All three high schools in the district held their National Honor Society induction ceremony on April 22, swearing in more than 400 new students district-wide.
At Mepham, 135 students were inducted in a ceremony that included candle-lighting for the four qualities of membership: Service, Character, Scholarship and Leadership. The four officers of the Mepham National Honor Society, President Anand Bradley, Vice President Jenna Frisolone, Secretary Jessica Bortolussi and Treasurer Sara Miller conducted the ceremony. The evening also featured comments from Mepham’s Principal Michael Harrington and the honorary induction of English teacher Ed Grosskruez.
At John F. Kennedy, 123 students were inducted in a ceremony opened by student Reid Bachman, along with the candle lighting remarks from Sam Moser and Sara Harris. The evening also featured guest speaker and English teacher Steven Mastromarino and a musical performance of “Se Tu Ma’mi” from student Julianna Codispoti. Principal Lorraine Poppe delivered the induction address, while Mastromarino and mathematics teacher Daniel Vessely presented the credentials to each new inductee.
At Calhoun, student David Braunstein and advisor Julie Rosslee gave a welcoming address before inducting 153 students. Co-presidents Jared Del Orfano and Louis Lin; Vice-President Sanjida Chowdhury, Secretary Jamie Solomon and Treasurer Nicole Fegan handled the honors of lighting the ceremonial candles and inducting the new members. The ceremony also featured inspiring remarks from Principal Nicole Hollings.
All combined, 410 students were inducted into the National Honor Society, a fraternity that demands and rewards excellence in academic scholarship as well as leadership, character and public service.