Impink, Fronduto Named TMHS Hats Off Winners For November
Dec 03, 2018 07:01PM
● By Bill Gilman
Tewksbury High has announced the names of the two senior students of the Class of 2019 who have been nominated for the Tewksbury Rotary Club November 2018 Hats Off Award.
The students were honored at a Rotary Club Luncheon to be held on Thursday, November 29, at the Tewksbury Country Club.
Hat’s 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.
Matthew Fronduto ’19
Parents: Nick and Chris Fronduto
Education Highlights: Achieved Honor Roll
Achieved score of 1350 on SAT
Achieved score of 5/5 on AP US History exam
Recipient of numerous Renaissance Gold Card Awards every year
Selected as DECA state finalist
Extra-Curricular Activities: Vice President of National Honor Society
President of the Mock Trial Club
Member of SADD Club
Member of DECA
Member of Peer Leadership
Editor of Tewksbury Tribune (student newspaper) Junior year
Athletic Activities: Member of Baseball Team for Freshman and Sophomore years
Member of Track Team for Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior years
Special Achievements: Recipient of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship
VFW school essay contest winner
Chosen to attend the Washington Journalism Media Conference
Community Service: Volunteer for the Green Team weekly
(a small group of students who travel to an elementary school weekly to collect the recycling)
Tutor students for the Ryan School’s Homework Club
Work Experience: Employed as a columnist for the Town Crier, writing at least one article per week
Employed at Mirabella’s Bakery in Tewksbury as a retail employee
Other: I love watching and writing about movies, and I am a huge baseball fan.
Matthew was nominated by several staff members at TMHS:
Ms. Nancy O’Hare of the Athletic Office states that Matthew is an all-around great kid. Even with his quiet demeanor he makes a huge impact in our school community. He has been involved in athletics and participates in club activities such as Mock Trial. She explained that Matt writes weekly for the Town Crier and that his articles are fantastic to read regarding school happenings. She also states that Matt is really an awesome student who should be recognized for his intelligence, kindness, and his determination to succeed.
Ms. Annmarie McCormick of the Principal’s Office states that she could not think of a better young man to go out into society to make the world a better place and make TMHS proud!! He unselfishly gives of himself including tutoring at the Ryan School and partaking in various leadership programs at TMHS such as Peer Leadership, SADD, and DECA. He is a true leader who looks out for the interest of the student body. He holds down an after school job while achieving academic success including enrollment in a number of AP courses. Ms. McCormick explained that Matthew is an amazing young writer, self-motivated, creative, and he possesses outstanding communication skills.
Ms. Kathleen Casey of the Assistant Principal’s Office states that Matthew is very involved in all aspects of the school community. He is vice president of the National Honor Society and writes weekly articles in the Tewksbury Town Crier on school events and happenings. She reported that Matt is part of many school clubs (DECA, SADD, Peer Leadership, and Mock Trial) and has played on several high school sports teams. She also states that he holds down a job at a local business.
Rosalyn Impink ’19
Parents: Paige and Victor Impink
Education Highlights: Maintained Honor Roll every year
Enrolled in AP courses
Achieved a score of 4 on AP Biology exam
Achieved a score of 5 on AP US History exam
Extra-Curricular Activities: Secretary of National Honor Society
President of Junior Classical League
Captain of Math Team
Treasurer of Class of 2019
Member of Student Council
Chair of Pep Rally Committee and Leaf Raking Committee
Athletic Activities: Captain of Girls Varsity Tennis Team
Member of Ultimate Frisbee – Boston Ultimate Disc Alliance
Special Achievements: Project 351 – Tewksbury Ambassador Class of 2015
Nominated for TMHS Homecoming Queen 2018
Recipient of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship
Community Service: Assistant director for Wynn Middle School Drama Club from 2015 to present
Volunteer for Tewksbury Police Department Safe Halloween, National Night Out,
Movie Nights, and Blue Rodeo, etc.
Tewksbury Beautification Committee – Clean Up Day
Town-wide informational sign boards
Healthcare Without Walls – collection drive
Tewksbury Public Library volunteer from 2012 to 2016
Work Experience: News correspondent for Tewksbury Town Crier from 2015 to present
Library page at the Tewksbury Public Library from 2016 to present
Babysitter for Dewing School and North Street School PAC
Babysitter for young children
Unpaid intern for Erin Buckley state representative campaign
Other: Girl Scout for thirteen years
Piano lessons for thirteen years
Hope to study public policy
Nominating faculty member and Math Team advisor, Ms. Marybeth McGinn, states that Rosalyn has worked tirelessly to ensure the first math meet of this year was a success. She has set up a chain of communication with the Tewksbury team members, taken on the responsibility of providing all mathletes at the meet with food and drink, and warmly welcomed each and every team to TMHS.
Nominating faculty member and Student Council advisor, Ms. Debra Glass, states that Rosalyn works very hard to make sure whatever project she is in charge of goes off with no issues. She placed Rosalyn in charge of the clubs and activities fair for Step Up Day and it was a gigantic success because of her attention to details. She also states that Rosalyn is a huge asset to her on a regular basis.