Hull High junior Fallon Ryan has been recognized by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association for her community service as part of Team Up 4 Community, whose mission is to “encourage athletes and all individuals to take decisive action to create positive and lasting change in their local and global communities,” the organization notes on its website.
According to Coach Jaime Standridge, Fallon is a junior three-sport standout athlete at Hull High, and captain and point guard of the girls basketball team. “In addition to being an amazing athlete and on the court leader, she is a well-respected role model and leader within her school community,” her coach wrote in explaining the program. “Prior to this year, Hull High had never been involved in the MIAA Student Ambassador Program, and Fallon saw this as an opportunity to make a huge impact within the school and community, hence taking the initiative to bring this program to Hull High, where she currently serves as the first-ever Hull High MIAA Student Ambassador, where she attends and leads the charge for all related events. During the last Student Ambassador event, the takeaway was to create a service project to help those in need, by collecting hats, mittens and gloves.
“Fallon took this challenge very seriously and took the initiative to organize and further promote this event at a recent girls basketball game, where fans from both Hull and opponent Carver were encouraged to donate gently used or new hats, gloves, and mittens in place of admission to the game. Both the Hull and Carver fans were very receptive to and supportive of Fallon’s efforts, and the Carver girls basketball team and athletic department did an amazing job helping to promote and further support as well. The event was a huge success and the donations box was overflowing by end of night.
“Fallon also sent an email to the local elementary school staff and students, further promoting the event, where she is further involved with the teachers and youth via the Hull Girls Bball Pirate Readers Program, and has encouraged them to continue to bring in donations,” Standridge continued. “‘It feels great to be a part of helping others in need,’ Fallon said, and I personally couldn’t be more proud of Fallon and all of her efforts – she is an amazing example of what all student athletes should strive to achieve, both on and off the court.