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W+H Students Named GMC Scholar-Athletes

Rudy Brandl

W+H seniors Zane Lee-Briggs '21 and Ariana Di Landro '21 were honored at last week's Greater Middlesex Conference Scholar-Athlete Dinner at The Estate at Lake Farrington. The Rams joined representative from all Middlesex County schools at the event, which was attended by parents and athletic directors. W+H athletic director Karl Miran was among those introducing the award recipients.

Ariana's athletic talent and leadership skills became apparent early in her high school career, and she has only validated that impression during her junior and senior years. A lifelong soccer player, Ariana led the Rams' two-time Blue-division championship defense. She also made a strong impact on the basketball program, solely on the basis of her hard-work and competitiveness. A captain of W+H's soccer team, she also served as Wardlaw's representative for the GMC's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. She has been chosen to All-Blue Division Soccer team. Academically, Ariana is a member of the Spanish Honor Society, Cum Laude, and was nominated and accepted to the Governor's School of Engineering and Technology last summer. She will be matriculating at Princeton University, where she plans on playing club soccer and pursuing a Chemical Engineering Degree.

Zane has exemplified the term student-athlete all 12-seasons he has been enrolled at Wardlaw+Hartridge. Zane runs track and field and cross country, serving as captain of both teams. His fast times on the track and the course have earned him All-Division honors. Academically, Zane is a member of the Spanish Honor Society, and has maintained a high GPA. In his school community, Zane serves as a Peer Leader, a highly sought-after role in which committed seniors meet every week with their group of freshmen, to help them adjust to high school. Zane will be going on to attend Amherst College in Western Massachusetts. His plans include his pre-med coursework and competing in track and field.