June 11, 2013

Windham High salutatorian wins National Honor Society scholarship by Michelle Libby

Windham High School class of 2013 salutatorian Joseph Mycock gains another accolade as the winner of a scholarship from the National Honor Society from the State of Maine.  As a member of the Windham High School National Honor Society he has been named one of 53 State Winners in the National Honor Society scholarship from the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). 200 NHS state Finalists were first chosen from over 4,000 applicants. From the 200 Finalists, 53 State Winners were selected. Each State Winner receives a $1,500 scholarship.
Finalists were selected on the basis of their leadership skills, participation in service organizations, clubs and other students groups at school and in the community, and their academic record.

We are proud to recognize Joseph for his outstanding achievements and contributions to his school,” said David Cordts, associate director of NHS. “Students nominated for the NHS scholarship not only demonstrate academic excellence, but also extraordinary performance in service, leadership, and character - traits that are more important today than ever before. In recognizing leadership and involvement in student activities as well as strong academic performance, the NHS scholarship acknowledges the importance of a well-rounded education.”

While at Windham High School (WHS), Mycock has been president of the National Honor Society, treasurer of his class, treasurer of Spanish Honor Society and a captain of the Science Olympiad team. He is also a member of the Windham Chamber Singers and the varsity swim team. During his high school career, Mycock has also been a member of the Westbrook Seals Swim Club and Prom Committee. His volunteer experience includes tutoring Spanish at WHS, teaching Spanish to K-3 students at Windham Primary School, mentoring younger swimmers on the Westbrook Seals, and volunteering at numerous WHS-sponsored car shows, basketball games, and craft fairs.
Mycock will be attending the Georgia Institute of Technology in the Fall, majoring in Aeronautical Engineering.

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