Students honored for kindness, care and commitment 

Julie Huss/Staff photoFour students at Londonderry High earned the annual Art Psaledas recognition honor for service and kindness. Pictured at the high school are Amara Cote, Nikki Longua, Jordan Galluzzo and Maddy Walden.

LONDONDERRY — Four high school seniors about to graduate are being honored with the Arthur Psaledas recognition award, given to those who show commitment to community and service.

The award is named for longtime teacher and assistant principal Arthur Psaledas who created the concept of a full school pep rally in 2004 where students and staff are honored for their support for many missions, both in the school and outside of the classroom.

The awards were presented to Nikki Longua, Jordan Galluzzo, Maddy Walden and Amara Cote at a recent pep rally.

The award committee noted that each student receiving the honor was caring, generous, kind and giving. 

High school teacher Steve Juster said only three students had ever been given the honor in the award's history and this year's four honorees are well deserving.

"These four women are really exception members of the student body," Juster said.

Juster has been emcee of all the pep rallies since they began in 2004.

High school Principal Jason Parent said the four young women are "superstars."

"We count on them as leads in various areas — athletics, student council, music," Parent said. "They really do it all."

Parent added the four students "model what it means to be a 'Lancer.'"

"They have a bright future," he said.

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