Spring Conference Date—Thursday, April 6, 2023 @ Holy Cross
2023 Annual Massachusetts Spring NHS Conference for Advisers and Members
Fall Conference Date—Wednesday, November 8, 2023 @ Holy Cross
2023 Annual Massachusetts Fall NHS Conference for Advisers and Members
The adopt-a-charity Project for this year’s Massachusetts National Honor Society is Catie’s Closet.
Mission: Catie’s Closet improves school attendance and graduation rates, as well as the mental, emotional, and physical health of students facing poverty, homelessness, and other crises by providing free, in-school access to clothing and basic necessities and uniting with community partners to meet students’ other immediate needs.
Vision: For every child to have access to the essentials that foster physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
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.
To apply to nominate your project for Adopt-a-Charity, you can upload 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)..
John Quinn, MSAA Liaison
Starr Pinkos, Retired, State Coordinator
Stephanie Donahue, Retired, Regional Coordinator (North)
Rebecca Howe, Avon Middle-High School,Regional Coordinator (South)
David Dahari, Wahconah High School, Regional Coordinator (West)
Stephanie Rondeau, Murdock High School, Regional Coordinator (Central)
National Honor Society & National Junior Honor Society: Call for NHS Award Nominations
It is once again that time to nominate a worthy student, adviser, community organization, or chapter for an NHS Award.
Your Submission must be received by March 17, 2023
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
Bellingham 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