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2010-2011 NHS Officers

Four members of the Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society were elected to serve as officers for the 2009-2010 school year. The officers will assume responsibility for leading the Society to achieve its varied service goals.

  • President- Jaime Pimental (Acushnet)
  • Vice-President- Zachary Vieira (Acushnet)
  • Secretary- Lacey Cabral (Acushnet)
  • Treasurer- Nicholas Jenkins (Acushnet)

The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. Chapters exist in three-fourths of the nation’s high schools. Local chapters are sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

NHS conducts annual Induction Ceremony

May 14, 2010

The Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society recently conducted its twenty-fourth annual Induction Ceremony. The students were selected for membership based upon their scholarship, leadership, service and character. Students are selected by the National Honor Society Faculty Council. Those inducted included:
Class of 2010

  • Julia R. Aguiar – Acushnet

Class of 2011

  • Megan E. Smith – East Freetown
  • Zachary J. Stupalski – Acushnet

Class of 2012

  • Brianne O. Albritton – Acushnet
  • Michael J. Amos – Lakeville
  • Jake A. Carvalho – Acushnet
  • Brandon M. Charles – Acushnet
  • Jessica L. Daffinee – Acushnet
  • Michael S. Delgado – Acushnet
  • Antonio DS. Fernandes Jr. – Acushnet
  • Lindsey J. Harding – Acushnet
  • Monique R. Hebert – Acushnet
  • Zachary C. Horn – Carver
  • William M. Jacintho Jr. – Acushnet
  • Nichole M. Jackson – Lakeville
  • Madison W. Lopes – Acushnet
  • Christopher T. Mello – East Freetown
  • Adrien T. Pelletier – Acushnet
  • Julie M. Pergola – Carver
  • Brody S. Roderick – Acushnet
  • Cody L. Rodrigues – Acushnet
  • Brett S. Southworth – Acushnet
  • Alissa L. Souza – Acushnet
  • Chelsea A. Souza – Acushnet
  • Jocelin M. Westgate – Acushnet

The present officers of the Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society were recognized for their years of leadership at the Induction Ceremony. Officers received an insignia pin recognizing their successful year of service. Recipients included:

  • President- Jarod N. Ferreira (Acushnet)
  • Vice-President- Katelyn E. Weigel (Rochester)
  • Secretary- Morgan D. Albritton (Acushnet)
  • Treasury- James F. Cafferty (Acushnet)

Also, four members of the Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society were recently elected to serve as officers for the 2010-2011 school year. The officers will assume responsibility for leading the Society to achieve its varied service goals. Elected were:

  • President- Jaime Pimental (Acushnet)
  • Vice-President- Zachary Vieira (Acushnet)
  • Secretary- Lacey Cabral (Acushnet)
  • Treasurer- Nicholas Jenkins (Acushnet)

The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. Chapters exist in three-fourths of the nation’s high schools. Local Chapters are sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Eight students attend Fall NHS State Conference

Eight members of the Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School’s Chapter of the National Honor Society attended the 8th Annual Massachusetts Fall NHS State Conference on October 8, 2009. The conference was held for advisors and members at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

Students attended workshops on Recycling/Composting, Project Bread, Effective Public Speaking, the College Athletic Experience, and Fundraisers. Students attending the conference were:

  • Morgan Albritton – (Acushnet)
  • Kelsey Beecher – (Lakeville)
  • James Cafferty – (Acushnet)
  • Jarod Ferreira – (Acushnet)
  • Ted Mello – (Acushnet)
  • Trisha Mello – (Lakeville)
  • Jordan Schweidenback – (Acushnet)
  • Tyler Steek – (Lakeville)

Old Colony NHS Chapter wins 7th national service project award

The Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School Chapter of the National Honor Society was awarded a national Outstanding Service Project Award as part of the National Honor Society Conference held in Orlando, Florida, November 3-5, 2006. Eighteen students represented Old Colony at the fourteenth annual conference.

This is the seventh time and fourth year in a row that Old Colony has received a national Outstanding Service Project Award. This year the award was received for the service project Hats Off to You! This project involved making fleece hats which were then donated to local homeless/transition shelters.

