Maggie Barros is an exquisite blend of will and skill on a volleyball court.
A 5-foot-8 senior outside hitter at Lowell Catholic, Barros is a superb hitter, blocker and digger whose versatility and athleticism make her a dominant force.
"I love every aspect of volleyball," said Barros, a Tyngsboro resident. "There's not one aspect I love doing more than the other. I love serving. I love hitting the ball. I love passing.
For many freshmen entering high school, the first several weeks can be overwhelming.
At Lowell Catholic High School, though, Campus Ministry hosts an annual Freshman Retreat to help them build a lasting class community, combating students' fears with encouragement and energy.
This year's daylong retreat included bonding and icebreaker activities led by senior leaders to encourage the freshmen to relax and interact with their new classmates.
This year, Lowell Catholic High School students doubled their attendance at the annual Senior Leadership Institute that took place at Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton over the summer.