Plymouth, MA (PressExposure) May 31, 2009 -- As a high school student, your freshman year can be the most difficult. New school, new teachers and more demanding homework. To help freshman class members struggling with the heavier workload, Plymouth South High School developed a tutoring program with upper classmen acting as mentors. The upper classmen who participated in this very successful program were honored recently as the Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac Driven Students of the month for May.
To honor these students, Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac treated several members of the tutoring team to a pizza party. Those taking part included: Sara Amell, Kiana Barrett, Derek Basler, Josh Begley, John Carroll, Diane Coon, Jackie Davies, Justin Embree, Leah Fahey, Kate Hagenburg, Crystal Jankowski, Eric McCue, Stefanie Morrison, Sean Mulvey, Kelly Noonan, Sean Reid, Brianna Thissell, Taylor Wilson, Matt Mulligan and Thomas Murphy.
"The stereotype is that freshman are generally picked on by the upper classmen. With this tutoring program, we have smashed that perception," said Yvonne Loranger, one of the program's faculty advisors, along with Matt Carpentino. "These students carry full academic loads as well as balancing other activities and still have taken time out to help their fellow students. That's beyond commendable. And the bottom line is that it's benefitted the students they've been tutoring tremendously."
Adds Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac President Jeff Tracy, "Being a high school student is tough enough without adding anything else to your plate. By taking part in this tutoring program, these students are not only helping out this crop of freshman, but setting an example for the entire school. For that, they are most deserving of this month's 'Driven Student' award."
Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac's Driven Student program recognizes Plymouth high school students for their performance and achievements in and out of the classroom. Awarded on a monthly basis, recipients are selected by faculty and advisors at the student's given school.