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Student Standouts

NAME: Sara Godshall

Age: 17

School: St. Mary's School

Hometown: Medford

Parents: Steve and Anne Godshall

Academic accomplishments: 4.04 grade-point average, National Merit Scholarship Program Letter of Commendation, AP Scholar with Distinction, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Humanities and Social Sciences Award, OASSA Honors

Team: Math

Other activities: Student Council, All Student Body secretary, National Honor Society, community service committee, math team, varsity volleyball, varsity softball.

What do you do in your free time? Hang out with friends, read, scrapbook.

Favorite book and author: "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold.

Last movie you saw: "Who Killed the Electric Car"

Favorite teacher and why: Ms. Stenberg. She is one of the most genuinely nice and caring people I know. She is willing to do almost anything to help her students do well and understand the material.

Plans for after high school: To go to college and major in pre-med and then go on to medical school, probably to specialize in neonatology.

What advice would you give younger students to help them get the most out of their school years? Try to find something you are passionate about early on, and don't stress over grades. Worry more about learning the information and the rest will come on its own.

NAME: David Delgado

Age: 17

School: St. Mary's School

Hometown: Ashland

Parents: Dr. John and Laura Delgado

Academic and leadership accomplishments: College Board Scholar Finalist in the 2006-2007 National Hispanic Recognition Program, National Merit Commended Scholar, Venture Scholar 2006, National Honor Society inductee - Durocher chapter-Feb. 23, 2005, Academic Excellence Honors and Honors with Distinction: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, Rotary Youth Leadership Award 2006, Hugh O'Brian Leadership Award 2005, Rotary Youth of the Month - March 2003, Christian

Example Award 2003, Black Belt in Chung Kuk Do Karate.

Other activities: Parishioner of Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church, Student Council and Associated Student Body President, varsity soccer, varsity track, high school choir tenor section leader, math team, spring musical "Seussical the Musical ",president of Bible Study Club, Cheese Club, founder of Volleyball Club, founding member of Childhood Favorites Club, Spirit Club VIP.

What do you do in your free time? I like to just hang out with my friends and family and have a good time. During the summer, I like to do anything having to do with water: Wake boarding, surfing,kayaking, swimming. I also like to mountain bike. During the winter, I ski.

Favorite book and author: "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" by Salmond Rushdie.

Last movie you saw: "Employee of the Month."

Favorite teacher and why: Mr. St. Onge, my calculus teacher. He pushes us to new limits in such a hysterical and personal way. He is always willing to give of his time to help us succeed. Plans for after high school: After high school I hope to go to Whitman College and study pre-med, following that with a medical career.

What advice would you give younger students to help them get the most out of their school years? Pursue a wide range of activities and interests now so that you will have more opportunities later in life. Work hard when you work, and play hard when you play. Have the most fun you can, while keeping your future in mind. "Do what

you like. Like what you do."