Principal's Message

"Perhaps no time in the past half-century has a commitment to service been more important.  CCHS students' commitment to service is one load-bearing pillar that our school rests on.  I applaud the efforts of our students.  Their contribution to a cause near and dear to their hearts has undoubtedly left a lasting impact thanks to their time, effort, energy, and enthusiasm.  Further, I want to thank all the parents and community members, particularly the individuals associated with 2Volunteer." -- Principal Michael J. Mastrullo, CCHS Principal's blog, June 2020

Community Service Objectives

The objective of volunteerism and community service while at CCHS is to develop and instill a lifelong commitment to and responsibility for the needs and welfare of others and society as a whole. This commitment is its own reward. However, it is important that individual students and their peers appreciate the extraordinary efforts that many students make towards this responsibility of giving back. For this reason, there are many organizations within the communities of Concord and Carlisle who annually recognize individual students for various reasons. While the requirement for graduation from CCHS is 40 hours of service in 4 years, many students devote considerably more time, and it is important that students document and record this time, so that appropriate recognitions can be made. Below are some of the community service awards given annually.

President’s Volunteer Service Awards

This Award is given by the Points of Light Foundation in response to President George H.W. Bush's call to action in 1992, in order to recognize the best in American spirit and to encourage all Americans to improve their communities through volunteer service and civic participation.

These Awards are divided into two age categories. CCHS students can apply for either a Teen Award for service completed before turning 16, or a Young Adult Award for service completed after age 16. Students are eligible for consideration for the Teen award if they have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service over the course of any consecutive 12-month period, in 3 categories: Bronze for 50-75 hours of service in a 12 month period, Silver for 75-100 hours, and Gold for 100 or more hours. Students are eligible for consideration for the Young Adult Award for service of 100-175 hours (Bronze), 175-250 hours (Silver) and over 250 hours (Gold), respectively. Note that the important distinction between Teen and Young Adult awards is when the service was completed. Students whose service crosses the age boundary should apply for the Young Adult Award and use the corresponding requirements. This award is a self-nominating process. Questions about the Award should be directed to 2Volunteer by the student. All service must be documented and verifiable. The student must fill out the reflection portion of this application.

The 2Volunteer Committee is the designated certifying organization and uses the following criteria in choosing recipients:

  • The impact the service has on others
  • How it may affect your personal growth and life choices
  • How it benefits the community both inside and outside of CCHS
  • Hours must be done for a non-profit organization

Apply on line by March 15 or September 30 to be eligible for consideration for this award. September 30 applicants will be notified by October 15, to facilitate inclusion in college applications. All certificates will be presented in person at the Spring Awards Night.

Please note that applicants are responsible for monitoring their CCHS email accounts for any notification and/or questions from 2Volunteer about their applications. A student is eligible for a TEEN award if the service is performed prior to the age of 16.

