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NHS seniors nominated for NASSP scholarship

Katie L. Hagerty (Lakeville) and Joseph J. Martinez (Freetown), seniors at Old Colony and members of the Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society, have been nominated to compete in the National Honor Society scholarship sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

Two hundred national NHS winners will be chosen this spring to receive $1,000 college scholarships. Nominees from each high school’s National Honor Society chapter were selected based on their leadership skills, participation in service organizations and clubs, achievements in the arts and sciences, employment experience, and academic record. They also were required to write an essay.

“Students nominated for the NHS scholarship are role models for their peers, not only for their academic achievements, but also for their outstanding accomplishments in the areas of service, leadership, and character,” said Rocco Morano, director, NHS.

In recognizing leadership in co-curricular activities as well as academic performance, the NHS scholarship recognizes the importance of a well-rounded education. Co-curricular activities are an essential part of the school curriculum.

While at Old Colony RVTHS, Katie and Joseph have demonstrated excellent achievement in their academic work and service to their school and community.

The National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation’s premier organization recognizing outstanding middle level and high school students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character.