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Wamesit Lanes Person Of The Week: Aria Porzio

Apr 22, 2016 10:37AM ● By Bill Gilman

Lori Martin, a front desk employee at Wamesit Lanes, presents Person of the Week Aria Porzio with her gift card.

(Editor's note: Person of the Week is sponsored by Wamesit Lanes. Do you know a friend, neighbor or family member who deserves a pat on the back for something cool they've done? Nominate them for Person of the Week by emailing their name, along with the reason they should be honored, to Bill@yourtewksburytoday.com) 

It was easy to see why Aria Porzio deserves to be honored as Wamesit Lanes Person of the Week.
What was a lot more difficult was finding a few minutes in her ridiculously busy schedule to connect for a photo shoot.

The daughter of Tom and Charlene Porzio, Aria is a senior at Tewksbury High, where she is a member of the National Honor Society and has received numerous Renaissance Gold Card Awards, as well as the Recipient of Harvard Book Award, the Recipient of Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award and the Recipient of National Merit Scholar Letter of Commendation.

Beyond the classroom, Aria is a member of several clubs, including Peer Leadership, Mock Trial, DECA (qualifying for Nationals) and Class Council. She also was a member of the girls' soccer team.

But Aria's true athletic talent is in the area of dance. She is a member of the competitive dance team at Tammy’s Dance Connection and is captain of the fledgling dance team at Tewksbury High.

Aria won both the Marjorie Duff Ballet Scholarship and the Bettijane Grey-Robinson Ballet Scholarship. She will be enrolling at UMass-Lowell in the fall with a plan to major in Chemical Engineering.

Remarkably, Aria has also found time to put in many hours of community service, volunteering for Taste of Tewksbury, Red Cross Blood Drive, the  Zombie 5K Road Race, the Mass Cup Tournament and the “We’re All Movers”, Special Education dance program.

For being named Wamesit Lanes Person of the Week, Aria has received a gift card from  Wamesit Lanes Family Entertainment Center..
Do you know a friend, neighbor or family member who deserves a pat on the back for something cool they've done? Nominate them for Person of the Week by emailing their name, along with the reason they should be honored, to Bill@yourtewksburytoday.com.
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