〉 Enter your President's Volunteer Service Award application

Prior President's Volunteer Service Award Recipients

2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017
Christina Aiello (G)
Margaux Angelino (G)
Cleo Baldoumas (B)
Chris Bao (S)
Margaret Bowers (G)
John Boyle (G)
Sanche Buck (G)
Wan Tong Chan (B)
Vishal Chandra (B)
Max Charde (B)
Julia Clarke (B)
Thomas Coloian (G)
Porter Coutre (B)
Isabella Cupp (B)
Hazel Cyr (B)
Nicholas del Sobral (B)
Will del Sobral (B)
Rachel Dettelbach (S)
Keane Dinner (G)
Celia Flory (S)
Aaron Gao (G, G)
Andrew Gao (B)
Jacob Gechtman (B)
Ashley Grant (B)
Leah Greenberg (S)
Hannah Griffin (G)
Amelia Hammond (B)
Piper Harring (B)
Zuhaye Huseni (G)
Lily Kuivinen (B)
Joachim Laurent (S)
Noelle Ledoux (B)
Jake Lee (B)
Sophie Legault (G)
Matthew Lehmann (G, S)
Waverly Leonard (S)
Katherine Lerner-Teves (G)
Cynthia Li (G)
Isabella Lopresti (B)
Tiffany Lu (B)
Samuel Lyczkowski (G, G)
Quinn Macy (S)
Maya Malouf (S)
Jeffrey Moberly Chan (B)
Alexandra Newman (G)
Grace Ogden (G)
Whitney Orloff (B)
Natalie Owen (B)
Kaiyun Pan (B)
Christian Perrotta (B)
Ellie Pohlig (B)
Mai Richmond (G)
Emma Sabin (B)
Akshaya Seetharam (G)
Jessica Shang (G)
Susannah Snell (G)
Carter Sohn (B)
Benjamin Sprague (G)
Miranda Taylor (G)
Paula Vasiliadis (S)
Henry Vlacovsky (G)
Crystal Wang (B)
Daniel Wang (G)
David Wang (B)
Vincent Wang (G)
Henry Wasserman (B)
Ella White (B)
Jacqueline White (B)
Nathaniel White (B)
Annie Wiener (G)
Maxwell Wong (G)
Byron Woodman (B)
Emily Aldous (G)
William Beguhn (G)
Jack Bloomgren (B,G)
Grace Brady (G)
Madeline Burns (B)
Jeffrey Moberly Chan (S)
Nicholas del Sobral (B)
Juliana DiCesare (G)
Elise Dohoney (B)
Charlotte Dressler (G)
Rohit Dsouza (G)
Griffin Evans (B)
Andrew Gao (B)
Ashley Grant (B)
John Griffin (G)
Taylor Gushue (G)
Piper Harring (G)
Christian Healy (G,G)
Nicholas Healy (G)
Sophia Hubscher (G)
Zoe Jackson (G)
Sofia Johnson (B)
Christopher Johnson (G)
Nora Johnson (G)
Katelyn Johnson (S)
Cooper Jones (B)
Lucy Joseph (G)
Emma Kerimo (G)
Chloe Kirkwood (G)
Anna Kitagawa (G)
Joachim Laurent (G)
Noelle Ledoux (G)
Jake Lee (G)
Magan Lee (B,G)
Cynthia Li (B)
Ava LoPorto (S)
Aiko Ma (G,G)
William Mara (G)
Bailey McIntyre (B)
Quinn McIntyre (B)
Alexandra McKinlay (G)
Caroline Nairus (G)
Arjun Nanda (G)
Ravin Nanda (G)
Anna O'Sullivan (B)
Whitney Orloff (G)
William Owen (B)
Camaryn Petersen (B)
Owen Plesko (S)
Aliana Potter (B)
Caitlin Prinos (S)
Akshaya Seetharam (G)
Angelina Serafini (G)
Gabrielle Shih (G)
Mihir Singh (G)
Susannah Snell (G)
Michael Soares (G)
Kendall Somol (G)
Benjamin Sprague (G)
Heather Szczesniak (G)
Hayden Taylor (B)
Emma Thomas (B)
John Troast (G)
Thomas Ryan Vaughn (B)
David Wang (G)
Vincent Wang (G)
Marco Wefers (G)
Michelle Weng (B)
Ella White (B)
Linda Xu (B)
Hannah Yelle (B)
Gabriel Zeinoun (B)
Elana Alevy (G)
Alyssa Attonito (B)
Ryan Baker (B)
Cleo Baldoumas (S)
Grace Brady (S)
Julia Branigan (S)
Tanner Buckelew (G)
Sara Buschman (B)
Emma Cannistraro (B)
Gretchen Carr (B)
Benjamin Clarke (B)
Julia Clarke (G)
Hannah Clough (G)
Nicholas del Sobral (B)
Elise Dohoney (G)
Izabel Dominguez (B)
Griffin Evans (B)
Grace Faddoul (S)
Benjamin Fink (S)
Andrew Gao (G)
Jason Genova (B)
Christopher Gill (G)
Maddy Gorewitz (B)
Philip Haddad (G)
Alden Harring (B,G)
Piper Harring (G)
Liam Havens (G)
Christian Healy (S)
Natalie Hoover (B)
Sarah Hoover (B)
Aliya Hosford (B)
Sarah Hutchinson (G)
Jennifer Jantzen (B)
Melissa Jiang (G)
Grace Johnson (S)
Aryaman Joshi (B)
Adrian Kager (S)
Dalia Katerji (G)
Emma Kerimo (G)
Caroline Kessler (B)
Josephine Kolstad (B)
Nikita Kovinskiy (B)
Nirupama Kumar (G)
Joachim Laurent (G)
Renee Ledoux (B)
Jennifer Li (B)
Cynthia Li (G)
Lucy Manlick (B)
Emily Marano (B)
Matthew McCarthy (G)
Lauren McIlhenny (B)
Cooper Meyer (B)
Alexandra Muchinsky (B)
Morgan Murphy (B)
Katherine Murphy (S)
Caroline Nairus (G)
Whitney Orloff (G)
Alexis Pailet (B)
Olivia Palmer (B)
Charles Peachey (B)
Katharine Piculell (B)
Martin Price (B)
Caitlin Prinos (B)
Kerri Prinos (S)
Elizabeth Rennert (G)
Adam Riley (G)
Paul Schnadig (B)
Chris Secunda (B)
Anantharam Seetharam (G)
Akshaya Seetharam (G)
Madison Seiss (B)
Emily Sheehan (G)
Gabrielle Shih (G)
Amy Shipe (G)
Mariya Shtiliyanova (S)
James Sibley (S)
Minjae Song (S)
Yoonjae Song (S)
Kasey Stewart (G)
Dana Tilton (G)
Krithika Tupil (S)
Paula Vasiliadis (G)
Vy Vo (S)
Amanda Wang (B)
Zoe Wefers (G)
David White (G)
Ella White (G)
Emma-Sofia Wipper (B)
Jeffrey Zhu (S)
Gabrielle Allen (B)
Alyssa Attonito (B)
Cleo Baldoumas (B)
Maiya Bowen (G)
Teaghan Buckelew (G)
Sara Buschman (B)
Caroline Canally (B)
Alejandro Cancio (G)
Emma Cannistraro (G)
Sarah Carbeau (B)
Jackson Champey (B)
Iris Chen (G)
Karen Chen (G)
Benjamin Clarke (G)
Arianna DiRomualdo (B)
Kiran Dsouza (G)
Max Easterday (S)
Griffin Evans (G)
Lillian Ferren (B)
John Ferren (G)
Anthony Gao (G)
Jennifer Gladstone (B)
Abigail Gordy (G)
Chandlee Gustafson (B)
Olivia Hargraves (B)
Alden Harring (B)
Liam Havens (G)
Michael Havens (B)
Burke Hutchinson (G)
Sarah Hutchinson (G)
Elise Kaplan (B,G)
Alexander Kessler (G)
Nirupama Kumar (G)
Renee Ledoux (G)
Kasey Lee (B)
Magan Lee (B)
Tyler Lee (B)
Will Lehmann (G)
Jakob Levin (G)
Jennifer Li (G)
Matthew Li (B)
Celene Machen (G)
Fergus Mackenzie (G)
Caitlin McCarthy (S)
Shea McIntyre (B)
Cooper Meyer (G)
Alexandra Muchinsky (B)
JC Mueller (B)
Arjun Nanda (G)
Ravin Nanda (G)
Grace O'Neill (G)
Lisa Owen (S)
Joseph Poirier (B)
Luke Pongratz (G)
Martin Price (G)
Kerri Prinos (S)
Justin Reed (G)
Timothy Richardson (B)
Anantharam Seetharam (G)
Anuj Shah (S)
Amy Shipe (G)
Zoe Sloane (B)
Ashlee Somol (S)
Kasey Stewart (G)
Aaron Tong (G)
Sunny Tang (G)
Harrison Topol (S)
Jack Verrilli (G)
Vy Vo (B)
Aaron Wang (B)
Charles Wang (B)
Tyra Westbrook (G)
Michael Wholihan (B)
Julia Wirth (G)
Anna Yedrikova (S)
Hugo Zhang (G)
April Zhao (B)
Rachel Zou (G)

