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April 1, 2014

2014 Salem News Student Athlete Award profile: Andrew Gallione, North Shore Tech

It only makes sense that North Shore Tech senior Andrew Gallione wants to be an electrician.

He’s wired a little bit differently than most kids.

A three-year starter for the Bulldogs football team and a three-year varsity player on the baseball field, Gallione has challenged himself both on and off the field throughout high school. All along the way, he’s had a singular focus on achieving his goal of studying electrical engineering in college, getting his electrician’s license and someday owning an electrical and mechanical engineering firm.

“Andrew is more than a student-athlete; he is looked up to as a leader by his peers,” said North Shore Tech principal Brian Morgan. “He challenges himself academically with a rigorous course load, including several honors level classes that will serve him well as he prepares to major in electrical engineering.”

Gallione carries a 4.022 grade point average, which ranks fourth in North Shore’s senior class. A Beverly native, he’s been class treasurer for all four years of high school and is also a four-time Skills USA program participant.

Athletically, he came out for the football team for the first time as a freshman and put in tremendous work to earn a starting safety position as a sophomore, newly retired head coach Paul Worth said. Gallione has been a staple of North Shore’s secondary ever since, helping the team win three league championships along the way.

His favorite moment was helping the Bulldogs lead a 26-point, come-from-behind victory over Dorchester in the state’s new playoff format this past fall.

He’s challenged himself in the classroom, with his favorite class being calculus and trigonometry. He sees the wisdom in studying a variety of challenging subjects, because they all play a role in his desired field of electrical engineering. In fact, bringing together many disciplines is one of the things about the field that appeals to Gallione.

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