2015 Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award Honoree
Senior, Island Trees High School
Island Trees UFSD
Bridget Lively is an active leader in both her school and her community. She's proactive and enthusiastic; not content to wait around for good things to happen, she often takes the initiative in creating positive situations.
Ms. Lively spearheaded the effort to bring the Glamour Girls community outreach program to Island Trees High School. Now, as co-president, she oversees the group's monthly visits to nursing homes, where students give manicures, facials and makeovers to participating residents.
Ms. Lively serves as President of the Foreign Language Honor Society, Vice President of the National Honor Society, Treasurer of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and Secretary of Athletes Helping Athletes, a peer counseling group. She is a committed member of Key Club, Spanish Club, Yearbook Club and the Varsity Quizbowl team.
She is a prized athlete on the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams and has been named a Scholar Athlete and earned All-Conference honors. An accomplished musician, she leads the high school marching band as a drum major and is a first-chair clarinetist in concert band.
Even with her intricately involved extracurricular life, Ms. Lively is a top academic achiever, ranking fifth in her class. She has held a place on the High Honor Roll her entire high school career and has earned the AP Scholar with Distinction Award while maintaining a full course load of advanced placement classes.
She has been chosen to participate in important conferences, such as the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Conference. Last spring, Ms. Lively was selected by the League of Women Voters to represent Nassau County at the Students Inside Albany Conference, where she met her local assemblyman and sat on the Assembly and Senate floors.
Outside of school, Ms. Lively is a clinic leader for the Police Activity League Youth Girls' Lacrosse Camp and a certified Junior Lacrosse Official. She dutifully serves her church as a Sunday School teacher, counselor in training for the elementary girls' group, and as a member of the youth group and student praise team. Ms. Lively has also done remarkable humanitarian work across the country.