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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.

Tewksbury High seniors Amanda Aylward and Andrew Smith were named Hats Off Award Winners for the month of 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.

Amanda Aylward

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.

Andrew Smith

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.

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