Name: Murray Elison
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)