Jack Hirsch is a current senior at Burlington High School. A dedicated student, Jack has strived to take a challenging course load with a mix of APs and honors. Some of the APs he has taken includes Literature and Composition, Calculus AB, Biology, and World History. Excelling in these classes, Jack has made high honors or honor roll throughout his years at BHS.
Outside of the classroom, Jack continually contributes to the BHS community in positive ways. He is a three-sport athlete competing in cross country in the fall, indoor track in the winter, and track and field in the spring. He also serves on the Red Devils Athletic Leadership Council, improving the athletic department and atmosphere at BHS. Jack is also a member of DECA, a business club that prepares high school age students for the business world. He has advanced to the statewide competition for DECA for three consecutive years and is a part of the leadership team at DECA, helping with communication and social media.
Jack has consistently strived to spread his academic success to others, participating in clubs such as Peer Tutoring and Homework Helpers. As a subject coordinator for peer tutoring, Jack matches high school tutors with students in need of one. In homework helpers, he works one on one with struggling middle school students. Jack is a mentor for the incoming freshman, as well, aiding the transition from the middle school to the high school. After high school Jack will be attending a four year university. Although unsure of what to do after college, he plans on studying international relations. He has fond memories of his years here and is excited to see what the future has in store for him.
Teresa Chai is a senior at Burlington High School. She has a passion for learning and challenges herself academically. She has been taking AP courses since her sophomore year, and she is currently enrolled in AP Calculus, AP Spanish, AP Environmental Science, honors literature, honors physics, and an independent study in art. Her academic success has allowed her to make the honor roll every term of her high school career and she has been a member of National Honor Society since her sophomore year.
Teresa has enjoyed getting involved in many different activities over the last four years at BHS. She has been apart of Science Olympiad, where she competes with her peers against other high schools, since her freshman year. She has been elected by her fellow club members to many leadership positions throughout her four years and is currently the club president. In addition, Teresa is part of the Peer Tutoring Club, being named a subject coordinator her senior year, and she enjoys helping fellow students with coursework in some of her favorite subjects. Additionally, Teresa has been involved in the mentoring program at BHS for the last two years, helping freshman with their transition from middle school to high school. She is also apart of Spanish Club, where she enjoys helping local Latino families through activities such as the food drive for the Fina House in Lawrence.
Outside of school, Teresa is a part of a senior dance company at Suzanne’s Dance Connection. She dances year round and competes at competitions and conventions with her teammates. She also assists some of the elementary school dance classes at her studio, as she hopes to share her love of dance with the next generation. Additionally, over the summer Teresa volunteers at the elementary summer program at Memorial Elementary School, helping students with art projects and various academic activities.
Teresa currently aspires to become a genetic counselor and plans on studying cellular or molecular biology at a 4-year university. She is excited about the opportunities ahead of her and can’t wait to see what the future holds!