Great Kids, Going Places.

Great Kids, Going Places
Hometown: Cherry Hill

Activities/Honors: National Merit Scholarship Commended Student; National Hispanic Scholar; Cum Laude Honor Society; National Spanish Honor Society; Varsity Tennis - Captain (2016 NJSIAA Non-Public B South Champions), All-South Jersey, All-League; New Jersey Governor’s School in the Sciences; Student Government - Secretary; Costumer for MFS Theater Productions; Peer Leader

Memorable Academic Project: Created an online virtual tour of the MFS campus for Spanish 4 Honors class

Senior Internship: Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

College Destination:
Cornell University

Career Interest: Medicine
MFS has been the backbone of my life for more than a decade.
Jess Ferber
Hometown: Moorestown

Activities/Honors: National Merit Scholarship Commended Student; Burlington County Times Teen Excellence Award; Varsity Fencing - Captain, USA Fencing All-Academic Team - First Team; Advanced Jazz Ensemble; Robotics; MFS Student Ambassador

Memorable Academic Project: Research project exploring the evolution of improvisation in jazz music

Senior Internship: Westfield Friends School

College Destination:
Johns Hopkins University

Career Interest: Biomedical Engineering and Medicine
MFS is the place where I matured on not just an academic level, but a personal one.
Jake Desman
Hometown: Moorestown

Activities/Honors: Student Government; Images Arts and Literary Magazine - Editor-In-Chief; Women’s Choir - Vice President; MFS Student Ambassador; Varsity Field Hockey Manager; Lead Actress in MFS Theater Productions; Peer Leader; Diversity Committee

Memorable Academic Project: Intensive Learning “Literary England” trip

Senior Internship: Pie Lady Cafe

College Destination:
Haverford College

Career Interest: English Literature or Creative Writing
The teachers don’t simply teach; they encourage students to challenge their ideas.
Julia Giordano
Hometown: Cherry Hill

Activities/Honors: National Merit Scholarship Finalist; National Spanish Honor Society; Cum Laude Honor Society; School Newspaper - Editor-in-Chief; Model UN - President; Consumer Bowl Team Captain (2016 State Champions/2017 Finalist); History Bowl Co-Captain; Quiz Bowl Co-Captain

Memorable Academic Project: AP English essay titled “Our Basest Beggars: A Marxist Reading of Power and Poverty in Shakespeare’s King Lear

College Destination: Columbia University

Career Interest: Journalist, Speechwriter, or Professor
MFS has nurtured my passion for the written word for the past 12 years, and I am very thankful for that.
Alex Horn
Hometown: Erial

Activities/Honors: Varsity Soccer – Captain (2014 and 2015 NJSIAA Non-Public B South Champions); Girls’ Lacrosse Manager; Cum Laude Honor Society; National Spanish Honor Society; MFS Lower School Teacher’s Aide; Peer Leader; Service Committee; Humanitarian Aid Society Club

Memorable Academic Project: Created virtual tour of MFS campus for Spanish 4 Honors class

Senior Internship: Bradley & Bradley Associates, Inc.

College Destination:
 University of Virginia

Career Interest: Biomedical Engineering
At MFS, teachers and classmates become your family.
Kelcie Satterthwaite
Hometown: Moorestown

Activities/Honors: Varsity Fencing - Captain; Cum Laude Honor Society; MFS Choir; Chess Club - President; MFS Student Ambassador; Teacher’s Assistant at Cherry Hill Huaxia Chinese School; Actor in MFS Theater Productions; Ethics Debate Team; Robotics

Memorable Academic Project: Worked with the engineering department at Sea Box to create ESBL pipe drawings, 2D templates, and 3D drawings for construction crews

College Destination:
 Boston University

Career Interest: Molecular Biology, Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering
MFS is my second home that I know will always be there for me.
Dragon Ding
Hometown: Lumberton

Activities/Honors: Second-place finish in Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for U.S. High School Students; Traveled to Kunming, China for Chinese Bridge World Chinese Proficiency Competition (semifinalist); National Chinese Honor Society; Cum Laude Honor Society; Peer Leader; Science Olympiad; Deborah Heart Challenge

Memorable Academic Project: Research project on the cognitive biases behind the decision to vaccinate

Senior Internship: Tabula Rasa Healthcare

College Destination:
 University of Pennsylvania

Career Interest: Medicine, Business, or Chinese
MFS provides a platform for students to grow, challenge themselves to achieve their goals, and be model citizens.
Nicholas Tursi
Hometown: Mount Laurel

Activities/Honors: National Chinese Honor Society; Cum Laude Honor Society; Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Key Award for Poetry; Student Diversity Leadership Conference; Peer Leader; Diversity Committee Co-President; MFS Student Ambassador

Memorable Academic Project: History research paper about the Kashmir conflict

Senior Internship: Alisha Simone Elegant Event Flowers and Decor

College Destination:
 Barnard College

Career Interest: Psychology and English
MFS supports its students in every stage of their lives.
Medina Shah
Hometown: Haddonfield

