Superintendent's Awards

Superintendent's Awards
Posted on 11/15/2018
Superintendent's Awards

In a presentation before the school committee meeting on Thursday, November 15, 2018, Superintendent, Armand Pires, Ph.D. presented three Medway students with Awards.

Mark Lannigan was awarded the M.A.S.S. Superintendent’s Award for Academic Excellence and Alexandra Cervantes and Nolan Donohue were awarded the National School Development Council (NSDC) Award.

Mark Lannigan is the 
son of Patricia and Shawn Lannigan of Dogwood Lane.  Mark has been an A student in a rigorous program of Honors and AP classes. 

The criteria required for this reward includes the following:

  • Candidate must be a senior who’s cumulative average places him/her in the top five percent (5%) of the class.
  • Must consistently demonstrate leadership, social responsibility, respect for fellow students and involvement in varied aspects of the school and community.

Dr. Pires selected Mr. Lannigan for this recognition not only for his academic strength, but also for his strong commitment to helping others.  Rather than have a study period, he assists staff and students at the technology help desk, through the        S. H. O. P. program, Students Helping Other People.  His counselor, Mrs. O’Leary, comments, “Mark Lannigan is one of the kindest, most sincere, and determined students I have ever had the pleasure of working with. It has been a truly humbling experience getting to know Mark and witnessing all of his outstanding achievements.

As class president, Mark was instrumental in securing the New England Aquarium as the prom venue last year.  During Mark's high school career, he has received numerous academic awards and achievements.

●  President of National Honor Society during 11th and 12th
●  Class President
●  President of Project Green
●  Head of Politics for Newswatch
●  Chair of High School Democrats of America
●  National Merit Scholarship Program Commended
    Student for performance on PSAT/NMSQT
●  Recipient of  the 10th grade History Award
●  Recipient of both the 9th and 10th grade Voice of
    Democracy Award.
●  Attendee at Boys State
●  Advisor on Senator Spilka Youth Advisory Council
●  High School Liaison and Assistant for Medway
    Community Farm.
●  High School Liaison and Assistant for Democratic Town

Mark is interested in continuing his education in political science and physics.

Alexandra Cervantes and Nolan Donohue were both awarded the National School Development Council (NSDC) Award.

The criteria required for this reward includes the following:

  • Presented to high school seniors who have consistently pursued a high level of academic effort, and who have also served as role models for the student body.
  • Recipients of the award exemplify admirable character and accomplishment.

Alexandra Cervantes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cervantes of Vernon Road, has challenged herself each year with a rigorous program including Honors and AP classes.  She is taking three AP classes this year, AP Psychology, AP English Literature and AP Statistics.  With future interest in graphic design and art, she has also exposed herself to a number of fine arts classes including advanced fine arts at the honors level. This year Ali is a highly involved student in both student activities and community service.  Historian of her class, ADL Peer Leader, Vice President of Peer Counseling, and Publicist of National Honor Society; Ali stands out as a strong engaged leader.  In addition, she is a valued contributor to the Minorities of Medway Club, and both indoor and outdoor track teams.  Her community service activities in our school are extensive.  She is always lending a hand to help her peers and our staff.

Nolan Donohue, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Donohue of Hunter Lane.  Nolan has worked very hard to excel while increasing the rigor of his program each year.  As a senior he is taking four AP classes in his areas of interest: AP Statistics, AP Calc, AP Physics and AP Macro and Micro Economics.  As Co-President of the Science Olympiad, he is an effective contributor and award winner.  Nolan shines in the area of community service, both in school and in our community.  He takes leadership roles in his service work with the 533 Club, St. Joseph High School Youth Group, National Honor Society and Medway Food Pantry.  He has shared his technology skills to help others by working for the IT department in the summer of his junior year and serving as a member of Students Helping Other People at the IT Help desk.  Nolan still finds time to continue beyond his Brown Belt in karate and fish with the Medway Fishing Club.  Nolan's future interests are in aerospace or mechanical engineering or dermatology.


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