Marsh and Corella Honored as April’s Top Seniors
May 11, 2015 01:14PM
● By Kieran Gilman
(Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by the administrators of Shawsheen Tech.)
BILLERICA – Abygayl Marsh of Wilmington and Richard Corella of Tewksbury were recently honored as the Seniors of the Month at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School.
An excellent student in the electrical shop at the school, Corella is hoping to embark on a career in education after graduating. He plans to attend college to become a history teacher.
Corella will leave Shawsheen with a lengthy list of accomplishments. He’s been an honor roll student, recognized for perfect attendance, received a Citizenship Award for history and was also named the Historian of the Month in September of 2012.
Corella is also a regular participant in the SkillsUSA competitions each year.
Along with maintaining an outstanding class rank and grade point average, Corella stays busy with activities at school.
He was a three-year class president, a freshman orientation leader as a junior and a senior, a Class Council president and was also active in Shawsheen’s Outdoor Club and its Anti-Bullying Club.
Outside of school, Corella spends time helping others. For the past three years, he’s been involved with Liam Nation in Tewksbury (www.liamnation.org), teaching athletes with physical and cognitive disabilities.
He’s also been honored as a Student of the Month for the Billerica Project, a group started in October of 2012 to battle substance abuse.
Marsh is one of the top students in the building with an academic rank of three and a grade point average of 3.99.
A standout in the Design and Visual Communications shop, Marsh is using her success at Shawsheen to build a career. She’s hoping to study graphic design in college.
Marsh is one of the most active members of the student body at school.
Along with being an honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society, Marsh is involved in many groups and clubs at school.
She ran cross country and played tennis for the Rams, has been a regular SkillsUSA participant and has worked with the Art Club, the Math Club, the yearbook and Shawsheen’s literary magazine. She’s also been a participant in the school’s cooperative education program.
Marsh participated in a regional speech competition recently and finished second.
Outside of school, Marsh seems just as busy.
She enjoys graphic design and illustration projects, urban exploration, working with children and community service.
Marsh has been an active volunteer in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and to help the homeless.
She’s also done her best to help the youth of the area as a mentor and band leader, a soccer coach and an art director at a local summer camp.