HINSDALE — Hinsdale High School has announced its five students with the highest grade-point averages in the class of 2019. The commencement ceremony is Saturday at Heritage Park.
Class valedictorian is Alexis Johnson, daughter of Justin Johnson and Laurissa Goslant. She plans to attend Keene State College to study secondary education and history. She has been very involved with organizations at Hinsdale High School as president of both National Honor Society and the senior class, and is also a New Hampshire Scholar. She has worked consistently to provide support for NHS service projects, such as End 68 Hours of Hunger, that benefit the community. She can also be found working at the Hinsdale Summer Camp and at a local food establishment. During the school year, she has served as a leader in Hinsdale’s After School Programs.
Class salutatorian is Daniel Roberts, son of Chris and Gail Roberts. He plans to attend the University of New Hampshire in Durham in the fall to major in engineering. As a scholar-athlete throughout high school, he was a three-sport athlete (soccer, basketball, track and field), as well as on the Student Athletic Leadership Team (SALT). He’s also a member of National Honor Society, is a New Hampshire Scholar, and volunteers for End 68 Hours of Hunger, and he served as a student Rotarian for the Brattleboro Rotary Club. He has also been a camp counselor and lifeguard for the town of Hinsdale.
Leopold Fleming, son of Patrick and Gay Fleming, plans to attend Marlboro College in Vermont in the fall to pursue film studies. He has shown his leadership skills through National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America. In addition, over the past four years he has been a member of student council and assisted in running the school store. He’s a STEM New Hampshire Scholar, and volunteers with the Epilepsy Auction, Catamount Half Marathon, and is on the Youth Services Volunteer Board. He also works many hours at a local department store.
Sydney Martelle, daughter of Tina Murphy, plans to attend River Valley Community College in the fall to major in dental hygiene. She has earned academic excellence awards in English and science and is a New Hampshire Scholar. She can also be found on the softball field, and enjoys helping young children at the Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Camp.
Makenna Cassavaugh, daughter of Josh Cassavaugh and Ryan Scherlin, is planning to attend River Valley Community College in the fall. She’s a leader in Hinsdale’s After School Programs and has participated in several fundraisers and activities for her class.