WHS Class of 2018 Top Ten

WHS Class of 2018 Top Ten
Top TenWindham High School recently held its annual Top Ten Dinner to recognize the students ranked at the top of the Class of 2018. Each student selected an honored guest to accompany them and recognize as someone as who helped them along their way. 

In the words of their respective guidance couselor, meet the Class of 2018 Top Ten. Congratulations and we wish you all the best:

Jenna DiMartinis (Honored Guest: WHS Spanish Teacher Chad Westwood): Jenna is a remarkable young woman and student, who has achieved so much over the past four years at WHS. She has received awards and accolades for her leadership positions in both DECA and Model UN. She has increased her culinary and business skills by baking cookies and running the school store. She has also helped the Girls Varsity Tennis team earn a State Championship in 2017 and, as a captain this year, she has played a pivotal role in their return to the finals in 2018 to defend their title. Behind her quiet and respectful demeanor is a passionate and determined young woman, who I know will achieve great things as she continues her education at Bryant University in the fall.

Jason Domogala, Salutatorian (Honored Guest: WHS Chemistry Teacher Kyle Burton)
Jason is an intelligent, ambitious, and conscientious young man and is the Class of 2018 Salutatorian. Jason has taken everything that he has dealt with as a lesson and used that knowledge to improve not only himself but also those around him. He has received high marks in many of our most challenging courses all while balancing a demanding schedule. Over the course of his time here, Jason has participated in four different sports, Soccer, Swimming, Track, and Mathletes. During his Junior year, Jason was part of the team that won the Verizon App Challenge for the state of NH. Jason will take his strong intellect and work ethic to Georgia Institute of Technology in the fall.

Nolan Garside (Honored Guest: WHS Economics Teacher Jon Hall)

Nolan is a mature, intelligent, and determined student. Nolan has taken advantage of numerous AP and honors level classes here at WHS. He has also enrolled himself in college-level courses while a student here as well. He is the president of the French and Math Honors Societies.  Nolan has also been involved in our athletic programs. He has run on the cross-country team for the last four years and was a member of the track and field team for the last three years. He received the St. Lawrence Book Award as a junior. Nolan holds a leadership role in the non-profit organization, Victory Over Addiction.  He is a self-directed student with a bright future ahead of him.


Samantha Jezak (Honored Guest: WHS Biology Teacher Christine Johnson) Samantha is a disciplined and determined young woman who has had success in our most challenging courses. She is a member of the National, Math and Science Honors Societies, received the George Eastman Young Leaders Award from the University of Rochester and is a New Hampshire State Scholar with a STEM emphasis. Samantha competed in gymnastics for many years and was a four-time state champion and she also competes in the pole vault, high jump, 100m and 4x200m events as a member of Varsity Track. Samantha is able to balance her academics, athletics and community involvement and does so with grace and poise. She sets appropriate goals for herself and knows what she needs to do to be successful, traits which will serve her well at Syracuse University next year.


Matthew Kuczynski (Honored Guest: Windham School District Fine Arts Director Alan Dust) Matthew is a hardworking, intelligent and resilient student. He has taken just about every challenging course WHS has to offer. He has been a member of our band program for the past four years playing trumpet in the honors wind ensemble and honors jazz ensemble. Matthew has also been a part of our WHS sports community. For the last four years, he has been a part of the cross-country team, outdoor track team, and ski team. He is a member of the Math Honor Society. As a junior, he received a book award as well as a renaissance award. Matthew is a kind and exemplary individual.

Justin Lamb (Honored Guest: WMS English Teacher Karin Rogers)
Justin is an independent, mature and well-rounded student. Justin has taken our most rigorous courses and will receive two NH State Scholar Awards for core curriculum and STEM. He earned a Stonehill Book Award last year. He is a member of the Math Honor Society and National Honor Society. Justin is also an athlete and played on our junior varsity hockey team for three years and our lacrosse team for two years. He has volunteered his time as a Special Olympics coach and summer camp mentor. He manages his school demands, work commitments, community involvement and athletics with ease. Justin's inner drive will be a key to his future success.  


Emily Martsolf (Honored Guest: WHS Physics and Capstone Engineering Teacher Pat Kaplo) Emily is an incredibly dedicated and motivated young woman, who has a passion for all things STEM. She has taken many of the science and math courses that we offer here and has found great success in each. She has helped to create and grow the Marine Biology Club and has participated in Varsity Mathletes and JagSAT. The most notable and important aspect of Emily’s career at WHS is the time that she spent working on the Robotics Team, the Windham Windup 3467. Having spent over 40 hours a week working on their robot, Emily was still able to balance her other responsibilities and find great success in all aspects of her academic life. I am confident that she will continue on this path as she attends Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the fall.

Brian Sheahan (Honored Guest: GBS Grade 1 Teacher and WHS Boys Soccer Coach Mike Hachey)

Brian is a hard-working and polite young man who has continually challenged himself academically, including enrolling in all honors and advanced placement math and science courses.  Brian has been named to the High Honor Roll every term, was the 2017 Boston College Book Award recipient and is a member of the Math, Science and National Honors Societies. He was named 1st Team All State for soccer last year and runs for the track team.  Brian has also spent his last three summers volunteering as a mentor for the JUMP program. He is not afraid to try new things and inspires his classmates with his work ethic. Brian will be attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University next year where his successes will continue.


Areem Siddiqi (Honored Guest: Retired WMS Teacher Patsy Beaver) Areem is an ambitious and intelligent student. She has excelled in our most rigorous courses. Areem has been named to the High Honor Roll every quarter, is a member of both the Math and French Honors Societies, is a New Hampshire State Scholar with a STEM Emphasis and received the University of Rochester's Bausch and Lomb Award, based on her rigor and academic excellence in the sciences and high SAT math score. Areem is an active member of HOSA, a three-year member of the Math Team, a student tutor and Co-President of the French Honors Society. Areem has challenged herself academically throughout high school and taken advantage of every opportunity to gain skills in her future career choice. With that determination and focus, Areem will find great success at the University of Toronto next year.


Scarlett Souter, Valedictorian (Honored Guest: WHS ELA Teacher Ryan O'Connor)

Scarlett Souter is a talented student and athlete.  She has taken the most rigorous courses available and is the Class of 2018 Valedictorian.  Scarlett is a New Hampshire State Scholar with a STEM emphasis, received the Women in Science STEM Award, the Highest Average in Honors Chemistry Award, and was the Harvard Book Award recipient.  She is the current President of the National Honors Society, a member of the Spanish Honors Society, DECA and SALT. Scarlett is also a three-season varsity athlete and a NH Division 2 State Champion in the triple jump.  Good is never enough for Scarlett, and her determined nature, thirst for knowledge and never-ending perseverance will serve her well as she continues her education at Dartmouth University next year.


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