Aylward, Smith Named Tewksbury High Hats Off Award Winners
Apr 07, 2016 04:15PM
By Bill Gilman
Amanda Aylward and Andrew Smith are the Tewksbury High Hats Off Winners for March.
Hats Off is a joint initiative of the Tewksbury Rotary Club and Tewksbury Memorial High School. The Award recognizes those students who have distinguished themselves academically, have contributed to the co-curricular program at the High School and have been actively involved in the community.
Smith and Aylward were honored at the Rotary Club luncheon on March 17.
Parents: Mary and Brian Aylward
Education Highlights: Maintained Honor Roll
Achieved Principal’s List
Recipient of numerous Renaissance Gold and Silver Card Awards
Top 25% of Class
Extra-Curricular Activities: Vice President of Best Buddies
Member of Peer Leadership
Athletic Activities: Captain of Varsity Lacrosse Team
Captain of Varsity Field Hockey Team
Special Achievements: Nominated All-Star for Lacrosse Freshman Year
Nominated All-Conference for Lacrosse Sophomore and Junior Year
Nominated All-Star for Field Hockey Junior and Senior Year
Community Service: Participant in Making Strides Boston (Breast Cancer Awareness) Walk
Volunteer for Best Buddies Events
Participant in Meghan McCarthy 5K
Work Experience: Currently employed as a party host at Wamesit Lanes
Worked as a hostess at Capellini’s
Worked as a server and cashier at Dandi-Lyons
Nominating faculty members include Ms. Mary Eldringhoff, Mr. Bryan Desjardins, Ms. Sue Barnett, Ms. Shelly Galusha, Mr. Brian Gouthro and Mr. Jamie Pringle. The faculty members concluded that Amanda is a young woman of talent, academic strength, and compassion. Whether playing the guitar or the ukulele, directing activities for the Best Buddies Program, or using her academic talent to tutor fellow students during her lunch, Amanda is front and center in the giving and caring aspect of our TMHS community.
Amanda’s leadership skills have been recognized with her position of captain of the Field Hockey Team, a two year captain of the Girls’ Lacrosse Team and vice president of the Best Buddies Program. Teachers describe her as always attentive, pleasant, respectful, genuine, confident and extremely “cool.” Amanda’s ability to be true to her own nature has produced an authentic young woman who maintains her academic and athletic careers, keeps a clear perspective on what is important in life, and continuously makes her corner of the world a better place.
Parents: Denise and Ken Smith
Education Highlights: Recipient of numerous Renaissance Gold Card Awards
Extra-Curricular Activities: Co-captain of Academic Decathlon Team
Member of National Honor Society
Special Achievements: Recipient of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship
Community Service: Volunteer at MSPCA Animal Shelter
Volunteer at North Street School
Work Experience: Employed as a cashier at Papa Gino’s
Perform tutoring services
Nominating faculty member Ms. Fran DeLucia states that Andrew is an all-around good guy. He is a Gold Card recipient for all four years. Andrew is a member of the Academic Decathlon Team.
Ms. DeLucia reported that Andrew volunteers at North Street School and MSPCA. He also tutors students in Math and English.