Owen Marandino ranked ninth in the class of 2019. Owen’s guardians are Bruce and Jennifer Marandino. Owen lives in Charlestown. He will be attending Bryant University and major in actuarial science. He participated in basketball, baseball, football and soccer throughout his high school career.
Caroline MacLachlan of Walpole, ranked ninth in her class, is the daughter of Jane and Trevor MacLachlan and will attend the University of New Hampshire in Durham where she will pursue an accelerated master’s in occupational therapy. She participated in volleyball, Nordic skiing, and track. She was a member of the Art Club, drama program, World Language Club, served as a mentor to younger students, and was a student intern at the Fall Mountain Early Learning Center. She participated in a service trip to El Salvador with Interact Club and was recognized as a New Hampshire Scholar. She is a member of the National Honor Society.
Tess Marsden, ranked ninth in her class, is the daughter of Melanie and Jeff Marsden from Alstead. She is attending UNH and studying civil engineering. Tess played soccer, softball, and participated in World Language club, Interact, and National Honor Society.
Faith Golec of Walpole is the daughter of John Golec and Tracie Westney Golec. She ranked eighth in her graduation class. She plans to attend the University of New Hampshire in Durham, but has yet to declare a major. She was a completer in the River Valley Technical Center program, Criminal Justice. Some of her favorited activities over the past four years include the Honor Society, Executive Council, Jazz Band, Math Team, Softball, and a mentorship at the Charlestown Police Station.
James Blair of Alstead, son of John and Catherine Blair, will be studying at Elmira College in New York in the fall, and plans to double major in psychology and math. While at Fall Mountain he participated in Math Team for six years, Quiz Bowl for three years and Interact for three years. He was a member of the National Honor Society, a freshman mentor and a tutor for the Science Olympiad team. He also went on a service trip to El Salvador this past spring. He competed in football his last two years of high school and served as a team captain his senior year.
Ranked sixth in her class, Maria is the daughter of Laurie and Scott E. Luther-Houghton of Acworth. Maria will be attending the University of New Hampshire and majoring in Accounting. Her high school resume includes varsity Nordic skiing, World Language Club, FFA (president), Interact Club, Drama Club, Student Congress, Prom Committee, and the Acworth Players and Youth Club.
Hannah McCormick was ranked fifth in her class. She lives in North Walpole with her parents, Gary and Faye McCormick. In the fall, she will be attending Suffolk University and majoring in law and minoring in Spanish. While at Fall Mountain Hannah participated in varsity volleyball, uUnified basketball, Interact Club, National Honor Society, Hospitality Club, World Language Club, and the Fall Mountain Democrats. She was captain for three years for volleyball and Secretary of NHS.
Hunter Oberst graduated from FMRHS ranked fourth in his class. He and his parents, Frederick and Caroline Oberst, reside in Alstead. Hunter will be attending Keene State College and pursue a degree in multi-media journalism. Hunter challenged himself by taking every advanced placement course offered at FM. He is a member of Interact Club and National Honor Society. Hunter played four years of soccer with Fall Mountain, and was recognized as an All-State player as well as an All-Scholastic athlete this past fall. Hunter coaches youth soccer from ages 4-12. Very enthusiastic about weight lifting, he was named “Lifter of the Year” both his sophomore and senior years.
Third in the class is Jacy Heidorn of Alstead, daughter of Erin and Mike Heidorn. She will attend George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and major in environmental studies. She participated in Interact, where she recently traveled to El Salvador on a service trip. In addition to Interact, she was a mentor for freshmen, was in World Language Club, and was treasurer of National Honor Society. The summer before her senior year she participated in the Advanced Studies Program at St. Paul’s School in Concord.
Class salutatorian is Kendall McAllister of Charlestown, daughter or Meredith and Wade McAllister. She will attend Franklin University Switzerland in Lugano, Switzerland where she plans on studying international relations and history. She played soccer and softball as an underclassman, but continued to play basketball all four years, serving as a team captain her senior year and helping the team earn the State Runner-Up title. She participated in Interact, World Language club, band, jazz band, the freshman mentor program, and was President of the National Honor Society.
Sarah Breighton Klema, daughter of Drs. Terrell and Brendan Klema of Charlestown, has been announced as Fall Mountain Regional High School’s Valedictorian of the Class of 2019. Majoring in English (creative writing) and Spanish, Sarah will be attending Providence College in the fall. Over the course of her high school career, Klema has been involved in numerous clubs and activities, including National Honor Society, Interact, Madrigals, Spanish club, track and field, and both marching and concert band. After college, Sarah hopes to pursue a career in education and writing.