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Advisor Awards

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PASC
Student Council
Advisor of the Year

Each year, each PASC Region nominates one high school and one middle-level advisor as their Student Council Region Advisor of the Year.  These adults are recognized for their service to their councils and their students.

 

Each region selects its high school and middle school advisor through a process created at the region level.  Please see the Region Page of PASC.net to nominate your advisor.  Reach out to awards@pasc.net or your Region Director with any questions.

Student Council Advisors selected as region winners are eligible to complete the state application which emphasizes national, state, regional, and local activities.  The application for this award will be sent to recipients of the Regional Awards by their Region Director.

 

Each year, one high school advisor and one middle school advisor will be named the PASC State Student Council Advisor of the Year.

State advisors of the year may go on to complete applications at the national level, to be recognized by NASSP and NASC with the Warren Shull Advisor of the Year Award.  More information will be shared as it becomes available.  

While we encourage students to nominate advisors, nominations may also come from adults, such as fellow teachers and administrators. If you are interested in nominating an advisor for Student Council Advisor of the Year, you are encouraged to contact your region director, who can be found at this link.

Warren Shull High School

Advisors of the Year

 

2009: Kathy Coll, North Allegheny Intermediate HS

2003: Andy Costanzo, Interboro High School

2001: Jim Finnemeyer, North Penn High School

PASC High School

Advisors of the Year

2022: Caroline McRobbie, Twin Valley HS

2021: Judith Kolko, Mt. Lebanon HS

2020: Andrea Aten, Mountain View JHSH

2019: Dr. Katie Mercadante, Montour HS

​2018: Susan Nagle, Fleetwood Area HS

2017: Jennifer Spiegel, Elizabeth Forward HS

​2016: Jeff Kusneiz, Boyertown HS
​2015: Harvey Edwards, Selinsgrove HS
2014: David Aboud, Altoona HS
2013: Lynn Clark, Norwin HS
2012: Nancy Brady, Governor Mifflin HS
2011: Aniko Walker, Villa Maria Academy-Erie
2010: Felix Yerace, South Fayette HS 
2009: Kyle Kauffman, South Western HS
2008: Kathy Coll, North Allegheny IHS
2007: Dorothy Noll, Eastern Lebanon Co HS 
2006: Lynn Clark, Norwin HS
2005: Donna Montich, Norristown HS 
2004: William Hickey, Hatboro-Horsham HS 

2003: Michael White, Pennridge HS 
2002: Andy Costanzo, Interboro HS 
2001: Bill Sebastian, Northgate HS 
2000: Jim Finnemeyer, North Penn HS
1999: Aniko Walker, Villa Maria Academy
1998: George Meyer, Bethel Park HS
1997: Kathy Coll, North Allegheny IHS
1996: Polly Hendrickson, Ford City HS
1995: Kay Stuart, Cowanesque Valley HS
1994: Jim Filizzi, Dallastown HS
1993: David Aboud, Altoona Area HS
1992: Polly Hendrickson, Ford City HS
1991: Nancy Brady, Governor Mifflin MS
1990: Andy Costanzo, Interboro HS
1988: Kathy Coll, North Allegheny IHS 

Warren Shull Middle School

Advisors of the Year

 

2015: Jackie Jaros, Deer Lakes Middle School

PASC Middle Level

Advisors of the Year

2022: Jennifer Bruno, Fleetwood Area MS

2021: Erin Noblet, Steel Valley MS

2020: Staci Hughes, Ryan Gloyer MS

2019: Jackie Goldblum & Ronit Pasternak,

                Community Day School

2018: Rebecca Boyer, Governor Mifflin MS

2017: Bobbi Button, Williamson MS

2016: Niki Ciaramella, Chartiers Valley MS
2015: Megan Fuchs, Union Area MS
2014: Jackie Jaros, Deer Lakes MS
2013: Megan Frantz, Tamaqua MS
2012: R.J. Long, Quaker Valley MS
2011: Lisa Bernet, Fleetwood MS  
2010: Lou DeLeo, Tunkhannock MS
2009: Carrie Andraychak,

Greater Johnstown MS
2008: Amy Kauffman, Emory H. Markle

Int. School
2007: Regina Griffith, Trexler MS
2006: Donna Horcick, Fort Cherry JHS
2005: Lisa Hollenbach, Warrior Run MS
2004:  J.P. Prager, Pine-Richland MS
2003: Rose Ann Fulena, Union MS
2002: Donna Pfeifer, Ambridge MS

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PASC
Honor Society
Advisor of the Year

At the heart of successful student councils, Honor Society chapters, and school-sponsored clubs and activities are dedicated advisers who share their time and leadership to foster the development of their students and ensure quality programs. In recognition of these outstanding advisers, NASSP has sponsored the national adviser of the year awards through National Student Council since 1989 and National Honor Society since 2000.

Nationally, NASSP annually presents the Edward Rynearson Award. This award is presented to middle level and high school Honor Society advisers who demonstrate exemplary character, leadership, and commitment to young people and their development as student leaders.

In 1921, Edward Rynearson successfully spearheaded the drive among members of the newly-created National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to establish the National Honor Society (NHS). The school where he served as principal, the Fifth Avenue School in Pittsburgh, PA, became the “alpha” chapter of NHS—the first chapter to be established. Through his efforts, news of the organization and its successes spread throughout the new principals’ association and across the nation. To honor the memory of Edward Rynearson and the important work he began, the national award for Honor Society Advisors is named in his honor. 

In Pennsylvania, PASC is proud to offer Advisor of the Year Programs for Honor Society Advisors. Similar to, but separate from, our Student Council Advisor of the Year Awards, each year, each PASC Region nominates one high school and one middle-level advisor as their National Honor Society / NJHS Region Advisor of the Year.  These adults are recognized for their service to their chapters and their students.

Each region selects its high school and middle school advisor through a process created at the region level.  Please see the Region Page of PASC.net to nominate your advisor.  Reach out to awards@pasc.net or your Region Director with any questions.

Honor Society Advisors selected as region winners are eligible to complete the state application which emphasizes national, state, regional, and local activities.  The application for this award will be sent to recipients of the Regional Awards by their Region Director.

 

Each year, one high school advisor and one middle school advisor will be named the PASC State Honor Society Advisor of the Year, who will then be nominated for the national award. More information will be shared as it becomes available.  

​While we encourage students to nominate advisors, nominations may also come from adults, such as fellow teachers and administrators. If you are interested in nominating an advisor for Honor Society Advisor of the Year, you are encouraged to contact your region director, who can be found at this link.

We look forward to recognizing our first Honor Society Advisors of the Year in 2024!

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