Last updated on May 16, 2017 at 02:42 pm
Taconic High School senior Lucas Benjamin is our newest High School Hero.
Lucas, who is captain of his high school swim team, helped lead his fellow swimmers to become co-champions of the Berkshire County Swimming League two seasons in a row.
Outside of the pool, Lucas is a well-rounded student who hopes “to pursue a career combining my love of mathematics and statistics with my passion for politics and international affairs.”
Lucas is also an avid Classical scholar. Along with mathematics, Latin is one of his favorite subjects. He’s an active member of the Massachusetts Junior Classical League, which promotes Latin and Greek Classical studies in the school and community.
When Lucas isn’t in school, he enjoys being a summer mentor at the Pittsfield Police Department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Camp.
The young athlete-scholar will be awarded a $1,000 prize, and will be recognized at the MIAA state championship football games at Gillette Stadium in December this year.
Lucas’ advice to other student-athletes is pretty simple and straightforward: “The same hard work and determination that both school and sports require can be used in any part of your life. If you have a problem, just set intermediate goals and take them head on, one at a time.” Well said.
Congratulations, Lucas! Keep up the hard work. We wish you continued success this year and beyond.
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.
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