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DiMento, Rich Named Northeastern Conference’s WHS Scholar-Athletes

Samantha DiMento and Robert Rich were honored as Winthrop High School’s 2024 Scholar-Athletes by the Northeastern Conference in ceremonies held this past Sunday at the Ferncroft Country Club in Danvers.

The biographical information for Samantha and Robert that was presented at the ceremony was as follows:

Samantha DiMento

Samantha DiMento exemplifies the role and responsibility of being a first-class student-athlete at Winthrop High School. She currently ranks #1 in her class with a GPA of 4.977 and is a three-sport varsity athlete, participating in soccer, hockey and lacrosse.

Sam also is an active participant in clubs and activities as she is a member of the School Site Council, Social Committee, and Yearbook Club. She also helped pioneer Winthrop High School’s first season of flag football, which will take place this spring.

Anyone who interacts with Sam quickly recognizes the leadership qualities she possesses. In 2017 she was nominated by one of her teachers to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. where she spent a week learning leadership skills. Growing and developing these skills allowed her to achieve the prestigious honor of being named a captain during her senior year for the soccer, hockey, lacrosse, and flag football teams.

Sam also volunteered coaching for Winthrop Youth Soccer and started a Girls Youth Lacrosse Developmental Program to help grow and provide more opportunities for the young girls in town.

In the classroom, Sam is as decorated a scholar as you will find. Sam spent this past summer at Brown University where she participated in a pre-college program in Engineering Biomedical Systems preparing her for college readiness and developing leadership skills.

She has achieved the President’s top 10% award all four years and is the President of the National Honor Society for Winthrop High School. In addition she received the Columbia University Book Award as a junior, which is given out to the junior who exhibits intellectual curiosity, achievement, community activism and leadership, and is an AP scholar with honors.

Sam has established herself as a mentor to our younger students and a role model who inspires all those around her. She leaves behind an everlasting legacy and has set the standard for academic and athletic excellence.

Sam embodies the core values here at Winthrop High School and will continue her success at either Villanova University, Colgate University, or Lehigh University.

Robert Rich

Robert Rich embraces the role of a student-athlete at Winthrop High School. Robert has been a three-sport varsity athlete all four years at WHS while maintaining academic excellence. Robert ranks 24th in his class and participates in football, hockey, and lacrosse. Not only does Robert excel in the classroom and on the athletic field, but he also is a member of the Math and Chess Club and was elected the Sr. Class Marshall.

In the classroom Mr. Rich holds a GPA of 4.214 and has completed seven AP courses. Robert has been a member of the National Honor Society as a junior and senior and as a freshman was awarded the President’s Top 10% Award.

Robert plans to continue his academic career at either Quinnipiac or George Washington University.

Athletically he has had a decorated career while at Winthrop High School. During his senior season, Robert was named to the NEC All Conference team in football and as a junior, Robert was named to the NEC Lacrosse All Conference team and currently has 151 career points, putting him in the top five in Winthrop High School’s boys lacrosse program history with a season remaining.

For the past three seasons Robert has served as the boys lacrosse captain and as a senior he also was named a captain of the football and hockey teams.

Integrity, pride, and compassion are only a few of the many traits that characterize Robert as an individual. Due to his strong leadership skills, Robert was selected and attended the National Youth Leadership Forum in Washington D.C. and was recently awarded the Town of Winthrop Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership award. Each year Robert continues to perfect his craft as a leader, and is viewed across the Winthrop High School Athletic Department as the standard for leadership and those who are named a team captain.

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