GHS Student Council, adviser honored at statewide conference

GREENFIELD — Greenfield High School math teacher Angela Mass won adviser of the year honors and her student council took home three other awards and two plaques at a statewide student council conference earlier this month.

At the Massachusetts Association of Student Councils (MASC) annual three-day conference in Hyannis, Mass was chosen from 10 nominees for the Henry Sullivan Advisor of the Year.

She is the first from western Massachusetts to win, according to a press release sent by the student council.

Mass, a Greenfield High alumna and former student council member, has led the group for 12 years, and is in her eighth year as executive director of the Western Massachusetts Association of Student Councils.

“Angela is a results-driven professional that quickly earns the respect of her peers, administration, and all that interact with her,” said High School Principal Donna Woodcock, in a prepared statement. “I have never worked with anyone who is more dynamic at juggling many tasks at once and keeping them on a deadline.”

Dustin Cutler, a senior, received the Unsung Hero award for western Massachusetts. The award recognizes “his dedication and passion for student leadership” and his service work for school and community through the program Invisible Children, according to the statement.

Grace DuSell, a freshman, won the James Rokas Leadership Training Award for western Massachusetts. The award includes a scholarship to the MASC Summer Leadership Camp in July, which she will be attending with other members of the school’s student council.

The whole council received a Gold Council of Excellence award as one of the “most outstanding councils in the state,” according to the release. And the council was given a plaque for its outstanding work in hosting a Unified Bocce tournament this past January, in collaboration with Special Olympics Massachusetts. Mass was also given a plaque for her support in planning and running the event.

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