On May 12, Sizer School Senior Noah Colbert of Fitchburg was named the Fitchburg Rotary's Student of the Month.
"On behalf of your team here at Sizer, we would like to congratulate you, as you are our nominee for Fitchburg Rotary's Student of the Month," wrote Lyndsie K. Currallo, High School Counselor in an email. “We are able to nominate one senior every spring for this honor and scholarship and this year, your team has chosen you.”
“Thank you for all that you have given to the Sizer community over your four years here at Sizer. You give back in many ways and represent our Sizer 6 on a continuous basis. We are so very proud of you. We have no doubt you will bring to Northeastern the passion, sense of purpose, and dedication that you bring to Sizer each day,” said Currallo.
This honor, along with the scholarship that goes with it, are usually awarded to the student during a Rotary Luncheon and a school-wide announcement is made during Sizer’s end-of-the-year Community Meeting. Colbert represents the epitome of the Sizer School 6 – an individual who believes in Community, Voice, Purpose, Responsibility, Safety and Integrity.
Upon hearing of the honor, Colbert responded, “To Mrs Currallo, the rest of the Div 3 teachers, and the administration, I am incredibly humbled to be selected for this scholarship. To receive recognition from the people I've been around daily for the last few years means a lot. I've had the pleasure of interacting with most of you for multiple years, and even those who I've only met this year quickly have always been kind to me. It is rare to find people that are willing to give you the instruction you need, while also treating you like an adult and an equal at times. Thank you for everything.”
Colbert is planning to attend Northeastern University in the fall, majoring in Mathematics.
“We (me and the senior advisors) chose Noah … as he represents the Rotary motto ‘service above self’,” said Currallo. “We chose by thinking of students who help others, think about the community beyond just themselves, have integrity and purpose, and has been dedicated to their school community (academically and otherwise). That was Noah.”
While at Sizer, Colbert participated in the Early College High School Program at Fitchburg State University. Recently, Colbert volunteered to participate in an upcoming virtual information panel for Sizer families and students interested in the Early College program. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout his high school career Colbert also interned and then worked for the Heirloom Harvest CSA in Westborough and was a grade representative in Student Government. Colbert played on the Boys Varsity Soccer Team as a starting striker and on the Boys Varsity Basketball team as starting center. He also plays the saxophone.
For more on Sizer School, visit www.sizerschool.org. Applications are being accepting for grade 7 for the 2020-2021 school year now. Apply online at sizer.schoolmint.net.