Students

Ariana Chappelle and Aaron Zion – May 2012

Ariana Chappelle

Class of 2013

Engineering Technology

Biographical statement

I’m originally from Boston, Massachusetts.  I moved to Randolph at the age of 5 and I’ve been living there for 12 years now.  I am a current member of the National Honor Society and one of the tasks I perform for community service includes tutoring every Wednesday for Spanish class.  I’m not involved in any sports right now because my main goal is to succeed academically and graduate without any regrets.

Career goals

I would like to attend Olin College or Wentworth for Computer Science Engineering.

What BHR has done for you

BHR has helped me cope with different types of schedules and people.

Why you came to BHR instead of going to your local high school

I attended BHR instead of Randolph High due to the fact that I knew I’d be more comfortable and they had exactly what I was looking for as far as my career choice was concerned.

A quotation that inspires you or that you live by

“Among the weak, the strongest is the one who never forgets his weakness.”

Your favorite book or movie

My favorite movie is “I Can Do Bad All by Myself.”

Best advice you ever received from a teacher/parent/family member/friend

The best advice I have ever received was that you’re known for the company you keep.

Advice you would give to a Grade 8 student applying to BHR

Pace yourself in anything you do and don’t be afraid to open up/socialize.  Getting to know others and asking questions is the key to awareness and good relationships.

Teacher or faculty member at BHR who has helped or inspired you the most

My technical teachers have helped me out a lot since I’ve attended BHR.

Who is your hero

My hero is my Uncle Fitzy because he accomplished all of the things that most people said he could not.

Most memorable moment at BHR

The most memorable moment I’ve had at BHR was speaking at a breakfast on behalf of my experience on a Bio-Engineering symposium I went to.  I was able to share information about the trip to others that participated in something similar and to the representatives from different schools that were present that day.

 

Aaron Zion

Class of 2012

Electronics

Biographical statement

I am a senior at Blue Hills.  I live in Dedham and I have many hobbies which include fixing automobiles, troubleshooting electronic devices and computers, as well as playing musical instruments and being in a metal band.

Career goals

As the years have gone past at Blue Hills, I really had no idea what I wanted to do like most students but as senior year comes to a close, I was accepted to Wentworth, and I plan on going there to take Computer Engineering. I hope to have a happy, long-lasting career in this field.

What BHR has done for you

BHR has done quite a lot for me. If it wasn’t for BHR I don’t know if I would even be pursuing what I like to do. I have made many new friends as well as gained an enormous amount of knowledge in my vocational area. BHR has given me the motivation and the skills to continue in life without worrying about what I might do.

Why you came to BHR instead of going to your local high school

I came to BHR for Electronics. I wanted to learn about something I liked before starting college.

Your favorite book or movie

My favorite movie would have to be “The Matrix” Trilogy. I have always loved these movies and as I grow older, they still remain in a few of my top movies.

Best advice you ever received from a teacher/parent/family member/friend

The best advice I have ever gotten was from my parents was about life when I get older and working. They have always told me since I was very young, “Do what makes you happy, and if you do this work will not be work.” And that is so true!

Advice you would give to a Grade 8 student applying to BHR

I would tell them that they have their whole life ahead of them so make sure you pick a vocation that fits YOU.

Teacher or faculty member at BHR who has helped or inspired you the most

The teacher(s) at BHR who have helped me the most would have to Mr. Cerqueira and Miss Bearse.  Mr. C. has been my technical  teacher  since 11th grade and he is currently my teacher.  Miss Bearse was my 9th and 10th grade teacher. Since the day I arrived here, they have always inspired me to do better and achieve as much as possible in life. They really have made my time here at Blue Hills enjoyable.

Who is your hero

My heroes would have to be my parents. They have always been encouraging me to do well in life and I have learned a lot of very valuable life lessons from them which have made me who I am today.

Most memorable moment at BHR

The most memorable moment at BHR is when my technical program (Electronics) won the electric car race and came in first in the solar class.