Lorna Hossack is the unassuming Newburyport High School nurse who works largely behind the scenes in her quiet, competent, and thorough way. When my daughter, Carly, tore her ACL, Lorna reached out to us immediately. She checked in with Carly regularly. She created a plan for her to adjust her schedule and worked closely with Carly’s guidance counselor to keep the teachers informed. She often called me to update me on her observations. She noticed if Carly’s knee was swollen and asked her to come to her office to ice and elevate it. She is levelheaded and no-nonsense, but kind and very observant. Lorna is an unsung hero who did it all over again when Carly got a concussion. She just goes above and beyond all the time and truly cares about her students.
—Nominated by Sheila Brand Stehlin