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June 17, 2005 8:35 AM CDT

Mello Wins 43rd Annual Student-Athlete Award


Kynan Mello was announced as the 43rd annual Student-Athlete winner last night at a banquet held at the Hawthorne Hotel. He beat out an impressive group of 12 other student-athletes from local high schools to become the first North Shore Tech student to win the prestigious award.

Mello is the North Shore Tech valedictorian for the Class of 2005. He has a 4.13 GPA, is a member of the National Honor Society and won the Superintendents' Award for 2004-2005. He also won the North Shore Student Masonry Award, the Massachusetts Trowel Trade and the North Shore Tech Leadership Award.

He was captain of the football, basketball and baseball teams as a senior and led the Bulldogs football team to the Division 3A Super Bowl last season. He was the Commonwealth Conference MVP as a senior and a league all-star for three consecutive seasons. He was also a two-time league all-star in basketball and a baseball all-star as a junior.

He hasn't made a final decision on where he will be next year, but he's leaning heavily toward Plymouth State.

Mello plans on opening a masonry business when he graduates.

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