January Student of the Month
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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Congratulations to Matthew Ciaccio -- Spotswood High School's student of the month for January 2017!

Matthew's school counselor, Mrs. Lauren Knapp, had this to say about Matthew:

Matthew is an intelligent, resourceful, and mature young man who possess strong communication and leadership skills. He sets goals for himself and has been very successful in achieving these goals through perseverance, talent, and commitment. Matthew’s hard work and dedication to his academics is shown through his choice to maintain a rigorous schedule, including Honors and Advanced Placement courses. Matthew goes above and beyond what is required of him and maintains a high level of success in his academic pursuits.

Matthew’s level of dedication is exemplified by his active involvement in school and community activities. While at Spotswood High School, Matthew has been an integral member of our Varsity Basketball and Varsity Baseball teams. As a high achieving student athlete, he has received the GMC All-Academic Athletic Award, Athlete of the Week, GMC Underclassman Basketball All-Star, GMC All-Blue Division Team, and NJ Top 20 Underclassmen High School Basketball Players. Additionally, he received numerous honors and awards with our DECA program, including placing as a regional finalist at the DECA competition. During Matthew’s junior year, he had the honor of being inducted into the National Honor Society. Matthew was also nominated by his teachers to participate in the Heroes and Cool Kids organization. With this organization, Matthew mentors younger students in district. Matthew has demonstrated his ability to effectively balance both academic and extracurricular responsibilities without sacrificing success in either.

As both Matthew’s school counselor and class advisor, I have been nothing but impressed by his outgoing and respectful demeanor as well as his ability to take on leadership roles and self-motivate. I can truly say that Matthew is one of the most motivated and mature students I have worked with. Matthew’s extra-curricular and academic accomplishments as well as his strong character make him an excellent Student of the Month!

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