Editor’s note: The students with the top grade-point averages, after the valedictorian and salutatorian, are listed alphabetically. The list that Monadnock Regional High School provides does not rank them by GPA.

SWANZEY CENTER — Monadnock Regional High School has announced the 10 students with the highest grade-point averages in the class of 2019. Monadnock’s commencement ceremony was Saturday, June 8, at the school.

The class valedictorian is Anamaria Pananas, daughter of Angelo and Tasia Pananas of Swanzey. She plans to attend Emmanuel College in Boston in the fall, majoring in communications with an interest in business. She held many leadership roles throughout her high school years, and was the Class of 2019’s vice president and a member of student government, French National Honor Society and Superintendent’s Club. She’s also a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church. She participated in numerous performances, including holding lead roles in theater productions through the Monadnock Regional High School’s Fine Arts Department. She played alto saxophone in the jazz band, and has been dancing and playing piano for many years. She is a N.H. Arts Scholar, and received the Excellence in Theater Arts Award and the Diploma of Distinction.

The class salutatorian is Grace Jack, daughter of C.J. and Roxanne Jack of Swanzey. She will attend the University of Vermont in Burlington in the fall, majoring in business administration with a dual concentration in analytics and marketing. She served as a leader in many clubs and organizations throughout the years. She participated in the MRHS Interact Rotary Club; Key Club (president); REACT Club; Spanish National Honor Society; the Gay, Straight Alliance Club; Superintendent’s Club; National Honor Society (vice president of the school’s chapter); Dude Be Nice Club; student government and MRHS soccer. She also was the Class of 2019’s class secretary, and has been active as a leader at Camp Takodah, as a filmmaker and as a volunteer at the Monadnock International Film Festival. She received the Elm City Rotary Scholarship, the New England District of Key Club’s 1st place Video Award, the N.H. STEM Scholars Diploma and the Diploma of Distinction.

Gabriel Buonomano, son of Matthew and Michelle Buonomano of Fitzwilliam, will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts in the fall, majoring in computer science. During his time at Monadnock, he was a member of the National Honor Society, French Honor Society, MRHS Interact Rotary Club, Superintendent’s Club, Robotics Club, MRHS tennis and the REACT Club. His honors and awards include the West Swanzey Athletic Association Scholarship, MRHS Mathematics Award, Outstanding Achievement in Physics, Computer Science Achievement Award, National Merit Scholarship–National Merit Finalist and the Fitzwilliam Garden Club Scholarship. He also received the N.H. STEM Scholar Diploma and the Diploma of Distinction.

Alec Laflamme, son of Sharon and Larry Laflamme of Fitzwilliam, will attend Keene State College in the fall, majoring in biology and exercise science. During his time at Monadnock, he was a member of the National Honor Society and Superintendent’s Club, and has devoted many years to Taekwondo. He received the Lewis J. Petkiewicz Scholarship, The Roberts Scholarship, Monadnock Staff Scholarship, Fitzwilliam Garden Club Scholarship, The Amro Streeter Scholarship and the Outstanding Achievement in Biology Award. He’s a N.H. Scholar and received the Diploma of Distinction.

Peter Margand, son of Catherine Margand and the late Gerald Margand of Richmond, will attend the University of New Hampshire in Durham, majoring in data science. During his time at Monadnock, he was a member of the French National Honor Society and National Honor Society, participated in MRHS cross country, MRHS track and field, and wrestling, and performed in a variety of musicals through the MRHS Fine Arts Department. He received the Excellence in French Senior Award. He is a N.H. Scholar and received the Diploma of Distinction.

Talee Messenger, daughter of Tammy and Arthur Messenger of Swanzey, will attend Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in the fall, majoring in political science and international relations. She served as student government president, secretary of the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society, was a member of the French National Honor Society, Superintendent’s Club and Destination Imagination, and participated in numerous performances in the fine arts department. She received the Leadership Award, the N.H. STEM Scholars Diploma and the Diploma of Distinction.

Meeghan Somerset, daughter of Daryl and Stacey Somerset of Swanzey, will attend Keene State College in the fall where she will study English literature. During her time at Monadnock, she was a member of Key Club and Superintendent’s Club, and has devoted many years to dance and performances with MoCo Arts. She received the Susan T. Sciuto Memorial Scholarship, the Monadnock Education Support Staff Association Scholarship, the Albert R. Furlong Scholarship, the Biology Award for Dedication and Perseverance and the Barbara Lerandeau English Award. She received the N.H. Arts Scholars Diploma and the Diploma of Distinction.

Olivia Stanley, daughter of Eric and Mary Stanley of Swanzey, will attend the University of Vermont in Burlington in the fall, majoring in biochemistry. She was president of the school’s chapter of the French National Honor Society; and a member of the National Honor Society, Superintendent’s Club, student government, Destination Imagination, MRHS Interact Rotary Club and the Gay, Straight Alliance Club. She performed in numerous plays and musicals through the MRHS Fine Arts Department, as well as shows through MoCo Arts. She received the AP Chemistry Award and the Biology Award for Dedication and Perseverance, as well as the Excellence in Theater Arts Award. She is a N.H. Arts Scholar and received the Diploma of Distinction.

Jackson Streeter, son of Jon and Rebecca Streeter of Swanzey, plans to pursue a career as a writer. During his time at Monadnock, he was a member of MRHS Interact Rotary Club, Destination Imagination and Superintendent’s Club. He received the Robert Soucy Award, the Joseph Webber English Award and the Outstanding Achievement in Biology Award. He is a N.H. STEM Scholar and received the Diploma of Distinction.

Simon Swartout, son of Bradley Swartout and Alaina Barker of Swanzey, plans to attend the University of New Hampshire in Durham in the fall, majoring in history with a concentration in museum studies. During his time at Monadnock, he was a section leader in the MRHS Marching Band, and a member of Destination Imagination, French National Honor Society and National Honor Society. He received the Citizenship Award and the National School Marching Band Award. He is a N.H. STEM Scholar and received the Diploma of Distinction.