RUMFORD — Mountain Valley High School Principal Matt Gilbert announced Students of the Term at a school-wide assembly. Every term, teachers at Mountain Valley High School nominate, then vote on a student from each class to honor.
The freshman recipient was Abigail LaBrash. According to Gilbert, the nominating teacher wrote, “She is an outstanding student who takes pride in her school work.”
For the first time in the history of the award, two sophomores tied for the honor. Natasha Munzer and Joshua Maillet represented the sophomore class.
“Natasha Munzer is a hard worker in the classroom and in all extra-curricular activities that she participants in,” her nominating teacher wrote, “She is a leader and a role model to her peers. She is a humble and kind young lady.”
Maillet’s nomination said, “He has an outstanding subject interest. Excellent class participant. Most recently, he turned in a superb multi-genre project. He uses what he learns in class outside of class. He is always striving to improve his skills.”
The nomination continued, “Josh is one of the most conscientious, hard-working students in the sophomore class. He likes to learn and is willing to expend the effort necessary to achieve.”
Junior Kayla Drapeau accepted accolades from her nominating teacher, who wrote, “She has volunteered often to act as a photo journalist for events and has done an excellent job. Her photos of the leaking roofs were recently featured on WCSH and WGME.”
Finally, Senior Rachel Averill rounded out the students honored. “She is a hard working, kind and very helpful student. She is very honest and does a lot through NHS (National Honor Society) to better the school. She always has a positive attitude.”
Averill received a standing ovation from her classmates.
All of the students received a MVHS T-shirt and recognition on stage with their parents.