Superintendent David DiBarri
100 Hemlock Road
Wakefield, MA 01880
For Immediate Release
Monday, April 3, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Northeast Metro Tech Student Named MIAA Athlete of the Month
WAKEFIELD — Northeast Metro Tech Principal Carla Scuzzarella is pleased to announce that senior Scott Peary has been named Student-Athlete of the Month by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA).
Peary, a three-sport captain, led his teams in football, basketball and now track. He was nominated for the award by Principal Scuzzarella, with a recommendation from Athletic Director Don Heres, in January.
“Vocational school student-athletes have an extra challenge in that they are not representing just one community but many,” Principal Scuzzarella said. “Playing a sport, let alone being a three-sport athlete at a vocational high school, requires great commitment, passion and determination. Scott demonstrates all of those characteristics and more.”
Each month, the MIAA chooses one male and female student athlete who displays excellence in the areas of academics, athletics and community service.
Peary earned the award for the month of February. He will be honored at a banquet on May 25 at the DoubleTree in Milford.
“Scotty, he’s not the biggest kid, he’s not the strongest kid, but he has a great heart,” Heres said. “He’s a great leader. He’s respectful and accountable and extremely deserving of this recognition.”
During his time as a running and defensive back on the football team, Peary set the school’s record for 2,067 rushing yards. To cap off his time as captain, he ran 100 yards and scored three touchdowns in the Massachusetts Vocational Athletic Directors Association Championship game, leading to the team’s first Vocational Super Bowl Championship.
Additionally, this winter Peary averaged more than 15 points per game for the Northeast Metro Tech basketball team. He was named Co-MVP of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference and an All-Scholastic in football. Peary also earned a Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Star award for football and basketball.
Peary, who is one of the top plumbing students at Northeast Metro Tech, was surprised to hear he earned the designation from the MIAA.
“I come from a family where everyone is always getting awards. Now they’re all proud of me and saying I’m beating them,” joked Peary. “It’s crazy though, I can’t believe it honestly.”