• SOTM Crest 2015  
    DECEMBER 2020


    Name: Evan ThompsonEvan Thompson

    Grade: 12

    Role Model:  My role model is my mother.  She is a hardworking person who does everything she can to provide for me and set me up for the future the best she can. She inspires me to try my hardest in everything I do.

    Teacher with the most impact:  The teachers that have had the most impact on me are Mrs. Secko, Mr. Ker, and Mrs. McGowan.

    Mrs. Secko, my junior year English teacher,   pushed me to do the best work I possibly could. She made me strive to feel proud of the work I did knowing I put all my effort into it. Even when I struggled with assignments she still supported me and helped with anything I needed.

    Mr. Ker, my junior year History teacher, completely changed my way of learning. He taught me to learn with a beginners mind, not being skewed by preconceptions. This style of learning has stuck with me and I have tried to introduce it into all other aspects of my life. The beginners mindset has helped me to grow as an individual and gain a deeper understanding of everything I do.

    Mrs. McGowan is my junior and senior year Physics and Comp Sci teacher.  I am grateful for her giving me the opportunity to explore the computer science field which I am extremely interested in. She has helped me to solidify my passion for technology and to pursue it into college.

    What do you like most about Shore Regional?  What I like best about Shore is the large selection of classes that I can choose from and that I can create a schedule that I am interested in. The classes I take now are prepping me for what I plan to do in the future while also being challenging and fun.

    Activities:   I am enrolled in multiple AP and honors classes. I also play football and lift weights after school.

    Future Goals/Plans:  I am enrolled in multiple AP and honors classes. I also play football and lift weights after school.

    Personal Quote:  "A man cannot build a reputation on what he is going to do." - Henry Ford


    Ryan Malfa Name:  Ryan Malfa

    Grade:  12

    Role Model:  My role model at this point in my life is my mother, because I think throughout my youth and even now she is one of the most empowered women I am close to. She always pushes me to strive for success and I'm really grateful to have a mother who was such a strong, successful and driven female athlete.  This has influenced me to strive for these same things in my own life.

    Teacher with the most impact:  Well obviously Mr. Malfa has had the most important impact on me, but as for the rest of my teachers, I'd say the teacher that had the most impact on me was Mr.Labush.  The topics we covered and discussed in his class in relation to literature were so universal that even today I am able to read new novels and apply the same universal truths to those books and even to my own life. He was supportive, pushed me to be a better writer, and opened me up to the many life lessons that literature could teach me.

    What do you like most about Shore Regional?  What I like most about Shore Regional High School has to be the atmosphere that the staff and school has created. Their efforts and teachings allow us students and young adults to get the most out of our studies.  The staff gives us the tools to find success, all while helping us gain experiences."

    Activities:  I'm currently involved in both the Varsity Lacrosse and Field Hockey programs here at Shore and have participated in both the Great Books Club and the Rotary Interact club when I used to volunteer and do community service with them. I am also involved in many of my extracurriculars outside of school, including helping out with youth practices, helping run camps, and volunteering to raise money for our teams.  All of the activities are in an effort to help out our athletics here at Shore.

    Future Goals/Plans:  In ten years I would be almost 28, so I would like to see myself graduated from JMU, and have traveled overseas to gain new experiences.  Also, I would like to have finished graduate school for Dentistry and hopefully find success in all that I do.

    Personal Quote:  "One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being true to yourself."