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Top 10 students reflect, plan ahead

Jun 01, 2016 06:17AM, Published by Samantha Sciarrotta, Categories: Schools, Today

Front: Angela Ritter, Jack Stewart, Jason Woloff, Raj Baskaran and Samuel Frey. Back, Cassie Bolinger, Cynthia Reynolds, Emily Lukach, Emma Method and Jenna Frey.

As the 2015-16 school year winds down, the Top 10 Academic Seniors at Bordentown Regional High School are looking ahead. Six girls and four boys are set to pursue a wide array of majors and career paths at a variety of colleges and universities all across the country. 

As of the end of the first semester, these students ranked in the Top 10 based on their GPAs, and ranking may change before the end of the school year. 

Each student filled out a questionnaire about their favorite Bordentown memories, clubs and activities they participated in and career goals. The seniors will attend colleges including Rutgers University,  St. Joseph’s University, College of the Atlantic and the University of Virginia in the fall. They plan to study subjects like biology, physics, aerospace engineering, music performance and policy analysis. 

During their four years at Bordentown Regional, the students participated in activities like National Honor Society, Future Business Leader of America, Model Congress, marching band, Technology Student Association, a variety of athletics and more.

The Class of 2016 is set to  graduate on Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m. in the Bordentown Regional High School Performing Arts Center.

Cynthia Reynolds

The College of New Jersey (physics)
Scientist, professional performer, or physics teacher

Rank: 1  
GPA: 106.56
Activities: Theater Club president, ITS Troupe 6803 president, Core & Chorale president, Mock Trial lawyer, field hockey, lead Cappies critic, Class of 2016
Favorite memory: Performing as Charity Hope Valentine in the 2016 BRHS spring musical Sweet Charity. Performing is my passion, and I love providing an audience with entertainment and helping them forget their troubles, if only for a few hours.
Memorable quote: “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” –William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Jason Woloff

University of Virginia (chemical engineering)
Chemical engineer

Rank: 2  
GPA: 106.28
Activities: Student council, Class of 2016, National Honor Society, baseball, bowling, basketball, cross country
Favorite memory: Winning back-to-back volleyball tournaments
Memorable quote: “Money can’t buy happiness, but I’ve never seen someone unhappy on a jet-ski.”

Cassie Bolinger

Rutgers University (chemistry and political science)

Rank: 3  
GPA: 105.32
Activities: Field hockey, theater, Cappies critic, Interact Club, class treasurer, National Honor Society
Favorite memory: Senior class trip to Disney
Memorable quote: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” –Dr. Seuss

Emma Method

Temple University (music performance)
Chamber musician

Rank: 4
GPA: 104.8
Activities: Mock trial, Model UN, Model Congress, National Honor Society
Favorite memory: Winning the 2016 Burlington County Mock Trial competition
Memorable quote: “Music is a means capable of expressing dark dramatism and pure rapture, suffering and ecstasy...and the subtlest nuances and interplay of those feelings which words are powerless to express...” –Dmitri Shostakovich

Angela Ritter

College of the Atlantic (human ecology)
Field research in marine ecology/conservation

Rank: 5
GPA: 104.44
Activities: Biology club, Model UN, mock Trial, Internship
Favorite memory: Mr. Puhak’s last Physics 2H class coming together to surprise him at the end of the year with class T-shirts
Memorable quote: “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” –Walt Disney

Jack Stewart

Purdue University (aerospace engineering)
Aerospace engineer

Rank: 6
GPA: 103.75
Activities: Cross country, winter track, golf, Debate Team, Student Council, National Honor Society, Technology Student Association, Model UN, Math Club
Favorite memory: Mr. Bordentown
Memorable quote: “I don’t know where I’m heading, I just know I am going to arrive in style.”

Samuel Frey

Cornell University (policy analysis and management)

Rank: 7
GPA: 103.37
Activities: Marching band Drum Major, National Honor Society president, Eagle Scout
Favorite memory: Losing Mr. Bordentown to Scott Price
Memorable quote: “If I'm not back in five minutes, just wait longer.”

Rajkiran Baskaran

Rutgers University (biology)

Rank: 8
GPA: 103.19
Activities: Marching band Drum Major, Biology Club, Technology Student Association, National Honor Society
Favorite memory: Taking first place over and over in our last marching band season
Memorable quote: “Subscribe to RK_Studios on YouTube for top quality entertainment.” –Raj

Jenna Frey

Wake Forest University (biology)

Rank: 9
GPA: 103.15
Activities: Varsity soccer (captain, senior year), varsity bowling (captain, senior year)
Favorite memory: Freshman varsity soccer. From competing in dizzy bat races, to practicing in five inches of snow, to running to Town and Country Diner, to playing in the state finals, freshman year soccer will be something I never forget.
Memorable quote: “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day."

Emily Lukach

St. Joseph's University (finance)
Financial advisor

Rank: 10
GPA: 102.9
Activities: Varsity soccer captain, varsity basketball captain, varsity track and field captain, Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society
Favorite memory: The state tournament of soccer my freshman year was life-changing. Making it to the state finals is something I'll never forget.
Memorable quote: “If you're reading this, it's too late."

Class of 2016 Top 10 students Cynthia Reynolds Jason Woloff Cassie Bolinger Angela Ritter Samuel Frey Rajkiran Baskaran Jenna Frey Emily Lukach

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