Parish Hill valedictorian, salutatorian both UConn-bound
By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Chaplin - posted Tue., Jun. 28, 2011
Parish Hill High School Class of 2011 salutatorian Mallory Bouley transferred as a sophomore from Tolland High School. At Parish Hill, she has participated in cheerleading, track and soccer. She is a member of the French National Honor Society and the National Honor Society. She has also been involved in Associated Student Government. “That's like student council,” she said.
Bouley has been involved in the Gay Straight Alliance, the Diversity Club, peer mediation and peer mentoring programs. Mentoring involves “adopting” an incoming seventh-grader and assisting them with transition into the school. “You meet with them once a week at lunch, usually,” said Bouley.
Bouley plans to attend the University of Connecticut, but hasn't yet decided on an area of concentration. She'd like to participate in club sports in college. “I'd like to try things I've never done before,” she said. “If they have a skydiving club, I think I’d like to try that.”
Valedictorian Danielle Greene was also involved in student government. She is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society and the National Honor Society, and was also involved with the school's mentoring program and the Diversity Club.
Greene will attend UConn at Avery Point in the fall, where she'll study marine science.
She characterizes her graduating class as close-knit. “They make people feel welcome,” said Greene.