SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (WBZNewsRadio) - The results are in.
Swampscott High School senior and Nahant resident Cole Hamernick has received the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Athlete of the Year award, along with the $1,500 Harry Agganis student scholarship.
"My parents have always told me 'academics first.' So throughout my life, I've always tried my hardest to get good grades," Hamernick told WBZ NewsRadio's Brooke McCarthy.
Between scoring touchdowns at Swampscott High, running track, and volunteering at a soccer camp, Hamernick is enrolled in a number of AP classes. The well-rounded student was first nominated for MIAA's Student of the Month by his Lacrosse and Football coach. He won that honor in February, and says it's overwhelming to earn MIAA's Athlete of the Year now.
Hamernick says his initial reaction to the news was "complete shock. ... I was just very excited that I had won and just very happy."
Hamernick plans to attend the Colorado School of Mines this fall, where he'll study Civil Engineering.
WBZ NewsRadio's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports: