To whom it may concern:
Nipmuc Regional High School is excited to recognize sophomore Sarah Nasif as the winner of WMRC’s High School Student Leader Award. Sarah is a talented student, performer, and leader who has distinguished herself at Nipmuc in a variety of ways. She is a member of Nipmuc’s volleyball and lacrosse teams, a member of her class’s executive board, and Nipmuc’s Model UN club. In addition, she has been acting in Nipmuc’s Drama Guild since freshman year where she has starred in productions such as “Grease” and “Almost, Maine”.
Most recently, Sarah has taken on the challenge of increasing her capacity as a student leader by participating in the Blackstone Valley Youth Leadership Academy. Supported by the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation, the leadership academy provides students from across the valley to attend workshops in order to develop their leadership capacity, design a community service project, and make a difference in the community. As a member of the BVYLA Class of 2016, Sarah has worked with students from other high schools to learn about the characteristics of a leader, how to manage diverse responsibilities, and how to market one’s achievements.
Through this program Sarah has organized a community service project to support the Upton Senior Center. She has begun the process of raising funds to beautify the exterior of the building. In addition, she will be working with a local carpenter to build shelving in the center to support the needs of our senior citizens. Sarah’s goal is not only to make an impact on this important community organization but also to use this project as a way to promote its services as well as the local businesses that contributed to the is collaborative effort.
Sarah’s achievements are a powerful example the capacity of student leaders. Nipmuc is fortunate to have students like Sarah who apply their leadership within the school and beyond to make a positive impact on the community. Our school is thankful to WMRC and Dean Bank for the opportunity to recognize such praiseworthy accomplishments.
John K. Clements