NHS members solicited donations of fleece and purchased additional material of various patterns for this project. Hat-making workshops were held after school with staff and parents volunteering their time and expertise in demonstrating how to sew and also lending a hand in creating the hats. NHS members, with help from additional students were able to complete 170 fleece hats.

Old Colony was one of ten NHS Chapters that received national awards for outstanding service to their school and community this year, and is the only chapter in the country to have won seven Outstanding Service Project awards.

Nearly 1000 National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society members and faculty advisors from across the country participated in the National Conference held this year in Orlando, Florida. During the three-day conference, delegates attended workshop sessions on leadership, character building skills, effective student projects, and heard presentations from nationally known speakers. In addition, members networked with student leaders and advisors from schools across the nation, discussed social, educational, and political issues and exchanged ideas.

Members of the Old Colony chapter of the NHS attending the conference were: Neil Andre of Assonet, Aaron Carvalho, Jeffrey Cormier, Brandon Deneault, Ryan Pimental, Kathryn Lawton of Acushnet, Samantha Clarke, Richard Pemberton, of East Freetown, Melissa Jones of Freetown, Nicholas DeBrum, Jennifer Lewis, Corey Beecher, Kerri Ann Kauranen, Michael Poland of Lakeville, Natalie Hazen, Daniel Hurd, Zachary Card of Carver, and Alex Buckley of Rochester. The members will be accompanied by four chaperones: Mrs. Christine Watling, Mrs. Rita Bretto, Mr. Paul Sleight and Mr. Paul Brodeur.

NHS conducts annual Induction Ceremony

May 6, 2009

The Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society recently conducted its twentieth annual Induction Ceremony. The students were selected for membership based upon their scholarship, leadership, service and character. Students are selected by the National Honor Society Faculty Council. Those inducted included:
Class of 2010

  • Amanda E. Couto – (Rochester)
  • Danielle N. King – (Carver)
  • Ruethai Onnom – (Acushnet)
  • Tyler M. Steek – (Lakeville)
  • Jordan S. Schweidenback – (Acushnet)

Class of 2011

  • Chance D. Avery – (Carver)
  • Zachary S. Bernard – (East Freetown)
  • Lacey R. Cabral – (Acushnet)
  • Jillian L. Corrigan – (Acushnet)
  • Hailee B. DeTerra – (Acushnet)
  • Sarah D. Diggle – (East Freetown)
  • Elijah J. Faulkner – (Acushnet)
  • Nicholas J. Jenkins – (Acushnet)
  • Jaime L. Pimental – (Acushnet)
  • Brian M. Poland – (Lakeville)
  • Joseph L. Testa – (Carver)
  • Zachary J. Vieira – (Acushnet)
  • Olivia H. Young – (Lakeville)

NHS conducts annual Induction Ceremony

May 6, 2009

The Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society recently conducted its twentieth annual Induction Ceremony. The students were selected for membership based upon their scholarship, leadership, service and character. Students are selected by the National Honor Society Faculty Council. Those inducted included:

Class of 2010

  • Amanda E. Couto – (Rochester)
  • Danielle N. King – (Carver)
  • Ruethai Onnom – (Acushnet)
  • Tyler M. Steek – (Lakeville)
  • Jordan S. Schweidenback – (Acushnet)

Class of 2011

  • Chance D. Avery – (Carver)
  • Zachary S. Bernard – (East Freetown)
  • Lacey R. Cabral – (Acushnet)
  • Jillian L. Corrigan – (Acushnet)
  • Hailee B. DeTerra – (Acushnet)
  • Sarah D. Diggle – (East Freetown)
  • Elijah J. Faulkner – (Acushnet)
  • Nicholas J. Jenkins – (Acushnet)
  • Jaime L. Pimental – (Acushnet)
  • Brian M. Poland – (Lakeville)
  • Joseph L. Testa – (Carver)
  • Zachary J. Vieira – (Acushnet)
  • Olivia H. Young – (Lakeville)

NHS wins 9th national Outstanding Service Project Award at Florida conference

The Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School Chapter of the National Honor Society was awarded a national Outstanding Service Project Award as part of the National Honor Society Conference held in Orlando, Florida, November 7-9, 2008. Twenty-four students represented Old Colony at the sixteenth annual conference.

