Last updated on May 16, 2017 at 02:42 pm
According to Jeremy Mazzola, putting school work at the top of the priority list is the key to having a successful high school experience. That philosophy holds some weight when you consider that Jeremy, who graduated from Bellingham High School in June of this year, was a 4-year varsity soccer player, a member of the National Honor Society (NHS) and High Honor Roll, and volunteered more than 80 hours of his time for the NHS.
[Picture: Jeremy Mazzola, of Bellingham, Mass., with Richard Ostrander (left) from Ostrander Insurance Agency and Chris Prince from Plymouth Rock]
On top of all that, he also coached and refereed youth soccer in his community and gave back even more by volunteering at his church. Talk about a well-rounded member of the community and a true student-athlete.
On the flip side, Jeremy also recognizes the impact athletics can have on academics: “My athletics had a strong positive effect on my grades,” says Jeremy. “They taught me time management skills and motivated me in my school work.”
Jeremy plans to take that motivation to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth this fall where he hopes to earn a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering. He’ll also be playing on the rugby team.
For his outstanding accomplishments in the classroom, on the soccer pitch and in his town, Jeremy was honored as a Plymouth Rock and 98.5 The Sports Hub High School Hero.
Congratulations to Jeremy from everyone at Plymouth Rock!
About the High School Heroes Program
Plymouth Rock has teamed up with 98.5 The Sports Hub to find and honor High School Heroes across Massachusetts. The program will identify seven high school students who demonstrate exemplary work in the classroom, on the athletic field and in the community. All seven winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship and be recognized at the Massachusetts High School Football Championships at Gillette Stadium this December. Learn more about the contest – and nominate a High School Hero that you know – on The Sports Hub website.