The Tablet All-Scholastic Team 2016

Nicholas Duca

Xaverian High School

Duca-copyParish: Our Lady Queen of Peace

Family: Cathy and Charles, parents; Anthony and Steven, siblings

Home Neighborhood: New Dorp, Staten Island

Extracurricular Activities: Xaverian Speech and Debate Team, captain; Model Organization of American States Delegate; Xaverian Dramatics Campus Ministry; Xaverian advanced and intermediate guitar bands; National Honor Society

Awards: NY State Forensics League Champion, Impromptu Speaking; NY State Forensics League Finalist, Student Congress; NY State Forensics League Semifinalist, Original Oratory; University of Pennsylvania, AP Scholar with Honor

Scholarships: Stevens Institute of Technology, Ann P. Neupauer Scholarship (full scholarship); St. John’s University, Presidential Scholarship (full scholarship); Boston University, Presidential Scholarship; Baruch College, Dean’s Scholarship (full scholarship); Fordham University, Dean’s Scholarship

Post-Graduation Plans: Attending Stevens Institute of Technology to double major in finance and history

Quote of inspiration:
“Starting a long way off the true point by loops and zigzags, we now and then arrive just where we ought to be.” -George Elliot