The last year and a half has been a challenge for all of us. Some
have been impacted more than others. Some have lost family members.
Others have seen a loss or reduction in their family income. As a result
of the pandemic there has been an increase in the number of people
experiencing basic needs shortages. Our MSAA NHS Committee felt that
this year our Chapters should address specific needs in their own
communities. You may choose to assist any of the charitable
organizations in your area that your NHS Chapter feels most passionate
about serving. You may assist at food pantries, soup kitchens, have food drives, assemble Thanksgiving baskets or whatever you are comfortable doing.
Our committee is working on ways to celebrate through the MSAA the
good works being done by NHS Chapters from all over the state. The MSAA
will highlight them on our NHS website as well as other social media
avenues we employ. The goal is to have every NHS Chapter in the state
work to ease some of the burdens of their community members through
their leadership, scholarship, service, and character.
You can upload send your photos, write-ups, or any other information about your service project through the link below:
The purpose of the NHS Committee shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, promote leadership, and develop character and citizenship in the students of secondary schools in Massachusetts. The NHS Committee shall also act as an instrument to help local chapters implement a working philosophy based on that of the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society by:
Serving as an informational resource agency for all established chapters. Bringing about better communication between association member chapters.Providing workshops for member chapters. Maintaining liaison with NASSP (parent organization for NHS and NJHS)..
Starr Pinkos, Retired, State Coordinator
Stephanie Donahue, Retired, Regional Coordinator (North)
Rebecca Howe, Avon Middle-High School,Regional Coordinator (South)
Maryanne Margiotta, Southwick Regional School, Regional Coordinator (West)
Stephanie Rondeau, Murdock High School, Regional Coordinator (Central)
The MSAA would like to congratulate the National Honor Society Committee’s selection of award winners for 2021-22. The students, NHS Chapters, and organizations receiving awards have met the highest standards in the areas of: Scholarship; Leadership; Character; and Service.
Their contributions to their schools and community during a pandemic has been inspiring.
MASSACHUSETTS STUDENT OF THE YEAR
Wahconah High School
CENTRAL REGION STUDENT OF THE YEAR
Burlington High School
WEST REGION STUDENT OF THE YEAR
Chelmsford High School
MASSACHUSETTS CHAPTERS EVRETT MASTERS ADVISER OF THE YEAR
Avon High School
GOLDEN TORCH AWARD WINNERS
“Coats From Ann Above”, Firefighter Larry Finn Founder, Lowell, MA
“Music that Drives Us”, Ernie Boch, Jr. for Lowell High School