Marauder of the Week

Each week, members of the staff nominate 2 seniors for the spotlight, for outstanding accomplishments ranging from citizenship to extracurricular activities to scholastic. Our own Highpoint school newspaper staff profiles these students, and the interviews are published in the Belmont Citizen-Herald and posted on the BHS Website. We are excited for this opportunity to highlight a broad group of the amazing students at BHS!

Marauder of the Week: Friday, June 10th, 2022

Rit Garg

Rit Garg

1. Favorite school subject:

Computer Science

2. Most influential class(es) and/or teacher(s)

Ms. McLeod, Mr. Moresco, Ms. Lacasse

3. Extracurriculars that have been meaningful to you:

Record Robotics, Math Team, CS Club, RSM Teams, RSM Infinity Squad (math tutor service for younger kids)

4. What are you most proud of doing or being part of, either at BHS or in the community?

I'm most proud of my work as a part of Record Robotics, Belmont's local FRC robotics team.

5. What are you passionate about?

I'm extremely passionate about Computer Science, Math, and Music.

6. What words of wisdom would you like to leave for other BHS students?

Let yourself find something that you are excited about doing, while continuing to explore other fields and engage in other hobbies.

Pier Talanian

Pier Talanian

1. Favorite school subject:

Spanish and biology

2. Most influential class(es) and/or teacher(s)

Sr. Lafontant has really pushed me to actively expand my learning in all aspects of learning a language.

Ms. Rankin has really fostered my curiosity and helped me engage in topics that interest me.

Mr. Goldfine's high expectations for his students have pushed me to constantly think deeper about subjects.

Ms. Bloom has always created a space where I can feel comfortable exploring and sharing my thoughts and ideas.

3. Extracurriculars that have been meaningful to you:

My ballet is extremely meaningful to me. It allows for me to have an escape to express what I am unable to in words, and this has only become more important in the past few years as we all experienced major life changes. I have also formed so many meaningful connections with people through dance that have transformed who I am both as a person and dancer.

4. What are you most proud of doing or being part of, either at BHS or in the community?

Although I'm not involved as much as I would like to be here in Belmont (mostly due to ballet), I enjoy being a part of an adaptive dance program in Boston, which provides opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to dance. By teaching various age groups over the past couple of years, I have gained new perspectives and learned a lot about myself and others.

5. What are you passionate about?

Among other things I have already mentioned, I am very passionate about music. I love how a certain chord can make you feel so many things, and how a combination of notes can tell a story that could be unique to each listener. I also love how, like dance, music is a universal language that is for everyone.

6. What words of wisdom would you like to leave for other BHS students?

Learn how to manage your time so you can participate in everything you want to do. Don't be afraid to try new things; you never know what you could be missing out on unless you try! Find the silver lining in things, be yourself, treat people with kindness, and always try to look at the bigger picture.

Read more about our other exceptional students on the Marauders of the Week page


Rit Garg  Pier Talanian  Kate Grimble  Alek Karagozyan  Sam Baldwin  Kendall Higgins  Helena Sena  Matthew Barrios  Lora Ovcharova  Dana Trifunovic  Angus Abercrombie  Kayla Santoro  Alexander Wong  Sergio Castillo  Shani Getz  Alexandra Zarkadas  Alden Barnes  Cecilia de la Fuente  Erik Rosenmeier  Jacqueline Ryan  Tony Zhao  Leeza Pesok  Adi Nelson  Meredith Christo  Derek Chen  Irene Son  Iyonna Henderson  Bianca Brezinsky  Megan Kornberg  Sami Awad  Lisa Bili-Rossi  Tiffany Hu  Sofia Bili-Rossi  Katie Shea  Maria Mejia  Chiara Curtin  Colin Shea  Henry Min  Shanta Pai  Ensi Kamberi  Olivia Hurtubise  Cormac Minarovich  Viktor Insanic  Hamza Masoud  Samantha Peterson  Maya Rodriguez-Clark  Roger Hauck 



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