The two highest ranked students in the Everett High School (EHS) Class of 2015 each received a Superintendent’s Certificate of Academic Excellence at last week’s School Committee meeting. Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire honored Vanessa Nguyen and Vesna Imsirovic for their academic prowess, their extracurricular achievements, and their dedication to their school and community.
“Vanessa and Vesna stand as role models to every young student in our district,” Superintendent Foresteire said. “They are dedicated, passionate, and well-rounded students who have made valuable contributions to our high school.”
Nguyen, the top ranked student in the Class of ’15, has a 4.77 grade-point average and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is a two-time student ambassador, a three-time captain of the Crimson Tide tennis team, and an active member of the EHS Drama Society, for which she is serving as Secretary in 2014-15. She has participated in four Drama Society productions, either as an actor or a member of the crew. Nguyen is a spirited member of her class, as evidenced by her decision to volunteer to be “Frog” of Frog and Toad for this year’s Tour of Schools and Homecoming Parade.
She is applying to Boston University, New York University, Tufts University, the University of Southern California, and Northeastern. Nguyen, who is interested in a career in the health industry, will be the first member of her family to attend college.
Imsirovic, the second ranked student in the Class of ’15, has a 4.7 grade-point average, is a member of the National Honor Society, and has exclusively enrolled in honors and AP classes during her high school career. An outstanding science student, Imsirovic’s 2014 Science Fair project, “Measuring Reaction Times”, placed 11th at the State Science and Technology Fair and earned a Distrigas Science Award. She is also a recipient of a Wellesley College Book Award.
Imsirovic is president of the Math Club and a member of the Italian, Key, and Asian clubs. A four-year member of the Crimson Tide track team, she was named the team’s Most Improved Player last year. Her first college choice is MIT, where she would like to major in biomedical engineering. She is also applying to Boston University, Northeastern, and Tufts University.