By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter
Shrewsbury– School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sawyer presented to the School Committee top 10 Shrewsbury High School students with the highest grade-point averages in the class of 2018. He introduced each student with a brief biography and revealed where they plan to attend college in the fall.
“It makes us incredibly proud to have students of this caliber to be able to celebrate the learning they have done and their accomplishments and we are pleased to have them here tonight,” Sawyer said.
The students are Katherine Bowers, who will attend Tufts University; Mary Canzano, who will attend Wellesley College; Snigdha Kalathur, who will attend Boston University; Abhinav Kareddy, who will attend University of California, Los Angeles; Maya McCollom, who will attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst Commonwealth Honors College; Ahana Mukhopadhyay, who will attend Carnegie Mellon University; Matthew Slaughter, who will attend North Carolina State University; Suchir Ural, who will attend Georgia Tech; Albert Xu, who will attend Carnegie Mellon; and Jaymie Wei, who will attend Dartmouth College.
After introductions, each student had an opportunity to speak and thank teachers, mentors and family members for their support, followed by congratulatory remarks from the School Committee.
“I would say that we feel that the best investment a community can make is with its school system…It may well be that the resources we provide our teachers and everything else make a difference, but we know that you make a difference and your parents do as well,” said committee member Dr. Dale Magee.
“I am really inspired at how you balance all these extra-curricular activities in addition to your day-to-day academics. I think we see and hear that success is a team effort, it’s the students, it’s the parents, and it’s the educators…congratulations to you all,” added committee member Jon Wensky.
State Rep. Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) was on hand, as well, to deliver letters of congratulations to each of the students.