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Metta Winners - 2019-2020

Adreanna Dillen

October 2019

Wareham, MA

Metta Students visited Wareham High School in today to honor Andreanna Dillen. Andreanna is our October 2019 and 64th Metta Students recipient. Our mission is to recognize high school students who perform random acts of love and kindness.

Adreanna Dillen is the epitome of a Metta student, distributing random acts of love and kindness to all around her with no expectations for anything in return. She works tirelessly to help others and has been doing this since her arrival at the high school two years ago. Andreanna is reserved and does not like to bring attention to herself, while she is quietly and constantly thinking of ways to serve others. As a member of the Key Club, Andreanna has served an astounding 200 hours of service in the past two years where she has volunteered her vacation time to be a counselor at a camp in Maine providing respite to families with children who have life-threatening illnesses. Adreanna also goes to numerous events through the year donating money to nonprofits, she worked to provide activity bags to children admitted overnight into area hospitals and volunteered at Tufts Children's Floating Hospital in Boston.

We are proud to have Andreanna join the Metta Students family. Special thanks Matthew Stanton and the administration at Wareham High School for giving Metta Students the opportunity to share Andreanna’s story. #sharemetta; #mettastudents; #mettastudents.org; #warehamhighschool.

Aria Montegia

September 2019

Brockton, MA

Metta Students visited Brockton High School in today to honor Aria Monteiga. Aria is our September 2019 and 63rd Metta Students recipient. Our mission is to recognize high school students who perform random acts of love and kindness. Arai epitomizes what we are all about.

It’s 2:15 pm, most students have boarded their buses, on their way home, many are on the athletic fields, others in the band, but a few are in a classroom on the 1st floor of Brockton High School. Looking in the door, you may not be able to identify the activity going on in the room. Some students are playing games, others are working in small groups tackling a homework assignment, and a few are paired up working together. This is not a club, it is PACT (Peers Assistance and Collaboration Team) an afterschool component of a Freshmen Peer Mentoring program. On any given day if you search the room to identify the shyest, and likely most socially awkward student, you will find Aria at their side, befriending, assisting, helping and making them feel connected. Aria has been a Freshmen mentor for the last three years. Over the last three years, she has volunteered three days a week for two hours after school. Arai, who was in the program as a Freshman, works with Freshman on homework assignments, organizational skills, behavior modifications and connection issues with Freshman students. Her kindness and empathy have made a difference in the school and community.

We are proud to have Aria join the Metta Students family. Special thanks Joanne Nelson and the administration at Brockton High School for giving Metta Students the opportunity to share Aria’s story. #sharemetta; #mettastudents; #mettastudents.org; #brocktonhighschool.