Elise is a senior at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School. A member of the National Honor Society and a Student Councilor, Elise is also a perennial varsity soccer player. Her love of working with children is leading her to further her studies in the area of elementary education. Elise's college choices include Sacred Heart in Fairfield, CT; Providence College or Assumption College in Worcester. Elise in awe of the courage exhibited by her great grandparents who left their lives in counties Sligo, Galway and Cork to begin again in America during very trying times. Elise: "My Irish heritage is more than a look ... more than an excuse to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, it is, about having pride in belonging to a clan of tenacious and endearing people, the same clan as my ancestors.'