Dear Mr. Ferrucci, Mr. Carroll, and members of the Dean Bank / WMRC Radio Student Leader Award Committee;
It is my distinct honor to nominate Christopher “CJ” Roy for the Dean Bank / WMRC Radio Student Leader Award. At Tri-County, we pride ourselves on the elevated level of trust that we bestow on our students from the moment they walk into our building. Maturity is a characteristic that is a product of that trust. CJ is one student who comes to mind as a perfect example of this effect. He is an exemplary student, role model, and leader, both at Tri-County RVTHS and in his community. He is also an obvious choice for any student leadership award.
In June, CJ will be part of the first graduating class of Tri-County’s Legal and Protective Services Program. Through his program, CJ acquired certifications, skills, and knowledge on topics that most people don’t gain access to until college. CJ is trained in hazardous waste operations, emergency response, national incident management systems, CPR/AED/First Aid, self-defense, forensic analysis, and legal analysis. He has earned certifications in Massachusetts Ethics, OSHA-10, First responder and paralegal studies. In the fall, CJ obtained an internship with the Medway Police Department and works 40 hours each week, every other week, as part of Tri-County’s Cooperative Education Program.
The Franklin native maintains an extremely rigorous course load and has always chosen to challenge himself. He is enrolled in two honors courses, as well as Advanced Placement Physics and Advanced Placement Statistics. CJ took Pre-Calculus at Mass Bay Community College on his own accord. He currently holds a 4.1 GPA, which ranks him 13th in a class of 237.
Mr. Roy is also an active member in the school community, participating in Varsity Hockey, Lacrosse, and Cross Country through all four years of high school. He was nominated by the school faculty to participate in the Student Ambassador Program and serves as a member of Congressman Joseph Kennedy’s Congressional Youth Cabinet. CJ has been a member of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps since 2010, and is currently a USNSCC Chief Petty Officer.
Despite an already busy schedule, CJ somehow finds the time to volunteer in the community. He served as a groundskeeper at the Veterans of Foreign War Post 3402 for three years. He is also a highly valued and looked up to volunteer coach for the Central Massachusetts Youth Hockey Program.
Upon learning that CJ was to be nominated for this award, Legal and Protective Services instructor Heidi Getchell-Bastien was overjoyed. She characterized CJ as one of the finest young men she has had the pleasure of teaching in her more than 13 years as an educator.
CJ is a motivated, hard-working, and personable young man. He is a very goal-driven student and will no doubt reach any goals he sets for himself. He has been one of the most driven, respectful, and capable students that I have had the pleasure to work with. He is completely deserving of recognition for the leadership role he has taken on and the role model that he is for many.
Thank you WMRC and Dean Bank for promoting CJ and other students who don’t look for commendation but who completely deserve it.
Scott O’Brien, Head of Guidance
Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School