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Nacopoulos And Barinelli Named Hats Off Winners

May 11, 2015 03:02PM ● By Bill Gilman

Seniors Petros Nacopoulos and Anthony Barinelli recently were named as the Tewksbury Memorial High School Hats Off Recipients for the month of April.

The two were honored at a Rotary Club luncheon at Tewksbury Country Club.

Petros is the son of Dafne and George Nacopoulos. He has been recipient of numerous Renaissance Gold and Silver Card Awards and is enrolled in honor classes and AP Statistics.

As a DECA Club member, Petros has attended a competition, organized fundraisers and participated in a fashion show fundraiser.

A multi-sport athlete, Petros is a member of Varsity Soccer Team and was a starter sophomore through senior year. He is also a member of the Varsity Basketball Team.

During his high school career, Petros has been the recipient of numerous academic awards.

In the community, Petros serves as a volunteer at church fundraisers such as festivals, bake sales, and breakfasts at the church. He also works as a volunteer at snack shack at youth basketball games and olunteered serving breakfast to runners participating in the October Zombie Run.

Petros has been eemployed at Market Basket for two years as a bagger. He is also employed at his family's pizzeria for four years and has worked at Jimbos Roast Beef and Seafood as a deliver driver

Nominating faculty member, Ms. Sue Sullivan states that Petros is a very hard working, conscientious student. 

"He is very helpful with the other students in class and is a great role model," said Sullivan. "Petros is very involved in the TMHS community playing varsity soccer and basketball.  He also works part-time for his family’s business.   He is a pleasure to have in class."

Anthony Barinelli is the son of Donna and Lou Barinelli. He has been a recipient of numerous Renaissance Gold and Silver Card Awards and has maintained Principal’s List and Honor Roll. Anthony achieved a score of 1600 on SAT Exam and carries a GPA of 3.98.

Anthony was the founder and a leader of the TMHS Anti-Bullying Group, as well as being a member of Marching Band and Concert Band and a member of Peer Leadership.

He has also participated as a member of the Boys Cross Country and Track teams and was the recipient of the Robert MacDougall Award in cross country for determination and dedication. He was a member of one of the first cross country state championship team

At his church, Anthony has has been an altar server for six years. He has volunteered at the Bay State Marathon water stop and volunteered to clean up the Tewksbury soccer fields.

In addition to refereeing soccer games, Anthony has worked as a dishwasher at Angelina’s Restaurant.

Nominating faculty members, Ms. Emily Bierman, Ms. Cynthia Peloquin, Mr. Robert Doolan, Mr. Andrew Walsh and Ms. Mary Eldringhoff, state that Anthony is a young man of character and determination both inside and outside of the classroom.  Classroom teachers state, “He gives 100% to everything he does.”  If his initial attempt is not up to his standards, he will not rest until it reaches the highest level possible.  He never gives up.

Anthony has played trumpet in the band since the 5th grade.  He juggles marching band, concert band, track and cross country all year, every year.  In addition, due to his dedication and direction a new Anti-Bullying program will be delivered to the 8th grade at the Wynn Middle School this spring.

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