Raymond High School News

Raymond High Class of 2014 Valedictorian and Salutatorian
By Jessica Del Valle    6-12-14


Tarryn Goddard, Valedictorian and Jessica Robey, Salutatorian

Raymond High School’s Class of 2014 valedictorian, Tarryn Goddard, and salutatorian, Jessica Robey, will both be attending College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., in the fall. Both young ladies were drawn in by the school’s environment, they said.

Tarryn is the daughter of Carrie Fiske and Tim Goddard. She lives with her mother and stepfather, Jeremy Fiske. Tarryn has lived in Raymond for about nine years, moving to town when she was in fourth grade.

            Tarryn is a member of the Reach High Scholars Program. The program encourages Raymond students to “reach high” in their pursuit of education and provides opportunities and resources for students and parents, including a weekly club at school, college visits, help with selecting and applying to summer enrichment programs, preparation for PSAT and SAT tests, and help with college selection, application and financial aid.

She’s also a member of the Raymond High School chapter of the National Honor Society and the math team, and is her class’s Student Council representative and the president of Interact, a club designed to engage students with others in their community and to conduct two service projects every year.  She has the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) in her class. Tarryn’s favorite subject is English, and when she finds the free time she likes to read and write. She likes authors Cassandra Clare and Richelle Mead.

She plans to major in English with a concentration in creative writing. She has received $50,000 in scholarship money toward college.

Her mother has been her inspiration throughout her academic career, she said. “My mom did a lot and she was always there for me,” she said, adding that her mother trusts her, never pressured her into getting all straight As, and wants her to do her best. 

She took any AP course and honors course she could fit into her schedule. This year she took Anatomy and Physiology, Spanish 4, AP English, French 1, Contemporary Issues, and AP biology.

Her advice for incoming RHS freshmen is: “Make sure you have a plan and know what’s going on.” She emphasized the importance of students making sure they are getting enough credits as well as planning what classes they will take.

Jessica is the daughter of Denise and Donald Robey, and has always lived in Raymond.

Her favorite subject in school is chemistry. She is a member of the math team and is part of the Reach High Scholars program, in which she holds one of the two main leadership positions.

She has the second highest GPA in her class.

Jessica said she likes to read in her spare time and recently finished reading Cassandra Clare’s “The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire.”

She is considering majoring in chemistry or physics, in preparation for an eventual career in research. She has received approximately $50,000 in scholarships.

Her teachers as well as her mother have inspired her throughout the years, she said, adding, “My mom is a person who has always driven me to do my best.”

Jessica took any AP (Advanced Placement) and Honors courses she could fit into her schedule. For her senior year, she took Introduction to Programming, Spanish 4, AP English, Computer Literacy 2, AP Chemistry, and AP Calculus.
Her advice for incoming freshmen is: “They need to know themselves and their limits.”

Raymond High School graduates the Class of 2014 in a ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, June 13, in the Raymond High School gym.