Pine View School 2020 STRIVE Recipients
Marissa Fontaine | Marissa was in the last phase of her high school years when she lost her father to suicide. The trauma could have derailed her. Instead, Marissa became a mentor to and advocate for those who suffered a similar loss and she became active in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Marissa broadened her extracurricular outreach and participated in community theatre and became a team manager and coach for a gymnastics team.
Despite the upheaval of her high school years, Marissa achieved a 4.7 GPA in her senior year. She is interested in studying biomedical science and possibly becoming an orthopedic surgeon.
Junior STRIVE Recipients: Akane Beardow, Nicolas Barran, Addison Hamill, Keleigh Koeniger, Nicholas McSpadden