Student Profile: Meet Elisa Verdi

Girl dancing
Elisa Verdi is an intern at Portsmouth's performing arts organization, Patrick Dorow Productions

Since opening its doors in 1960, St. Thomas Aquinas High School has served as a model of academic excellence and educational vision for New Hampshire’s Seacoast. Remaining true to its founders, the School Sisters of Notre Dame, this coeducational Catholic high school maintains a mission to challenge, support and transform young adults so that they are wholly prepared to lead a life enriched by intellectual discourse, spiritual reflection and human integrity. 

Over the course of several weeks, we will be presenting our 2017 Saint Profiles. These brief profiles allow the greater community to view a cross-section of our students- young adults who are varied in their interests, skills, talents and personalities. And all of whom represent our diverse student body- young men and women who are embraced and cherished at St. Thomas Aquinas High School as our living SaintsPride.


Elisa Verdi

Elisa resides in Kittery, Maine and is a parishioner at St. Raphael’s parish. A true thespian at heart, Elisa has starred in many St. Thomas Aquinas High School drama productions, most recently as Dorothy in last spring’s production of “The Wizard of Oz.” (See Elisa as "Dorothy" on our website’s landing page!)

In addition to her participation in STA’s Drama Club, Elisa also enjoys performing with the STA Chamber and Jazz Choirs. Her favorite subjects are science and history.

“I chose STA because it felt like a place where I would do really well and where I would fit in well. To me, Saints Pride means loving my school, being proud of my school community, and working to make it an even better place.”

Hoping to be a marine biologist and/or a professional actress one day, Elisa will undoubtedly continue to mesmerize the world with her spirit and energy. “I put my heart and soul into everything I do, and I love meeting new people,” she proclaims. “I also do stand-up comedy and love telling dad-jokes and puns.”

Join us at our next Coffeehouse (Friday, October 13, 6:30pm) and meet Elisa in person. Her effervescent personality and delightful smile make her an easy young lady to spot in any crowd.