Test 3

Students recognized for National Award

NORTH ATTLEBORO – The school committee on Monday recognized two high school seniors for a national award.


The National School Development Council Award for Academic Growth and Student Leadership in Learning is presented to seniors who have consistently pursued a high level of academic effort, served as positive role models for the student body and exemplify admirable characteristics and accomplishments.


North Attleboro High School students Maria Fitian and Samuel Osa-Agbontaen were presented their honors by Superintendent Scott Holcomb.


“I couldn’t be any prouder; on behalf of all the teachers and staff of North Attleboro, keep up the great work and we wish you continued success,” Holcomb said.


“This is no small achievement,” school committee Chairman Jim McKenna said.


Fitian, who is also a student representative to the school committee, is a member of the NAHS student council and the varsity girls’ soccer team. She also takes part in the high school’s Student Voice Summit, is a member of the Building Aesthetic School Improvement Committee and the Southern Regional Student Advisory Council.


She currently ranks 12th in the senior class.


Osa-Agbontaen, who also sits on the school committee as a student representative, has only been an NAHS student since his sophomore year, but also has a long list of accomplishments. 


He is the president of the school’s National Honor Society, the communications director of the Young Democrats and was a senator at the American Legion’s Massachusetts Boys State.


He was also North Attleboro’s Student Government Day representative.


Osa-Agbontaen plans to major in computer science next year.


Monday night’s meeting can be viewed on North TV’s Government Channel: Comcast Channel 98 and Verizon Channel 23.


Click below to view highlights of Monday's meeting.