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April 1, 2014

2014 Salem News Student Athlete Award profile: Andrew Hall, St. John's Prep


The Salem News

---- — His peers and members of the St. John’s Prep faculty see Andrew Hall as a “gentle giant” and a model of leadership around the Danvers campus.

Voted captain of the reigning Division 1 North finalist St. John’s Prep volleyball team, Hall has seen his fair share of achievement both athletically and academically.

A three-year varsity player in basketball and volleyball, Hall played a role in both of his team’s tournament runs.

“It was an easy decision because Andrew had all of the traits that I needed and that the team needed to continue to be successful,” volleyball coach Scott Celli said of choosing Hall as team captain. “Andrew is the best leader in the program. He is the most committed person in the program. Andrew has the ability to make the other team members better.”

The Lynnfield native is involved in Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout mentor, project leader and freshman orientation leader tour guide.

He carries a 4.38 weighted grade point average and is currently a member of the National Honor Society. He is in all honors and AP classes and also scored a 2240 on his SATs.

“In the past four years, Andrew has learned the meaning of commitment, perseverance, humility, teamwork and time-management,” said math teacher Robert Hussey. “His ability to balance a demanding academic schedule, participation in the varsity sports program and community service is, he says, one of the greatest achievements. All of these qualities combined with maturity, a great sense of humor and a willingness to help anyone are a good indication of his leadership potential.”

While he’s already been accepted to MIT for a combined BS/MD program, he hasn’t yet made his decision on where he’ll attend college in the fall.

 

 

 

Hometown: Lynnfield

Age: 17

College you will be attending: Has been accepted at MIT, but is still waiting on a few others

What is your favorite book?: “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

What is your favorite movie?: “The Other Guys”

Who is your favorite singer or musical group?: Queen

What is your favorite website?: YouTube

What is your favorite class in school?: Chemistry

What athletic feat are you most proud of and why?: “Last year, my basketball team went undefeated in the Catholic Conference, and my volleyball team made it to the North final game. Both were great team efforts and great experiences to have been part of.”

Who has had the biggest influence on your life and why?: “My parents for always pushing me to work to my full potential and for supporting in all my endeavors, and my brothers for mentoring me throughout my life.”

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?: “I hope to be in a residency program following medical school.”