2008 Colleen Finalists

Christina Curran

Christina (Chrissy) is a senior at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School. Chrissy shows her pride in her Irish heritage by wearing a Claddagh ring which symbolizes Ireland, friendship, love and loyalty. In addition to being a member of the National Honor Society, Chrissy has lettered in field hockey, track and softball. Her positive energy is contagious to all who work with her in a number of school clubs including Amnesty International, STAND, Leo Club and Key Club. Chrissy is considering a handful of colleges where she will undoubtedly continue to excel to pursue athletic training or physical therapy.

Casey Mullen

Casey is a senior at Harwich High School. Casey takes many honors courses, but still makes time to get involved in other aspects of school life. She has volunteered numerous community service hours working at various school projects such as Walk for Hunger, STARS, Habitat for Humanity and other school fundraisers. She is a vital member of the senior class, the Student Council and the Girl's Basketball Team where she served as manager for both the varsity and junior varsity teams. In the future she hopes to learn to speak Gaelic. Casey is considering a career in the field of psychology or criminal justice and hopes to attend UMass Dartmouth.

Emily Walsh

Emily is a senior at Barnstable High School. She has been Irish step dancing for over 11 years and has competed in many F eis (competitions), as well as a variety of shows including Tony Kenney's "Christmas Time in Ireland". Through step dancing, something she truly loves, Emily is able to keep her Irish heritage alive. She remembers overnights at her grandparents' house listening to their stories about how they took a boat to America. Emily has been fortunate to see some of the places she's heard so much about as she enjoys traveling as well as sailing and going to the beach. She volunteers in the Barnstable School Department with both seventh and second graders. Emily is exploring several southern colleges, with her sights on a career in hospitality or event planning.

Emerald Fitzpatrick Finneran

Emerald (Emmie) is a senior at Falmouth High School. 'Emmie' is a member of the National Honor Society. She contributes to her school and community in a variety of ways including serving as a mentor for the school's freshman class and as Chairperson of "Youths Against Cancer". With dual citizenship and some 40-plus first cousins living in Ireland, Emmie hopes that some of her college career will be spent there. She is considering several colleges including Northeastern, Providence College, Boston College and Simmons. She'd like to work in the medical field, as either a Physical Therapist or a Nurse Practitioner.