Katryna Gouin, a senior at Ellington High School in Connecticut, is a natural leader who embraces her Latvian culture.Gouin is a peer advocate at her school, a member of the National Honor Society, French Club president and a student teacher for her school dance program.
Outside of school, Gouin explores her Latvian culture, is an avid dancer and participates in Rise Above, a community based student leadership group focused on encouraging positive choices. In the future, Gouin hopes to study biochemistry and immunology in college and pursue a career in health care.
Kaitlyn Mattingly, a senior at Fairfax High School in Virginia, is a resilient teen who has a packed schedule. As an aspiring photographer, Mattingly enjoys taking photos and was even in charge of a school magazine project, which taught her how to manage difficult personalities and tight deadlines!
She hopes to transform her love of photography into a career as a freelance photographer.And when she’s not taking photos, Mattingly is busy with her full class schedule, part-time job and volunteering at the local Red Cross.
Jade McLaughlin, a sophomore from Plymouth Regional High School in New Hampshire, doesn’t let a busy schedule impact her 98.8 cumulative GPA. Last year alone, McLaughlin was awarded various honors, including the Wellness Award, the Biology Award and the Algebra II Honors.
Over the past two years, McLaughlin has served as class treasurer and student senator. And she also plays the clarinet and is a varsity soccer, track and cross-country ski athlete.In the community, McLaughlin volunteers at Meals for Many, spends time weekly at a local farm and contributed at Plymouth Area Democrats weekly leading up to election day.
Lisa Yang, a sophomore at North Quincy High School in Massachusetts was nominated in the 7th grade into the five-year leadership program called C5, where students are focused on leading themselves and others as well as serving the community. At school, Yang continues to work as a leader serving as a class representative for both Students Against Destructive Decisions and the Red Cross Chapter.
When she’s not in school, Yang gives back by volunteering at Uplift Afterschool Program and by serving on the City Year Heroes Youth Advisory Board