Amsterdam High School Student Awarded Prestigious National Honor Society Scholarship

Ivy Dulysz
Ivy Dulysz

Ivy Dulysz is one of 575 semi-finalists receiving a $3,200 NHS scholarship

The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Ivy Dulysz, a high school senior at Amsterdam High School and member of the NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist. Ivy was chosen from more than 11,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship toward higher education.

For nearly 100 years, NHS members have been making a difference in their schools and communities and the NHS Scholarship is NASSP’s way of recognizing the most exceptional of these student leaders. Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

According to her NHS advisors, Michele Giaimo, and Lisa Liverio, “Ivy is a role model and should be commended for her passion and acts of kindness towards others. She is the true embodiment of scholarship, leadership and most importantly character and service. We are so proud of Ivy, she has left her mark on Amsterdam High School and she will be greatly missed.”

At Amsterdam High School, Ivy has served as a member of HOBY, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, where she currently serves as an Area Board President. In 2018, she was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Award for completing 250 + hours of community service. Ivy is part of the Marching Band, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble and Pit Orchestra. She has competed in NYSSMA and Area All-State and many other musical competitions. Ivy is the current President for Amsterdam High School’s chapter of the TRI-M Music Honor Society. Ivy has received numerous awards including the Capital District YMCA Outstanding Student Award Nominee in 2019 and 2019 Student Courage Award from the MLK Lecture Series at Siena College. Ivy serves as a Special Education student aid, helping other students with their daily activities. On top of her many accomplishments, Ivy has also taught herself sign-language.

Since 1946, more than $15 million in scholarships has been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members to support college access and student success. The scholarship program is supported by the parent organization of NHS, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

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The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.