Teaming up with the Beverly High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC (MCJROTC), Net Atlantic has once again taken part in the annual Toys For Tots drive earlier this month. Our third successive year participating in this particular effort, we’ve enjoyed such a positive turnout with our first two fundraisers that we’ve made this an annual tradition for our winter giving efforts.
Salem, MA – June 24, 2014 – Net Atlantic congratulates Samuel M. Feinstein (pictured right) of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School and Alexander Ness (pictured left) of Marblehead High School on winning the Net Atlantic 2014 Scholarship Awards for outstanding scholarship and leadership skills, as well as science and technology achievement, respectively.
In appreciation for visiting Net Atlantic’s booth at the 2014 Email Evolution Conference, we invited visitors to enter our drawing for a FREE KRUPS XP1500 Espresso/Coffee Maker.
For those of you who stopped by to say hello and participate in the contest…thank you!
The winner is: Joseph Ricci of RIMS, the risk management society. Joseph, be on the lookout…you should receive the product by February 15th.
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Earlier this month, Net Atlantic employees teamed up with the Salem High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC (MCJROTC) once again to take part in their Toys for Tots Program. We had such a great turnout last year that we wanted to get involved once more, embracing the opportunity to give back to the community and spread holiday cheer through the spirit of giving. And thanks to the generosity of Net Atlantic employees, our Volunteer Committee was able to amass over fifty toys to be given to local children of all ages! When the Salem High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC came to pick up the toys, we made it a bit of an occasion with photos, small speeches, laughter and merriment. In the end, they walked away hefting two large boxes filled to the brim with many, many playthings.
We’re thrilled to announce that Net Atlantic has been ranked at #2,097 on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list! And if that weren’t enough, we also came in at #80 on the top 100 Companies in Massachusetts, and #74 for the top companies in the Greater Boston area!
Read on to find out how we did it, and what our management team had to say.
Hey, it’s Friday! The Friday before Labor Day, no less.
So, in the spirit of the holiday weekend, here are some fun facts about email:
Last week, Net Atlantic had the pleasure of hosting its annual Family Day!
In a recent article published in The Boston Business Journal/MassHighTech, Net Atlantic CIO Sue Bergamo discussed the importance of diversification in creating happy and productive teams that fit perfectly within your organization.
Co-written with Roberta Matuson, president of Matuson Consulting, the article looks at real-life issues that can directly impact a team’s spirit.
Read the full article here and learn:
For the fifth straight year, as part of its dedication to giving back to the local community, Net Atlantic held a college scholarship contest for high school students attending public or private schools in Salem, Peabody, Lynn, Lynnfield, Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, and Swampscott.
Two, $2,000 scholarships were available for students graduating in 2013. Eligible candidates were required to maintain a GPA above 3.0 and plan to pursue a four-year college degree in Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Computer Science, or IT. To qualify, they were asked to submit an application, including an essay in which they could share their accomplishments, passions, and intelligence. This year, for the first time, candidates could apply for one of two specific awards: Academic and Leadership Achievement, or Science and Technology Achievement.
Without further ado, here are the winners of this year’s scholarship contest!
Winner of the Science and Technology Achievement Award
Haley Pelletier of St. Mary’s High School in Lynn, MA
Haley is our first-ever winner of the Science and Technology Achievement Award – and for good reason! Some of her achievements include:
- Participation in several clubs, including Science League Captain and Math Team
- Geometry tutor
- Volunteers at Camp Sunshine in Maine (a camp for children with life-threatening diseases) and for the Binky Patrol Team – a non-profit organization that donates and delivers blankets to children in trauma
Haley told us in her essay that, in her sophomore year, she joined her high school’s Science Team, which competes in the North Shore Science League. She was nominated team captain in her junior and senior years, which gave her confidence and reassured her that she wanted to explore the field of science more deeply. The Science Team was a big influence on her college goals and aspirations. Her favorite competitions were the ones that required her to build something in advance of the event. Over the years, Haley has built everything from a golf ball sorter, catapult, tight rope walker, and unique playable instruments. She loves the thrill of competition, and the reward of building someting from start to finish.
Our favorite quote from Haley’s essay: “True learning is not in memorization, but understanding concepts and being able to apply them in specific situations.” Is it any surprise why we chose her for our winner?
This fall, Haley will be attending Olin College in Needham, MA, and is considering electrical or computer engineering as her main area of concentration.
Winner of the Academic and Leadership Achievement Award
Alexa Jordan of Danvers High School in Danvers, MA
Throughout her high school career, Alexa showed her leadership skills by participating in several clubs, including:
- Coaching and volunteering with the Special Olympics
- VP of both Student Council and National Honors Society
- PR Manager for National English Honor Society, where she was responsible for marketing and recruiting future applicants
In addition, she participated in extracurricular activities such as the math team, field hockey team, competitive dancing, key club, and DECA business club, as well as volunteering with the Hospice and Alzheimer’s Associations and the Danvers Field Hockey YMCA Camp. And, as if all that weren’t enough, Alexa also worked at various jobs including It’s a Girl’s Place, Cakes for Occasions, and Pure Energy Entertainment.
Alexa used a Ferris wheel as a metaphor for life in her essay, in which she discussed how, as a seven year-old girl, she and her father were both terrified of heights, but he wanted to confront his fear by getting on the Ferris wheel, while all she wanted was to run away. This experience provided her with an insight that would last her whole life: when standing in front the of the ferris wheel of life with a decision to make, sometimes you’ll choose to get on and sometimes you’ll chose not to. But in the end it is always your choice. We have no doubt that this understanding will help Alexa embrace the challenges to come as she begins college this fall.
Alexa will attend the University of South Carolina in September, where she’ll pursue a degree in sports and entertainment management and marketing.
We wish both Haley and Alexa the best of luck as they begin the next phase of their lives in a few months. We know they will achieve all their dreams and more.