Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, MA
In the top 8% of my class, I have a 4.3 weighted and 3.7 unweighted GPA, maintaining excellent grades in all honors and Advanced Placement courses. My worst grade in high school was a B in honors freshman English. I am proud to say that I have not received a B since. I am a part of my National Honor Society and Century Club at my school. I have received student of the quarter in the History Department for the last two years in a row and was presented with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst book award for writing at our Scholastic Honors Night. No less impressively, I earned an A on my junior research paper from the most notorious grader in the English Department.
During the last four years of high school, I have participated in every fall musical and every drama club production as an actor. As a sophomore my director awarded me an ensemble award for my work as the Purser in Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes.” During my junior year I was cast as Mr. Miller in Eugene Ionesco’s, “The Bald Soprano” where I won two Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild awards for “Excellence in Acting” in both the preliminary and semi-final rounds of the competition. This year, I am playing the lead role of Brindsley Miller in Peter Shaffer’s “Black Comedy” for the drama club festival production. I was treasurer of the drama club last year and am co-president this year along with Mrs. Miller, my wife from “The Bald Soprano.”
I am a student leader. I realized this when, after my freshman year on the varsity tennis team, my coach appointed me captain for the next year. As a junior and senior, my teammates voted to keep me as captain. During my sophomore year I was the secretary and treasurer of the Spanish club. The next year I became president and have maintained that position as a senior. I serve in drama club. I am the public relations officer for the National Honor Society. As a junior and senior, I participated in a highly selective student leadership group that mentors freshmen. As a part of this group, I was sponsored to go to the New England Student Leadership Conference as well as an anti-bullying program at Bentley University. I was selected by faculty to represent MHS at Massachusetts Boys’ State.