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 Adviser 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 2019-2020 officers and members. Mrs. Bush loves spending time with her family and is most happy when watching "Usher" on The Voice!
Douglas Sandler, President
Douglas Sandler is a senior and the President of the National Honor Society. He is passionate about mitigating the effects of climate change; additionally, he serves as a Congressional Liaison for Citizens' Climate Lobby and is extremely interested in applying techniques of behavioral economics and social psychology to the issue. Douglas is also Co-Founder and Co-Vice President of the Helping Adults with Autism Perform and Excel (HAAPE) Club at Cypress Bay and the HAAPE Junior Board. He is the President of Earn "A" Change, a club that provides personalized, one-on-one tutoring in a variety of subjects to students in return for a donation to charity. Outside of school, Douglas enjoys biking, working out, listening to his favorite artists, and spending time with his family and friends. His main goal for the upcoming year is to achieve high levels of membership engagement while giving members a platform to grow and foster their intellectual pursuits.
James Brock Iv, Vice President
James (Jake, Jimmy, etc.) Brock is also a senior and one of your Vice Presidents of the National Honor Society. He's a STEM kid at heart, and likes nothing more than attempting to fix or solve a problem or riddle; if you are looking for him, he'll probably be found reading one of his books that he's already read ten times. James also enjoys playing soccer, but finds his true happy place attempting to learn a new skill by playing chess competitively. James is also the Competition Captain of Cypress Bay's Chess Club and Vice President of Cypress Bay's Engineering Club. An avid competitor in SkillsUSA technical and vocational competitions, he has had the fantastic opportunity to meet people from around our country at Skills Nationals. He is ecstatic to be another conduit to facilitate your experience of NHS, and if you need help, feel free to ask him!
Alexa Bieber, Vice President
Alexa Bieber is one of your Vice Presidents of National Honor Society. She loves aerial silks, being with her best friends, and most importantly, helping out others. She is a member of SGA and has a passion for community service. Outside of school, Alexa has participated in numerous community service trips and activities. She is also Vice President of Kids Helping Kids, which partners with JAFCO to help underprivileged and orphaned children. She works for her father during the summers as a legal assistant and shadows her orthodontist as well.
Ravin Anderson, Treasurer
Ravin Anderson is the Treasurer of our chapter of the National Honor Society. Community service compromises a major component of his high school career and he is extremely passionate about helping others. He is heavily involved with STEM and likes to compete in Mu Alpha Theta and computer science competitions, along with History Bowl excursions. In addition to his leadership in NHS, Ravin is a Lieutenant Governor in Key Club and the Public Relations Chair for PASL, a program designed to help students perform better in school. Outside of campus, he works at Broward Health to teach newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetics about their treatment and he is part of Blue Owl Tutors. In his free time, he likes to watch Netflix documentaries and Jeopardy.
Joseph Mullen, Secretary
Joseph is thrilled to be one of your two amazing secretaries next year. In addition to being involved in National Honor Society, Joseph is a leader in both the Political Awareness Club and Model United Nations at Cypress, so anything political is super interesting to him. His passion is international affairs, and next year, he hopes to expand the National Honor Society's commitment to benefiting the lives of others both locally and overseas. As someone who enjoys public speaking and oration, he's excited to be one of the main sources of communication in NHS next year. When he's not on that school grind, Joseph can be found writing short stories, watching Jeopardy or The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, or travelling.
Camila Perez, Secretary
Camila Perez is a senior and one of the secretaries of the National Honor Society. In addition to her leadership in NHS, Camila is also the Vice President of External Affairs for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and serves as the President for the Interact Club at Cypress Bay. She is passionate about DECA, where she has traveled to and won many business competitions. Outside of school, Camila enjoys meeting new people, going to the beach, and watching Netflix. She is excited to engage with NHS members and expand on club activities!
Riley Carpenteri is our very own National Honor Society Ambassador; she has gladly taken upon herself the arduous responsibility of mentoring our own NHS Senators throughout the year. Another passion Riley possesses is soccer - a keen player, Riley has competed for Weston FC for over ten years. Moreover, Ms. Carpenteri is almost always busy aiding and abetting Cypress Bay's Student Government Association, helping to better our school anyway she can. Another facet of Riley is her love of the Patriots (and pretty much any Boston sports team in general). She's committed to connecting to all of our current members and will strive for greatness in the upcoming year!