Curatolo's long list of honors include both the science and math teams, National Art Honors Society, National Honor Society, the Algebra 2 Excellence Award, earning high honors for four straight years and an appearance at the Debate National Tournament of Champions qualification — all while maintaining high honors every semester.
If his combined score of 2370 on the SAT's wasn't proof enough of Curatolo's intellectual fortitude, the senior has managed to carry a 5.13 (out of 6.0) GPA while taking the toughest curriculum Manchester Essex has to offer. Normally the school limits each students enrollment in AP courses to three a year, but as a junior Curatolo took four and received the highest possible grade (5.0) on the final tests.
"One of Will's qualities I admire most is his desire to try new experiences and his 'Just Do It' attitude," Manchester Essex counselor Karen D'Amour said. "He possesses a strong sense of self."
JORDAN CASTILLO, NORTH SHORE TECH
Jordan Castillo has never played on a losing varsity team at North Shore Tech, a fact that speaks more to his character and leadership abilities than any athletic skill.
When Paul Worth was asked to return to the school's football head coaching position, the first task on his agenda wasn't comprising a new playbook or getting new uniforms — but to get Jordan Castillo, a member of his baseball team, to join the squad.
A bit undersized, Castillo was hesitant at first. But any ground he gave up in stature was more than made up by his determination, and when the fall rolled around Castillo was a two-way starter for the Bulldogs football team
"I felt we needed his work ethic and leadership skills in our program," explained Worth. "He was never the star player, but his leadership skills were of high quality."