Activities/Honors: Student Government - Class President; Varsity Basketball - Captain and 1000+ Career Points; Varsity Tennis - 2014 and 2017 NJSIAA Non-Public B South Champions and Friends Schools League Doubles Champion; Stage Crew; Jewish Culture Club - Vice President

Memorable Academic Project: Research project exploring how the fantasy sports industry has changed the way people watch and experience sports

Senior Internship: RSM

College Destination:
Syracuse University

Career Interest: Business and Information Technology
I would not be the man I am today without the caring and loving community that is MFS.
Jordan White
Hometown: Willingboro

Activities/Honors: Varsity Tennis (2016 NJSIAA Non-Public B South Champions); All-South Jersey Tennis - Doubles; Student Government; Actor in MFS Theater Productions

Memorable Academic Project: Chemistry project testing the solidity of sorbet of varying sugar amounts

Senior Internship: Jim Johnson Gubernatorial Campaign

College Destination:
New York University

Career Interest: Film, Music, and Business
The Lower School plays and concerts were always special and fun for me because they gave me a sense of responsibility at a very young age.
Hunter Harris
Hometown: Burlington Township

Activities/Honors: Girl Scout Gold Award; Girls in STEM Club - President; Science Olympiad; Robotics; Field Hockey; Environmental Club - Vice President; Virtua Hospital volunteer

Memorable Academic Project: AP U.S. History paper on the Harlem Renaissance

Senior Internship: Moorestown Flower Shoppe

College Destination:
 Johns Hopkins University

Career Interest: Medicine and Environmental Studies
MFS shaped me into a
well-rounded, confident individual and encouraged me to pursue my passions.
Ahimsa Aradhya
Hometown: Pennsauken

Activities/Honors: National Spanish Honor Society; Student Government - Class President; MLK, Jr. Club - President; FOCUS Club - President; Peer Leader; Advanced Jazz Ensemble; Quaker Youth Leadership Conference

Memorable Academic Project: Created an online virtual tour of the MFS campus for Spanish 4 Honors class

Senior Internship: Zeff Law Firm, LLC

College Destination:
Drexel University

Career Interest: Business, Law, or Music
MFS is the best place
to find and create opportunities for students to thrive academically
and socially.
Isaac Muñoz
Hometown: Cherry Hill

Activities/Honors: Varsity Field Hockey - National Field Hockey Coaches Association; National Academic Squad; Cum Laude Honor Society; Yearbook; Humanitarian Aid Society Co-President

Memorable Academic Project: History research paper on the Allies’ usage of the enigma code to win World War II

Senior Internship: Westfield Friends School

College Destination: College of William & Mary

Career Interest: Math, Technology, Journalism, or Design
The small size of the school and the caring nature of the teachers are what makes this community so great.
Katie Kasperson
Hometown: Roebling

Activities/Honors: Lead Actor in MFS Theater Productions; Diversity Committee - Co-President; PRIDE Club - Co-President; Student Government; Choir

Memorable Academic Project: Scene study of Hamlet in AP English class

Senior Internship: Central Jersey Ballet Theatre

College Destination:
New York University

Career Interest: Actor or Singer
MFS is the place that I found myself and what
I love to do.
Noah Borromeo
Hometown: Medford

Activities/Honors: National Hispanic Scholar; Varsity Field Hockey; Basketball - Captain; Lacrosse - Captain; ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages Award for Spanish; Model United Nations - Outstanding Delegate Award at University of Delaware MUN; Diversity Committee; Middlebury Language Immersion Program in Granada, Spain

Memorable Academic Project: AP English essay about the tribulations of my father, an immigrant from El Salvador

Senior Internship: YMCA Camp Ockanickon

College Destination: 
University of Chicago

Career Interest: Global Studies and Romance Languages
MFS broadened my horizons, allowed me to spread my wings, and taught me to embrace the world beyond my doorstep.
Camille Aguilar
Hometown: Columbus

Activities/Honors: Yearbook - Editor-in-Chief; Field Hockey; Science Olympiad Team; Robotics; Desi Culture Club; String Ensemble; Virtua Hospital Volunteer

Memorable Academic Project: Co-Op Experience at BAYADA Home Health Care Digital Office

Senior Internship: BAYADA Home Health Care

College Destination:
 University of California, Davis

Career Interest: Biomedical Engineering
MFS teaches every student to value and trust in their community.
Aparna Hiremath
Hometown: Cinnaminson

Activities/Honors: Boy Scouts of America - Eagle Scout; Model UN - Co-President; Student Government - Class President; MFS Student Ambassador; Varsity Swimming - Captain; Actor in MFS Theater Productions; Peer Leader

Memorable Academic Project: History research paper titled “Would WWI have started without the death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand?”

Senior Internship: Burlington County Parks Department

College Destination:
 Hamilton College

Career Interest: Government/Politics or Entrepreneurship
MFS is my home, and my class is my family.
Matthew Knowlton
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