School Committee honors Shrewsbury seniors

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School Committee honors Shrewsbury seniors
The Shrewsbury School Committee and school leaders pose with Shrewsbury High School seniors. (Photo/Submitted)

By Evan Walsh
Contributing Writer

SHREWSBURY – Four Shrewsbury High School seniors received awards for their work during a School Committee meeting Oct. 26.

“You’re phenomenally impressive people… you’re high-achieving, stretching your boundaries, but also all showing a great deal of humility. We are incredibly proud of what you exemplify,” School Committee Chair Lynsey Heffernan said.

The Superintendent’s Award for Academic Excellence was awarded to the two seniors — Aditi Dosi and William Wu — who currently had the highest GPA in the class.

Dosi is a member of many honor societies, including speech and debate, and is copresident of the medical club. She has earned the Seal of Biliteracy with Distinction in Spanish. She is interested in studying medicine and recently interned at UMass Medical Center, focusing on gene therapy and vision loss.

“I’d like to thank all my peers and my teachers who have supported me along the way,” Dosi said, giving a special thanks to her former AP Biology teacher.

Wu is the president of the Student Council, the National Honor Society, and the National Latin Honor Society; a national qualifier in speech and debate and captain of the swim team.

He also developed a website that tracks COVID-19 cases in schools, which was covered by The Washington Post and honored by the state legislature.

The Award for Academic Growth and Student Leadership in Learning, which Superintendent Joseph Sawyer said recognizes those who have pursued a high academic effort and been positive role models, was awarded to Tiffany Asumeng and Bennett Ebinezer.

Asumeng attended the leadership summit at the Connections Conference to learn strategies to improve school culture and is an active member of Shrewsbury High School’s Senior Leadership Conference. She is also a member of the Black History Committee and the Psychology Club.

Sawyer described her as a “pillar of strength and positivity.” 

Ebinezer is an accomplished pianist who volunteers and teaches the instrument to younger students. Ebinezer, who is passionate about medicine, has shadowed two physicians. He has plans to intern and conduct research at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

At Shrewsbury High School, Ebinezer is the co-founder of the Board of Clubs, which seeks to organize the school’s extracurriculars more effectively. 

“I’m blessed to receive an immense amount of support from those around me, and my goal for the future is to continue to reach new heights,” he said.