Name: Jonathon Attridge
Where did you grow up? On East Fifth Street
Currently lives: Nashville, TN
He went to St. Brigid, The McCormack Middle School, The Roxbury Latin School, where he was awarded the Holy Cross Book Award and was captain of the football team and basketball team. Amherst College, where he was an all-league football player. He is now pursuing a PHD in Education Policy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
Brothers or sisters?
The oldest of four boys, Daniel, 23, who just moved to New York City to volunteer for City Year, Brendan (18) and Liam (16). Parents are Julie (Fumarola) and John Attridge.
More scoop on Jonathon:
Before Jonathon left for Nashville and after undergrad he taught at City on a Hill Charter School and worked for The City of Boston - Rental Housing - as a part of the Boston Urban Mechanic Program.
Jonathon is a very proud recipient of the 2004 Joe Moakley Scholarship. He'll never forget seeing his former teachers from St. Brigid's, Sr. Evelyn, Sr. Agnes Ann and Sr. Agnes Ellen coming to that event to support him and the other recipients. The Joe Moakley Scholarship is awarded to a ‘Southie Kid’ who has a history of volunteering in South Boston.
What do you do for work in Nashville? I work at the Tennessee Department of Education
What do you miss the most about South Boston? Definitely family and the people. It's pretty amazing that I can come home to the same street that my grandmother, Mary Fumarola, grew up on and feel that I'm part of something bigger. I miss the people and WALKING everywhere. I miss that a lot! Unfortunately, Sully’s was closed on my trip home this time.
Besides saying hello to my family, the first thing I did was go for a run around the Island! There is no place in the world like Castle Island! The second thing I did was beat my brother, Liam at pool at the Seapoint. I love that I can go anywhere in the country and tell people I'm from Southie. I've had some great opportunities but I'll never forget where I come from.
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