Posted by Christina Jedra June 19, 2013 10:20 AM
The following was submitted by Mystic Valley Regional Charter School:
Marco Hanna, of Stoneham, a graduating senior at the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School recently won the Eagle Award, the highest award given by the athletic department each year. It is given to the student athlete who best exemplifies the ideals taught at Mystic Valley. Athletic Director, Marc Arria, who presented the award said of Marco “Marco Hanna is everything we want a student-athlete to be at Mystic Valley. He is true leader that has helped bring attention and recognition to his sport. Marco is an extremely hard working individual that always gives his very best in everything he does, whether it is in the classroom, the athletic arena, or in the school community.” Marco is a standout rower on the school’s crew team. He rowed in both the fall and spring seasons.
His coach, Ian Faley was effusive in his praise for Marco “Anyone familiar with Marco will acknowledge the choice was easy. Through his hard work and incisive brilliance he has achieved scholastic merit. Through his indomitable drive and strong leadership he has achieved athletic merit. Through his humble and good-willed demeanor he stands as an incredible young man recognized by teachers, coaches, and fellow student-athletes, alike. Given his well-formed habits and high expectations for himself, he will succeed in his future endeavors. Marco has been rowing for the last six years and has risen to the highest level of performance- a level that will carry over into his rowing at Brown University. As his teacher and coach I can only congratulate him on this most excellent of achievements. I am honored to have had the chance to teach and coach him.”