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Rotary Club Honors TMHS Seniors Casey, Wallace As 'Hats Off' Winners

Dec 23, 2014 08:11AM ● By Bill Gilman

Tewksbury High Seniors Tom Casey and Andrew Wallace are the December 2014 winners of the Rotary Club Hats Off Awards. Pictured, from left, are TMHS Guidance Director Karen O'Brien, Rotary Club President Arthur Costa, Tom Casey, Andrew Wallace and TMHS Principal Kristin Vogel.

The Tewksbury Rotary Club abd Tewksbury Higfh School have selected Tom Casey and Andrew Wallace as "Hats Off" award winners for December.

"Hats Off" winners are chosen based on academic achievement, community involvement and extra-curricular participation. The young men were honored at the Rotary Club luncheon at the Tewksbury Country Club on Dec. 18.

Casey is the son of Marianne Sullivan and Tom Casey. A member of the National Honor Society and consistently named to the Principal's List, he carries a 4.1 GPA. He is also a member of the TMHS Historical Society and the Peer Leadership program.

An outstanding athlete, Casey is a member of the TMHS football and lacrosse teams, winning MVC championships in both and a State Championship in football in 2013.

Active in the community, Casey, participated in Cradles to Crayons, helped build the new Funway Park Playground,  coached for the Redmen Youth Football Camp for three years and coach for the Redmen Youth Lacrosse Camp.

"Tom is an outstanding student leader at TMHS.  He is a captain and an all-conference football and lacrosse player," said Brian Aylward, Tewksbury High teacher and varsity football coach, who nominated Casey for the "Hats Off award. Aylward also said Casey is one of a few students involved in starting a Best Buddies program at TMHS.

Casey is likely to attend Bates College next year.

Wallace is the son of Marc and Kathy Wallace. He is a consistent member of the Honor Roll and has been a recipient of Renaissance Gold Card Award every semester. He carries 4.34 GPA and scored 2020 on his SATs.

Wallace is an outstanding baseball player and has served as a volunteer at the Tewksbury Youth Baseball Camp each summer.

He is presently employed as a store clerk at Hannaford’s and also has worked for Dandi Lyons.

"Andrew is extremely smart but extremely humble at the same time," said Tewksbury High faculty member Dustine Puma, who nominated Wallace for the "Hats Off" award. "He is one of the most intelligent AP students I've had the pleasure of teaching."  She also said that as her intern, Wallace has demonstrated life skills that will ensure his success in whatever field he chooses to study."


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