Scholar-athlete of the week: Ashley Blawas, Wakefield girls lacrosse

From staff reportsApril 7, 2014 

Ashley Blawas

Wakefield, girls’ lacrosse

GPA: 5.17 overall grade point average on a 4.0 scale with extra credit for advanced courses.

Athletics: Four years varsity lacrosse, three years cross country.

Book that impacted my life: “ ‘The Violinist’s Thumb’ ” (Sam Kean) sparked my interest in biological studies and genetics.”

Person who impacted my life was: “My third-grade teacher at Wakefield Elementary, Mrs. Tleshia Farrar, because she instilled in me a love of learning.”

Ideal guest list: Mindy Kaling, Geno Auriemma and Sully Sullenberger

Add to Mount Rushmore: Susan B. Anthony because she was a champion for the underrepresented.

I was fascinated to learn: “About 3D-printing and its potential in many different fields, but especially its potential implications in a medical sense.”

Most important U.S. document: “The Bill of Rights because it established the basic freedoms that we sometimes take for granted today.”

Les Miserables or Phantom of the Opera: Les Mis

Best U.S. President: “FDR because of his persistent optimism and activism.”

I wish I could have been there: “Taking the first steps on the moon with Neil Armstrong in 1969.”

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