The Senior Spotlight winner for the month of March is John Petersen. John is the son of Elden and Mary Petersen. During his high school career, John was involved in Student Council, Fall Plays, Spring Musicals, Thespians, Band, Choir, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Madrigals, SSA, Speech, and Track. He was also a Class Officer and a Student of the Month.
His future plans are to attend JJC for 2 years and then to be involved in the trades.
Here are a few thoughts from John’s teachers. Mrs. Bugg says that John is “mature, responsible, kind, talented, and incredibly humble. He is a great kid.” Mrs. Leveille says that although “I never had the pleasure of having John in class, he did help out the Recycling Club during the Homecoming aluminum can collecting contest. John didn’t even think twice about extending a hand when it was needed. He was made an ‘honorary member’ of the Recycling Club that day!” Mrs. Johnston agrees that John is a “very responsible young man. When John says he’ll do something, it gets done. He is also a friend to everyone and will go out of his way to help others.” Mrs. Valiente says that John is “respectful, kind, and humble. I always enjoyed having his positive attitude in my class.” Mr. Brand believes that John is “one of the kindest individuals you will ever meet. He goes above and beyond your expectations and brings a positive attitude every day.” Mrs. Dennis says that John is “respectful, helpful, and talented. He sincerely cares about his peers and helps whenever needed.” Mr. Carrescia believes that John is “a friend to everyone. John will go out of his way to help both teachers and students. His work ethic is second to none and he does not want to disappoint his teachers. He tries to help anyone who needs it.” Ms. Brittingham says that John is “a talented and passionate individual. He plays each character in a show to a ‘T’, and he always puts forth the effort needed to be a success. Can’t wait to see him as Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!
As a final thought, John’s advice to younger students is:
Enjoy high school! It’s going to be the best days of your life, so get involved, do well, have fun, and enjoy the journey!
On behalf of the teachers and staff at RCHS, we would like to congratulate John Petersen as our March winner of the “Senior Spotlight”.