By Matt Schooley
There are plenty of student-athletes in the halls of the West Roxbury Education Complex deserving of recognition.
And one student in particular is close to receiving that recognition, thanks to the annual Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship Program. But he needs the community's help.
One West Roxbury student is a finalist for the national award, which will give the 18 winning entries $5,000 each.
Residents are encouraged to vote for the winner now through April 18 at 3 p.m. Each entry includes an essay on why the participant should be selected for the scholarship.
Alejandro Lopez, who has participated in varsity baseball, football and hockey at West Roxbury High School, discusses his efforts to be a great team player and leader on and off the field.
For more information, visit the Hood Scholarship website.