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Nugent, Salvaggio Named TMHS Hats Off Winners For March

Apr 10, 2019 04:37PM

TMHS seniors Connor Nugent and Samantha Salvaggio are Rotary Club Hats Off Winners for March.

Tewksbury High seniors Connor Nugent and Samantha Salvaggio were recently honored as Rotary Club Hats Off winners for March.

The students were honored at a Rotary Club Luncheon at Tewksbury Memorial High School. 

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.

Samantha Salvaggio

 Parents:     Catherine Salvaggio and Glen Salvaggio

Education Highlights: Achieved Principal’s List every term senior year and multiple terms throughout underclassman years

Maintained Honor Roll every term throughout high school, middle school, and elementary school

Achieved score of 5 on AP Psychology Exam

Achieved score of 1240 on SAT


Extra-Curricular Activities: Member of the National Honor Society

President of SADD Club (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

Athletic Activities: Member of Spring Track Team (freshman year)

Member of Winter Track Team (freshman year)

Special Achievements: Inducted into the National Honor Society

Received Honorable Mention in the 2018 TMHS Science Fair

Recipient of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship

Community Service: Volunteer for Half Pints Learning Center for weekend events

Volunteer at the Cor Unum Meal Center (serving meals to those in need)

Volunteer with my family fostering rescue dogs from Daisy’s Animal Rescue

Volunteer for fundraisers for C.A.R.E. (Center for Animal Rescue & Education) South Coast   (selling Pitfit apparel at various events)

Volunteer at the Flowers for Power Project

Work Experience: Mirabella’s Bakery September 2018 to present

Heatherwood Retirement Center July 2018-September 2018

Half Pints Learning Center as an assistant teacher June 2017-June 2018

Babysitting from 2015 to present

Other: I am one of four children.  I have had perfect attendance at school for the last three years.  I have worked very hard in high school to maintain my grades and have achieved no less than Honor Roll since kindergarten.  

I really value my education and believe I should work to the best of my ability because there are many children in the world who do not have the opportunity to attend school.

Nominating faculty member, Mr. Andy Bellistri, explained that Sami demonstrates leadership, dedication, and positivity in SADD.  He reported that for the past few weeks, SADD has been working in conjunction with the Tewksbury Police Department and the local Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative to create a mass media campaign aimed at curbing substance abuse.  The project is involved, and someone needed to take some initiative and show some leadership.  Samantha stepped up to the plate.  Between coordinating who is going to do what with the project, to facilitating discussions with the Program Director of the SAPC, to ensuring each member has an idea of what’s going on, Samantha has been instrumental in getting this project off and running.

Connor Nugent

 Parents:     Teresa Nugent and David Nugent

Education Highlights: Achieved Honor Roll several times

Extra-Curricular Activities: Member of Chorus

Member of Drama Club

Member of Band


Athletic Activities: Member of Football Team

Participated in the TMHS Volleyball Tournament


Special Achievements: Recipient of Scout Player of the Year-Defense for Football

Recipient of Coaches Award for Football

Selected for lead part in musical, Godspell

Played in championship 2018 Super Bowl Game for Football

Community Service: Volunteer for concessions for Tewksbury Music Association

Volunteer as announcer for Winterguard Competition at Tewksbury

Work Experience: Employed as a server at Heatherwood Retirement Center

Other: Accepted and committed to Roger Williams University and provided with the Presidential Scholarship

Nominating faculty member, Ms. Nicole LaPierre, explained she is so impressed with Connor’s ability to manage and succeed at multiple activities and in academics.  She reported he was in the fall play, the Outsiders, and was also a star player for the TMHS Football Team and their Super Bowl game.  She also states that above all, Connor is just a nice kid who is kind to everyone.

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