Housatonic student of the week - Will Perotti
The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
FALLS VILLAGE — It’s hard not to stand out from the crowd when you’re one of the tallest students at Housatonic Valley, and even more difficult when you come from a family that is closely aligned with the school. The Perotti name peppers the halls of HVRHS. Will Perotti (a senior this year) has many cousins who attend, and his relatives are familiar faces in our Science and Technology Center and football complex.
Nonetheless, Will’s reputation stands on its own. A three-sport athlete in football, alpine skiing and baseball, Will lends both his athletic abilities and his leadership skills to each sport. His teammates have nominated him to serve as captain in all of them.
Given his druthers, Will prefers the winter season. When he is not on his race skis, he is freestyling at Mohawk Mountain or, in the case of this winter, practicing his moves on the foam pit at home. This was no mean feat of construction, and it drew upon Will’s talent for science and math, which he hopes to parlay into a career as an engineer or perhaps as a partner with his father, Champ, in the family plumbing business.
Family is important to Will, and he credits his grandfather with involving him not only in the family trade but also in St. Joseph’s Church in North Canaan, where he has volunteered on a number of projects.
So what does such an involved young man do in his spare time? Merely play a masterful alto sax and try his hand at acting for the first time as Commander Harbison in this year’s production of “South Pacific.” We expect him to put his feet up again sometime in July after this busy senior year.