Michael F. Devine, Superintendent
180 Harborview Road
Hull, MA 02045
For Immediate Release
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Hull Middle School Nurse Named Unsung Heroine by Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
HULL — Superintendent Michael Devine and Middle School Principal Anthony Hrivnak are pleased to share that Hull Memorial Middle School Nurse Sharon Striglio was selected as a 2019 Unsung Heroine by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.
The Unsung Heroines award honors extraordinary women from across the Commonwealth who perform unheralded acts of public leadership and volunteerism that help advance the status of women and girls in Massachusetts.
Striglio was selected by State Rep. Joan Meschino with input from Hull Selectperson Jennifer Constable.
Striglio was recognized by Rep. Meschino at the Hull School Committee Meeting on Monday, Oct. 21. She was presented with a certificate from the Governor’s Office and proclamations from State Sen. Patrick O’Connor and State Rep. Meschino.
The Unsung Heroines program recognized Striglio as someone who has a kind heart and nurturing demeanor and is a caretaker, educator and friend to students in both their happiest moments and most vulnerable moments. She was also recognized for her involvement in the National Junior Honor Society, Hull High School Parent Council, St. Ann’s youth group, Hull Alliance for Prevention of Substance Abuse (HAPSA), Hull Public Schools Wellness Committee and Hull Boosters Club.
Striglio has been the Memorial Middle School nurse since 2006.
“There is not a single student who has attended the Hull Public Schools that has not in some way benefited from Sharon’s kindness, generosity and compassion,” Superintendent Devine said. “Our district and the entire Hull community is a better place for Sharon being a part of our school.”
Striglio now joins four other Hull women, Judeth Van Hamm, Rhoda Kanet, Janet Bennett and Linda Herman, who have received an Unsung Heroines award.
The 2019 Unsung Heroines is the 16th annual award which honored 133 women this year.
About the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women:
The MCSW is an independent state agency that was legislatively created in 1998 to advance women of the Commonwealth to full equality in all areas of life and to promote their rights and opportunities. The Commission provides a voice for Massachusetts women and is comprised of 19 members who are appointed by the Governor, Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Caucus of Women Legislators.