The group of individuals dedicated to the improvement of our National Honor Society Chapter and to the administration of service throughout our city.

Mrs. Shari Bush, Advisor

​​Mrs. Bush is our fantastic NHS Adviser; she's served as an amazing resource for hundreds of students at Cypress, and even more so for our own National Honor Society Chapter. She's also the College Advisor and is responsible for working with all Cypress Bay students on navigating through the convoluted process to get into their dream school. She is looking forward to her continued role with the National Honor Society and working with the 2021-2022 officers and members. Mrs. Bush loves spending time with her family and is most happy when watching "Usher" on The Voice! 

Atiksh Chandra, President


Atiksh Chandra is truly honored to be the President of the National Honor Society. He loves to meet new people, start engaging conversations, and empower other students in bringing about change in our community. He is passionate about health-related causes and has worked with organizations like Cleveland Clinic and the American Red Cross. Atiksh finds joy in connecting with like-minded individuals, as reflected through his other leadership positions, including Captain of the Cypress Bay Debayte Team. In his free time, Atiksh vibes to 21 Savage or sweats a game of foosball. Atiksh can’t wait to see how NHS will impact our school, community, and beyond this school year!

Sahana Thayagabalu, Vice President


Sahana is a senior and one of the Vice Presidents of the National Honor Society. She is always determined to help others and have fun while doing so. Sahana has a passion for STEM, which can be reflected through her other leadership positions including being the President of the Math Honor Society. Outside of school, you will likely catch Sahana dancing around, listening to music, or just laughing. Sahana is honored to be a Vice President this school year and can’t wait to work diligently with all the members to positively impact our community!

Taylor Levine, Vice President

Taylor Levine is a senior and one of the Vice Presidents of the National Honor Society. She strives to cultivate happiness in everyone who surrounds her and goes out of her way to make the lives of the people in her community brighter. Taylor has a strong love for helping people with disabilities and illnesses. This can be shown through her extensive volunteer work, Vice Presidency of HAAPE, and presidency of the Junior Pink Angels Organization. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her friends, go to the beach, and travel. Taylor feels honored to be the Vice President this year and can’t wait to make a great difference in our community!

Sebastian perez, Treasurer

Sebastian is a senior and is the treasurer of the National Honor Society. He is looking forward to managing the finances of NHS in the most effective way possible to ensure the success of the club and its members. Being very passionate about community service, Sebastian has served as Co-President of the Interact Rotary Club for 2 years running and actively participates in events hosted by non-profit organizations. Sebastian is also an active member of DECA and SHPE. In his free time, Sebastian enjoys playing tennis, mountain biking, skiing, and going to the gym. Sebastian is very excited to share his passion for helping others with the NHS members and can’t wait to help the club strive!

gabriele di gianluca, Secretary

Gabriele is a senior and one of the secretaries of the National Honor Society. He is very organized and diligent and hopes to use those skills to keep all of the club's hours up to date. He plans to bring his love for STEM to NHS this year. Gabriele’s passion for STEM shows through his other leadership positions in Mu Alpha Theta and as President of the Science National Honor Society. Outside of school, you can find Gabriele playing soccer or running. He also enjoys playing his saxophone and doing challenging math and physics problems. Gabriele looks forward to being one of your secretaries next year and wants to make this next year of NHS unforgettable by giving back and helping our community.

maria aliaga, Secretary

Maria Aliaga is a senior and one of the Secretaries of the National Honor Society. She looks forward to communicating and working with all members of NHS and creating a close community at the Bay. Outside of school, Maria enjoys spending her time with her friends and family and helping out the community. Maria is so excited to stay connected with all the members and engage in many volunteering opportunities with them to benefit our community and show our passion for service.

Sanjana is a senior and the ambassador for National Honor Society. She cannot wait to work with the senator team and her fellow members to plan altruistic causes for the community. She is passionate about learning about other cultures and different customs, serving as the president of Cypress Bay’s PRIDE Multicultural Club. In addition to her leadership in NHS, she runs a self-founded educational nonprofit and serves as the vice president of the IRCC Youth Club, an organization devoted to keeping the cultures and traditions of India alive.  In her free time, she enjoys baking, traveling to new places, and listening to music. She is extremely excited for next year and looks forward to making a difference in our community.

Sanjana bhatt, Ambassador