Tewksbury's Barletta Honored As Senior Of The Month By Shawsheen Tech
Jan 04, 2016 05:56AM
By Bill Gilman
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by Shawsheen Tech.)
BILLERICA – Lauren Barletta and Nicolas Troisi were named the Seniors of the Month for October at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School.
Barletta could be the poster child for the term student-athlete.
A health assisting student from Tewksbury, Barletta is one of the best swimmers at Shawsheen. She’s a two-year all star for the Rams and was the team’s Most Valuable Player last year as a junior. She has also played three years of softball and had success on the field as well, earning a spot on the Commonwealth Athletic Conference all-star team and being named the team’s Most Improved Player.
Barletta spends plenty of time in the pool. She’s been a member of the Billerica Boys & Girls Club’s swim team since 2006 and has also been a regular teacher of swimming lessons to children.
In school, she’s just as busy and successful.
Ranked second academically, Barletta is building toward a career in nursing.
She has been a high-honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society and also worked at Sanborn Place in Reading, an elderly housing facility, through Shawsheen’s cooperative education program.
She’s planning to attend college in the fall.
Troisi, of Billerica, is doing his best to mold a bright future.
Active in SkillsUSA, a career and technical student organization serving more than 320,000 high school and college students, Troisi has the prestigious position of state officer this year. As part of his duties, Troisi attends several leadership seminars, some of them around the country.
Academically, Troisi is an honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society while maintaining a grade point average that keeps him in the top 25 of his class.
Outside of the classroom, Troisi stays busy serving as a team manager for Shawsheen’s swimming and girls lacrosse teams and has taken advantage of the school’s cooperative education program.
Next year, Troisi will start building toward a career in the medical industry. He plans to attend the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and study clinical lab science. He hopes to eventually become a doctor.