RMHS High Five Club
Celebrating Excellence in the Class of 2019
Rebecca Souza Carmo
Rebecca is an engaged and respectful student who exudes a positive energy that lifts up those around her. In fact, the whole school enjoys the positive energy she brings to our daily morning announcements, as she, along with her fellow announcers Ryan and Emma give us important information for the day, and a message of encouragement or motivation. Rebecca is friendly and kind, and she sees the best in everyone. This is one reason that the guidance department has been known to contact Rebecca when a new student is enrolling and we need a mature, composed student to provide a tour of the building and an introduction to RMHS.
Rebecca’s positive spirit extends to the classroom, where in our most recent marking period she distinguished herself by earning no grade lower than A-. She says her favorite class right now is Honors Story Writing with Ms. Crosby. This class matches well with her serious interest in songwriting. Songwriting, and music in general, is a passion that Rebecca pursues in school with Mr. Mulligan’s Music Theory class, and outside of school in many ways. Her involvement in City Music Boston had her complete a five-week summer program at Berklee College of Music, where she took classes like “Theory and Performance,” and “Ear Training” with expert teachers. Further, after an audition at Berklee, she won a fully-funded trip to Nashville, TN in November, to take a three-day master class with students from around the world. She currently continues her involvement with Berklee, which she attends several afternoons a week to perform with various ensembles.
A first-generation American, Rebecca speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish and she will be the first in her family to graduate high school and the first to attend college. She plans to do so in the fall with the intent of studying some aspect of music or the music business.
Favorite Class: Honors Story Writing
Activities/Clubs/: Voice of RMHS Morning Announcements
Work or Volunteer Experience: Sunday School teacher and Worship Leader at her church.
Plans for after High School: Attend college to pursue the study music performance, contemporary music writing and production, or business management.
Favorite Thing about RMHS: “I’ve attended another high school, and I can say that the faculty here is extremely helpful. The teachers here expect us to act respectfully; they trust us, and I personally appreciate that a lot. No one is going to hold our hands on a college campus, so I feel like their trust is setting us up for success.”