Thursday, March 9, 2017

Burlington High School February Students of the Month


Emily Moreira is a senior at Burlington High School. She is a hardworking, intelligent student leader who is involved in a plethora of extra curriculars along with taking a rigorous course load. This year she is taking four AP classes including: AP chemistry AP psychology, AP Studio art and AP Calculus AB, along with honors physics and english. Since freshman year she has challenged herself academically in pursuit of her dream to be a doctor one day. She plans to study biology on a pre-med track. Although Emily has always loved the sciences, she also is very involved in the arts. She has been published in many local and regional art magazines and has continued to take art classes throughout high school.

Along with her course load she also is very involved in school organizations. She has been part of National Honor Society since her sophomore year and was elected the secretary of the executive board her junior year. As secretary she organizes and plans meetings as well as takes attendance for the entire organization. She has been part of student council since her junior year and was elected treasurer of the Executive Board her senior year. As treasurer of the executive board she spearheads fundraisers thats raise money for all of the classes. Emily is also involved in the Student Mentoring program which is a program that pair upperclassmen with all the incoming freshman. They then meet with their freshman twice a month and help integrate them into the High school. Senior year she was elected to be a Mentor Leader and now oversees all of the mentors and their freshman. Emily also was chosen to participate in the spanish exchange her sophomore year and was able to study abroad in Villalba Spain for two weeks. In return she hosted a spanish student in her home for two weeks and help teach her about the american culture.

On top of all of her academics and student organizations Emily is also a three season Varsity athlete. Emily plays soccer, basketball, and lacrosse for the high school. She has been a varsity player for the girls varsity soccer team since her sophomore year. She is a center defender and helped carry her team to the State tournament for the first time in over a decade. During the winter season Emily is part of the Girls varsity basketball team. She has been a varsity player since her sophomore year and was voted captain for her senior season. During the spring emily is part of the girls varsity lacrosse team. She has been a varsity player since her freshman year and was voted a middlesex league all star her junior year. She was voted captain for her senior year and is excited for her upcoming season.

Rohit Pathak is a senior who has developed significantly throughout his time at Burlington High School. He is a hardworking student who takes his schoolwork very seriously and has taken many Advanced Placement courses throughout his high school career. His favorite classes have been his junior English class as well as his current AP Computer Science course. Outside academics, Rohit is deeply involved with the community of Burlington. He has volunteered on Sundays helping to teach the Indian language of Marathi to younger students. In addition, he has volunteered at the Burlington Public Library as well as the tennis summer program for the Recreation Department.

Rohit also enjoys being part of the Burlington High School culture. He has been playing sports growing up and has been part of the soccer, track, and tennis team at the high school. He has also played club soccer for two seasons. Serving as the co-president of the peer tutoring club, Rohit helps students find mentors for their various classes. He is also the Public Relations Liaison of National Honor Society, class representative for Student Council, and student mentor.

Rohit plans to attend a four-year college close to home with a major in computer science. He hopes to continue playing club sports in college. So far, Rohit has been accepted into Northeastern and is waiting to hear back from more colleges. His dream schools are currently MIT and Brown.

Rohit has a passion for learning and is excited to challenge himself. Wherever he ends up in life, he is ready to work hard for anything and everything.

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