By Ed Niser
TOWNSEND -- North Middlesex junior Hadley Beauregard is a fierce competitor on both the soccer field and basketball court, but she is also highly involved within the school's student government. Beauregard was elected as one of the North Middlesex School Committee's student representitives.
Recently, Beauregard applied and was accepted to the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association's Student Advisory Committee.
Beauregard beat out multiple applicants and is one of 12 students statewide to be selected.
She first learned about the open position during the New England Student Leadership Confernce.
The Student Advisory Committee's mission is to facilitate student and captains workshops during the school year.
"The Student Advisory Committee's main focus is on community service," said Beauregard. "That is something I would like for us at NM to do. I am going to encourage the soccer team and basketball team to get out there and make a difference."
The junior was urged to apply and she did not shy away. Beauregard anxiously could not keep her eyes off of her phone, as she awaited the coveted acceptance e-mail.
Finally, it came.
"The Student Advisory Committee's main focus is on community service," said Beauregard. "That is something I would like for us at NM to do.
North Middlesex girls' basketball head coach Patrick Murphy has known Beauregard well before she stepped foot in Bartlett Gymnasium as a member of his team.
Her selection to the Student Advisory Committee comes as no surprise to him.
"Hadley is non-stop," said Murphy. "When Hadley came to camp, she was in the third or fourth grade and she wanted to play and beat all the older kids in the competitions. She is a very motivated person. She wants to be the best she can be in everything she does."
North Middlesex athletic director James Bunnell echoed Murphy's sentiments on the junior.
"NM is very lucky to have Hadley," siad Bunnell. "She is a talented person on the field, court, community and in the classroom."
Beauregard is required to attend seasonal meetings during the school year at the MIAA headquarters in Franklin.
"I couldn't think of any other way I would like to spend my time," said Beauregard. "The committee is full of like-minded students. They're all high-achieving individuals."
As a committee member, it is Beauregard's duty to relay the ideas of area student athletes back to the MIAA on changes they would like to see.
"I am an outlet for Central Mass," said Beauregard. "It is my job to help the committee drive changes across the MIAA. North Middlesex is going to be at the head of change. Our job as committee members is to be the voice of all students, who have an idea."
Beauregard and the North Middlesex girls' soccer team open their regular season on the road Wednesday afternoon at Bromfield.
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