Alexandra Nelson, a senior at Foxborough High School, has been selected as the recipient of the “MIAA Student-Athlete of the Month Award” for March 2017.
Alexandra participates on the swim team at Foxborough High School and serves as the team captain. She qualified for the MIAA Sectional Tournament in the 100 Butterfly event this past season. In previous seasons, she was a three time MIAA Sectional qualifier and two-time MIAA State Championship qualifier. “Alexandra thrives to not only achieve her personal goals, but also pushes her fellow teammates in accomplishing their individual and team goals,” said Foxborough High School swim coach, Naomi Boucher. “She set an example to her fellow team members where the younger swimmers look up to her or seek advice in specific techniques in specific strokes.” The Foxborough Swim Team regularly receives positive feedback from the officials at every meet regarding how well the team represents their school.
Academically, Alexandra is the top ranked student in the senior class, earning a 4.85 Grade Point Average. She is the Vice President of the National Honor Society and Treasurer of the Spanish National Honor Society and Math Team. She recently earned a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Spanish exam and has received various academic awards throughout her high school career.
In the community, Alexandra is a lifeguard/aquatics instructor and child-watch staff member at the local YMCA. She also volunteers at Hay Harmony where she works with children with disabilities. Furthermore, Alexandra volunteers with Foxborough High School clubs where members meet regularly and interact with peers in the Integration Program. “Alexandra is such an extraordinary young lady,” said Coach Boucher. “She always goes above and beyond to assist others before herself.”
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Student-Athlete of the Month Award is presented on a monthly basis to one male and one female student-athlete who display excellence in the areas of academics, athletics and community service. Students in grades 9-12 who attend MIAA member schools are eligible to receive the award. Monthly award winners receive a certificate of recognition and are featured on MIAA.net. Nominations for the award may be submitted by principals, athletic directors, teachers, coaches, guidance counselors or other school administrators. A complete list of “MIAA Student-Athlete of the Month Award” recipients and finalists can be found under the “Educational Athletics” and “Leadership” sections at www.miaa.net.