Honor Society memeber.

    Future Goals/Plans:   I hope to be studying aerospace engineering and astrophysics with the goal to progress space exploration and to expand human knowledge of space. I also hope to continue with my rock climbing passion by traveling to rock formations across the globe.

    Personal Quote:  “Be happy.”

    Thoughts from his teachers...

    Murray Elinson is a mature, compassionate, and intelligent young man who serves as an exemplar to all who know him. A candidate for Eagle Scout, he embodies all that is good about today's young people: he gives unselfishly of his talents and his time to others, and he willingly helps those in need. As his English teacher, I have benefited immeasurably from his presence in my classroom. -- Mrs. Ensor (English)