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Roxbury Honors Top Students in Graduating Class of 2019


Roxbury Honors Top Students in Graduating Class of 2019 

RHS Class of 2019 Top 10 Students

ROXBURY, NJ (June 14, 2019) – The Roxbury High School honored the top ten students in the class of 2019 on June 13th. These students will graduate with the highest academic averages this year. In addition to the students, the district recognized the teachers those students felt contributed most to their educational success. Parents of the honorees were invited to accompany their children to a dinner and reception in the dining hall at Roxbury High School. 

Honored students and teachers shared kind words, best wishes, a few memories and tears, and thanks to each other for the impact they have had on each other’s lives and the Roxbury community. 

Students honored at the dinner were Carrie Luan, Robert Rust, Kayla Clevenger, Paolo Teodorescu, Naria Rush, Matthew McGlynn, Nataline Elmasri, Andrew Velasquez, Jennifer Motzer, and Ian Hachey. 

The teachers those students felt contributed most to their educational success were Lisé McLoughlin, Justin Kulick, Aristea Theodoropoulas, Bohdanka Demova, Nolan Erickson, Derek Bischoff, Kerry Lisa, Reid Meeker, Jeffrey Conrad, and Maria Rispoli. 

Future plans for each student include moving on to institutions of higher learning in the fall. 

This year’s Valedictorian Carrie Luan will be headed to Rutgers University to study engineering with the career goal of being a mechanical or industrial engineer. This year’s Salutatorian, Robert Rust along with Nataline Elmasri and Andrew Velasquez will head to The College of New Jersey. Robert plans to study mathematics in the hopes of becoming a high school math teacher after graduation. Nataline plans to study biology and plans on becoming a neonatal doctor while Andrew plans to study psychology with the hopes of becoming a psychiatrist. 

Three other top students will stay here in New Jersey to continue their education. Naria Rush will head to Drew University with a college major that’s undecided. Her career goal is simple, to find a job that keeps her happy and motivated. 

Matthew McGlynn will be off to Seton Hall to study biology with a plan to go into the medical field while Ian Hachey will head to Rowan University to study music education with the hopes of becoming a high school choral director. 

The last three students will be headed in different directions. Kayla Clevenger will go south to attend the University of Delaware to study neuroscience. She plans to do research on the brain and get her PhD in neuroscience. Paolo Tedorescu will go even further south to Florida to study at Stetson University with his eye on political science with the hopes of becoming a lawyer one day while Jennifer Motzer plans to go north to Boston University to study clarinet performance with the hopes of one day having a career in music. 

We wish all of these students the best of luck with their bright futures! Make Roxbury proud! 

PHOTOS ATTACHED (courtesy of Roxbury Public Schools)


For more information, contact: Roxbury Community School/Community Relations Coordinator Ann Rhodes at or 973-584-7699. 


Roxbury Public Schools is a K-12 school district preparing the children of today for tomorrow. As a dynamic and thriving district, in partnership with a supportive and collaborative community, Roxbury Public Schools inspires and empowers all learners to flourish as ethical and global citizens in the 21st century. The district serves students throughout Roxbury Township, New Jersey, including the areas of Landing, Kenvil, Succasunna, Ledgewood, Mount Arlington, Port Morris, Flanders, and Wharton. Connect with us online at or on Facebook at