National Honor Society Inducts 149 New Members
The National Honor Society (NHS) honored 149 Blue Jays as the newest members of the prestigious academic organization on Thursday, Sept. 22, at its annual induction ceremony. The ceremony took place in the Auditorium where 46 seniors and 105 juniors were formally inducted into the St. Aloysius Gonzaga Chapter of the NHS. The evening began with a prayer and the presentation of the colors lead by the MCJROTC Color Guard. Each newly-initiated member received a certificate given by Jesuit President Fr. Anthony McGinn, S.J. ’66 and Principal Peter Kernion ’90.
The National Honor Society, founded in 1921, is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding students. NHS activities include providing a tutoring program to Jesuit students before school and during lunch on a daily basis. In addition, members volunteer at Open House, Mini-Schedule night, College Fair Night, the Thanksgiving Drive, annual Blood Drives, the Blue Jay Bazaar, the ALS Association’s Walk Against ALS and with other various community organizations. The Jesuit chapter of the National Honor Society is now 238 members strong.
“I look forward to seeing all of you continue to grow in the four qualities of a National Honor Society member: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. I believe these are four qualities that certainly complement the Profile of a Jesuit Graduate and the Mission of Jesuit High School. And by continuing to develop in these areas, you will not only improve yourselves, but you will also have a meaningful and positive impact on the Jesuit community as you continue to grow as men of faith and men for others.” said Principal Kernion. Chapter president and senior Luke Lingle congratulated the new members for their commitment to the organization’s mission and purpose and lead the inductees in the NHS pledge.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the Student Commons for the chapter’s newest honorees and their families. The co-moderators of Jesuit’s NHS chapter are Ms. Amy Tassin and Ms. Pamela Catalano.