ANDOVER — Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to share that Greater Lawrence Tech recently nominated Bridget Severino, a senior of Lawrence, for the MAVA Vocational Technical Student of the Year award.
The Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA) recognizes one technical student statewide each year for their exemplary commitment to their career and technical education. The annual MAVA Conference and Awards Banquet is being postponed until it can be held safely in person, and all awardees will be notified and recognized later this school year.
Severino is a student in the Medical Assisting program at Greater Lawrence Tech and plans on studying biology as an undergraduate student with a goal of one day attending medical school. She has experience as a medical assistant at Steward Medical Group in Andover and Methuen, and was also a caregiver assistant at New England Cardiology in Lawrence.
“I owe everything to my education, it is the reason I have gotten this far in life in such a short time. I am proud of everything I have accomplished and it is an honor to even be nominated for such an award,” Severino said. “I do not regret any decisions I have made during my high school career. I have always strived for success and even when it did not seem like I was not going to get anything out of stressing myself out, I ended up feeling better once I finished any challenge I have gone through during my time in high school, whether it be academic or not. GLTS has taught me how to manage school and work, and though it has been tough, it gave me a realistic view of the real world and that is the greatest gift I have received from the school.”
She holds a 4.15 GPA and is currently ranked 10th out of 390 students in the class of 2021. Severino is also involved in concurrent enrollment classes with Middlesex Community College and will graduate from high school this year with 12 undergraduate credits.
“Bridget is an exemplary student– academically she has demonstrated a sincere commitment to learning everything she can about biology to prepare her for a career in medicine. She has shown initiative and a drive to gain experience in her field by seeking out opportunities with multiple local medical facilities, and on top of all that, she cares deeply about volunteering and giving back to her community,” Superintendent Lavoie said. “She is known by her peers and teachers as a leader, and has sought out opportunities to help her peers through tutoring and other school programs.”
She has also been awarded an Adams Scholarship. As a junior, she was also awarded the Bay Pay College Book award and was the Greater Lawrence Tech representative to the Harvard University Biomedical Conference and Smith College’s National Academy of Future Medical Leaders Conference in 2020.
At Greater Lawrence Tech, Severino is also a three sport athlete competing in golf, swimming and diving, and tennis. She is a Reggie Leader, peer mediator, member of the yearbook committee and a member of the stand and deliver program. She also volunteers for Olive in July, a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing help to disabled children and their families as well as low-income families using donations and resources from the community.
Severino has been accepted at University of Massachusetts Lowell, Northeastern University, New England College, Merrimack College, Suffolk University, University of Kentucky, and the University of Maine along with others for the fall of 2021.