Everett graduate Matt Costello has been named one of five winners of the 2011 National Football Foundation High School Scholar-Athlete Awards.
Costello was the Northeast Region winner and he, along with the four other winners, will be honored for their high school accomplishments during the NFF Chapter Awards luncheon Dec. 6 in New York City. Criteria for the award incoludes academic achievement, athletic accomplishments, and leadership in the community.
Costello, currently a freshman and playing for Princeton, was a Globe All-Scholastic receiver and was the state's Gatorade Player of the Year.
"I have had the pleasure of coaching Matt for the past four years,'' said Everett coach John DiBiaso. "During that period Matt has excelled as a player, a student, and most of all, as a person. Matt is genuinely a great kid and makes for a perfect recipient of this fine award."
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