Friends who study together, succeed together. Emma Gugerty and Stephanie Bousleiman are living proof. Emma has been named Valedictorian of the Class of 2013, while her best friend Stephanie Bousleiman is the Salutatorian. The girls have been best friends since childhood.

Emma Gugerty

With a GPA of 108.25 weighted, Emma has worked hard to earn the number one spot in her class. She has excelled in many areas, receiving Outstanding Achievement in Spanish, English, health, math, and chemistry. She has been accepted into the National Honor Society and Tri M Music Honor Society.
 
Emma’s participation in clubs and commitment to community service proves that being well-rounded comes naturally to her. She is a member of the Model UN, AIDS Awareness Club, Cancer Awareness Club, Environmental Club and Interact Club. She is an active member of the Sagamore Rowing Association and has volunteered her time traveling to volunteer for the Moreano World Medical Mission in Ecuador.
 
“Her positive demeanor and energy are electrifying and you cannot help but want to be more like her,” said her guidance counselor Kelly Reno. She added that Emma continually strives to be the best that she can be. “Emma is an amazing young lady who continuously strives to be the best she can be in every aspect of her life.”

Stephanie Bousleiman

Stephanie has earned a 107.37 GPA to garner the position of salutatorian. Her academic success has earned her spots in the National Honor Society and National Foreign Language Honor Society. She is a recipient of the Merit Award at WAC Lighting Foundation Science Fair, has achieved mastery in science and math, excels in the Honors Science Research Program, and participates in National Science Bowl, Cancer Awareness Club, IB Leadership Club, Relay for Life and Junior Auxiliary at North Shore Hospital.

Stephanie’s guidance counselor Faith Keenan described her as one of the brightest, most conscientious and disciplined students with whom she has ever worked – not only a remarkable student, but an incredible athlete and a true leader as well. “Stephanie's attention to detail is remarkable, and she derives true pleasure from solving complex problems," Ms. Keenan said. "The tougher the problem the harder she works to determine a solution.”