BRIDGEWATER — Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School’s Class of 2021 graduated during an outdoor ceremony on June 5.
These students were the top performers in their class.
The following information was provided by the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District.
(Editor’s note: The seventh student in the Class of 2021 opted not to be included in the list provided by the school district.)
1. James Peterson
Jimmy Peterson, son of Tim and Beth Peterson, of Bridgewater, was the recipient of the John Reilly Award, Principal’s Club Award, Foreign Language Department Award, Social Studies Department Award and English Department Award. He was class president; National Honor Society president; a member of the lacrosse, winter track, cross-country teams; and a lector for St. Thomas Aquinas parish.
“My favorite memory of B-R is my lacrosse team’s annual gold fever competition and scrimmage where the winning team gets gold fever pizza!” Peterson said. He will attend the United States Military Academy at West Point and plans to commission as an officer in the United States Army.
2. Sarah Petit
Sarah Petit, daughter of Mary-Beth and Kris Petit, of Raynham, was salutatorian of the Class of 2021, recipient of The 84 Movement’s 2021 Statewide Youth Leadership Award, The George Washington University Book Award, an AP Scholar Award, The Principal’s Award (all four years of high school) for high academic achievement, an English Department Award, a Social Studies Department Award and high honor roll (all four years of high school). Petit was National Honor Society member, captain of the varsity debate team, board member of the Bridging L.I.V.E.S. Peer Leaders, student council member, school committee student advisory board member and volunteer through the Nemasket Orphaned Animal Haven where she fostered kittens.
“Favorite memory is the dedicated teachers and staff who helped me achieve my academic and personal goals,” Petit said. Petit will attend Boston University and major in chemistry on a pre-medical track. “I am also hoping to continue volunteering in my local community,” she said.
3. Vincent Forziait
Vincent Forziait, son of Tracey and Lenny Forziati, of Bridgewater, was a National Merit Scholarship Commended Scholar, AP Scholar, received Science Technology and Engineering Department Award, Principal’s Award and a member of winter track & field (captain), spring track & field (captain) and chess club.
Favorite memory was Miss Jerome’s AP chem class. Forziait will attend the Francis College of Engineering at UMass-Lowell (honors college), majoring in chemical engineering.
4. Tessa Devine
Tessa Devine, daughter of Elizabeth and Dermot Devine, of Bridgewater, was a National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student, AP scholar with honor award, national honor society member and a member of varsity winter and spring track, sign language club, science Olympiad, culture club and student council.
Devine will study biology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and will be a part of the honors program there.
5. Karissa Davis
Karissa Davis, daughter of Tracy and Todd Davis, of Bridgewater, received Principal’s Award and highest honors all four years, College Board’s AP Scholar Award and National Honor Society. President and founder of American Sign Language club, president of science Olympiad, blood donor ambassador and volunteer for American Red Cross, varsity winter track, varsity spring track, teen CERT member and student council club.
Davis will major in neuroscience and behavioral biology at Emory University in Atlanta.
6. Shane Bridges
Shane Bridges, daughter of Kathi and John Bridges, of Bridgewater, received Principals Club for three years, Physical Education Department Award, Mathematics Department Award. B-R swim and dive team captain for two years. Recipient of the Most Improved Award, Most Valuable Player Award and the Sportsmanship Award for the B-R swim and dive team.
“I have been on the varsity B-R swim and dive team for all four years of high school. I have been dancing for 13 years at Dance Theater of New England. During high school I was also a part of the math team and ASL club for two years. My favorite thing about B-R is our swim and dive team. I have made so many fun memories with my teammates during practices and meets as well as during our annual Pizza Bowl and banquet. They are like family to me and I will miss them,” Bridges said.
She was a member of the National Honor Society for two years, as well as NHS secretary. She was also recognized during the graduation ceremony for having perfect attendance at school since the sixth grade. She will attend College of the Holy Cross in Worcester in the fall.
8. Neil Barbour
Neil Barbour, son of Krysten and Bernard Barbour, of Raynham, was a National Honor Society member, recipient of the AP Scholar Award, Principals Club Award, Rensselaer Medal Award, English Award and was a member of the cross-country team for four years, a member of the lacrosse team for four years, newspaper club and played club lacrosse for King’s Lacrosse.
Barbour will attend the Boston University College of Engineering and study mechanical engineering with an aerospace concentration.
9. Andrew Robles
Andrew Robles, son of Jose Robles and Jannet Hernandez, of Raynham, received a Science and Engineering Academic Award and Math Department Award. He was a Red Cross blood ambassador, unified player for the Special Olympics, tutor for Latino student fund and a member of Edufuturo.
Robles will attend Williams College in Williamstown.
10. Elise Watson
Elise Watson, daughter of Traci and Evan Watson, of Raynham, received the Principal’s Award (three times), the Art Award, was a National Honors Society member and was art club co-president, math team vice president, varsity math team member. She has been a dancer for 15 years. Her favorite memories are pep rallies and pre-calculus with Mrs. Cooley.
Watson will study behavioral neuroscience at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.