Sophomore Molly Griffin has learned dedication, time management, leadership and teamwork through playing three sports. She uses those skills to achieve academic success, as well.
Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.
By Cari Gallagher '93
Name: Molly Griffin
Grade School: Holy Spirit
Favorite School Subjects: Math and AP Psychology
Favorite Book: “Angela’s Ashes” by Frank McCourt
Favorite Quote: “Two roads diverged in a wood. I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost
Academic Honors: President’s Academic Excellence Award (2015, 2016), Scecina Scholar Athlete (2015, 2016)
National Honor Society Nominee (2016)
Co-Curricular Activities: French Club, Key Club, Student Ambassadors, Academic Super Bowl
Sophomore Molly Griffin is passionate about sports, especially gymnastics. She doesn’t go anywhere without her athletic clothes and tennis shoes. As a sophomore, she has earned varsity letters in volleyball, gymnastics and tennis. “At Scecina I have had the opportunity to play many sports and meet a lot of new people. Both of these things have made me a better person,” Molly says.
Through sports she has learned dedication, time management, leadership and teamwork. Applying these skills to her school work, Molly has achieved academic success as well. She maintains a grade point average over 4.0, placing her on the high honor roll during each of her four semesters at Scecina.
Molly is the youngest of four children. Her brother, Connor, and her sisters Bridget and Betsy all graduated from Scecina.
“My biggest challenge is taking on school and life with my siblings away at college,” she said. Following in their footsteps, Molly plans to attend an out-of-state college or university with a strong medical program. She wants to work with children and plans to crusade for child welfare.
Molly’s father, Kevin Griffin ’76 is a Scecina graduate. A retired program manager, he currently coaches both boys and girls varsity volleyball for the Crusaders. Her mother, Maureen Griffin, is a lawyer. The family belongs to Holy Spirit Parish.
Posted on Wed, April 20, 2016
by Beth Murphy