Medway High School senior Alexandra Montana recognized by Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents
Alexandra Montana, who was presented with the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.) Award of Academic Excellence in December. (Photo courtesy Medway Public Schools
Medway Public Schools Superintendent Armand Pires and Principal John Murray are pleased to announce that Medway High School senior Alexandra Montana was recently presented with the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.) Award of Academic Excellence.
Montana was nominated by the faculty and staff at Medway High School and was presented with the award by Superintendent Pires in December.
The M.A.S.S. Award of Academic Excellence is presented by the superintendent to a deserving student in each school district throughout Massachusetts. To be considered for the award, the student must be a member of the senior class with a cumulative GPA that places them in the top fifth percentile of their class. The nominee must also consistently demonstrate traits of leadership, social responsibility, respect for their fellow students and involvement in various aspects of the school community.
Montana enrolled in all available honors-level courses her freshman year and will have taken 13 honors-level and 10 Advanced Placement courses by the end of her senior year. She has been recognized by both the National Merit Scholarship Program and the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Program.
She is the vice president of the Medway High School Class of 2024, the Math Team and Project Green. She is also the historian and current president of the Science Olympiad, a member of the National Honor Society and captain of the Swim and Dive team.
Montana is also a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and participated last year in the Massachusetts Music Educators Central District Senior District Festival.
She is a member of the Women In STEM Club and has an interest in Marine Science, also recently participating in a hands-on program at the University of Maine studying glaciology through the lens of climate change. While in middle school, Montana placed first in the science fair with her project titled, “The Meaning of Meow: How Cats Communicate.”
In Montana’s introduction to the Medway School Committee, Superintendent Pires said, “Alex is an extremely determined, responsible, highly motivated, empathetic and intelligent student. She has always been someone who is driven and seeks opportunities to challenge herself. She is intrinsically motivated, and this has proven true time and time again through her stellar academic and extracurricular accomplishments.