Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Burlington High School April Students of the Month Caitlin Atwood & Ivy Saltsman

Ivy Saltsman

Ivy Saltsman is a current senior at Burlington High School. A diligent and dedicated student, Ivy has striven to challenge herself through her academics and has taken honors and AP level classes; she currently takes AP Calculus BC, AP English Literature and Composition, and AP Psychology, and took AP English Language and Composition as a junior. Among her favorite classes as a high school student are AP Psychology and AP English Language and Composition. Due to her hard work, Ivy has been able to attain high honor roll and honor roll status throughout her four years at BHS.

Aside from her academics, Ivy is heavily involved in extracurricular activities. As President of the BHS Chapter of National Honor Society, she has led and organized student activities to benefit this year’s target charity, Best Buddies. She is the Treasurer of the Student Council Executive Board, an organization in which she has been involved since her sophomore year. She serves additionally as one of two Community Organizers of  Poetics Ramblings (the BHS Poetry Club), a Mentor Leader, an editor for the Devil’s Playlist (BHS’s Music Culture Club), and a member of the Improv and Girl Up! Clubs.

Ivy’s career would not be complete without her extensive commitment to the arts. She has been cast in all eight plays and musicals since her freshman year (the only recent student at BHS to do so), and is fortunate to have played leading roles in many, including favorites Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker (2015) and Peter Pan in Peter Pan (2017). She has also been a member of the BHS Select Singers as an upperclassman and was in the Chorus as an underclassman.
Outside of her busy school schedule, Ivy exercises her musical interests through singing, songwriting, and playing the piano. She is the lead singer of her band “Soulstice”, which has won competitions and performed at many venues and charity events. Despite her uncertainty over her college major, Ivy plans to attend a four-year university in the fall and is currently considering her options amongst the schools to which she has been accepted. She is grateful for the opportunities, knowledge, and relationships she has gained at BHS, and excited to apply what she has learned in her future endeavors!

Caitlin Atwood

Caitlin Atwood is a senior at Burlington High School. She has worked hard throughout her 4
years and has been on the honor roll and high honor roll for every term since her freshman
year. She has taken primarily honors and AP classes through the last 4 years including Honors
English every year, Honors Anatomy and Physiology, AP Biology, AP Calculus BC, and AP

Caitlin has been a competitive gymnast for 10 years. She has been on the high school varsity
team all four years and was captain her junior and senior years. She qualified for states every
year and was a High School State Champion on the uneven bars her junior year. For the first 8
years of her career, she was a Junior Olympic competitor from levels 4 to 9.  At level 9 she was
a regional qualifier.  Currently, she competes for Gymstreet USA where she is an Xcel Diamond.
She placed first in the state and sixth in the region in Xcel in 2017. Caitlin also works at Gymstreet
as a coach and a camp counselor.

Caitlin has been in National Honors Society since her junior year. She is one of the leaders of
the PALS club and has been in the club for all 4 years. She helps organize activities for the
special needs students in the LABBB program. She also volunteers for Special Olympics
Gymnastics every Saturday where she coaches kids with disabilities including autism and
cerebral palsy.

After high school, Caitlin is going to attend college where she will be studying to be an
occupational therapist. She hopes to continue to do volunteer work, go on service trips, play
intramural or clubs sports, and study abroad. Caitlin is very excited to continue her education and hopes that her future will be full of amazing opportunities.

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