Ashley, a rising senior from Abington, is a consummate competitor with a love of basketball. She was voted captain of the Cardinal Spellman Varsity Basketball team as a junior, and also plays for her local club team away from the Cardinals. She is looking forward to attending college after graduation, and hopes to major in her favorite subject, psychology.
Richard, the penultimate child of four, thrives on his responsibilities both at home and on campus. As an active member of the Student Council and Recycling Club, as well as a teammate on the swim team, he exudes the commitment and leadership skills he learned from his older siblings as a youth. Furthering Richard’s workload is part-time position working at a local retail store to help pay for his upcoming college education. He is hoping to major in criminal justice, paving the way to become a Massachusetts State Trooper, where he can give back to the community that helped mold him into the student, and brother he has become.
Nithaelle is a senior at Cardinal Spellman High School. As the oldest of five children, she is viewed as a mentor, role model and friend; however her caring and selfless character doesn’t stop at home. Nithaelle is a Youth Leader at her local Brockton parish. Through Bible Study within her religious community, the teaching of religious songs, and being a peer mediator, she has grasped the realization that she wants to be able to give every child the opportunity of happiness, a realization that also stems from her upbringing.
Until she was seven, Nithaelle was raised in Haiti by her Grandparents. It was through fun, everyday games of playing doctor with her Grandparents, and her move to the United States, that she gained an appreciation of different cultures, backgrounds, and responsibilities. This has striven her to pursue a future in pediatrics; a career in practicing medicine will allow her to help children of all ages and backgrounds maintain not only a high level of healthcare, but the ability to envision a positive future. She hopes to act as a medical ambassador to Haiti, in an effort to help give back to the community she grew up in.
Andrew, a senior at Cardinal Spellman, is the second of 4 children. Growing up in East Bridgewater with an older sister, and younger twin siblings, he is very familiar with different roles; whether it’s mentoring his younger brother and sister, or a confidant to a sister he looks up to. Andrew excels in his roles at Cardinal Spellman as well. With a full course load, a robust extra-curricular resume, including NHS, class president, SADD, and extensive community service programs, he still finds time for his true passion, theatre and the arts. He was once told that you don’t need to be the best performer to have a part in theater if you are passionate. These words resonated with Andrew, and through his passion, drive, and work ethic, he has held the lead role in several Cardinal Spellman ensembles, and has even directed Spellman’s latest production of Pygmalion.
Andrew’s part in his community may be his greatest role. Since childhood, he has actively helped the disabled, elderly, and children. He has dedicated his spare time to service, putting others before himself and giving joy and happiness to those who need it most.
Jake, a senior at Cardinal Spellman High School, is a resident of East Bridgewater and the son of Judith Iacovone Armstrong ’79. He is an athlete and both a member of the Spellman track and soccer teams. He has been recognized for his athletic talents, earning a Catholic Central League All –Star Award his senior year. Jake’s first choices of colleges are Lasell College and Merrimack College.
Ashley, a senior at Cardinal Spellman High School, is from Brockton and is an only child. She successfully manages a full course load of Honors and Advanced Placement classes, while still finding the time to contribute to the National Honor Society, assist her classmates as a peer tutor, and captain the school’s mock trial team. In her spare time she enjoys competitive ballroom dancing, of which she is ranked in the top five, nationally, for her age category.
Ashley is busy deciding which college she will attend next fall, and is looking forward to studying political science. She hopes that this path will lead her to becoming a successful criminal prosecutor.
Joey, a senior at Cardinal Spellman High School, is from Abington and is one of five children. A captain of the Spellman basketball team, he scored his 1,000th point of his high school career during the 2011-2012 season and was also named to the Boston Herald Dream Team. Joey will be attending Bentley University starting in the fall where he will continue his basketball career and plans to study business.
Joey was the honorary starter at the 2nd Annual event and completed the run in 27 minutes and 48 seconds.