Twenty-seven golf, boys’/girls’ cross-country, football, volleyball, boys’ soccer, and field hockey players were recognized as Northeastern Conference All Stars for the fall season during Monday’s School Committee meeting at Revere High School.
“Each year, coaches from each of these sports cast ballots based on ability to recognize the best players on their team,” Athletic Director Frank Shea said. “We had a tremendous fall sports season with four teams qualifying. Usually, we only have three, and our cheerleading squad went to the State Finals.”
Coaches and players received a certificate from the School Committee and Mayor on Monday night. Since football ended recently on Thanksgiving Day, the citation happened a bit later than the end of most other fall sports’ seasons, according to Shea.
Field hockey team captain Joli Giuliano said it was an honor to be recognized for her team’s hard work all season. “Not only did four players get recognized, but our coach, Briana Scata, was named Coach of the Year,” Giuliano said. “That’s the first time that more than two of our players were recognized.”
Girls’ soccer coach Megan O’Donnell was also recognized for Coach of the Year, and her team received the Northeastern Conference Team Sportsmanship Award.
Boys’ cross-country team captain and Runner of the Year Johnny Nushi said he can run a 5K, or 3.1 miles, in just 18 minutes, and Rookie of the Year Victor Pelatere estimated that he can run a 5K in 17:10. The team has approximately 15 members, according to Nushi. “We were recognized for being fast runners and leaders on the team,” Nushi said.
Field trip to China
Also, during Monday’s meeting, the School Committee approved a Model G20 Beijing trip, where students will tackle global issues with students from China, Argentina, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Germany, according to student Wallid Soukaki.
“I’m excited to meet other students from all over the world, and I look forward to becoming a global citizen,” Soukaki said.
School Committee Vice Chairman Carol Tye said Soukaki is nicely spoken, and she is proud that he and student Jason Acosta are going to represent at this summit.
“It’ll be my first time on a plane,” Acosta said. “I’m excited and grateful.”
According to trip chaperone and College Careers/Coordinator of External Learning Opportunities Tiffany Currie, sponsors covered the $2,400 trip cost. Fifteen students will only have to raise – or pay – $800 to $1,200 for air travel.
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