Marauder of the Week

Each week, members of the staff nominate seniors for the spotlight, for outstanding accomplishments ranging from citizenship to extracurricular activities to scholastic. We are excited for this opportunity to highlight a broad group of the amazing students at BHS!

Marauder of the Week: Friday, February 3rd, 2023

Ella Orem

Ella Orem

1. Favorite school subject:

Science

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

Ms. Mastalong, Milo, Mr. Streit

3. Extracurriculars that have been meaningful to you:

Rugby, cross country

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

Being a member of the BHS women's rugby team and experiencing the rugby community at BHS and in general

5. What are you passionate about?

I'm passionate about the environment, natural sciences and conservation, I believe in reducing environmental footprint and waste. Last summer I became the youngest ever environmental steward participating in the Newport to Bermuda race.

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

Make sure you leave yourself time for your mental health and well being, grades are impertinent.

Katie Brown

Katie Brown

1. Favorite school subject:

Economics and history

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

My most influential classes have been APUSH with Ms. White, Econ with Mr. Streit, Stats with Mr. Olowinski, and English with Mrs. Vultaggio!

3. Extracurriculars that have been meaningful to you:

I have met so many wonderful people and learned so much about myself through surfing, which I have been doing for ten years. Giving surf lessons and founding Sea Safe Surf (a nonprofit that makes eco-friendly surf wax) have been very meaningful parts of my life.

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

I am most proud of my work with the Belmont Highpoint and the PTSO Acts of Kindness committee.

5. What are you passionate about?

Getting emotionally attached to a pair of Converse and wearing them every day until they fall apart. Cycle repeats.

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

Be unapologetically yourself! And listen to Alex G :)

Patrick Henriquez Rivas

Patrick Henriquez Rivas

1. Favorite school subject:

My favorite school subject is history. I've always enjoyed learning about the past and its effects on today's world. Knowing the causes of our strengths, our weaknesses, our values, and our ability to change has been an interest of mine.

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

A teacher who has been the most influential is Mr. Roy. Throughout my four years at BHS, he has been an inspiration, helping me understand and get better at photography. His class helped me be more open about my own emotions. I will always be grateful to him.

3. Extracurriculars that have been meaningful to you:

An extracurricular that has been meaningful to me is running an origami club with my friend. I am able to spend time with others who are also interested in origami has helped me learn more about origami.

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

I am proud of being able to be a volunteer for the community. Whenever I get the chance to volunteer, I feel a sense of pride because I know that my time is being used in a way that is helpful to others.

5. What are you passionate about?

I have always been passionate about being honest with everyone.  To be genuine and tell the truth is meaningful, and I don't enjoy straying away from sharing how I feel.

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

Walk with confidence <3

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


Ella Orem  Katie Brown  Patrick Henriquez Rivas  Ella Pettine  Olympia Kazantzidis  Thomas Windemuth  Kareem Amira  Jandel Rodriguez-Guzman  Sophie McDevitt  Hedvig Hellsvik  Nora Guzikowski  Austin Cambridge  Grace Deane  Layne Doherty  Astrid Reker  Evvie Boas  Jacy Hoffmann  Leila Bernbeck  Sachie Capitani  Shay Donahue  Asa Rosenmeier  Gaby Mendoza  Joel Iglesias  Chivon Coyne  Dylan Cumbo  George Fotis  Gabriella Athanasiou  John Regan  Sophia Liu  Claire Hlotyak  Miriam Woods  Nick Mazzoni  Leo Carpenter  Tori Nilsen  Weldon Smith  Bora Kosar  Leo Boss  Maima Diakhate  Merna Shehata  Clara Bhagwati  Sean Canavan  Jessica Gurung  Farhan Sayeed  Chris Bauge  Will Sprague 



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