In today’s ultra-competitive race to be accepted into the nation’s top universities, a high grade point average and good test scores only slightly pique the interest of a college admissions office. These gate-keepers to higher education look for the almighty extra-curricular activities, and Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., recent graduate Domenic Gullotta is the type of student that admissions officers salivate over.
The resident of the 2600 block of South 15th Street has the academic pedigree for admission to any number of schools, ranking fourth in his graduating class while taking three advanced placement courses and all honors levels classes during his high school career. Although Gullotta boasts an impressive scholastic resume, his long list of extra-curriculars sets him apart from other incoming freshman.
The Melrose dweller was a member of numerous high school sponsored clubs such as the Tech Club, the Usher Corp, the Community Service Corp, the Mathletes and Neumann-Goretti’s chapters of Students Against Destructive Decisions and the National Honor Society. Domenic also is a multi-sport athlete, playing Varsity Soccer for the Saints and Prep School Level Hockey for the Aston based Delco Dragons while coaching youth hockey at the Rizzo Rink.
Drexel University snatched up the promising 17-year-old with multiple scholarships and grants including the A.J. Drexel Scholarship awarded to incoming freshman that show superior academic performance. Undoubtedly, this future Dragon personifies what it is to be a rising star in the community. – Joseph Fontanazza