The Arthur Medici Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to deserving students at Nauset Regional High School who display the same academic achievement and community service that Arthur exemplified during his lifetime. The scholarship fund is intended to be perpetual and made available to a deserving NRHS graduate(s) annually for many years to come.
Arthur Medici was born in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil in 1992. He graduated from the University of Vila Velha before moving to the United States in 2014 to continue his studies in engineering at Bunker Hill Community College. After graduation, Arthur hoped to have a career as a civil engineer.
Arthur was a deeply religious and spiritual young man. He was a member of the Maranatha Christian Church in Revere. He was very active in the church and served as an obreiro for several years. As an obreiro, he advised younger parishioners, counseled those who wanted to strengthen their faith and assisted with church fund raising efforts.
Arthur had an adventurous spirit and he loved to travel. He was a very upbeat and positive person and he was always smiling. He was known for his great sense of humor, selfless ways and huge heart. His caring and compassion were never more evident than when he worked at a local pizzeria. Arthur used to go out of his way to deliver the leftover pizzas to the homeless in Boston.
Arthur loved music. He had a very good voice, sang in the church choir and also played the guitar. He was a natural athlete who enjoyed snowboarding, hiking, fishing and soccer. But most of all he loved being in the water and riding waves. He was an excellent body boarder and was a champion of his home state in Brazil.
On September 15, 2018, Arthur was attacked and killed by a great white shark while body boarding at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet. To honor Arthur’s memory, a group of Cape Cod wave-riders formed a partnership with the Cape Cod Ocean Community (CCOC) to create the Arthur Medici Memorial Scholarship. CCOC has agreed to coordinate fund raising efforts and to cover all administrative expenses associated with the scholarship. This will ensure that every dollar donated to the scholarship fund will go directly to deserving students to defray educational costs.