Galuris, Hurley Named WHS Scholar-Athletes

Grace Galuris and Matthew Hurley, both members of the Winthrop High Class of 2021, were recognized as Winthrop High’s Scholar-Athletes for 2021 by the Northeastern Conference.

Grace Galuris was ranked 16th in the senior class (out of 146 grads) with a GPA of 4.356 and embodied the role of a student-athlete. By the conclusion of her four-year high school career, Grace had completed seven Advanced Placement courses and was a three-sport athlete in soccer, basketball, and lacrosse for all four of her years at WHS. She was the recipient of the President’s Award for Educational Excellence (top 10%) and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Viewed as a leader both on and off the field by her classmates, teammates, and coaches, Galuris was named a captain during her junior and senior years for basketball, as well as her senior year for soccer, and was elected the Class Treasurer for all four years at WHS.

Grace also was active in student affairs. She was a member of the Athletic Leadership Council and the School Site Council, working to help review and update school regulations for the betterment of the Winthrop public schools.

“Grace has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in athletics, academics, and the community, establishing herself as a true leader and role model in our school,” said WHS Athletic Director Matt Serino.

Galuris will be attending the University of North Carolina in the fall.

Hurley also exemplified the role of a student-athlete. Matt ranked 20th in the class with a GPA of 4.2640 and was a four-year athlete, excelling at football, hockey, and lacrosse.

He was an integral part in the success of all three sports programs. As a sophomore, Matt helped the lacrosse team win its first NEC championship in school history and played a key role in the boys hockey team’s attainment of its 14th NEC title. As a senior, he helped lead the football program to a top-20 state ranking.

In addition to his impressive athletic accomplishments, Hurley excelled in the classroom. He completed six AP courses and was awarded the President’s Award for Educational Excellence (top 10%) for all four years. He was a member of the National Honor Society during his junior and senior years.

Matt also engaged in other extra-curricular activities in the Winthrop community. He volunteered with the Veterans Services office at Winthrop Town Hall, the Special Olympics, and the WINARC Holiday Parties.

“Matthew truly embodies the role and definition of a student-athlete, as well as the core values of Winthrop High School,” said Serino.

Hurley will be attending the University of New Hampshire this fall.

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