Two standout student-athletes were recognized for their performances in both the classroom and playing field.
Chris Gormley of Nipmuc Regional and Isabel Schwartz of Wayland High School were both named the student-athletes of the month for April.
Gormley is a senior standout soccer and baseball player and holds a 3.91 grade-point average. As captain of the soccer team, he helped lead his team to the Division 2 Central tournament finals and was named a Dual Valley Conference All-Star and Central Mass., All Star.
Schwartz owns a 4.6 GPA and is a member of the Wayland cross country, swimming and lacrosse teams.
“Isabel has been quite a remarkable leader in the Wayland school community extending to not just the playing fields or the classroom at the high school, but also throughout the whole school district and the community as a whole,” said swim and dive coach Michael Foley.
Schwartz is a member of Wayland Cares, a group of teachers, students and community members that work to reduce substance use in Wayland. She also started the “Water Warriors” program last spring. Isabel created this program in which fellow high school and middle school students spend time each week teaching over 40 elementary and middle school METCO students how to swim.
The “Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA)INew England Sports Network (NESN) Student-Athlete of the Month Award” is presented on a monthly basis to one male and one female student-athlete who display excellence in the areas of academics, athletics and community service. Students in grades 9-12 who attend MIAA member schools are eligible to receive the award. Monthly award winners will receive a certificate of recognition and be featured on MIAA.net, NESN.com and NESN. Nominations for the award may be submitted by principals, athletic directors, teachers, coaches, guidance counselors or other school administrators. A complete list of “MIAA/NESN Student-Athlete of the Month Award” recipients and finalists can be found under the “Educational Athletics” and “Leadership” sections at http://www.miaa.net.
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