Sarah Dudinski is being recognized for excellence and perseverance in academics, athletics, leadership, and service. Academically, Sarah is an Honor Roll student who particularly enjoys and excels in anatomy/ physiology and history. Last year, she received the perseverance award in health and wellness. Athletically, Sarah is a three year member of the Girls’ Varsity Basketball team and serves as a co-captain this season. Coach DeBenedictis describes her as: “a great leader who brings people together, is positive, welcoming and believes in her teammates and works as hard as anybody”. Sarah has helped lead a young Rockets team to a solid 7-5 record at this point in a very competitive Middlesex league. She is especially proud of the recent decisive victory over a strong Melrose team this past week. Sarah has also been a three year member of the outdoor track team and is a co-captain as a thrower in both discus and shot put. In terms of service and activities, Sarah is an officer of the A World of Difference Club and the Leo Club, and volunteers at Winchester Hospital assisting patients and medical staff. Additionally, Sarah has volunteered over the past two years as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Agnes and also works at Home Goods in her spare time. Next year, Sarah will be attending college and will be pursuing a career in nursing. Congratulations, Sarah!
Liam O’Donnell is being recognized for his outstanding achievement in academics, athletics, activities, and service. Academically, Liam is an Honor Roll student who particularly enjoys history and accounting. Last year, Liam excelled on his genealogy project in history 11 where he got the chance to trace his family history back to Ireland. Athletically, Liam is a two year member of the Boys’ Varsity Basketball team, who is de- scribed as a hardworking, tenacious defender on our competitive Rockets team. This season, Liam helped the basketball squad to a last second victory over a strong Lincoln-Sudbury team. Liam is also especially proud of a first round tournament win last season in front of a capacity home crowd against Gloucester High School. In terms of activities, Liam is a three year member of Samantha’s Harvest Club, helping to organize and participate in the annual Samantha’s Harvest Race and “Buddy Walk” at Lake Quanapowitt in Wakefield. Liam has also volunteered over the past three years at Sunday Swim at the Reading YMCA helping children with disabilities learn how to swim and play various water activities. Additionally, Liam works with the Reading Recreation Department, refereeing basketball for elementary and middle school aged kids, and serving as a counselor during the summers at Rec camps. Next fall, Liam will be attending college and majoring in business.