FAQs about the President’s Volunteer Service Award

Does the 12 month period have to begin in January and run through December? No, the service can be performed in any part of a calendar year and it does not have to be performed every month.

Do I have to have 50 (for Teen) or 100 (for Young Adult) hours? Yes, that is the minimum requirement to receive an Award.

How will the service be verified? You will need a contact name for each place you perform community service.

Do I have to do all my community service at the same place? No, definitely not. At 2Volunteer we feel that often there can be more meaningful experiences by interacting with many agencies and communities and by experiencing different volunteer opportunities.

If I miss the deadline of September 30 or March 15, will I still be eligible? If you miss the September deadline your application will be processed with the March applications. If you miss the March deadline then your application will be processed with the following September applications. Nominations take time to verify and process so the deadline allows time to ensure they can be presented at Spring Awards Night.

Is any CCHS student eligible? Yes, any student in any grade may be nominated.

When are Awards presented and must I be present to accept it? Awards are presented at the Community Service Awards Night in the Spring, but you do not have to be present to accept the Award.

Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Annual Service Awards

Given by the Chest to a few students who have demonstrated initiative and commitment to a volunteer project within the area of human services. The recipients are selected by the Community Chest Board of Directors. Available to all students at CCHS, and given at Class Act Awards Night. Each agency will be responsible for submitting their nomination for this award to the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest.

Class Act Awards, by Rotary Club International

Gives scholarships and awards to students who best exemplify the Rotary values of integrity, character, leadership, and service above self. As the parent organization of the Interact Club at CCHS, it is a group dedicated to community service locally and abroad. Rotary also sponsors the Class Act Awards Night where volunteers from the high school community are recognized for their service by CCHS Administration, The President's Volunteer Service Award, The Rotary Club Awards, and Community Chest among others.

CCHS Community Service Award Certificates

Awarded to students who have earned 100 or more hours of community service during their years at CCHS. Available to seniors at CCHS, and awarded at Class Act Awards Night.

Global Award for Service Learning

Awarded to Awarded to the CCHS student who has completed the most hours of service working with a culture different from his or her own. The award is designed to foster students' global awareness, necessary for participation in and contribution to, an increasingly global society. Awarded at Class Act Awards Night.

Concord Recreation Department Maureen Taggert Award

Awarded to a student who best exemplifies an outstanding commitment to community service. The Recreation Department selects the recipient, and it is awarded at Class Act Awards Night.

NEADS Award

The National Education for Assistance Dog Services trains service dogs to help individuals with disabilities, andis interested in service in general to the disabled. The Award is given to a member of the junior or senior class who has demonstrated exemplary vcommunity service in the area of working with individuals with disabilities. It is awarded at Class Act Awards Night.