Name: Eric Munjack
Role Model: Although there are many influential people in my life, I would have to say my older sister is my role model. As a young adult of 23, my sister is going through changes that many of us high school students are scared of. As I watch her figure out the "ominous" life after college, I am filled with inspiration. Dating back to our early childhood, my sister and I were often split up. She lived in New York for many years while I remained in Texas. Nevertheless, I have always tried to copy her every action and emulate her outgoing charisma. Looking at where she is now fills my heart with pride. She continues to push through the intricacies of life all the while remaining headstrong; she knows who she is and no one can tell her otherwise. There is nothing stronger than the bond between my sister and I, and I will be forever grateful for all the amazing lessons she has taught me.
Teacher with the most impact: During my years at shore, the two teachers that have made a significant impact on me would be Mr. Nicol (Honors Algebra 2) and Señora Gilbert (Honors Spanish II and III). The use of Mr. Nicol's funny teaching tactics resulted in real and efficient learning. Each day I I found myself excited to come into class and learn something new in an enjoyable environment. Whether or not he was aware of it, Mr. Nicol's personality helped me mature as a person and I found myself starting to open up more in a classroom setting. For that reason alone, I will always be thankful. I must say, Mr. Nicol is wicked smart and certainly knows his stuff! As for Senora Gilbert, I can't say enough good things about her. Senora Gilbert's erudition coupled with her overwhelming warmth made for an irreplaceable school experience. I truly believe Señora cares wholeheartedly about each and every one of her students. After having numerous conversations ranging from the hardships of life to the beauties of music, I can honestly say Señora was a one in a million teacher. I am beyond thankful to have had these two special teachers during my time at shore, and will always look back on the memories they shared with me.
What do you like most about Shore Regional? When coming into Shore sophomore year, I was not used to small schools. My previous high school in Texas was over 3,500 kids and Shore was an extreme downsize. However, this was certainly not a disadvantage. During a short period of time, I was able to meet and talk to the majority of the kids in not only my grade, but many others. Shore Regional High School felt like a small, strong, and supportive community. As I near the end of my high school career, I am proud to say that I am a member of the Shore Regional High School community.
Activities: As of now, I am currently a member of the Students for Animal Welfare club, Interact club, Conquer Cancer club, and Students Against Destructive Decisions club. In my free time I partake in an internship and participate in volunteer work with the non profit organization American Friends Service Committee's Immigrant Rights Program in Red Bank. I believe extracurricular activities strengthen your character and help develop who you are as a person. I do not want to be consumed by only my wants and needs. Helping people will not only deeply benefit them, but will positively impact and teach you life lessons you will carry for the rest of your life.
Future Goals/Plans: In ten years, I want to be financially and mentally strong. I can see myself helping out the people that once helped me during times of struggle. I strive and will always strive to support my family and the people close to me. I want to be a person that treats everyone with kindness and respect, I think we need a lot more of it in this day and age. In ten years I want to be able to look back on what I have accomplished and be completely satisfied with what I have done with my life up to that point.
Personal Quote: "Do not be afraid. Or, if you do feel afraid, remember it's just a thought and do not let it be your master" -Lloyd Munjack
Name: Emily Hazelrigg
Role Model: My role model is my grandma because she loved learning about new things, and always pushed through the hardships she dealt with. She never stopped being curious, and never lost her desire for knowledge. She was an amazing loving person.
Teacher with the most impact: I think the teacher that has had the most impact on me is Mrs. Gilbert. She taught me Spanish II honors and Spanish III honors. She taught me a lot of life lessons, and I trusted her deeply. She wrote my recommendation letter for my CIEE application, and I got accepted to my first choice program with a scholarship. She helped me a lot in Spanish and in life. Another teacher that has had an impact on me is Mr. Mullarney. His teaching and his class significantly impacted me. I learned a lot about myself in that class. I learned I like chemistry, and it might be an option for a career for me. All of y teachers have helped me a lot, and have helped me realize my academic abilities.
What do you like most about Shore Regional? The things I like best about shore regional are the community and the school pride we have. The faculty and students create a lively environment. Classes are fun, and teachers make learning easy. The faculty here is very supportive, and always offer help. Everyone also has a lot of school pride, and it makes watching our school's teams compete very fun.
Activities: I'm currently involved in Shore Players, Interact, International Club, and I'm the treasurer of GSA.
Future Goals/Plans: In ten years I see myself out of college, and in the work force. Whether it be working in a lab or on stage, I'm not sure. I also see myself with a family, and happy with my life.
Personal Quote: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."