Congratulations to our five finalists in this year’s contest! Read about each of the nominees and their contributions to the school and follow the link to a survey to vote for your choice.
Mr. Pellerin has been working at Andover High School for nearly two decades, and has become one of the most loved teachers here at the high school. Teaching AP English, Dramatic Literature, Survey of British Literature, Mr. Pellerin’s blogs are a highlight of his classes. Dramatic readings can often be heard through the walls of his classroom, as the excitement that he has for his teaching and literature cannot be contained within one classroom. Mr. Pellerin works with students for community service opportunities, and shaved his head this year to promote the Be Bold Be Bald campaign to stand in solidarity with people whose lives have been affected by cancer.
Tim Chen is a current senior at Andover High School, and is truly passionate about the school. He is the leader of Debate Club, Mock Trial, Student Government and Homework Helpers. Tim is also the student body representative on School Council and School Committee. He is very passionate about learning and does what he can to make the school a better place.
Mr. Drummond, currently a substitute teacher, taught math for 40 years at AHS, from 1969 to 2009. Drummond is revered by students for his captivating stories, which range from his travels in Brazil to his experiences at AHS. Drummond brings passion and enthusiasm to everything he does, whether it be relaying his infamous tales or pursuing his hobby of birdwatching. Click here for previous article about Drummond. He also often attends AHS sports events to show his support for the school. His dedication to the school has not gone unnoticed, as he is nearly a celebrity among students, many of whom confess that having Drummond as a substitute teacher generally brightens their day.
Won Hee Han
“Hello, this is Won Hee from the environmental club” has become a sentiment that students have become familiar with during the last two years. Won Hee Han, a junior at AHS, is not only the spokesperson and president of the Environmental Club, but is also involved in a variety of after school clubs and activities throughout AHS. Most recently, Han was a participant in the Mr. AHS competition. Click here to read more about the Mr. AHS competition. Although he did not win, Han exhibited countless talents such as his impressive ability to play the electric guitar. In addition to his numerous extracurriculars, Han is also currently taking 4 Advanced Placement courses, and continues to challenge himself both academically and extracurricularly.
Girls Swim and Dive Team
This year, the AHS Girls Swim and Dive Team accomplished an amazing feat, winning their 250th win. Considering there are only 9-12 meets a year, this is quite an accomplishment. All 250 wins were under the direction of Coach Marilyn Fitzgerald, a guiding force of direction and support to the girls. For more information about the amazing accomplishment of the Swim team this year, click here. Every year, the Girls Swim and Dive Team excels yet rarely gets recognition for their success because it has become expected that they will do well. This year, we are going to change that by nominating the entire team as AHS Person of the Year.