This is the ninth time and sixth year in a row that Old Colony has received a national Outstanding service Project Award. This year the award was received for the service project Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button? This project involved creating button brooches with senior citizens and members if a convalescent home.

Old Colony was one of ten NHS Chapters that received national awards for outstanding service to their school and community this year.

Nearly 900 National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society members and faculty advisors from across the country participated in the National Conference held this year in Orlando, Florida. During the three-day conference, delegates attended workshop sessions on leadership, teamwork, effective student projects, and heard presentations from nationally known speakers. In addition, members networked with student leaders and advisors from schools across the nation, discussed social, educational, and political issues and exchanged ideas.

Members of the Old Colony chapter of the NHS attending the conference were:

  • Morgan D. Albritton – Acushnet
  • Kelsey N. Beecher – Lakeville
  • Chelsea E. Bonenfant – Carver
  • James F. Cafferty – Acushnet
  • Tania-Raquel Clementino – Acushnet
  • Robert P.Daniel – Acushnet
  • Courtney L. Deneault – Acushnet
  • Nicole M. Dexter – Carver
  • Kaitlyn C. Dextraze – Acushnet
  • Allyson E. Donahue – Carver
  • Lindsey J. Earle – Carver
  • Jarod N. Ferreira – Acushnet
  • Elizabeth A. Hill – Carver
  • Alizabeth G. Jackson – Lakeville
  • Kyle P. LeBlanc – Acushnet
  • Shyann R. McAvoy – Assonet
  • Stephen A. Mantia – Carver
  • Ted H. Mello – Acushnet
  • Trisha M. Mello – Lakeville
  • Magan Oliveira – Acushnet
  • Stephanie L. Pacheco – Acushnet
  • Holley G. Taylor – Carver
  • Brett T. Tchorz – Acushnet
  • Katelyn E. Weigel – Rochester

The members were accompanied by four chaperones: Mrs. Christine Watling, Mrs. Kathy Peterson, Mr. Paul Sleight, and Mr. Paul Brodeur.

NHS members attend 7th Annual Massachusetts Fall NHS State Conference

Twelve members of the Old Colony’s Chapter of the National Honor Society attended the 7th Annual Massachusetts Fall NHS State Conference on October 6, 2008. The conference was held for advisors and members at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

The conference featured Ken Sherman, a financial consultant, as a keynote speaker for the student sessions, and David Cordts, the Associate Director of the National Office of the National Honor Society as a keynote speaker and presenter for the advisor workshops. Students also attended workshops on Stereotyping, Surviving Freshman Year in College, Importance of Credit, Financial Aid, What We Do Best, Fundraisers, and Adopt a Charity (American Red Cross).

Old Colony students attending the conference were:

Class of 2009

  • Melanie Cole – Carver
  • Nicole Morrisseau – Acushnet
  • Jonathan Ferreira – Acushnet
  • Jonathan Regis – Acushnet
  • Melisa Vieira – Acushnet
Class of 2010

  • Morgan Albritton – Acushnet
  • Chelsea Bonenfant – Carver
  • Lindsey Earle – Carver
  • Alizabeth Jackson – Lakeville
  • Trisha Mello – Lakeville
  • Magan Oliveira – Acushnet
  • Katelyn Weigel – Rochester

NHS conducts annual Induction Ceremony

May 12, 2008

The Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society recently conducted its twentieth annual Induction Ceremony. The students were selected for membership based upon their scholarship, leadership, service and character. Students are selected by the National Honor Society Faculty Council. Those inducted included:

Class of 2009

  • Jillian J. Atwood (Rochester)
  • Lindsey A. Couto (Acushnet)

