SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Gabrielle Dellaglio was tapped as the April Student-of-the-Month. Dellaglio is a proud member of the Class of 2020 and a Spotswood native. She was inducted into the National Honor Society junior year and is an honor roll student. Her favorite class at the high school is Honors College Marketing, which is taught be one of the teachers who have made a huge impression on Dellaglio during her time as a Charger, Kelly Meagher.
"Her dedication to the program and to myself has been a huge inspiration to me," Dellaglio said of Meagher. "Her wisdom, guidance and mentoring in and out of the classroom have been a driving force for my success as well as my love for business. I will truly miss her when I graduate."
Meagher is also the advisor of the Chargers' award-winning DECA program that Dellaglio has been a part of for the past four years.
Dellaglio qualified for the International Career Development Conference her junior year. She and her fellow DECA qualifiers went to Orlando, Florida last spring. Dellaglio and her group placed in the top 10 of their manual category. She was headed to her second straight ICDC in Nashville this month. However, the COVID-19 crisis forced the cancellation of the competition. During her time with DECA, Dellaglio also served as the secretary her junior year and was elected Vice-President of Public Relations her senior year.
While at Spotswood High School, Dellaglio was a four-year member of the Chargers cheerleading program. Dellaglio was a part of the junior varsity squad her freshman and sophomore years and joined the varsity junior year. This year she was one of four captains, earning the Leadership Award at last fall's sports banquet. Dellaglio was one of four Charger representatives at the annual Autoland Classic football game played every summer between Union and Middlesex County all-stars. The upcoming July game has been canceled.
For the past three years, Dellaglio has been a member of the Heroes and Cool Kids program that mentors Appleby Elementary School students. She also was a member of the Spotswood High School Concert Band for her freshman and sophomore years.
In addition to cheerleading, Dellaglio is a competitive swimmer. Even though Spotswood High School does not have a swim team, Dellaglio has represented the Chargers at the Greater Middlesex Conference Swimming Championships for the past four years. Outside of school, she is a member of the RVY Riptide Swim Team. She has been swimming for the team since 2010. Dellaglio also teaches swimming as a volunteer instructor at the Raritan Valley YMCA in East Brunswick and teaches swimming during the summer at Milltown's Brookside Swim Club.
Dellaglio has a lot of fond memories of her time at Spotswood High School. She is especially proud to have been a part of the 2018 Greater Middlesex Conference Cheer Performance Championship win and hearing her name called as a top 10 DECA finalist at the 2019 ICDS in Orlando. Cheering on the sidelines with her friends and teammates was a big part of her Chargers' experience. Dellaglio has enjoyed spirit weeks and pep rallies at the high school as well as the band and DECA trips. She will always fondly remember sharing her four years of high school with her friends.
Dellagio will attend Temple University in Philadelphia in the fall. She plans to major in Business/Marketing.
"Since March, this has been a time of sadness with so many canceled events in and out of school for me," Dellaglio said of her senior year. "I miss my friends and teachers. I am hoping that we will all be able to be back together soon and finish making memories at SHS."
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