Lawrence A. Bossong '19 has been named valedictorian of Cheverus High School’s Class of 2019 and will deliver an address at graduation today, Monday, June 3, 2019.
While at Cheverus, Bossong was a four-year member of the Key Club and served as vice president his junior year and president his senior year. As a member of the math team, he led the math team to two state championships in addition to earning a certificate for Superior Achievement in the New England Math League Contest and qualifying for the National Math Meet. Bossong was co-president of the Spanish Club his junior and senior years. A member of the outdoor track team, he was named Runner of the Year his junior year for his contribution to distance events. He was a member of the state championship swimming & diving team all four years. A member of the National Honor Society, Bossong was recognized with the Yale Book Award, Phi Beta Kappa Academic Achievement Award, Undergraduate of the Year Award, Marine Corps League Good Citizenship Award, International Service Award, Governor’s Volunteer Award, and President’s Volunteer Gold Service Award. He was a commended National Merit Scholar as well as a semifinalist for the Coolidge Scholarship. Outside of school, Bossong is an accomplished pianist, violinist, singer-songwriter, and a member of the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he is a lector and eucharistic minister at Our Lady of Hope Parish and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
Bossong is the son of Dr. Catalina Atienza and Dr. Lawrence Bossong of Cumberland Foreside. He will attend Princeton University.