Class of 2010

  • Morgan D. Albritton (Acushnet)
  • Kelsey N. Beecher (Lakeville)
  • Chelsea E. Bonenfant (Carver)
  • James F. Cafferty (Acushnet)
  • Tania-Raquel Clementino (Acushnet)
  • Robert P. Daniel (Acushnet)
  • Courtney L. Deneault (Acushnet)
  • Nicole M. Dexter (Carver)
  • Kaitlyn C. Dextraze (Acushnet)
  • Allyson E. Donahue (Carver)
  • Lindsey J. Earle (Carver)
  • Jarod N. Ferreira (Acushnet)
  • Elizabeth A. Hill (Carver)
  • Alizabeth G. Jackson (Lakeville)
  • Kyle P. LeBlanc (Acushnet)
  • Amanda M. Lemieux (Rochester)
  • Shyann R. McAvoy (Assonet)
  • Stephen A. Mantia (Carver)
  • Ted H. Mello (Acushnet)
  • Trisha M. Mello (Lakeville)
  • Magan Oliveira (Acushnet)
  • Stephanie L. Pacheco (Acushnet)
  • Holley G. Taylor (Carver)
  • Brett T. Tchorz (Acushnet)
  • Katelyn E. Weigel (Rochester)

The officers of the Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society were recognized for their years of leadership at the Induction Ceremony. Officers received an insignia pin recognizing their successful year of service. Recipients included:

  • President- Corey E. Beecher (Lakeville)
  • Vice-President- Alex R. Buckley (Rochester)
  • Treasurer- Ryan C. Rodrigues (Acushnet)
  • Secretary- Matthew P. Pacheco (Acushnet)

Old Colony NHS Chapter wins 8th national service project award

The Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School Chapter of the National Honor Society was awarded a national Outstanding Service Project Award as part of the National Honor Society Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 9-11, 2007. Thirteen students represented Old Colony at the fifteenth annual conference.

This is the eighth time and fifth year in a row that Old Colony has received a national Outstanding Service Project Award. This year the award was received for the service project Beading the Odds. This project involved making beaded bracelets for both adults and children which were then donated to a local women?s shelter.

Old Colony was one of ten NHS Chapters that received national awards for outstanding service to their school and community this year, and is the only chapter in the country to have won eight Outstanding Service Project awards.

Nearly 800 National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society members and faculty advisors from across the country participated in the National Conference held this year in Atlanta, Georgia. During the three-day conference, delegates attended workshop sessions on leadership, NHS values, effective student projects, and heard presentations from nationally known speakers. In addition, members networked with student leaders and advisors from schools across the nation, discussed social, educational, and political issues and exchanged ideas.

The members of the Old Colony chapter of the NHS who attended the conference were: Nicholas Abaray, Chad Crumley, Jonathan Ferreira, Tyler Guilbeault, Kendra Murray, and Steven Verronneau of Acushnet, Joshua Lang, and Samantha Lucas of Lakeville, Nicholas Rice and Melanie Cole of Carver, Dana Collins and Christopher Faustino of Rochester, and Nicolas Nelson of Mattapoisett. Members were accompanied by four chaperones: Mrs. Christine Watling, Mrs. Nancy Castino, Mr. Paul Sleight and Mr. Paul Brodeur.

NHS conducts annual Induction Ceremony

May 7, 2007

The Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society recently conducted its twentieth annual Induction Ceremony. The students were selected for membership based upon their scholarship, leadership, service and character. Students are selected by the National Honor Society Faculty Council. Those inducted included:

Class of 2007

  • Jason A. Gifford
  • Madeleine S. LaFleur

Class of 2008

  • Robert J. Cost
  • Chad J. Crumley
  • Jonathan S. Delgado
  • Joshua A. Lang
  • Michael D. Nunes
  • Matthew P. Pacheco
  • Nicholas J. Rice
  • Steven M. Verronneau

