NHS Induction Ceremony

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NHS Induction Ceremony

NHS Advisors and Officers

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Courtesy of C. Katsionis

NHS Advisors and Officers

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NHS Advisors and Officers

Jenna Johnson, Editor

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The National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on Thursday, May 15th, welcoming approximately 60 new members into its organization. The event began at 6:30 pm, and was held in the Lindenhurst High School cafeteria, where family members and friends gathered to watch their children get inducted. In order to get into the National Honor Society, one must meet the criteria for the four criteria, which consists of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

The ceremony was led with inductees entering the cafeteria, holding candles symbolizing the four criteria of NHS. After students were seated, a speech was made by the NHS president, senior Efrain Laguna, who will be attending Binghampton University this coming year. In the words of Efrain, “Being a member of the NHS is more than just about grades, it takes commitment and the drive to help your community. You will join a family of future leaders who want to help those around them and have a huge impact on the world.”

“Being a member of the NHS is more than just about grades, it takes commitment and the drive to help your community. You will join a family of future leaders who want to help those around them and have a huge impact on the world” ”

— Efrain Laguna, President of the National Honor Society

Several other board members made speeches, each of which pertained to a specific pillar of the Honor Society. After certificates were handed out, awards were distributed, and final words were said, the newly inducted members were greeted by their friends and family. Most of the students invited one teacher who had a huge impact on their lives, and educational careers as a whole, to attend the ceremony. In turn, many students were able to reunite with teachers from their elementary schools and the Lindenhurst Middle School.

Being a member of the NHS involves much dedication to ones community and to the well-being and betterment of others. Members must complete a certain amount of community service hours, fundraising points, and ISPs (Independent Service Projects). An ISP consists of any community service activities one has completed, outside of NHS. A higher number of ISPs is indicative of a student who is willing to go above and beyond to help their community. Overall, we hope to see a bright new year for the NHS inductees of 2019, as they go into their senior year.