Ferretti triplets top BVP Class of 2021

Ferretti triplets top BVP Class of 2021

Triplets Andrew, Chris, and Emilia Ferretti, of Lincoln, have been named tri-valedictorians at BVP.

CUMBERLAND – Not one, not two, but three. That’s how many valedictorians the Class of 2021 at Blackstone Valley Prep High School in Cumberland has.

Triplets Andrew, Chris, and Emilia Ferretti, of Lincoln, who all have a 4.0 GPA, have been named tri-valedictorians at the school, which will host its graduation on Saturday, June 12, at noon at the high school.

Mauricio Martinez, of Central Falls, with a 3.93 GPA, is the salutatorian. All four scholars started at Blackstone Valley Prep in 2013 as 5th graders.

The siblings, whose parents are Marco and Sandi Ferretti, of Lincoln, told The Breeze that they’ve been very supportive of each other throughout their high school careers and were surprised to learn all three were at the top of their class.

“We worked together throughout all four years really well,” Andrew said, with Emilia adding, “We get along really well.”

While in high school, Andrew was an active member of the robotics team, book club, and debate club. Chris was also an active member of the robotics club and book club. Both Andrew and Chris are Eagle Scouts in Troop 1 Manville.

Emilia was an active member of the Kindness Krew and a founding member of the high school’s Black Student Union. She is also involved in competitive gymnastics at the Ocean State School of Gymnastics, she said.

In the fall, Andrew will be attending Northeastern University’s College of Engineering; Chris is headed to the University of Rhode Island to study ocean engineering; and Emilia will go to the University of Pittsburgh to major in biology with a pre-med track.

“I value what I’ve gotten out of BVP,” Andrew said. “I definitely think the school has helped me grow as a person and as a student. … The school has supported me and challenged me intellectually.” He said he thinks he’ll miss the small community at BVP when he goes off to college in the fall.

Chris agreed with his brother, saying that the small atmosphere means “the teachers have time to get to know you” and that’s “definitely something that I’ll miss.”

“I really value all the people that I met and the experiences I’ve had here,” Emilia said. “Everybody is really kind to each other and supportive of each other.”

Martinez, son of Eleazar Martinez and Leticia Benitez of Central Falls, agreed with the triplets, saying he’ll definitely miss the BVP community. “Having that bond with your teachers helped motivate me to learn and look forward to (classes),” he said.

He said he was surprised to find out he was named salutatorian. “It was a surprise for sure,” he said. “My parents were really proud of it, too.”

Martinez, a first generation American and first generation college student, will attend Rhode Island College this fall on a full presidential scholarship and said he’s thinking of majoring in finance.

Outside of school, he said he works a lot, including landscaping and fixing cars. Martinez also thanked David Jose, dean of college and careers at BVP, for pushing him through a lot, he said.

All four students are National Honor Society members.