Class of 2009

  • Nicholas B. Abaray
  • Chenice A. Branquinho
  • Melanie A. Cole
  • Dana A. Collins
  • Timothy J. DeAraujo
  • Christopher S. Faustino
  • Jonathan S. Ferreira
  • Kevin A. Gaspar
  • Tyler A. Guilbeault
  • Chelsea J. Lambalot
  • Samantha L. Lucas
  • Nicole M. Morrisseau
  • Kendra M. Murray
  • Nicolas C. Nelson
  • Jonathan T. Regis
  • Eli W. Reznekervitz
  • John M. Romanelli
  • Alexander J. Tironati
  • Lane J. Tobiason
  • Monique M. Valliere
  • Melissa L. Vieira
  • Nicholas A. Weigel
  • Mason G. Wood
  • Jade V. Worthington
  • Kerri A. Wypych

The officers of the Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society were recognized for their years of leadership at the Induction Ceremony. Officers received an insignia pin recognizing their successful year of service. Recipients included:

  • President- Samantha E. Clarke (E. Freetown)
  • Vice-President- Janelle L. Gifford (Acushnet)
  • Treasurer- Jeffrey A. Cormier (Acushnet)
  • Secretary- Nicholas P. DeBrum (Lakeville)

National Honor Society wins 8th Outstanding Chapter Award

Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society has been selected as a recipient of an Outstanding Chapter Award for the sixth year in a row. The Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association State NHS Committee presents this award to local chapters for “exemplifying the true spirit of National Honor Society ideals through demonstration of outstanding scholarship, leadership, character and service.”

This is the eighth Outstanding Chapter Award for the Old Colony chapter in the last ten years. The chapter has also received seven National Service Awards.

The Chapter received the award at the NHS State Leadership Conference held at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts on April 10, 2007. The conference was held for advisors and students of local chapters. Workshops were held on such topics as Time Management, Surviving Freshman Year at College, The Importance of Credit, and Creative Fundraising.

Neil Andre (Assonet), Alex Buckley (Rochester), Samantha Clarke (East Freetown), and Michael Poland (Lakeville) represented the Old Colony Chapter at the conference.

Student of the Month – June 2006:

Shop Student
Automotive Chad Crumley Acushnet
CAD – Drafting Ryan Myette Rochester
Computer Tech Michael Poland Lakeville
Cosmetology Chelsea Lambalot Acushnet
Culinary Arts Kerri Wypych Acushnet
Electrical Bradley Barrows Rochester
Electronics Keith Atwood Rochester
Health Careers Abby Mitchell Mattapoisett
House & Mill Carpentry Nicholas Abaray Acushnet
Machine & Tool Christopher Perry Carver
Graphic Communication and Design Brandon Brown Acushnet
Welding Corey Calise Mattapoisett

NHS conducts annual Induction Ceremony

(5/9/06): The Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society recently conducted its twentieth annual Induction Ceremony. The students were selected for membership based upon their scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Students are selected by the National Honor Society Faculty Council. Those inducted included:

Class of 2006

  • Corey T. Silveira, Mattapoisett
  • Class of 2007
  • Morgan E. Aguiar, Acushnet
  • Neil E. Andre, Assonet
  • Garrett J. Dunham, Lakeville
  • Daniel P. Hurd, Carver
  • Melissa A. Jones, Freetown
  • Christopher T. Kirk, Acushnet
  • Jennifer L. Lewis, Lakeville
  • Lindsay B. Noyes, East Freetown
  • Richard A. Pemberton, East Freetown
  • Baylee A. Ricci, Carver
  • Nicholas A. Shepler, Acushnet

Class of 2008

  • Corey E. Beecher, Lakeville
  • Alex R. Buckley, Rochester
  • Zachary M. Card, Carver
  • Kerri Ann Kauranen, Lakeville
  • Kathryn A. Lawton, Acushnet
  • Michael J. Poland, Lakeville
  • Ryan C. Rodrigues, Acushnet
  • Daniel E. Rounseville, Rochester

The officers of the Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society were recognized for their years of leadership at the Induction Ceremony. Officers received an insignia pin recognizing their successful year of service. Recipients included:

  • President: Erin Mello (Acushnet)
  • Vice-President- Andre J. Arsenault (Acushnet)
  • Treasurer: Amanda L. Murdoch (Acushnet)
  • Secretary: Brandon Duarte (Acushnet)