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East Boston's Martinez is BSA Scholar Athlete of the Month

Posted by Zolan Kanno-Youngs  May 7, 2013 01:13 PM

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The Boston Scholar Athletes May Scholar Athlete of the Month is Manny Martinez.

Manny is a senior at East Boston High School and a candidate for Most Valuable Scholar-Athlete (MVSA) this semester. He has been a league star in baseball for the past two seasons. He is the second-leading hitter on his team and the leader in RBIs and home runs.

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Martinez plans to attend college in the fall and is in the process of making his choice. He attributes his academic success to the Zone.

According to East Boston Zone facilitator Dave Arinella, Martinez comes to the Zone every day and as a result has been able to raise his GPA from 1.67 to 3.25.

He is described as the consummate team player and a mentor to friends and teammates. His teachers are continuously impressed with his maturity, time management, organizational skills, determination, and focus.

Zolan Kanno-Youngs covers Boston Public school athletics. He can be reached at kannoyoungs.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @KannoYoungs.

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