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Matthew Robertson of Westford was awarded the Order of the Holy Cross

WESTFORD – Matthew Robertson, a specialist in chemistry, is inducted into the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society at the College of the Holy Cross, a Jesuit honor society founded in 1915.

Robertson is one of 30 new recruits this year, who embody the community’s values ​​of excellence in scholarship, loyalty, and service.

The selection to Alpha Sigma Nu is one of the highest honors that can be awarded on a Jesuit campus. Candidates for membership are selected from among the top 15% of their category, and of this membership only 4% will be awarded.

Alpha Sigma Nu, the only honorary society permitted to bear the Jesuit name, encourages its members to strive for lifelong intellectual development, deepen Ignatian spirituality, serve others and adhere to the fundamental principles of Jesuit education. Alpha Sigma Nu is one of the 19 Honors Colleges of the College of the Holy Cross.

Dracut’s Ryan Cloutier is committed to university-level competition

DRACUT — Dracut-based Central Catholic High School student Ryan Cloutier recently committed to playing baseball at Assumption College starting next fall.

Cloutier is one of five CCHS student-athletes to date who have committed to competing in either Division 1 or Division 2 collegiate athletics for Fall 2022, according to a press release. He’s a three-sport athlete, plays baseball, soccer, and winter track—and also participates in Nor’easters off-campus baseball.

“The range of communities that Central Catholic brings together is really special,” Cloutier said. ‘I’ve had the opportunity to meet people from everywhere. I’ve also been inspired by my coaches – Coach Sexton (John Sexton, baseball coach/teacher,) Coach A (Chuck Adamopoulos, football coach/business and technology tutor,) Coach Jewett (Robert Jewett’ 80, football coach/science teacher,) and coach Lyell (Michael Lyell 94, track coach/mathematics teacher.)”

“This advanced class has shown great resilience, grit and determination throughout their high school career. They haven’t had a truly ‘normal’ year of school since their freshman year, but this group of student-athletes, and those others who might follow, set goals, worked hard and made their dreams come true through We wish them all the best and look forward to the time remaining with them,” said Zach Blazak, Director of Athletics and Activities at CCHS.

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