ENFIELD — Superintendent Amanda Isabelle is pleased to share that a Mascoma Valley Regional High School student has been accepted in the prestigious Advanced Studies Program at St. Paul’s School in Concord this summer.
Nicholas Josler, a member of the Class of 2022, is the first Mascoma Valley student selected for the program since 2013.
Josler carries a 3.8 grade-point average, has appeared on every honor roll and has been named Student of the Month several times. At Mascoma, he has been involved with robotics, the Math Team and Science Club, and assisted the Drama Club. Outside of school he is interested in kayaking, hiking, bicycling and chess.
“Nick has a very mature attitude toward learning and school. He is self-motivated, independent, and curious,” said Math Teacher Elizabeth Staiger. “He is a terrific math student and a pleasure to teach. I am so glad he will have this opportunity for advanced learning at St. Paul’s Summer Program, and look forward to hearing about it in the fall.”
Josler applied for St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program so that he will be better prepared for his college experience.
St. Paul’s School founded the Advanced Studies Program in 1957. The program provides talented rising seniors from New Hampshire public and parochial schools with challenging educational opportunities that augment and enhance their traditional learning. About 250 students attend each year.
Students enroll in college-level classes that meet six days a week. Students also take a writing workshop focused on creative nonfiction and college application essays.
Courses are taught by a wide range of top educators, many of them St. Paul’s faculty.
The summer 2021 program provides two-week online and three-week resident courses.
“Thank you to Mrs. Staiger for telling me about the program in more depth, and for personally recommending me. I’d like to thank Math Teacher Ashley Cole-Henry for being a mentor in both Math Team and robotics, and also for writing a letter of recommendation,” Josler said. “And thank you to Eric Ramage for being such a great guidance counselor and for helping me along my way, and to everyone who encouraged me.”